Samyang/Rokinon AF 35mm f1.8 FE for Sony Full-Frame Announced

Samyang brings out a new autofocus 35mm with weather-sealing

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Samyang has just announced their new Samyang (Rokinon) AF 35mm f1.8 FE for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. Furthermore, this lens is the newest addition to the company’s “Tiny Series” of compact, light weight primes.

Due to its bright and fast f1.8 maximum aperture, the new AF 35mm from Samyang (sold under the Rokinon brand in North America) is perfect for a wide range of photographic applications. Weather you are doing some casual street photography, food photography, or content for social media this tiny lens has a lot to offer.

Pre-order at B&H Photo/Video

New Design, Corner-to-Corner Sharpness

In addition, according to Samyang, their new AF 35mm f1.8 provides outstanding corner-to-corner image quality. Moreover, the lens combined a compact form factor with a quiet and accurate AF with impressive tracking performance in video.

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Images by Samyang Global

Lightweight and Compact Design 

The new Rokinon AF 35mm f1.8 FE tips the scale at just 210g (7.4 oz) and measures 65mm/2.55in in diameter. In addition, it has a front filter thread of 58mm for ND, polarizers and other filters.

Covering full-frame sensors, the lens also has an advanced optical construction including an aspherical element to battle CA and deliver high resolution images.

Furthermore, the lens has a Custom Switch on the side, allowing to you to switch from a smooth to click-based aperture on the go. This would suit video shooters. Samyang also say they are working on adding more functions through firmware update in the future. In addition, the lens features a 9-blade circular aperture for organic looking bokeh.

Samyang AF 35mm f1.8 FE “Tiny Series” Specifications

  • Model name: AF 35mm f/1.8 FE
  • Mount: Sony FE
  • Sensor Coverage: Full-Frame
  • Aperture range f/1.8 to f/22
  • Lens optical construction: 10 Elements in 8 Groups
  • Special lens: ASP 2/HR 2
  • Coating: UMC
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.29m (0.95ft)
  • Magnification ratio: x0.17
  • Filter size: 58.0mm
  • Maximum Diameter(mm): 65.0mm
  • Number of blades: 9
  • Angle of view:
    • Full Frame: 63.6˚
    • APS-C: 43.8˚
  • Length: 63.5 mm / 2.5 in
  • Weight: 210g / 7.4oz
  • Weather Sealing: Yes
  • AF/MF mode switch: Yes
  • AF Motor: Linear STM
  • Pre-order at B&H: Rokinon 35mm AF 1.8 FE

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Accurate Autofocus and Weather Sealing

Samyang engineers have developed a new Linear Stepping Motor that is also quieter and more accurate. In addition, for those considering taking the new AF 35mm F1.8 FE out in the elements, worry not – the lens offers weather sealing protection from light dust, rain and snow. 

Pricing and Availability

The new Samyang/Rokinon AF 35mm f1.8 FE is priced at $399 and available to pre-order from B&H Photo.

To learn more head over to Samyang Global’s website here.



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