June 20, 2018

Samyang Announces AF 85mm Canon EF & AF 24mm Sony E-Mount Lenses

Two new Samyang lenses are now available for Sony and Canon shooters. 

Samyang, Rokinon—whichever brand name you prefer to call it—has introduced two new lenses that include a AF 24mm F2.8 full frame for Sony E-mount and a AF 85mm F1.4 EF for Canon EF mount. 

The new AF 85mm F1.4 EF lens is an all-metal construction, ergonomically designed for Canon full frame sensors. Optically, it's constructed from nine elements in seven groups with 1 Hybrid aspherical lens. It's nine blade aperture offers a pretty good looking bokeh and exceptional center resolution. When using a APS-C sensor, the lens is a 136mm equivalent telephoto. 

The company also added its Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) to reduce ghosting and lens flare. What's nice about the portrait-friendly lens is its compact size and weight. It comes in at 2.8" (7.2cm) in length and under 17 oz (485g), which is exceptionally small. The lens features weather sealing to protect against dust and moisture. Street price is around $749 (USD) and will include a reversible lens hood, lens caps, and a soft pouch case. 

The "tiny but wide" AF 24mm F2.8 FE is a compact lens aimed at Sony E-mount shooters looking for good image quality at a discount. Wider than the AF 35mm F2.8, the new lens features a fast autofocus system designed specifically for Sony E-mount full frame cameras. Optically, the lens is constructed from seven elements in seven groups to deliver edge-to-edge performance. Three apsherical and two high refractive index elements reduce chromatic aberrations and light dispersion. 

Ideal for landscapes or tighter shooting spaces, the fast and quiet lens weighs 3.3 oz and touts a minimum focusing distance of 9.5" (24 cm). For APS-C sensors, it's approximately a 36mm equivalent. Availability is expected to start in July with a price tag of $399 (USD).

AF 85mm F1.4 EF Tech Specs:

  • F1.4 Aperture 
  • Lens Construction: 9 Elements in 7 Groups
  • UMC Coating
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 0.90m (2.95ft)
  • Maximum Magnification Ratio: x0.11
  • Filter size: Φ77.0mm
  • Mount Canon EF

AF 24mm F2.8 FE Tech Specs:

  • F2.8 Aperture 
  • Lens Construction: 7 Elements in 7 Groups
  • UMC Coating
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 0.24m (2.95ft)
  •  82.1 ° Angle of View
  • Filter size: Φ49.0mm
  • Mount Sony E

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