This is Week 2 of Samyang‘s 5-week 2016 Summer Blockbusters, where they announce a new lens each Monday. Last Monday, they announced the XEEN 135mm T2.2 Professional 4K+ Video-Cinema Lens. And this Monday, it is the turn for the AF 50/1.4 FE (Samyang AF 50mm F1.4 FE), a lens specifically designed for the Sony Full Frame E-Mount mirrorless cameras.
The bright F1.4 aperture allows the use of a faster shutter speed in dim light and, with the 9 circular blades, is ideal for obtaining smooth bokeh when wide open.
The lens features 9 glasses in 8 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 lens accepts 67mm diameter filters. Minimum focusing distance is 45cm (18 in.).
AF 50mm F1.4 FE Lens
- Bright F1.4 aperture
- AF System
- Aspherical Lens
- Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) of Samyang Optics
- Circular aperture with 9 blades
The Samyang AF 50mm F1.4 FE Lens will be globally available from August with a suggested retail price of EUR 579.
Samyang AF 50/1.4 FE Now Available in Global Market
July 25th, 2016, Seoul, Korea
The global optics brand, Samyang Optics (http://www.samyanglensglobal.com) announced the global availability of the long-awaited autofocus lens: Samyang AF 50/1.4 FE. It is the brightest 50mm lens for Sony E mount Mirrorless cameras with full frame sensor size offering superb quality images to photographers.
Optimised Optical Design as Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Lens
Samyang AF 50/1.4 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, this new Samyang AF 50 lens is compatible with full frame sensors to deliver the wideness and sharpness of image to photographers.
The F1.4 of 50mm aperture is by far the brightest of full frame mirrorless lenses, offering a beautiful bokeh effect and the best quality images under various exposure conditions.Also the 67mm filter diameter brings the maximum amount of light into the lens to create the best work of light in photography.
Based on Samyang Optics’ exceptional optical technology, Ultra Multi Coating and three aspherical lenses have been included among nine glasses in eight 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
Samyang has captured the essence of world leading image technology with their manual focus lenses and reinterpreted it into autofocus lenses. This new Samyang 50/1.4 FE is compatible with both phase detect and contrast detect sensors to operate fast and accurate focus detection. The 67mm filter 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 August 2016
Samyang 50/1.4 FE is the first autofocus lens in over 40 years of Samyang’s class-leading core optics technologies. This launching expands the boundaries of Samyang Optics photo lens line-up from manual focus only, to now include autofocus lenses. The lens will be globally available from August, and the suggested retail price is EUR 579.
– Samyang AF 50/1.4 FE Specifications
You can buy the Samyang (a.k.a. Rokinon brand) AF 50mm F1.4 FE lens at B&H (prices are in USD):