A Review of the Affordable Samyang 24-70mm f/2.8 AF Zoom Lens

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. 

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