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 with a new Focus Hold function and LED indicator. Pre-orders should be open soon at B&H Photo. Additional information:

Update: pre-orders are now open at B&H.

The new tiny lens is designed for landscape and astrophotography photographers. Thanks to its compact size and light weight with minimized coma and short minimum focusing distance, you can enjoy photography day and night. This lens provides outstanding corner-to-corner image quality from maximum F1.8 aperture and smooth and natural-looking bokeh. The new features of Focus Hold Button and LED indicator maximize the usability for capturing the night sky.

Model Name AF 24mm F1.8 FE
Aperture Range F1.8 ~ 22
Lens Optical Construction 11 Elements in 8 Groups
Special Lens ASP 2, HR 3 , ED 2
Coating UMC
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.19m (0.62ft)
Magnification Ratio 0.21x
Diaphragm Blades 9
Filter Size (mm) Φ 58.0
Maximum Diameter(mm) Φ 65.0
Mount Sony FE
Angle of view Full Frame 83.7˚
APS-C 60.9˚
Length 71.5mm / 2.8in
Weight 230g / 8.1oz
Weather Sealing O
AF/MF mode switch X
AF Motor Linear STM

Additional information on the lens is available here.

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