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SAMYANG AF 18mm F2.8 FE Lens Unveiled

- 5 years ago

This brand-new, lightweight, super-wide-angle lens for Sony E-mount [Full-Frame], the Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 FE weighs just 145g making it the smallest and lightest 18mm super-wide-angle auto-focus lens currently on the market.

Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 FE Lens side view with hood

We’re seeing several lenses entering the market as we continue to see a greater number of smaller, lighter mirrorless cameras arriving, too. With this in mind, it’s not so simple to find a wide-angle lens that’s been designed to match the cameras. Enter Samyang’s new AF 18mm F2.8 FE, which is resolved to establish a new direction for super-wide-angle lenses.

This new lens from Samyang boasts a full-frame 100˚ angle of view and weighs just 145g. Paired with fast aperture and stylish design, this could be the perfect lens for mirrorless cameras, whether shooting outside or indoors.

Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 FE Lens side angle

Samyang applies 8 speciality elements [3 Aspherical, 2 High-Refractive and 3 Extra-Low-Dispersion] to create results which promise incredible sharpness, low chromatic aberration and minimal distortion. This promises to deliver unmatched resolution and colour for landscape, interior and astrophotography alike. The AF 18mm F2.8 FE lens employs a Linear STM motor for fast, quiet and accurate focusing, helping image-makers to capture valuable moments with ease.

Being launched in time for Autumn the AF 18mm F2.8 FE is the first super-wide-angle lens in Samyang’s ‘Tiny Series’ [which also includes the AF 35mm F2.8 FE, AF 24mm F2.8 FE and AF 45mm F1.8 FE models].

Pricing and availability

The new Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 FE will be available from Samyang dealers from September 2019 with a price tag of £349.99.

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.