Due to the different crop factors, this 24mm will give different equivalent field of view and play different roles in your gears: on a Four Third, it becomes a 48mm, well suited for portrait, and on a full frame, it gives a wide angle better at architecture and landscape photos. You should also note that the Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC doesn’t offer any autofocus capabilities, so be prepared for manual focusing. But, as usual with Samyang, this should enable this lens to be sold for a very reasonable price.
In term of design, these lenses are accomodate 13 lenses among which 4 are made of ED low-dispersion glass and 2 are aspheric lenses. The lenses are treated with multi-layer anti-reflective coating (UMC) which should also improve the light transmission. This all sound promising, so let’s wait for the test results shortly after commercial availability expected at the end of this year or early next year. To be informed as soon as the results become available, feel free to subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on Twitter.