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Samyang Announces New 35mm AF lens

- 7 years ago

Samyang Optics have announced the its third autofocus lens: the AF 35mm F2.8 FE. A teeny-tiny lens promising mighty performance

Specifically designed to work in harmony with full frame mirrorless cameras in Sony E mount, the new AF 35mm F2.8 FE is billed as being ideally suited for daily shooting as well as travel photography. The new lightweight and compact lens, along with the existing AF 14mm F2.8 FE and AF 50mm F1.4 FE lenses, takes Samyang’s autofocus [AF] lens line-up to three.

The lens weighs just 85 grams and is just 3.3cm long. Without the hood and rear cap, it is roughly the equivalent weight of a bar of soap and smaller [in scale] than a name card.

The new AF 35mm F2.8 FE is specifically designed to work in harmony with full frame mirrorless cameras in Sony E mount and is billed as being ideally suited for daily shooting as well as travel photography

The AF 35mm F2.8 FE is packed with features and features seven elements in six groups; two aspherical lenses and one high refractive lens with Ultra Multi Coating to minimise aberration and unnecessary light dispersion.

For full frame sensors, the focal length most closely resembles the human eye. 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.

Fast and accurate autofocus is ideal for the capture of outdoor events such as hiking, sports events and for landscape photography. It also has a minimum focusing distance of 0.35m and is ideal for street, portrait and close focus photography.

Pricing and availability

The new Samyang 35mm F2.8 FE lens will be available from July, with an

SRP of £279.99 [inc VAT].

For more info, click HERE

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