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Samyang XP 10mm f/3.5 is the World’s Widest Rectilinear Prime Lens


Samyang has just announced the XP 10mm f/3.5, the world’s widest rectilinear prime lens. The lens beats Venus Optics’ Laowa 12mm f/2.8 lens and offers the same focal length as the Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE (a slower non-prime lens).

The new Samyang XP 10mm f/3.5 is designed for full-frame cameras and offers a 130° “distortion-free” angle of view, suitable genres such as landscape and architecture.

Samyang says the optical quality of the lens is good enough for cameras that capture 50+ megapixel photos and 8K video.

Features and specs include 18 elements in 11 groups, a minimum focusing distance of 10.2 inches (26cm), and an ultra-multi-coating tech that reduces flare and ghosting.

Here are some official sample photos captured with the lens:

The Samyang/Rokinon XP 10mm f/3.5 will be available in the Canon EF-mount in the spring of 2019 with a price tag of €1,099, or about $1,250. A Nikon F-mount version will follow within “a few months” of the Canon version.