Samyang Announce the 35mm f/2.8 FE autofocus lens

Samyang Announce the 35mm f/2.8 FE autofocus lens

Samyang have announced their latest FE mount autofocus lens for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras, the Samyang 35mm f/2.8 FE. The latest lens is extremely compact, and features two aspherical elements, the best feature though? It’s price, the Korean pricing is ₩349000 which is about $299, that is a clear $500 cheaper than the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 FE!

UPDATE: US Pricing has been announces, the 35mm f/2.8 FE will retail at $399, still much cheaper than the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 FE.

From Samyang

Tiny but Mighty

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.

The AF 35mm F2.8 FE weighs just 85g and measures 3.3cm in length, without the hood and rear cap. Thanks to Samyang’s exceptional optical technology, its compact size is packed with features for outstanding image quality. Featuring seven elements in six groups, two aspherical lenses and one high refractive lens plus Ultra Multi Coating to minimise aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, the lens delivers high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image.
Perfect Partner for Everyday Photographer

This new lens is specifically designed to work in harmony with full frame mirrorless cameras in Sony E mount. For full frame sensors, the focal length resembles the human eye the most. For APS-C types for Sony alpha 6000 and 5000 series users the lens is equivalent to approximately 52mm, which is also one of the most popular focal lengths among photographers.

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.

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