Samyang (a.ok.a Rokinon) has simply introduced the launch of it AF 35mm f/1.Eight FE lens, a part of its Tiny Collection, and including extra f/1.Eight choices alongside its 45mm f/1.8 and 75mm f/1.8 lenses.
The brand new lens weighs a mere 7.four oz (210 g), making it 25% lighter than Sony’s 35mm f/1.8. It options 10 parts in Eight teams and has 9 aperture blades, accepting a entrance filter of 58 mm. Minimal focusing distance is 11.four inches (29 cm).
At simply $399, Samyang’s new lens is considerably cheaper than the Sony model at $748. Notably, in step with its different tiny lenses, the Samyang lens doesn’t have an autofocus toggle swap nor a customizable button, each of that are discovered on the Sony. Nor does it embrace the Sony’s dust- and moisture-resistant development.
Nonetheless, just like the recently-released 75mm f/1.8, the lens options Samyang’s Customized Change which lets you change the operate of the focusing ring.
Samyang says that the 35mm f/1.Eight has a “newly researched and developed Linear STM (Stepping Motor)” permitting it to be faster and extra exact when controlling a bigger, heavier lens group.
35mm f/1.Eight lenses are one thing of a rarity on the Sony system, with Sony releasing the primary lens of this kind simply over a 12 months in the past. Because of this, Sony shooters will nearly actually be delighted to now have a selection of choices, with one being light-weight and inexpensive.
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