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Samyang unveils New ‘Tiny Series’ AF 45mm F1.8 FE

Simon Skinner - 6 months ago

Samyang has added a new lens to its Auto-Focus line-up of lenses, introducing the all-new Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE lens. A multi-purpose lens that’s been developed for use with Sony Full-Frame E-mount cameras and only weighs 162g.

AF 45mm F1.8 FE

With holiday season rapidly nearing, Samyang is predicting demand in the camera lens market to grow. And to kick off the season, they’re introducing a versatile AF 45mm F1.8 FE lens, with fast aperture and minimum object distance of just 45cm.

Seemingly tailor-made for holiday and travel photography, vignetting, distortion and chromatic aberration promise to be controlled well, making it a strong choice of lens for photographing travel scenes, children and animals. Samyang has completed a new lens design, optimised for high-resolution mirrorless cameras, using modern technology and special lens elements. The AF 45mm F1.8 FE promises a whole new user experience, with premium results.

High resolution and compact design

The AF 45mm F1.8 FE applies 7 lens elements in 6 groups, including two ASP [Aspherical] optics and 1 ED [Extra-low Dispersion] element, to control any aberrations or distortion, for consistent, even illumination and sharpness.

The rounded 9-blade diaphragm, coupled with the bright F1.8 maximum aperture promise a great bokeh effect, especially when shooting with a shallow depth of field.

Samyang are presenting this new lens as a perfect option for enthusiastic photographers who are interested in photographing anything from children to animals, landscapes to nature.

AF 45mm F1.8 FE

Pricing and availability

The AF 45mm F1.8 FE is Samyang’s 7th Sony E mount Auto-Focus lens and should be available by the end of May 2019 Suggested UK retail price £349.99.

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Simon Skinner

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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.

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