Samyang AF 24mm f/1.8 FE Lens For Sony E
The Samyang AF 24mm F/1.8 FE for Sony E falls into the Tiny Series lens line-up as a large aperture wide angle prime with high quality optics and features optimised for Astrophotography.
- Extremely compact and lightweight wide-angle lens with advanced optical design
- Dedicated Astrophotography features to make shooting night scenes and stars far easier
- Versatile lens suited to a wide range of photography and videography subjects
- New AF/MF Custom switch and a focus lock button with LED infinity focus indicator
- Bright f/1.8 aperture and high quality optics deliver sharp images day or night
Samyang AF 24mm F/1.8 FE Lens Summary
Samyang is no newcomer to producing high quality, affordable lenses for full frame Sony E-mount cameras and the addition of the AF 24mm f/1.8 FE Lens bolsters their line-up significantly. It is significant as it arrives with a number of innovative new features for wide-angle photographers including some dedicated to Astrophotography, These include a Custom Mode with an LED indicator to make shooting night scenes far easier with the click of a button sending the lens off to infinity automatically. The Samyang AF 24mm F/1.8 FE is definitely not a one trick pony however, with advanced optics including a number of special elements to draw out sharp details required for landscape photography, street, architecture and even documentary and portraits.
Features at a glance
- Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture
- New focus lock button and infinity focus indicator
- New AF/MF Mode Switch with a minimum focus distance of just 0.19m
- Comprehensive weather sealing
- 9-rounded diaphragm blades
- 11 elements in 8 groups with 2 Aspherical, 3 HR and 2 ED glass
- Tiny Series size and weight at 65mm x 71.5mm and just 230g.
Samyang AF 24mm F/1.8 FE Lens in More Detail
Samyang's AF 24mm F1.8 FE lens is a compact autofocus wide-angle lens, optimised and ideally matched to Sony Full Frame and APS-C E-Mount Mirrorless cameras. It offers the perfect solution for Landscape, Indoor and Astrophotography, with super fast F/1.8 maximum aperture and 83.7° angle of view.
Even wide-open at its F/1.8 maximum aperture, the AF 24mm F1.8 FE delivers superb image quality from centre to edge, during daytime or at night.
Unique features include an AF/MF Custom switch and a focus lock button, with LED infinity focus indicator. The new elegant design is compact and lightweight, measuring 65mm diameter, 71.5mm long and weighing in at just 230g.
The linear stepping-motor delivers fast, quiet and accurate autofocus, with a close focus distance of just 19cm.There is a 58mm front thread for convenient use of filters and advanced weather sealing allows shooting to continue in less than ideal weather conditions.
- Hoya 58mm Starscape Light-Pollution Filter - remove unwanted light pollution during any night scenes with this handy lens filter
- 58mm Tiffen variable ND filter - ideal for 2 to 8 stops of light control for photos and video
- Hoya REVO SMC 5- essential for landscapes, helping to cut down glare, reflections and adds blue saturation to skies
Samyang AF 24mm F/1.8 FE Lens Sample images
Mounted on Sony a7 III. Exposure: 10 seconds. f/1.8 ISO 1250
Mounted on Sony a7 III. Exposure: 10 seconds. f/1.8 ISO 3200
Mounted on Sony a7R III. Exposure: 1/160. f/5 ISO 100
Mounted on Sony a7 III. Exposure: 1/250. f/8 ISO 50
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With years of experience designing a wide range of affordable Samyang lenses for all major camera systems, it is inevitable that they will introduce new offerings with innovative features to make camera companies and users sit up and take note. The full frame AF 24mm f/1.8 FE Lens For Sony E-mount is such a lens. It combines Samyang’s design ethos of producing tiny, compact lenses for mirrorless cameras with notable new features never seen before. The results are excellent too, with custom operation to shoot Astro and night scenes made effortlessly easy. Anyone who has shot stars knows how hard it is to get pin sharp focus and the customisable focus button achieves just that. The lens also has a useful red LED as well as a new AF/MF Mode Switch.
Wide-angle photography is as popular as ever, as so many subjects fall within the 24mm remit that anyone shooting other styles of images and video will also find this lens appealing.
If you want sharp results, a bright aperture in a versatile wide angle prime lens packed with features that makes the most of Sony’s advanced AF systems, you’ve arrived in the right place.
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