A 24-70mm f/2.8 is the bread and butter lens for a huge range of photographers and filmmakers, offering a wide maximum aperture in tandem with some of the most commonly used focal lengths. Nonetheless, such lenses are rarely cheap. Samyang's 24-70mm f/2.8 AF Zoom bucks that trend, however, making it quite the interesting option for a lot of creatives, and this great video review takes a look at the image quality and performance you can expect from it in practice.
Coming to you from Julia Trotti, this excellent video review takes a look at the new Samyang 24-70mm f/2.8 AF Zoom lens. At just $999, the lens sits at about half the traditional price of 24-70mm f/2.8 lenses, though it still comes with a range of features, including:
- Parfocal design for video work
- Three high-refractive elements for increased resolution
- Two aspherical elements for less distortion and better sharpness
- Three extra-low dispersion elements
- UMC coating for less flares and ghosting and deeper contrast
- Linear Sonic Motor for quicker autofocus
- Nine diaphragm blades for smoother bokeh
- Customizable manual focus ring
- Weather-sealed body
- Cine Kit available separately with focus gearing, follow focus, and tripod mount
Check out the video above for Trotti's full thoughts on the lens.