Rokinon AF 35mm f/1.8 FE Lens Officially Announced, Price $399

Samyang officially announced the new AF 35mm f/1.8 FE Lens for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. This new Samyang/Rokinon AF 35mm f/1.8 FE Lens is an extremely affordable general purpose lens for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras like the Sony A7 III and A7R IV, however can also be used with APS-C models (like Sony a6600, a6400, a6100) where it provides a 52.5mm equivalent focal length.

This Samyang/Rokinon AF 35mm f/1.8 FE lens will be priced at $399 and it is now available for pre-order at B&H, Adorama.

Samyang/Rokinon AF 35mm f/1.8 FE lens key specifications:

  • Focal Length: 35mm
  • Mounts: Sony E
  • Full frame: Yes
  • Autofocus: Yes
  • Image stabilization: No
  • Aperture: f/1.8-22
  • Lens structure: 10 elements in 8 groups
  • Diaphragm blades: 9
  • Min. focusing distance: 0.29m / 0.95ft
  • Max. magnification: 0.17x
  • Filter thread: 58mm
  • Dimensions: 63.5x65mm
  • Weight: 210g (7.4oz)

Press Release:

Samyang Boosts the Tiny Series Lens Line-up with Introducing of AF 35mm F1.8 FE for Sony E full-frame Mirrorless Cameras

September 14th 2020, Seoul, South Korea – Global optics brand Samyang Optics today announced the latest addition to their Tiny Series lens line-up with the introduction of a AF 35mm F1.8 FE large-aperture wide-angle prime lens.
The compact size and light weight of this New AF 35mm F1.8 FE lens, large-aperture prime lens provide mobility and convenience for shooting a wide range of subjects from everyday snapshots(indoor & outdoor), food photography, cityscapes, landscapes and more. The new lens provides outstanding corner-to-corner image quality from a maximum F1.8 aperture and its quiet autofocus and tenacious tracking performance make it a great choice for both stills and movie shooting. Its small size also suited to APS-C as well as full-frame bodies, offering a 52.5mm equivalent focal length that is perfect for snapshots.
Elevate your every day with masterfully designed lens, the AF 35mm F1.8 FE 
The best lens for street photographers
One of the first rules of street photography is to work discreetly and to do that people don’t want to be walking around with a large zoom lens dangling from your neck. The new Samyang AF 35mm F1.8 FE features a focal length that’s become widely regarded as the best lens for street photography. This classic focal length on a full-frame camera provides a comfortably wide viewing angle that allows people to get what they want in the frame, as well as delivering a natural perspective on the scene.
Product Highlights Features
High Resolution and large-aperture full-frame performance in ultra-compact size & lightweight
Large F1.8 maximum aperture, weighing in at just 210g(without lens cap & hood) and measuring 65.0 mm (diameter) by 63.5mm (length); this new lens sets a new standard for portability as a SAMYANG Tiny Series lens .
Enables Beautiful bokeh with 9-Circular Blades
Its optical construction including an aspherical element to suppress aberration and deliver high resolution throughout the entire image frame. 9-blade circular aperture enables beautiful bokeh.
Versatile control and handling for a wide range of imaging with the Custom Switch 
Equipped with the Custom Switch, shooting and operation is more intuitive and simple. You can easily select various functions such as Aperture Control Mode from the Switch, and enjoy the shooting mode that suits your personal preference. More functions will be added through firmware update in the future.
Fast, quiet and accurate Auto Focus with excellent tracking for videos as well as stills
Now Autofocus needs to consider not only how more accurately and quickly it captures images, but also how quiet and smooth it is. Thanks to the newly researched and developed Linear STM (Stepping Motor), a larger and heavier focus lens group can be controlled more quietly and precisely, providing excellent image quality in photos and videos.
Weather Sealing for protection from external influences
This new Tiny Series lens, the AF 35mm F1.8 FE, features a weather sealing protection from dust, light rain and snow and provides the ability to capture stunning images in less than perfect conditions. Also, the AF/MF switch enables you to be in control and capture the finest details. You can enjoy the freedom of photographic expression, with all the latest functions.