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A Review of the Samyang AF 35mm f/1.8 FE Lens for Sony E Mount

A wide-aperture 35mm lens is quite versatile, suitable for numerous applications ranging from events coverage to portraiture. The Samyang AF 35mm f/1.8 FE for Sony E mount cameras is one such lens, and it comes in a very small package at quite an affordable price. This great video review takes a look at what you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Arthur R, this great video review takes a look at the Samyang AF 35mm f/1.8 FE lens for Sony E mount cameras. On top of being highly affordable ($399), the AF 35mm f/1.8 comes with a variety of great features, including:

  • Small and light design, measuring 2.6 by 2.5" (65 by 63.5 mm) and weighing 7.4 oz (210 g)
  • Two extra-low dispersion elements for reduced chromatic aberrations and increased clarity

  • Two aspherical elements for reduced distortion and increased sharpness

  • Ultra Multi-Coating for reduced flares and ghosting and increased contrast
  • Linear STM autofocus motor for quick and quiet autofocus
  • Manual focus override
  • Customizable switch
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh

Altogether, the AF 35mm f/1.8 FE looks like a portable, high-quality lens that offers great image quality at a very versatile focal length and maximum aperture suitable for a wide variety of applications, all offered at an affordable price. Check out the video above for the full rundown.

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William Foster's picture

Love the review Alex.
Only got into photography this year during lockdown and I already have a collection of lenses.
Another one for the collection, maybe 😁