Samyang/Rokinon AF 45mm f/1.8 FE Lens for Sony E Officially Announced

The previously rumored Samyang/Rokinon AF 45mm f/1.8 FE lens for Sony E-mount is now officially announced. The US price is $399 and it is now available for pre-order at B&H, Adorama.

The Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE has been designed to provide the most suitable angle of view to imitate the natural human field of vision (53 degrees), and its design sets a new standard in lens craftsmanship. Freed from the design limitations of lenses for reflex cameras, and embracing the strengths of optical designs for mirrorless cameras, Samyang brings you a new breed of standard lens.

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 many different expressions of photographic depth. A shallow depth of field provides the 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.

With less distortion than 35mm lenses and a wider angle than 50mm, the AF 45mm F1.8 FE opens up a range of photographic styles and themes. This lens will deliver the high contrast and dimensionality typical of specialized lenses while retaining spectacular resolution thanks to an outstanding optical 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.

Product Highlights

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Autofocus with Manual Focus Override
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Specifications:

Model NameAF 45mm F1.8 FE
Aperture RangeF1.8 ~ 22
Lens opticalConstruction7 Elements in 6 Groups
Special lensASP 2, ED 1
CoatingUMC
Minimum Focusing Distance0.45 m (1.48ft)
Magnification Ratiox 0.12
Diaphragm Blades9
Filter Size49.0mm
Maximum Diameter61.8mm
MountSony FE
Angle of viewFull Frame52.31 ˚
ASP-C35.31 ˚
Length56.1mm
Weight162g
AF MotorLinear STM

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You can see additional information at Samyang official site.