Samyang announces the AF 24mm F1.8 FE lens ($499) with a new custom mode for astrophotography which will automatically focus on infinity. The lens features a new function titled “Custom Mode” with an “LED indicator” for astrophotography. The “Custom Mode” can be assigned to the newly-designed Focus Hold button. Once the user enters the custom mode, the LED indicator will blink once, and the focus will automatically move to infinity.
Optical design provides outstanding corner-to-corner image quality thanks to 11 elements in 8 groups, with 7 special lenses (2 ASP, 3 HR, 2 ED) with a maximum F1.8 aperture and smooth and natural-looking bokeh.
Focal Length: 24mm
Maximum Aperture: f/1.8
Minimum Aperture: f/22
Lens Mount: Sony E
Format Compatibility: Full-Frame
Angle of View: 83.7°
Minimum Focus Distance: 7.48″ / 19 cm
Maximum Magnification: 0.21x
Optical Design: 11 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades: 9
Focus Type: Autofocus
AF Motor: Linear STM
Image Stabilization: No
Filter Size: 58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L): 2.6 x 2.8″ / 65 x 71.5 mm
Weight: 8.1 oz / 230 g
2 thoughts on “Samyang Announces AF 24mm F1.8 FE Lens”
Hope their quality control on Equipment has improved!
Depends what you’re comparing them to. Samyang/Rokinon AF lenses are optically much better than their manual focus lenses – but there is a reason budget lenses don’t sell for premium prices.