Samyang AF 45mm f/1.8 FE Compact Lens Announced

Samyang Optics just announced their latest premium compact lens – the Samyang AF 45mm f/1.8 FE designed for Sony full-frame mirrorless sensors. The brand new, compact premium AF 45mm f/1.8 FE has bright maximum aperture, consistent internal focusing and a field of view that most closely replicates the natural human field of vision.

The new Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE weights only 162 grams making transport and storage a breeze, and thanks to its a minimum focus distance of just 45cm the lens offers photographers more creative options for closer shots of subjects be it human or otherwise.

The bright aperture of the f/1.8 and 9 aperture blade iris allows many different expressions of photographic depth. A shallow depth of field provides the beautiful blurry background that highlights a subject and emphasizes its liveliness, while also providing a range of perspectives when portraying a variety of subjects like babies, pets, and food.

Samyang/Rokinon AF 45mm f1.8 FE Features

  • Designed for Sony E-Mount Full-Frame Mirrorless
  • Bright maximum aperture of f/1.8
  • 1x Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • 2x Aspherical Elements
  • Ultra Multi-Coating (UMC coating)
  • Linear STM AF Motor, MF Override
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compact Premium Design
  • Pre-order: $399 at B&H

The new AF 45mm f1.8 FE features a fast, smooth autofocus with zero vibrations and thanks to its Linear Activator Step Motor technology photographers can rely on a consistently accurate and fast autofocus experience. Needless to say this lens will be very suitable for the masses shooting 4K video with Sony mirrorless cameras and makes a perfect candidate for a standard lens on handheld gimbals.

The compact design of this lens complements the strengths of the mirrorless cameras world by combining high quality imagery and optical design with a design that can be carried with ease everywhere. The lens also features UMC coating as well as two aspherical elements.

Image by Daniel Fische

Samyang AF 45mm f1.8 FE Specifications

  • Model Name: AF 45mm F1.8 FE
  • Aperture Range: F1.8 ~ 22
  • Mount: Sony FE (E-mount)
  • Angle of view: Full Frame 52.31 degrees
  • ASP-C: 35.31 degrees
  • Length: 56.1mm
  • Weight 162g
  • AF Motor Linear STM
  • Lens optical Construction: 7 Elements in 6 Groups
  • Special lens elements: ASP x2, ED x1
  • Coating: UMC
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 0.45 m (1.48ft)
  • Magnification Ratio: x 0.12
  • Diaphragm Blades: 9
  • Filter Size: 49.0mm
  • Maximum Diameter: 61.8mm

The new Samyang AF 45mm f1.8 FE is now available to pre-order from Samyang authorised dealers such as B&H for $399. For sample images and more info head over to Samyang.

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