A Review of the Samyang AF 75mm f/1.8 Lens for Fujifilm X Series Cameras

Samyang has long been known for manufacturing impressively sharp and low-cost manual focus lenses, but in recent years, the company has started adding autofocus options to their lineup as well. And even though those options now bring autofocus, they have remained competitively priced. One of the most impressive recent options is the AF 75mm f/1.8 for Fujifilm X Series mirrorless cameras. This excellent video review takes a look at the sort of the performance and image quality you can expect from the lens in practice. 

Coming to you from Benj Haisch, this great video review takes a look at the Samyang AF 75mm f/1.8 lens for Fujifilm X Series mirrorless cameras. Despite its wide aperture, the 75mm f/1.8 is only 2.7 inches (6.9 cm) long and weighs 9 oz (257 g), making it a fantastic option to pair with Fujifilm's portable cameras. Samyang has also included two HR (high-refractive) and three ED (extra-low dispersion) elements for deeper contrast and increased sharpness and advanced coating technology for further improvements in contrast no matter the lighting scenario. These features are backed up by nine rounded aperture blades for particularly smooth bokeh. Altogether, it looks like a lot of lens for the price. Check out the video above for Haisch's full thoughts on the lens. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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This is such a handy lens. It's a good stand-in for my 85/1.4 when I need to pack lighter or just want a prime to throw on once in a while when I'm working primarily with a zoom. I use it more often than I'd anticipated in my event work. AF and optical performance are very good on my a7RIII.