Samyang, (otherwise known as Rokinon), has officially announced the release of it’s latest E-Mount Autofocus 35mm f/1.8 lens for Sony with a price of only $399, making it the latest addition to it’s “Tiny Series” of lenses featuring fast apertures in a small and lightweight package.

Samyan says the lens is ‘specifically designed for 3 main targets: street photographers, vloggers and Instagrammers,’ but will make a great affordable addition to any photographers gear bag.

Samyang 35mm f1.8 for Sony E Mount 5

The new lens provides outstanding corner-to-corner image quality from a maximum F1.8 aperture and its quiet autofocus and tenacious tracking performance make it a great choice for both stills and movie shooting.

Weighing in at just 210g/7.4oz and measuring 65mm/2.55in in diameter by 63.5mm/2.5in in length; this new lens sets a new standard for portability as a Samyang Tiny Series lens. It supports full-frame mirrorless cameras in Sony E mount with outstanding image quality throughout the corner to corner of the image. It makes an ideal lens for street photographers, bloggers, and Instagrammers who expect a high-resolution image from a portable lens. Its optical construction including an aspherical element to suppress aberration and deliver high resolution throughout the entire image frame

Samyang 35mm f1.8 sample shot

Technical Specifications

  • Focal Length 35mm
  • Maximum Aperture f/1.8
  • Minimum Aperture f/22
  • Lens Mount Sony E
  • Format Compatibility Full-Frame
  • Angle of View 63.6°
  • Minimum Focus Distance 1′ / 29 cm
  • Maximum Magnification 0.17x
  • Optical Design 10 Elements in 8 Groups
  • Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
  • Focus Type Autofocus
  • Image Stabilization No
  • Filter Size 58 mm (Front)
  • Dimensions (ø x L) 2.6 x 2.5″ / 65 x 63.5 mm
  • Weight 7.4 oz / 210 g
  • Price $399

Thanks to the newly researched and developed Linear STM (Stepping Motor), a larger and heavier focus lens group can be controlled more quietly and precisely, providing excellent image quality in photos and videos.

This new Tiny Series lens, the AF 35mm F1.8 FE, features a weather sealing for 4 spots to protect from light dust, rain, and snow and provide the ability to capture stunning images in less than perfect conditions.

Visit the official product page here to learn more.

Samyang 35mm f1.8 sample shot 2

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