Samyang/Rokinon AF 45mm f/1.8 FE Lens Officially Announced

The new Samyang/Rokinon AF 45mm f/1.8 FE lens for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras is now officially announced. The US price is $399. Pre-orders are now open at B&H and Adorama.

Product Highlights

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Autofocus with Manual Focus Override
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

The Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE has been designed to provide the most suitable angle of view to imitate the natural human field of vision (53 degrees), and its design sets a new standard in lens craftsmanship. Freed from the design limitations of lenses for reflex cameras, and embracing the strengths of optical designs for mirrorless cameras, Samyang brings you a new breed of standard lens.

With a minimum focus distance of 45cm, the Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE offers you a feeling of intimacy which is crucial to taking close up pictures of babies and pets. At only 162g, the AF 45mm F1.8 FE is so light you can carry it with you anywhere and everywhere.

With less distortion than 35mm lenses and a wider angle than 50mm, the AF 45mm F1.8 FE opens up a range of photographic styles and themes. This lens will deliver the high contrast and dimensionality typical of specialized lenses while retaining spectacular resolution thanks to an outstanding optical design. Photographers can take advantage of the bright F1.8 aperture, delivering blurry backgrounds, and the 9 aperture blades that produce striking sunstar effects, adding creativity to every picture. In addition, the lens is compact (5.61cm) and light (162g) so it is highly portable.

Specifications:

Model Name AF 45mm F1.8 FE
Aperture Range F1.8 ~ 22
Lens optical Construction 7 Elements in 6 Groups
Special lens ASP 2, ED 1
Coating UMC
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.45 m (1.48ft)
Magnification Ratio x 0.12
Diaphragm Blades 9
Filter Size 49.0mm
Maximum Diameter 61.8mm
Mount Sony FE
Angle of view Full Frame 52.31 ˚
ASP-C 35.31 ˚
Length 56.1mm
Weight 162g
AF Motor Linear STM

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You can see additional information at Samyang official site.

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