This is Week 5 (so final week) of Samyang‘s 5-week 2016 Summer Blockbusters, where they announce a new lens each Monday. So far, they have announced 1) the XEEN 135mm T2.2 Professional 4K+ Video-Cinema Lens; 2) the AF 50/1.4 FE (Samyang AF 50/1.4 FE); 3) the 35mm F1.2 Photo & Cine Lens; and 4) the 20mm F1.8 Photo & Cine lens for Full Frame DSLRs. And this Monday, it is the turn for 5) the AF 14/2.8 FE (Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 FE), a lens specifically designed for the Sony Full Frame E-Mount mirrorless cameras.
This lens features 14 glasses in 10 groups, with three aspherical lenses and Ultra Multi Coating to minimize aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, delivering high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image. The ultra wide-angle 14mm focal length is perfect for shooting wide vistas.
The lens has 7 circular blades and minimum focusing distance is 20cm (8 in.).
AF 14mm F2.8 FE Lens
- Ultra Wide Angle in 113.9°
- AF System
- Aspherical Lens
- Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) of Samyang Optics
- Circular aperture with 7 blades
The Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 FE Lens will be globally available from September with a suggested retail price of EUR 699.
Samyang Announce the Release of AF 14/2.8
August 15th, 2016, Seoul, Korea – The global optics brand, Samyang Optics (http://www.samyanglensglobal.com) today announced the long-awaited release of autofocus lens: 14mm F2.8 for Sony E mount Mirrorless cameras with full frame sensor size. The new Samyang AF 14/2.8 FE is the widest lens in its class offering superb quality images to photographers. This launch follows the recent availability announcement of Samyang AF 50/1.4 FE.
Optimised Optical Design for Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Lens
Samyang AF 14/2.8 FE is specifically designed to work in harmony with full frame mirrorless cameras in Sony E mount. The flow of light is devised based on the uniqueness of the distance from glass to sensor in mirrorless cameras to create optimal performance. Along with portability of mirrorless lenses, the 14mm F2.8 is compatible with full frame sensors to deliver the wideness and sharpness of image to photographers.
The 14mm F2.8 is the widest angle available in the market in its class, broadening the sight of photographers to capture the world. Based on Samyang Optics’ exceptional optical technology, Ultra Multi Coating and three aspherical lenses have been included among 14 glasses in 10 groups to minimise aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, delivering high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image.
AF Performance and Ergonomic Design Based on Class-Leading Technology
This new product will be one of the first autofocus lenses in over 40 years of Samyang’s class-leading core optics technologies. Samyang has captured the essence of world leading image technology with their manual focus lenses and reinterpreted it into autofocus lenses. Photographers now can enjoy the prime manual lens image quality and autofocus lens. Samyang AF 14/2.8 FE is compatible with both phase detect and contrast detect sensors to operate fast and accurate focus detection.
The 86mm of maximum diameter is also the result of years of R&D for best handling, by adding stability. Also the minimal and sleek design and metal-housing solidify the build quality with the internal focus system.
Available from September 2016
This launching expands the boundaries of Samyang Optics photo lens line-up from manual focus only, to now include autofocus lenses. With the addition of 14mm to 50mm, Samyang now has two autofocus lenses along with 39 manual focus photo & cine lenses and 6 professional cine lenses, XEEN. The lens will be globally available from September, and the suggested retail price is EUR 699.
More information will be released soon on Samyang Optics official website (http://www.samyanglensglobal.com), Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/samyanglensglobal) and Instagram (http:// www.instagram.com/samyanglensglobal).
– Samyang AF 14/2.8 FE Specifications
You can pre-order / buy the Samyang (a.k.a. Rokinon brand) AF 14mm F2.8 FE at B&H (prices are in USD):