Samyang officially announces the XP 10mm f/3.5, the world’s widest prime lens

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Samyang has announced the first of the 8 new lenses they have promised would arrive by Q2 of 2019, the XP 10mm f/3.5. The world’s widest rectilinear prime lens for full frame cameras with a claim of being “distortion free”.
The Samyang XP 10mm f/3.5 has been designed to meet the demands of high megapixel sensors and 8K video. This new lens has a 130° angle of view on full-frame DSLRs.

Lens construction consists of 18 elements in 11 groups, with 7 special optical elements to keep image quality consistent from the center to the edges. There are 3 aspherical elements, 1 high-refractive element and 3 extra-low dispersion elements specifically designed to minimize distortion.
You can check out official sample images here.
The XP 10mm f/3.5 is scheduled to begin shipping sometime in Q2 of 2019 with a price tag of  €1,099 /...
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...without pixel-peeping, the samples look pretty good to me.

I wonder what its dimensions (including weight) are, compared to Canon's 11-24.

In life and in photography, options are good.
 

DJL329

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The page says "XP 10mm F3.5 proves it to be the best support for your more than 5.0 megapixel photography and 8K cinematography" - I expect a modern lens to give more than 5MP worth of details.
Did they put a . between 5 and 0 when they wanted to write 50mpx? 8K is about 33mpx

I just checked the page, and they did fix it:

"... XP 10mm F3.5 proves it to be the best support for your more than 50 megapixel photography and 8K cinematography."
 
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mb66energy

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So finally we have a ~17mm lens for cropped 4k video which can do ultrawide in photography (in Canon land).

EDIT: Now we need a tilt-shift converter for EF-M mount and a tilt converter for the RF mount ... if this lens has the EF mount (for DSLR ...). EDIT: Both with AF and full auto exposure capabilities.
 

Don Haines

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This is a very interesting lens, it will be great to see how it is reviewed when it hits the real world.
 

Antono Refa

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Calling it "the widest" is a little misleading, as Voighlander makes a 10mm f/5.6 full frame lens for the Sony E mount.

Sounds like an interesting lens, I'll be waiting for the reviews.
 

Don Haines

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Calling it "the widest" is a little misleading, as Voighlander makes a 10mm f/5.6 full frame lens for the Sony E mount.

Sounds like an interesting lens, I'll be waiting for the reviews.
Strictly speaking, they said “The world’s widest rectilinear prime lens for full frame cameras with a claim of being distortion free”. Add enough qualifiers and then you can claim to be first :)
 
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