A few years ago, Samyang was known for producing cheap but quality lenses that used manual focus only and were particularly loved by astrophotographers. Recently, they've started to branch out into creating autofocus lenses. Does their 45mm lens for Sony shooters maintain that optical quality while adding good autofocus performance? This great video review answers that question.
Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this helpful video review takes a look at the Samyang AF 45mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony FE. The 45mm f/1.8 offers a nice alternative for Sony shooters looking for a wide aperture normal lens and offers some of the features of the more well-known brands, such as two aspherical elements and an extra-low dispersion element to reduce aberrations and improve sharpness and contrast, Ultra Multi-Coating for flare and ghosting reduction, and a nine-blade rounded diaphragm for soft and smooth bokeh. It's also quite light at just 5.71 oz (162 g), making it a great walk-around lens that you can leave your camera on all times or pop in your bag for low-light situations. All in all, it looks to be an interesting option for Sony shooters; check out the video above to hear Abbott's full thoughts.