Announced: Samyang AF 24mm f/1.8 FE Lens for Astrophotography

The previously rumored Samyang AF 24mm f/1.8 FE Lens for astrophotography is now officially announced. The AF 24 mm F1.8 FE weighs only 230 g and has a total length of 71.5 mm, making it a compact and lightweight design suitable for Samyang’s Tiny series. The lens is constructed of 11 elements in 8 groups, including two aspherical elements, three high-refractive index lenses and two extra-low dispersion elements. The lens features a minimum focusing distance of 19cm (7.48″), uses a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, has an aperture range of F1.8 to F22 and is weathersealed.

Samyang AF 24mm f/1.8 FE Lens:

This new small lens was designed for landscape and astrophotography. In addition to being compact and lightweight, you can enjoy shooting day and night with minimal coma and short shortest shooting distance. Although this lens is compact in design, the natural and beautiful bokeh expressed by a large-diameter lens with an open F value of 1.8 provides a wonderful image that cannot be compared with smartphones. New features such as focus hold button and LED indicator provide special usability suitable for shooting night views and starry sky.

Samyang AF 24mm F1.8 FE lens Key Specifications:

Model NameAF 24mm F1.8 FE
Aperture RangeF1.8 ~ 22
Lens OpticalConstruction11 Elements in 8 Groups
Special LensASP 2, HR 3 , ED 2
CoatingUMC
Minimum Focusing Distance0.19m (0.62ft)
Magnification Ratio0.21x
Diaphragm Blades9
Filter Size (mm)Φ 58.0
Maximum Diameter(mm)Φ 65.0
MountSony FE
Angle of viewFull Frame83.7˚
APS-C60.9˚
Length71.5mm / 2.8in
Weight230g / 8.1oz
Weather SealingO
AF/MF mode switchX
AF MotorLinear STM

Masterpiece for astrophotography

Become a master of astrophotography through Samyang’s new Tiny lens!
1. High resolution performance is expressed by a design that minimizes spherical aberration and coma
2. 24mm wide-angle single focus lens that can shoot with a wide spectrum
3. Custom mode and LED indicator-Suitable for shooting night scenes and starry sky New features

Compact yet excellent resolution performance, 24 mm F1.8 single focus lens

With Samyang’s latest optical design, it expresses excellent image description from an open F value of 1.8. By adopting 7 special lenses (2ASP, 3HR, 2ED) out of 11 lenses in 8 groups, spherical aberration and coma are minimized, and the image of a point light source can be obtained even when shooting a starry sky or a night view. Demonstrates the shooting performance of celestial bodies without bleeding.

[New] Custom mode for astrophotography

The AF 24mm F1.8 FE lens is equipped with new functions called “LED indicator” and “custom mode”, so anyone can easily enjoy shooting the night sky. When the user activates the custom mode with the focus hold button, the focus automatically moves to infinity after the LED indicator flashes.
* You can customize the focal length with the focus hold button.

[New function] Convenient usability with focus hold button & custom switch

Customizable Focus Hold Button When
you press the focus hold button, the focus is held at that focal length and you can shoot as you like. In addition, you can use the camera body settings and assign your favorite functions to support comfortable shooting.

Custom Switch
Custom Switch makes shooting and operation more intuitive and simple. You can easily switch various functions such as aperture control mode or focus mode with a switch to enjoy your favorite shooting mode.
* More features will be added in the future through firmware updates.

Compact & lightweight, contemporary design

The AF 24 mm F1.8 FE weighs only 230 g and has a total length of 71.5 mm, making it a compact and lightweight design suitable for Samyang’s Tiny series. The advantage of small size is that it also achieves an ideal balance that is easy to carry in a compact E-mount mirrorless camera body. Laser-engraved font on the lens surface and tactile mount index with matte finish enhance user convenience. Furthermore, in addition to the dust-proof and drip-proof design, weather sealing is applied to a total of 5 locations to capture beautiful images even in imperfect environments.

With a 24mm angle of view, it can be used for landscapes, indoors, and even snapshots.

The AF 24mm F1.8 FE lens has an angle of view of 83.7˚ and the shortest shooting distance is only 0.19m, so you can shoot in various environments such as indoors or outdoors. By combining a wide-angle lens, we can meet the needs of various situations that suit the user’s taste.

Shallow depth of field with a large aperture with an open F value of 1.8

AF 24mm F1.8 FE is capable of expressing soft background blur with a shallow open aperture with an F value of 1.8. In addition, the shallow depth of field effectively expresses the bokeh that enhances the subject. By adopting a 9-blade circular aperture, you can enjoy a natural and soft bokeh.

High-speed and quiet autofocus suitable for video recording

With modern autofocus lenses, it is necessary to consider not only accurate image capture but also quietness. The AF 24mm F1.8 FE is equipped with the latest advanced STM (Stepping Motor), which enables quieter and more accurate control of a heavier focal lens group than before, providing excellent image quality from general photography to video shooting. To do.

Via: Samyang