The auto focusing systems in Sony cameras are getting better and better by the model, which makes pairing one with an auto focus lens an ideal combination. The Samyang AF 24mm F/2.8 FElens works in conjunction with Sony’s AF system for accurate and fast focusing, ideal in both filming and photography situations. Paired with an aperture of F/2.8, this lens can be used to capture both vast landscapes in bright light, or interior architecture in low light, for example.
The lens does have a manual focus override for when you wish to be more creative or, for when you wish to have more control over the subject being in focus.
To reduce abberations and flare, there are three aspherical and two high refractive elements in the lens, with an additional Ultra Multi-Coating to reduce these unwanted effects further.
For travel, street and gimbal work the “tiny but wide” 24mm F/2.8 lens would certainly be one of the most discrete lenses to be paired with a full frame or APS-C Sony E-mount camera. However, are there any optical quality or auto focus speed limitations because of size? Time will tell.
The Samyang AF 24mm F/2.8 FE will be available in July 2018, at a very reasonable price tag, making it a very tasty option for a starter kit, or your first wide angle prime lens that would have a multitude of uses.
Samyang AF 24mm F/2.8 FE
- Full frame Sony E-mount lens with auto focus
- Maximum aperture of F/2.8 down to F/22
- Auto focus with manual override
- Minimum focus distance of 24cm (9.4 inches)
- Aspherical and high-refractive lenses with Ultra Multi-Coating to reduce chromatic abberation.
- Weighing only 93.5g (3.3oz)
- Tiny length of 3.8cm (1.5 inches)