Samyang Optics today announced the latest addition to their Tiny Series lens line-up with the introduction of an AF 35mm F1.8 FE large-aperture wide-angle prime lens.
The compact size and lightweight of this New AF 35mm F1.8 FE lens, large-aperture prime lens provide mobility and convenience for shooting a wide range of subjects from everyday snapshots(indoor & outdoor), food photography, cityscapes, landscapes, and more. 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. Its small size also suited to APS-C as well as full-frame bodies, offering a 52.5mm equivalent focal length that is perfect for snapshots.
The best lens for street photographers
One of the first rules of street photography is to work discreetly and to do that people don’t want to be walking around with a large zoom lens dangling from your neck. The new Samyang AF 35mm F1.8 FE features a focal length that’s become widely regarded as the best lens for street photography. This classic focal length on a full-frame camera provides a comfortably wide viewing angle that allows people to get what they want in the frame, as well as delivering a natural perspective on the scene.
High Resolution and large-aperture full-frame performance in ultra-compact size & lightweight
Large F1.8 maximum aperture, weighing in at just 210g(without lens cap & hood) and measuring 65.0 mm (diameter) by 63.5mm (length); this new lens sets a new standard for portability as a SAMYANG Tiny Series lens.
Enables Beautiful bokeh with 9-Circular Blades
Its optical construction including an aspherical element to suppress aberration and deliver high resolution throughout the entire image frame. 9-blade circular aperture enables beautiful bokeh.
Versatile control and handling for a wide range of imaging with the Custom Switch
Equipped with the Custom Switch, shooting and operation is more intuitive and simple. You can easily select various functions such as Aperture Control Mode from the Switch, and enjoy the shooting mode that suits your personal preference. More functions will be added through a firmware updates in the future.
Fast, quiet, and accurate Auto Focus with excellent tracking for videos as well as stills
Now Autofocus needs to consider not only how more accurately and quickly it captures images, but also how quiet and smooth it is. 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.
Weather Sealing for protection from external influences
This new Tiny Series lens, the AF 35mm F1.8 FE, features weather sealing protection from dust, light rain and snow and provides the ability to capture stunning images in less than perfect conditions. Also, the AF/MF switch enables you to be in control and capture the finest details. You can enjoy the freedom of photographic expression, with all the latest functions.
Here a sample gallery of images, provided by Samyang:
The new lens weighs a mere 7.4 oz (210 g), making it 25% lighter than Sony’s 35mm f/1.8. At just $399, Samyang’s new lens is significantly cheaper than the Sony version at $748.
More info on Samyang’s website.