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Samyang XP 10mm f3.5 gives world-beating view

Samyang  is championing on what it calls the world's widest lens. The super-wide 10mm lens is designed for full-frame DSLRs – and offers a full-field rectilinear image. Lenses with this kind of focal length are usually fisheyes. 

The Korean optical specialist chose Photokina 2018 to unveil the fourth of its premium manual-focus XP range. The Samyang XP 10mm f/3.5 is a 'Zero Distortion' model designed for the latest generation of 50 megapixel DSLRs, and will be available in Nikon F and Canon EF mounts.

The lens has a built-in petal-shaped hood, and a minimum focus distance of 25cm. Other specifications have yet to be released.

The lens is due for launch early next year. The price has yet to be decided.  

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 


His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 8 Plus RED.