Samyang Adds Wide 14mm to VDSLR MK2 Series


Samyang Adds a Wide 14mm to VDSLR MK2 Series, Expanding Cine Lens Lineup
Global optics brand Samyang Optics adds a wide 14mm focal length to the recently announced VDSLR MK2 series. Introduced in August 2020, this series is an entry-point cine lens range enhanced with new features. The MK2 set now comprises 5 of the most-used focal lengths: 14mm T3.1, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5. Fast T-stop values, beloved image quality and enhanced user-friendly features come in 7 camera mounts such as Canon EF, Canon RF and Sony E with full frame coverage.

Expansion of Basic Cine Lens Set with 5 Most Used Focal Lengths
Inheriting the renowned image quality of the original Samyang VDSLR series, the updated MK2 series is developed to be the basic cine lens set of filmmakers. Samyang pioneered the entry-point cine lens lineup by launching its VDSLR range back in 2014, and it has been a staple set for independent filmmakers and low-budget project directors to broaden their horizons of creativity. During those 6 years, Samyang has experienced the market and now introduces the updated VDSLR MK2 series, with useful new features.

[ Main Features ]
Compact Professional Cine Lens Covering Full Frame Sensor Size
The compact size of Samyang’s VDSLR lenses makes them perfect for hand-held and gimbal shooting. The new VDSLR 14mm T3.1 MK2 is only 9.6cm (3.78″) in length and weighs just 650.2g (1.43lb) and 50mm T1.5 MK2 announced in August is even smaller, 7.47cm (2.94″) & 525.8g (1.16lb). In contrast to their compact size, the VDSLR MK2 lenses cover full frame sensors (36x24mm) and are ready for the high-quality video making environment.

Most Popular Focal Lengths – Available in 7 Camera Mounts
The new VDSLR MK2 range has 5 focal lengths: 14mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm. These are the essential focal lengths for any creative or commercial projects. All 5 lenses are available and fully compatible with 7 camera mounts: Canon EF, Sony E, Canon RF, Nikon F, Canon M, Fuji X and MFT. They are suitable for both DSLR and mirrorless systems and ready to support all types of filmmakers around the globe. Especially, this 5-cine-lens-set supports the latest Canon RF mount equipped with rear filter holder.

Outstanding Image Quality from Master of Wide Angles
Samyang, known as the Master of Wide Angles, created the 14mm with 4 types of special glasses. To begin with, 1 Aspherical lens is used to reduce spherical and optical aberration, producing clear and vibrant images. 3 more types of special glasses are also features – 3 High-Refractive, 1 Hybrid Aspherical and 2 Extra-low Dispersion lenses all in a tiny body.

Long Focus Throw and De-Clicked Aperture Ring
Even though VDSLR MK2 series is compact in size, it is fully-featured with de-clicked aperture and focus gear rings. The long focus throw of over 130° enables cinematographers to focus precisely and exactly on their subjects, creating a more professional feel to video footage than with autofocus photo lenses.

Fast Aperture for Low-Light Situations
For independent filmmakers, a versatile lens saves time and budget. The Samyang VDSLR MK2 series has fast T1.5 apertures across 24mm, 35mm, 50mm to 85mm and T3.1 for 14mm, supporting filmmakers and allowing them to concentrate more on the scene and creativity, without having to concern themselves about image quality, even in low-light situations. Also, the shallow depth of field available blurs out the background and highlights the subject, adding depth to the story.

New 1: Weather Sealing
The new VDSLR MK2 series includes a weather-sealing feature to protect the most vulnerable gap between the lens and camera mount and prevent dust, light rain and snow from penetrating. It provides the ability to capture stunning images in less than perfect conditions.

New 2: 9 Aperture Blades for Exceptional Bokeh and Starburst Effect
The series is updated with 9 aperture blades across all 5 focal lengths to provide unified smooth and circular bokeh. It adds a three dimensional quality and pleasing out-of-focus effect. 18-ray starburst highlights can also be created by stopping down to small apertures.

New 3: Updated Design with Side Scales
The Samyang VDSLR MK2 models have a sleek new design; black and matte finish boosts usability and professionalism on the set. They are lightweight but sturdy and fully equipped for numerous projects. The distance scales are readable from both sides, as are the focal lengths. These features support focus pullers and assistant cinematographers to operate more intuitively.

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