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Samyang Announces Full Frame E-Mount Lenses

By Anthony Thurston on December 17th 2013


Back in October Samyang promised to release versions of many of their lenses with Sony E-mounts. This is significant because the Sony A7 and A7r are full frame bodies which use the E-Mount, but until this the only E-mount lenses on the market were all for crop sensor cameras like Sony’s NEX series cameras. Update: I was mistaken, their are other full frame E mount lenses available – though they are expensive and there are only 3.

This means that these new Samyang Sony E-Mount lenses are the first lenses compatible off the bat with the Sony A7 and A7r without needing some sort of adapter or using the camera in crop mode.

New Samyang Full Frame E-Mount Lenses


The biggest difference between these new e-mount lenses and their Canon or Nikon or Sony a mount counterparts is that they are a bit longer and heavier. This is to make up for the difference in flange distance on the e-mount vs an slr flange distance.

What are your thoughts on this announcement? Do you find it odd – as i do – that a third party manufacturer is  releasing native full frame lenses for the A7 and A7r before Sony is? Share your thoughts in a comment below.

[via Samyang]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. Chris

    It’s much easier to permanently attach a hollow tube onto the back of a DSLR lens, then completely redesign a lens so it’s much more compact by not having a hollow tube and a non-retrofocus lens design. Sony has done a similar thing with their A-mount lenses, combined with a LAEA4 and LAEA1 A-mount to E-mount adapters.

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