Samyang’s latest is a super-lightweight 35mm f/2.8 FE autofocus lens
posted Monday, June 5, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT
Samyang has announced a new lightweight 35mm f/2.8 FE lens that weighs just 85g and measures 3.3cm in length (without the hood and rear cap). Samyang says that despite the small size, their technology has allowed them to maximize performance and features of the lens. According to their product page, the 35mm f/2.8 features seven elements in six groups, two aspherical lenses and one high refractive lens plus Ultra Multi Coating to minimise aberration and unnecessary light dispersion. Samyang also claims the the lens delivers high resolution quality from corner to corner.
This new lens is specifically designed to work in harmony with full frame mirrorless cameras in Sony E mount, but will also work on all Sony E mount cameras. For APS-C cameras like the Sony a6000 and a5000 series, the lens is equivalent to approximately 52mm.
Samyang says: "A tiny lens with a mighty performance, Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE is ideal for daily photography as well as travel photography. This new compact and lightweight lens, together with the existing AF 14mm F2.8 FE and AF 50mm F1.4 FE lenses, now expands Samyang’s autofocus lens line-up to three. Portability with mighty performance and a 35mm focal length makes this lens the best choice for daily photographers who want to capture every memory as a high quality image. The autofocus is fast and accurate and is ideal for the capture of outdoor events such as hiking, sports events and landscape photography. It also has a minimum focusing distance of 0.35m and is ideal for street, portrait and close focus photography."
Sony Alpha Rumors is reporting the Korean pricing to be ￦349000, which is about $299. For comparison purposes, this makes it about $500 cheaper than the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 FE lens.