Samyang Introduce 35mm f2.8 full-frame AF Lens for Sony E Mount

Samyang are expanding their AF lineup of lenses. The newest lens is a 35mm f2.8 AF designed to cover full-frame 35mm sensors, namely the ones in the Sony A7S II and A7R II cameras. Of course the a9 and much smaller (and APS-C) a6500 are fair game. The Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE weighs just 85 grams and measures 3.3cm in length (without the hood and rear cap), making it great for street and travel photography. Video users with compact single grip gimbals and a6500’s or Sony A7s cameras need to pay attention here – this is a good option for a lightweight lens and a not-so-wide perspective, great for tracking shots. Plus, the new Samyang 35mm is priced at $300, which makes it 2.5x cheaper than Sony’s own 35mm f2.8 FE, which is $800.

Thanks to Samyang’s exceptional optical technology, its compact size is packed with features for outstanding image quality. Featuring seven elements in six groups, two aspherical lenses and one high refractive lens plus Ultra Multi Coating to minimise aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, the lens delivers high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image.

Samyang AF 35mm f2.8 FE Highlights

  • Covers 35mm full-frame
  • Lightweight – 85 grams, and 3.3 cm in length
  • Sony E mount
  • Fast and reliable Auto-Focus system
  • Aspherical Lens
  • Ultra Multi-Coating (UMC)
  • 7 blade aperture for circular bokeh
  • 49mm filter size
  • Price: £280 inc VAT / $300 US
  • Release set for July 2017

PRESS TEXT

A tiny lens with a mighty performance, Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE is ideal for daily photography as well as travel photography. This new compact and lightweight lens, together with the existing AF 14mm F2.8 FE and AF 50mm F1.4 FE lenses, now expands Samyang’s autofocus lens line-up to three.

The AF 35mm F2.8 FE weighs just 85g and measures 3.3cm in length, without the hood and rear cap. Thanks to Samyang’s exceptional optical technology, its compact size is packed with features for outstanding image quality. Featuring seven elements in six groups, two aspherical lenses and one high refractive lens plus Ultra Multi Coating to minimise aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, the lens delivers high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image.
Perfect Partner for Everyday Photographer

This new lens is specifically designed to work in harmony with full frame mirrorless cameras in Sony E mount. For full frame sensors, the focal length resembles the human eye the most. For APS-C types for Sony alpha 6000 and 5000 series users the lens is equivalent to approximately 52mm, which is also one of the most popular focal lengths among photographers.

Portability with mighty performance and a 35mm focal length makes this lens the best choice for daily photographers who want to capture every memory as a high quality image. The autofocus is fast and accurate and is ideal for the capture of outdoor events such as hiking, sports events and landscape photography. It also has a minimum focusing distance of 0.35m and is ideal for street, portrait and close focus photography.

[via Samyang]

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