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75mm F1.8 Samyang Rokinon Lens
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    • Fast silent AF
    • Compatible with Sony E mount, versions for L mount and other mounts will come later
    • 389€ EU price, $399 US price
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    SAMYANG launches New AF 75mm F1.8 FE

    Tiny but Absolute Portrait Lens for Sony E Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

    Global optics brand Samyang Optics announces the launch of its telephoto AF 75mm F1.8 FE, a perfect portrait and event lens. This new lens weighs just 230g (without lens-hood or cap), making it the lightest and smallest autofocus 75mm lens currently on the market.

    The new Samyang AF 75mm F1.8 FE pursues the 'minimalist' lifestyle goal. It is compact and lightweight, with excellent performance and versatility. Sophisticated optics created by Samyang's unique technology effectively control spherical aberrations, while maintaining outstanding resolution and beautiful bokeh. The lens delivers fast, quiet and accurate autofocusing, using a new Linear Stepping Motor (STM) - the Samyang AF system can easily turn any moment into a work of art you can experience. Also, the newly developed custom-mode switch allows you to control the function of the focus ring to your own preference. Experience Samyang's next-generation lens with this new angle of view and AF system.

    This new lens is the 5th member of Samyang's "Tiny but Almighty" AF Series. These lenses are the result of Samyang's response to growing needs and market trends.

    According to the Camera & Imaging Products Association's report of December 2019, the value of mirrorless camera sales increased in 2019 (compared to the previous year) which means that the interest in more advanced mirrorless cameras is on the rise. To lead the trend, Samyang introduced their "Tiny but Almighty" AF series in June 2017, with the AF 35mm F2.8 FE, weighing just 85.6g and 33mm in length, but producing outstanding image quality for full-frame cameras. The series has been expanded with the 18mm F2.8, 24mm F2.8, and 45mm F1.8 models - all being autofocus lenses for full-frame Sony E mount cameras. The latest AF 75mm F1.8 FE joins this blockbuster series, adding a telephoto focal length which is ideal for portraits.

    Innovation in Size: Surprisingly Small but Complete!

    Many new lenses are being released alongside smaller and lighter mirrorless cameras, but it is difficult to find telephoto lenses that have been designed specifically to match the compact nature of full-frame mirrorless cameras.

    Samyang's AF 75mm F1.8 FE reduces the burden on the photographer with its incredibly light weight of 230g and maximises portability, in a compact size that fits perfectly with mirrorless cameras. Now you can capture high quality photos with a small portrait lens that you can easily carry around.

    Enjoy the Legendary 75mm Focal Length Portraits

    Samyang has studied numerous focal lengths in order to develop the most suitable compact lens for impressive portraits. The 75mm focal length was legendary for portraits in the past and Samyang is the first brand to bring it back for full-frame mirrorless cameras. It effectively isolates the subject, but still includes enough background to tell a story. It also helps maintain a comfortable distance between the photographer and subject, making this lens a perfect partner for both interior and exterior environments.

    Beautiful Bokeh (which cannot be captured by a smartphone)

    Samyang's unique manufacturing technology has achieved a complete optical design, considering everything from shape, colour, border and chromatic aberration. This lets you experience beautiful bokeh that is not simply obtained, but carefully designed.

    Shallow Depth of Focus Creates Dramatic Portraits

    Depth of field does not only come from the aperture. Samyang's unique optical design, which shows a completely different depth of field with similar angle of view and aperture, will make every-day photos really stand out.

    Small but Absolute Optics: 10 Elements Including 5 Special Optics

    With a total of 10 elements in 9 groups, Samyang use 5 special elements (3 Extra Low Dispersion and 2 High Refractive) to create results with incredible sharpness, low chromatic aberration and minimal distortion.

    Advanced Auto Focus System

    In accordance with technology, Samyang take into consideration both still images as well as video - the AF 75mm F1.8 FE lens utilises a new Stepping Motor (STM) for fast, quiet and accurate focusing, helping the user to capture priceless moments effortlessly.

    Custom Switch

    The focus adjustment ring normally performs no function when using the lens in AF mode. To increase the usefulness of this ring, Samyang has introduced a 'Custom Switch', which allows the user to adjust the iris (aperture) by using the focus ring. The Custom Switch, allows operation as a traditional camera lens and can be further customised via firmware updates, using Samyang's optional USB Lens Station.

    Specifications

    • Aperture Range F1.8 ~ 22
    • Lens Optical Construction 10 Elements in 9 Groups
    • Special Lens 3 Extra Low Dispersion, 2 High Refractive
    • Coating UMC (Ultra Multi Coating)
    • Minimum Focusing Distance 0.69m (2.26ft)
    • Magnification Ratio X 0.13
    • Diaphragm Blades 9
    • Filter Size (mm) Φ 58
    • Maximum Diameter(mm) Φ 65.0
    • Mount Sony FE
    • Angle of view Full Frame 32.9˚ APS-C 21.9˚
    • AF Motor - Linear STM
    • Length (mm) 69.0 mm
    • Weight (g) (Without Lens Cap, Hood) 230g
    • Weight (g) 273g
  • Initially when I just saw the headline, I assumed this would be for PL / EF / F Mount.

    As if you've got a series of cinema prime glass you need to fill in the big gap between 50mm and 85mm

    70mm seemed like a natural answer, missed the mark with the 75?? But better than nothing.

    By the same logic a 42mm lens is need to fit between the 35 and 50

    But no, this is for mirrorless only! Oh well

    Hope the Z Mount comes out soon