The new Samyang AF 24-70mm F2.8 Lens – Sony FE is pitched as ‘the most versatile and universal lens of all time’, delivering a wide angle of view and a bright maximum aperture of F2.8 throughout the entire zoom range. Some may consider that the market is filled with similar focal lengths already, however, Samyang has taken additional steps to innovate: It has developed an all-in-one zoom lens, suitable for taking outstanding still images as well as video and added several features, optimised for video shooting, to a photo zoom lens. Supporting video content creators, Samyang aims to capture the changing trend of users who prefer the flexibility of not only the photo but also video shooting. In addition to a zoom lens that reflects consumer needs for video shooting and video-specialised functions, Samyang’s exclusive accessories allow users to enjoy functions available on existing professional Cine lenses with this new Samyang zoom lens.
Samyang AF 24-70mm F2.8 Lens Features
- Samyang’s first ever zoom lens, featuring wide angle of view and optimisations for video shooting
- Bright F2.8 aperture throughout the entire zoom range
- Delivers superior sharpness and contrast in all areas of the image
- Perfectly matched for Sony FE full frame Mirrorless cameras
- Linear STM stepping motor for fast, quiet, and accurate focusing with a close focus distance of just 35cm
- Custom Mode Switch allows different settings to be used which can be defined via the Samyang Lens Station, available separately
- UMC technology reduces flare and ghosting for clearer brighter images
- 9-bladed aperture provides wonderful circular bokeh in out-of-focus backgrounds
- Weather-sealing protects from dust, light rain, and snow
Impressive background blur and bokeh with bright F2.8 aperture
The Samyang AF 24-70mm F2.8 Lens uses a large-diameter aperture to provide smooth background blur. It effectively separates the subject from the background, using a shallow depth of field to capture a unique image of an ultra-wide angle in which the background is compressed. The 9 diaphragm blades create smooth and natural bokeh with light splitting.
Enhanced usability with custom mode switch
Equipped with a Custom Mode Switch, shooting and operation is more intuitive and simpler. You can easily select various functions such as Aperture Control Mode or MF Mode from the Switch and enjoy the shooting mode that suits your personal preference. Settings can be customised via the lens station (available separately) and more functions will be added through firmware updates in the future.
Fast and quiet AF performance
Tracking subjects accurately and quickly, the AF also operates quietly and smoothly when shooting video. Samyang’s Linear STM (Stepping Motor) satisfies both photographers and videographers with quieter and more accurate control of the larger and heavier focusing lens groups which occur in zoom lenses.
Short minimum focal distance
The minimum focal distance is just 35cm, adding versatility and making it possible to produce a unique perspective close to the subject. The short focal distance also makes it easier to take portraits with exaggerated features, such as food on tables and interior shots in narrow spaces.
Weather-Sealing design – Protects from light rain, snow and dust
The usability of the Samyang AF 24-70mm F2.8 Lens has been developed and enhanced, taking into consideration not only the design but also the user’s shooting environment. It has a micro-patterned rubber focus ring, so feels great to operate and weather-sealing also protects the lens from light rain, snow and dust.
What’s in the box?
- Lens Caps
- Lens Hood
- Lens Pouch
Samyang AF 24-70mm F2.8 Lens Sample Images
Samyang AF 24-70mm F2.8 Lens Specifications
|Focal Length||24 to 70mm|
|Lens Mount||Sony FE|
|Lens Format Coverage||Full-Frame|
|Angle of View||53° to 86°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||13.8″ / 35.1 cm|
|Optical Design||17 Elements in 14 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, Rounded|
|Filter Size||82 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||3.5 x 5.1″ / 88 x 128.5 mm|
|Weight||36.2 oz / 1 kg|