Samyang/Rokinon AF 18mm f/2.8 FE Lens for Sony E Officially Announced

Samyang officially announced the new AF 18mm f/2.8 FE lens for Sony E mount mirrorless cameras. The US price is $399, and it is now available for pre-order at B&H, Adorama. Shipping is scheduled to start at the beginning of October 2019.

Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 Full Frame Lens for Sony E 
optimized for portability, compactness, and ergonomic handling. It is Samyang’s fourth compact lens designed speci cally for Sony mirrorless cameras that is surprisingly capable for its size. At 5.12oz in weight and 1.99″ in length, it is the most compact, lightweight, and a ordable super-wide angle full frame lens for Sony E mount.

The 18mm focal length provides a rectilinear 100.1° super wide angle view that is especially suitable for landscape, interior, architectural, and night sky applications. For Sony APS-C sensor cameras, the focal length is equivalent to 27mm with a 76.2° eld of view.

Press Release:

SAMYNAG releases AF 18mm F2.8 FE Lightweight and super wide-angle lens

On the 29th of August 2019, Global Optics Manufacturer Samyang Optics(www.samyanglensglobal) announced the launch of their AF 18mm F2.8 FE. The new lens only weighs 145g (without the hood and cap), which makes it the lightest and smallest 18mm ultra-wide-angle auto focus lens in the current market.

Innovation in Size – Surprisingly Small but Super Wide
Various small and lightweight lenses are being released alongside with smaller and lighter mirrorless cameras. Among these products, it was difficult to find wide-angle lenses that had its weight and size drastically reduced. The new AF 18mm F2.8 FE is determined to set a new direction for ultra-wide-angle lenses.
With fall knocking on the door, the super wide-angle AF 18mm F2.8 FE lens is exactly what the customers called for. It has a full-frame angle of view of 100˚, only weighs 145g and fits perfectly in one hand with a handsome design, making it the perfect lens for mirrorless cameras and outdoor photoshoots.
Incredible Details Through 8 Elements of Specialty Lenses
Within the 9 elements in 8 groups composition, the 8 specialty lenses(3 ASP lenses, 2 HR lenses, 3 ED lenses) create results with incredible sharpness, low chromatic aberration and minimal distortion. This delivers unmatched resolution and color for any landscape, interior and astrophotography. The AF 18mm F2.8 FE lens utilizes Linear STM for fast and accurate focusing, which helps the user capture golden moments effortlessly.
Released in Time for Fall Photoshoots
The AF 18mm F2.8 FE is the first super wide-angle lens among the ‘Tiny Series,’ which includes the AF 35mm F2.8 FE, AF 24mm F2.8 FE and AF 45mm F1.8 FE, under the concept of being surprisingly capable for its size. It is planned to be released in the market this September for 399 Euros.