Looks like Samyang (or Rokinon, depending on where you live) is keeping its streak of summer lens announcements alive with the new 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CS prime lens for crop sensor cameras. There’s also a cinema version with called the 35mm T1.3 ED AS UMC CS.
The key selling point for the new manual focus lens is the fast f/1.2 aperture, which uses a total of nine blades. There are nine elements in seven groups, including two aspherical elements. It uses the latest Ultra-Multi-Coating as well, to protect the exposed elements and reduce flare and ghosting.
The lens focuses down to 1.24 feet and weighs just under a pound, varying a little bit depending on which mount you choose.
The Samyang 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CS will be available in Fujifilm X, Sony E, and Canon M mounts for APS-C, as well as Micro Four Thirds. In the USA, it will presumably wear the Rokinon badge, and we’ll update this post when official pricing and availability are announced.