Announcement and discussion of the new Samyang AF 18 / 2.8 FE

On 29.08.2019, the Samyang AF 18 / 2.8 FE lens was announced.

Samyang AF 18 / 2.8 FE

Samyang AF 18 / 2.8 FE

Basic properties

  • For Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras with E mount
  • Second lens in the new Tiny Samyang line of lenses (lightweight and compact)
  • The easiest 18 mm autofocus full-frame super wide?
  • Relative Hole: 1: 2.8-1: 22
  • Focal Length: 18mm
  • MDF: 0.25 m
  • Maximum magnification ratio 1: 11.1
  • Optical design: 9 elements in 8 groups, including 3 aspherical elements, 3 low dispersion elements and 2 super elements
  • low refractive index
  • 89% of all elements are special (8 of 9) In the optical scheme, only 1 ordinary optical element
  • Enlightenment UMC (Ultra Multi-Coating)
  • Number of aperture blades: 7 pieces
  • Focus with STM motor
  • Filter Diameter: 58 mm
  • The weight: November 145, XNUMX
  • Sample Photos here
  • Price: about 400 dollars


All Samyang Auto Focus Lenses

For mirrorless full frame cameras Sony (AF-FE)

For mirrorless full frame cameras Canon (AF RF)

For SLR full-frame cameras Canon (AF EF) и Nikon (AF F)

For mirrorless cropped cameras Sony (AF E)

For mirrorless cropped cameras FujiFilm (AF X)

The optical design of the mirror and mirrorless versions of the lenses 14 / 2.8 and 85 / 1.4 are significantly different. Some Samyang lenses may be sold under another brand - Rokinon.

There is also an interesting premium manual lens line XP for full-frame cameras:

  1. Xp 10 / 3.5 [Canon EF, Nikon F]
  2. XP 35 / 1.2 [Canon EF]
  3. XP 50 / 1.2 [Canon EF]
  4. XP 14 / 2.4 [Canon EF, Nikon F]
  5. XP 85 / 1.2 [Canon EF]

The number of ordinary manual lenses from Samyang / Rokinon can no longer be counted. In addition, there are a huge number of movie lenses Samyang / Rokinon line Cine and Proffesional Cine (XEEN series).

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Comments: 15, on the topic: Announcement and discussion of the new Samyang AF 18 / 2.8 FE

  • Neo

    The Chinese appear to have already stamped autofocus lenses a whole bunch. I would buy 18 mm baby, but not for $ 400

    • Roman

      Samyang is a Korean firm.

  • R2D2

    FF lenses on mirrorless cameras are cheaper than sigma art, I generally keep quiet about canon.
    And the weight is many times lighter, it remains one thing to understand whether they are worth their money, or give some kind of miserable color of their own.

    • Roman

      The Koreans have reverse-engineered the autofocus technology, but they could not steal the color. Therefore, they have a ragged spectrum, certain patented wavelengths cannot be stolen, in part of the spectrum there is re-emission into hard ultraviolet light (and they also say that it gets to gamma quanta) - I do not advise, religious feelings may suffer.

      • Alexander

        Did you understand what you wrote ...? nonsense…

        • Roman

          Truth? More delusional than "poor color"?

          • Michael

            Generally yes

      • Vyacheslav

        I almost ran away from the site. Curiosity stopped. :-)

    • Vladimir

      In general, mirrorless lenses make it possible to make the widths much more compact and at the same time with excellent characteristics.
      In practice, this concerns not very light fixes, type 35 / 2.8, 28/2, or this samyang. The main thing is that there should be no problems with the motor, otherwise there were complaints about previous Samyangs.

      • Michael

        In general, they don't allow it yet ...

        • Roman

          Canon 20 / 2.8 with rather terrible characteristics under 72 mm filters. Strong vignette and wild field curvature. So this KB version is much smaller and I don’t think is worse. About the size 16-35 / 2.8, I think, no need to talk.

  • Jankowsky

    Something tells me that Sigma 19 \ 2.8 DN Art for 8000 r in the BU market, it will sink in all respects. Judging by the wild sharpness that gets 60 \ 2.8 DN, I don’t need to prove anything. No Samyangs for 400 bucks nafig not needed

    • Michael

      The main question is how much is new)

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Sigma 19mm 1: 2.8 DN Art only for crop

  • Bogdan

    Douzhe satisfaction about the asset.
    For astro-photography, just a sorcerer. Especially the rainbow and the dimensions. On a hike - those who need it

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