Samyang coming up with a new full frame 24mm f/1.4 lens for Nikon mount

Samyang just announced a new full frame 24mm f/1.4 lens that will be available in Nikon mount as well.

Delta Company, the sole distributor of the Samyang brand for Europe, is proud to inform about the upcoming release of the new Samyang lens 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC.  

Optics of the lens has been constructed based on the system of 13 lenses arranged in 12 groups. It should be noted that 4 lenses has been made of the low-dispersion glass (ED), while two another are aspheric lenses. We have also employed multi-layered and anti-reflexive coatings of UMC type adding to the perfect light transmission. Samyang 24 mm F1.4 ED AS UMC has been designed to work with most popular reflex cameras produced by renown manufacturers and equipped with small-image sensors or smaller. The lens will be available with a mount for the following systems: Canon, Four Thirds, Nikon AE, Pentax, Samsung NX and Sony Alpha. 

24mm focus is tailor-made for most of the sensors available on the market today. In the case of full-frame cameras, it constitutes a high-quality wide-angle lens perfect for street, landscape and architecture shooting. Whereas photographers using DX sensors will get just perfect lens for the purposes of calmer journalist and landscape photography. The lens attached to Four Thirds cameras will create a universal and bright construction corresponding to the 50mm focus.

The lens should be available for sale by the end of the year or at the beginning of 2012. The exact price will be announced at a later date. Soon, we will be able to present sample photos taken with this sophisticated device.

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  • Anand

    1st again! 🙂 Which brand is this again? Never heard of it

    • Troll

      Well done you are number one!

      Now go take a photo.

      • burak


  • Ole

    Has it begun?

    • Troll


    • FX DX

      If it less than $500 and IQ is not too bad, I might give it a shot. I am hoping that Nikon will come out with 24mm f/1.8 and 85mm f/1.8 soon. Let’s hope that 24th of this month brings a lot of joy to all Nikon lovers.

      • twoomy

        FX DX — I’m right there with you. Yes, a 24mm 1.8 or even 2.0 would be WONDERFUL! But I’ve never held my breath because I’m sure this is low on the priority list.

      • Trevor

        I’m with you too. I would love a 24 1.8,2, or even 2.8. I wouldn’t mind the 85 1.8, but the 24 would be a higher priority.

        • tinarosenberg

          a 24 1.8 is my dream

  • Philippe

    Yes it has begun, it’s like the matrix.

    Price thoughts?

  • Theo


    Now bring 135mm f2 or equivalent, 105/200m macro, tilt-shift macro, tilt-shift wide-angle and you’re done!

    • Alex

      85/1.8 is the closest to 135/2 IMO

  • Ole

    “calmer journalist” ? This lens is not for hot headed journalists 🙂

  • I’m assuming this will be another manual focus lens?

    • Eric

      Obviously, as with every other Samyang lenses.
      That said, it’s pretty easy to nail focus on such a wide-angle lens.
      For street photography, you’d only need f/2.8 or f/4 to get everything in focus between 2m & Infinity.

      • As long as the focus calibration is correct. I have the 14 2.8 and focusing it was actually somewhat challenging when I first got it because it goes far past infinity. Infinity on my lens is somewhere between 7 and 3 feet for me. I had to learn to compensate. That’s the only downside (oh and distortion). Otherwise, tack sharp lens, little flare, great contrast.
        This 24 1.4 sounds great, if they can keep distortion down.

  • Large and more weight is they problem.

    But I think that lens is good for videographer.

    • Joaquim Prado

      I bet it has a poor contrast for such a applitcation. I would recommend something else, specially when you deal with smaller prints and computer size photos.


      • Joaquim Prado

        I mean I would recommend for something else, such as smaller prints and computer size photos.

      • binary_eye

        Poor contrast for what application? And why do you think it will have poor contrast?

        If it’s anything like Samyang’s 35/1.4 and 85/1.4, it will be very good.

      • iamlucky13

        Few lenses these days have poor contrast. Even the low end coatings these days are pretty good.

