Samyang & Rokinon AF 45mm F1.8 FE ultra compact lenses are available for pre-order now for $399 from B&H Photo & Adorama. With less distortion than 35mm lenses and a wider angle than 50mm, the AF 45mm F1.8 FE, this lens delivers high contrast and resolution coupled with ultra compact lens design.
Photographers can take advantage of the bright F1.8 aperture, delivering blurry backgrounds, and the 9 aperture blades that produce striking sunstar effects, adding creativity to every picture. In addition, the lens is compact (5.61cm) and light (162g) so it is highly portable.
Invented in 1888, the Double Gauss lens design is still used today, but it is not ideal for mirrorless cameras, which is why Samyang has developed a new kind of lens that smoothes over many of the weaknesses of mirrorless cameras through cutting edge lens technology, while enhancing the high resolution offered by mirrorless cameras.
With a minimum focus distance of 45cm, the Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE offers you a feeling of intimacy which is crucial to taking close up pictures of babies and pets. At only 162g, the AF 45mm F1.8 FE is so light you can carry it with you anywhere and everywhere.
The bright aperture of the F1.8 allows shallow depth of field for a beautiful blurry background that highlights a subject and emphasizes its liveliness, while also providing a range of perspectives when portraying a variety of subjects like babies, pets, and food.
This light, compact lens complements the strengths of mirrorless cameras. With 40 years of excellence in lens design, Samyang has created an optic that will give the photographer clear resolution without weighing them down. It’s a lens so light that it will fit in the palm of your hand, and so quiet that you can enjoy it in any situation.
With 9 aperture blades, this lens offers consistent, beautiful bokeh, and clearly defined sunstars when the aperture is stopped-down. Whether it’s day or night, those sunstars will add extra panache to any photo.
Never miss another unforgettable moment with this fast, smooth autofocus with zero vibrations. With its Linear Activator Step Motor technology, you can experience consistent, internal autofocusing, which is fast and stable.
Focal Length: 45mm
Maximum Aperture: f/1.8
Minimum Aperture: f/22
Lens Mount: Sony E
Format Compatibility: Full-Frame
Angle of View 52.31°
Maximum Magnification: 0.12x
Minimum Focus Distance: 1.48′ / 45 cm
Optical Design: 7 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm: 9 Rounded Blades
Focus Type: Autofocus
Image Stabilization: None
Filter Size: 49 mm
Dimensions (ø x L): 2.43 x 2.21″ / 61.8 x 56.1 mm
Weight: 5.7 oz / 162 g