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SAMYANG launches New AF 75mm F1.8 FE

2020-04-20

SAMYANG launches New AF 75mm F1.8 FE 
'Tiny but Absolute' Portrait Lens for Sony E full frame Mirrorless Cameras


April 20th 2020, Seoul, South Korea – Global optics brand Samyang Optics announces the launch of the telephoto AF 75mm F1.8 FE, a perfect portrait lens. This new lens weighs just 230g (without lens-hood or cap), making it the lightest and smallest autofocus 75mm lens currently on the market.
The AF 75mm F1.8 FE pursues the 'minimalist' lifestyle goal. It is compact and lightweight, with excellent performance and versatility. Sophisticated optics created by Samyang's unique technology effectively control spherical aberrations, while maintaining outstanding resolution and beautiful bokeh. The lens delivers fast and stable autofocusing, using a new Stepping Motor(STM) - the Samyang AF system can turn every moment into a work of art you can experience. Also, the newly developed custom-switch allows you to control the function of the focus ring to your own preference. Experience Samyang's next-generation lens with this new angle of view and AF system.
This new lens is the 5th member of Samyang's “Tiny but Almighty AF Series”. These lenses are the result of Samyang's response to growing needs and market trends. According to the Camera & Imaging Products Association’s report of December 2019, the value of mirrorless camera sales increased in 2019 (compared to the previous year) which means the interest in more advanced mirrorless cameras is on the rise. To lead the trend, Samyang introduced their “Tiny but Almighty AF Series” in June 2017, with the AF 35mm F2.8 FE, weighing just 85.6g and 33mm in length, but producing outstanding image quality for full frame cameras. The series has been expanded with the 18mm F2.8, 24mm F2.8, and 45mm F1.8 models - all being autofocus lenses for full-frame Sony E mount cameras. The latest AF 75mm F1.8 FE joins this blockbuster series, adding a telephoto focal length which is ideal for portraits.


Main Features
Innovation in Size: Surprisingly Small but Complete!
With various new lenses being released at the same time as smaller and lighter mirrorless cameras, it is difficult to find telephoto lenses that have been designed with their weight and size significantly reduced to match the compact nature of full-frame mirrorless cameras.
Samyang's AF 75mm F1.8 FE reduces the burden on the photographer with its incredibly light weight of 230g and maximises portability, in a compact size that fits perfectly with mirrorless cameras. Now you can capture high quality photos with a small portrait lens that you can easily carry around.
Enjoy Legendary 75mm Focal Length Portraits 
Samyang has studied numerous focal lengths in order to develop the most suitable compact lens for impressive portraits. The 75mm focal length was legendary for portraits in the past and Samyang is the first brand to bring it back for full-frame mirrorless cameras. It effectively isolates the subject from, but still includes enough background to tell a story. It also helps maintain a comfortable distance between the photographer and subject, making this lens a perfect partner for both interior and exterior environments.
Beautiful Bokeh Which Can't be Captured by a Smartphone
Samyang's unique manufacturing technology has achieved a complete optical design, considering everything from shape, colour, border and chromatic aberration. This lets you experience beautiful bokeh that is not simply obtained, but carefully designed.
Shallow Depth of Focus Creates Dramatic Portraits
Depth of field does not only come from the aperture. Samyang's unique optical design, which shows a completely different depth of field with similar angle of view and aperture, will make your daily photos stand out.
Small but Absolute Optics: 10 Elements Including 5 Special Optics
With a total of 10 elements in 9 groups, Samyang use 5 special elements (3 Extra Low Dispersion and 2 High Refractive) to create results with incredible sharpness, low chromatic aberration and minimal distortion.
Advanced Auto Focus System
In accordance with the technology trend to consider images as well as video, the AF 75mm F1.8 FE lens utilises a new Stepping Motor(STM) for fast, quiet and accurate focusing, helping the user to capture priceless moments effortlessly.
Custom Switch
The focus adjustment ring normally performs no function when using the lens in AF mode. To increase the usefulness of this ring, Samyang has introduced a 'Custom Switch', which allows the user to adjust the iris (aperture) by using the focus ring. The Custom Switch, which allows the operability of a traditional camera lens, adds various functions via firmware update, to the customer's preference. 

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More detailed information about the AF 75mm F1.8 FE can be found on the Samyang Optics official site social media channels below.

 

Samyang’s Guide to Achieving the Optimal Angle of View

The perfect spacing and distance are always necessary when shooting all kinds of subjects, including people, to give them a proper relationship with the beautiful space around them. So, what’s the exact distance that helps you best appreciate a work of art, or a photo?

The correct answer is the diagonal length of the full frame of a subject.

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The best standpoint from which to appreciate the full view of a subject is the distance of the diagonal length of the subject frame. This wider angle is superior to standing closer at a 50 degree angle to get a more detailed view. This notion of an ideal distance or view point is also applicable in the world of photography.

For still images, keeping a distance equal to the diagonal length of the full image surface is recommended. The full frame sensor of a digital camera is 36 x 24mm and the diagonal length is 43.26mm so any distance close to this number is nearer to the ideal than the currently accepted industry standard of 50mm.

Back when film cameras were common, 45mm was the industry standard and this continued as reflex cameras needed extra space to fit a mirror. However, as mirrorless cameras become more popular again, there has been a need to return to this industry standard…which is the impetus for the Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE. With less distortion than a 35mm lens and wider angles than a 55mm lens, the Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE is a perfect lens for portraits, landscapes, architecture photography, and pictures of pets.

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1D X
1Ds Mark Ⅲ
1Ds
5DsR
5Ds
5D Mark Ⅳ
5D Mark Ⅲ
6D Mark Ⅱ
6D
DSLR / APS-H
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1D
Mirrorless / APS-C
M6
M5
M10
M3
M2
DSLR / APS-S
7D Mark Ⅱ
7D
80D
70D
60D
30D
D60
D30
77D (9000D)
760D (8000D / Rebel T6s)
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1200D (Kiss X70 / Rebel T5)
200D (Kiss X9 / Rebel SL2)
800D (Kiss X9i / Rebel T7i)
700D (Kiss X9i / Rebel T7i)
100D (Kiss X7 / Rebel SL1)
650D (Kiss X6i / Rebel T4i)
600D (Kiss X5 / Rebel T3i)
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DSLR / APS-C
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D3400
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D5500
D3300
D7100
D5300
D5200
D7000
D300s
D300
DSLR / Full Frame
Z6
Z7
D810A
D4S
D750
D810A
DSLR / APS-C
D7200
D500
D3300
D5500
D5600
D3400
D7500

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