        Not having a full-frame and not using my film camera enough to justify it, a 24mm 1.4 won’t be a lens for me in the near future, but I’m really glad to see Samyang doing something different than everyone else: not everyone needs AF-S, VR, nano coating, and especially G-lenses.

        I’ve got a modest collection of older manual Nikons and Vivitars that I really enjoy shooting with. They fill a couple gaps in my collection for much less cost than modern equivalents. As a bonus, they simply feel really well made and slick to operate.

        The two biggest issues I have with them, however, are glare and chromatic aberrations. Neither are bad in most situations, but they can be frustrating at times.

        Seeing inexpensive lenses available with newer coatings and aspherical lens elements warms my heart.

        I also agree with Theo above – a 135mm F/2 (even a 2.8 would be good) could be a great addition to Samyang’s lineup. It’s a generally useful medium telephoto, and would be a great long prime for the M4/3 folks.

        I’m not sure I see them going a macro or a tilt-shift, but I would be intrigued if they do.

  • Tony

    It looks like a fisheye lens. I hate a fisheye lens. It somewhat difficult to take care.

    • Ball_Lightning

      Why the heck should this be a fisheye? Just because of the front element?
      Well, then the Nikon 14-24 would be a hell of a fisheye.

      • Tony

        You are right we can just put in a filter on this one.

    • Hmmm, something makes me think that Tony don’t have no fisheye or don’t own a wide angle, fast aperture lens.

      • Tony

        I put a filter on my Tokina since day one, and I totally forget about its front element…… stupid me 🙁

  • Wish Tokina would start building some FX primes.

  • I’m happy Samyang is releasing lenses, now I’m using their fisheye. Hope next will be TS, chep alternative for nikon TS lenses will be very wellcome

  • Rory

    If it’s anywhere near as good as the Samyang 14mm F2.8 then this will be a winner. The 14mm is one the sharpest lenses I’ve ever used on my D7000.

    • Bobbybrownblack

      My condolences.

  • now this is very interesting… definitely worth a look see once its out

  • samyang allready released a good 14 2.8, an exceptional 35 1.4 and a very good 85 1.4. along with this one, you will be able to get whichever camera body you desire and have top notch optics for it, be it canon, nikon, sony, albeit all in manual focus.

    i’ve seen images taken with that 35 1.4 and i could not believe what that lens is capable of.

  • EnPassant

    Nice to see Samyang offering good fast lens alternatives for the budgetminded. Nikons manual Ai-s 35/1.4 and 85/1.4 are good enough for me. But this one might be interesting.
    I don’t however understand why they havent released a chipped version of their 8 mm DX fishey for Nikon yet. It’s the lens in more need of that than the 14/2.8 an 85/1.4 as all DX-bodies doesen’t meter with non-chipped lenses. I’d buy that one if it cost little more than current version.

    • humphrey

      D1/D2 series meter, D200, D300/s, D7000 are all dx and all meter with manual lenses

      • EnPassant

        Yes, but I was thinking about the lighter bodies like D5100, D5000, D60, D40 which have sold in far greater numbers than those you mention. Selling budget lenses Samyang should at least make sure their lenses can meter in budget cameras. Otherwise they are missing a big part of their possible market!

  • Fubar

    Wow yes please, this news came to me at a huge surprise! Been drooling over the Nikon 24mm f1.4 for a long time and now this! Excellent! Hope they release it soon, it will definitely trigger me to move to FX simply because of this lens! C’mon Samyang, keep to your pricing policies for the budget minded.

  • trippy nipples

    great lens for landscapers and videographers. unfortunately, i’m neither of them, and i like AF with my F1.4.

  • Kaze kaze

    Good competition, good 35 1.4 and 85 1.4 heard positive rumours about them. Been using manual 50 1.4 since the 80s, nowadays new DSLR got manual assist but I didn’t have trouble tracking my new born kitty back in the FE2 days.

  • M

    why do all samyang lenses look used even if they are new?
    never the less… they make great glasses!

  • Samyang rocks. That is one of the most sophisticated lens designs I’ve seen. That Aspherical glass is very radical.

  • John Austin

    Great, but only almost, as there is no claw for Nikon/Nikkormat exp’ meter coupling which makes half finished

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