The new Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED MC fish-eye lens will be available for APS-C and full size sensor cameras from Nikon, Canon, Pentax and Sony/Minolta. The lens will feature 2 ED lenses, 2 aspherical lenses, an anti-reflective coating, and a minimum focusing distance of 11 inches (28 cm). It is manual focus only, a non-issue with ultra-wide lenses since they provide a deep depth of field anyway.
Samyang is a Korean conglomerate which has diverse interests in chemicals, foodstuff and pharmaceuticals among many others. They may not be very famous in photography products but if youâ€™ve used Vivitar, Sakar and Rokinon lenses then youâ€™ve probably used one of theirs because they have marketed their lenses under those brands.
The Samyang 14mm f/2.8 lens will be available in November 2009 for about $360. Samyang Poland has details of the new lens.
[Site: Samyang Poland]