Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE lens for Sony E-mount officially announced

Back in August I reported about the leaked/rumored Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE lens for Sony E-mount. The lens is now officially announced (US pricing not yet announced):

Samyang Optics is pleased to announce the release of their fourth autofocus lens: AF 35mm f/1.4 FE. The bright f/1.4 aperture and absolute resolution turn every moment into artwork. This lens now expands Samyang’s autofocus lens line-up to four which includes three existing autofocus lenses, AF 14mm f/2.8 FE, AF 35mm f/2.8 FE and AF 50mm f/1.4 FE.

Aim High, Create Artwork
This new AF 35mm f/1.4 FE works in harmony with full-frame mirrorless cameras in Sony E mount such as Sony α7 or α9 series. It is designed to appeal to enthusiasts and professionals who are ready to take the next step up in photography. It is the excellent companion to create artworks from everyday moments, while the tiny AF 35mm f/2.8 FE released in June of this year is the perfect partner for everyday photographers.

High Performance beyond Expectation
Absolute resolution across the entire image field is the key feature of Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE. The lens includes 11 elements in 9 groups and features 2 aspherical lenses and 2 high-refractive lenses, plus Ultra Multi Coating. The optical design minimises various aberrations and unnecessary light dispersion to deliver outstanding resolution. Fast, precise and quiet autofocus performance meets Samyang’s exceptional optical technology to capture any moments clearly. The bright F1.4 secures fast shutter speed and creates shallow depth of focus images in wide-standard angle of view. The new 35mm f/1.4 lens is ideal for professional photography including low-light events, landscapes and portraits with expressive characteristics.

Available from November 2017

Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE, a lens for photographers aiming high in photography, will be available globally from November and will carry a suggested retail price of £599.00 inc VAT.

Additional information:

  • Minimum shooting distance: 0.3 m
  • Filter diameter: 67 mm
  • Length: 115 mm
  • Weight: 645 g
  • Design: 11 elements in 9 groups

Via SonyAddict

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  • Spy Black

    Strange that they haven’t entered into the DSLR market with AF lenses yet.

    • Jeffry De Meyer

      Probably cheaper to avoid the legal trouble and just keep AF on cameras from companies that don’t sue you when you make products for them.

    • Mistral75

      Same reason as Zeiss offering AF lenses in Sony E (Batis, Touit) and Fujifilm X (Touit) mounts and not in Canon EF or Nikon F mount: as challengers recently arrived on the market and keen on developing their mirrorless ecosystem Sony and Fuji accept to license their autofocus protocols even to non-Japanese companies, as solidly established players with a large range of lenses Canon and Nikon don’t.

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