Samyang has begun to expand their lens lineup into the realm of autofocus while trying to retain their reputation for being sharp and affordable. One of their latest lenses, the 75mm f/1.8 for Sony E mount cameras, provides a unique focal length great for portraits combined with a wide aperture, all in a small package. This helpful video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of results you can expect from it.
Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this excellent video review takes a look at the Samyang AF 75mm f/1.8 FE Lens for Sony E. The AF 75mm f/1.8 FE is a very affordable portrait lens at just $399, but for me, its most intriguing feature is its impressively small size and weight (8.1 oz or 230 g), which when paired with a light Sony camera, makes for a fantastically portable and versatile portrait setup. In addition, it comes with three extra-low dispersion elements for reduced chromatic aberrations and increased clarity and two high refractive index elements for reduced distortion and improved sharpness. It also comes with Ultra Multi-Coating, which reduces flares and ghosting and improves contrast and a nine-blade rounded diaphragm for smoother bokeh. Lastly, it also features manual focus override and a custom function switch. On the whole, it looks like an affordable and versatile lens that could be a great portrait option for lots of Sony shooters; check out the video above for Abbott's full thoughts.