Last Updated on 10/11/2017 by Chris Gampat
Sony camera users rejoice: you’ve got yet another autofocus lens in the form of the new Samyang 35mm f1.4 FE offering. Just announced today, the Samyang 35mm f1.4 FE is the fourth offering of autofocus lenses Samyang has created for the Sony FE lineup of cameras. That means that the Sony Zeiss 35mm f1.4 has a competitor, though this one is slated to be a lower end option (it doesn’t include weather sealing). To that end, you won’t want to take your camera and lens out in the rain unless you’ve got some Sony or Zeiss glass on there.
The Samyang 35mm f1.4 FE is bound to be a lens portrait photographers, photojournalists, landscape photographers and those looking for a general prime lens may be looking to get their hands on soon. Hopefully, the exterior has metal like their higher end lenses, but chances are this won’t.
Here’s a direct quote from the press release:
“Absolute resolution across the entire image field is the key feature of Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 FE. The lens includes 11 elements in 9 groups and features 2 aspherical lenses and 2 high-refractive lenses, plus Ultra Multi Coating. The optical design minimises various aberrations and unnecessary light dispersion to deliver outstanding resolution. Fast, precise and quiet autofocus performance meets Samyang’s exceptional optical technology to capture any moments clearly. The bright F1.4 secures fast shutter speed and creates shallow depth of focus images in wide-standard angle of view. The new 35mm F1.4 lens is ideal for professional photography including low-light events, landscapes and portraits with expressive characteristics.”
Rokinon and Samyang’s lenses have always been pretty stellar, and their newer lineup seems to hold true to that statement. When it hits the shops in November, the new Samyang 35mm f1.4 FE will cost €649.