Samyang 50mm T1.5 VDSLR AS UMC Lens for Sony E Mount

Samyang 50mm T1.5 VDSLR AS UMC Lens for Sony E Mount

Samyang 50mm T1.5 VDSLR AS UMC Lens for Sony E Mount

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Product Highlights

  • E Mount Lens/APS-C & Full Frame
  • 75mm (35mm Equivalent on APS-C)
  • Aperture Range: T1.5 - T22
  • One Aspherical, One Hybrid Asph. Element
  • Manual Focus and Aperture
  • Geared Focus and Aperture Control Rings
  • De-Clicked Aperture Control Ring
  • UMC Lens Multi-Coating
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 1.5'
  • Lateral Aperture and Distance Markings
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Samyang SYDS50M-NEX overview

  • 1Description

The 50mm T1.5 VDSLR AS UMC Lens for Sony E Mount from Samyang is a fast, manual focus, prime lens. Compatible with full frame and APS-C format E-mount cameras this lens provides the 35mm focal length equivalent of 75mm with APS-C sensors. It provides a maximum aperture of T1.5 for effective low light capture and shallow depth of field control and an 8 blade iris for attractive bokeh. Optimized for cinema and video applications, the focus and aperture control rings are outfitted with industry standard gearing, which provides an interface for working with a traditional follow focus. The aperture control ring has also been de-clicked, which enables smooth iris pulls. In addition, bright aperture and distance markings are printed on the lens barrel facing laterally to facilitate easier control by a focus puller.

The 50mm has a minimum focus distance of 1.5'. Internal focusing minimizes the effects of lens breathing, which insures a more consistent angle-of-view when adjusting focus. The lens is composed of 9 elements in 6 groups, including one aspherical element and one hybrid aspherical element to reduce aberrations. In addition, a lens multi-coating helps to improve light transmission reducing flare and ghosting. The filter thread diameter is 77mm.

The VDSLR line of cinema lenses unifies Samyang's cine lenses into a cohesive series. Each of the VDSLR lenses will offer the same alignment of their geared focus and aperture rings so that follow focus and other rig accessories won't need re-adjustment when swapping lenses. Also, each lens is tested to be color matched with the other lenses in the series and provide the same color and contrast when shooting video. Lastly, the lenses are marked with focusing scales on each side of the barrel for easier adjustment from both sides of the camera.

Compatible with both full frame and APS-C format E-mount cameras, this 50mm manual focus prime lens provides the 35mm focal length equivalent of 75mm on APS-C format cameras.
Functional as still photo lens but optimized for cinema and video shooting with geared aperture and focus rings, de-clicked aperture for smooth exposure transitions, and side-facing aperture and distance markings. The 50mm T1.5 is part of the VDSLR series of cine lenses, sharing characteristics and features that unify the series and make it easier for users to swap out lenses when shooting video. Each VDSLR lens provides aligned focus and aperture rings so that readjustment of the follow focus is not necessary when switching lenses. Also each lens has been tested to match color and contrast for a consistent look and less potential post-processing. Finally, all lenses from this series print focus scales on both sides of the lens barrel for ease of use from each side of the camera.
Very fast T1.5 maximum aperture for effective low light capture and shallow depth of field.
Internal focusing system with 9 lens elements in 6 groups.
One aspherical and one hybrid aspherical lens element control aberrations and improve sharpness throughout the frame.
Lens multi-coating improves light transmission and reduces flare and ghosting.
Minimum focus distance of 1.5'
Filter thread diameter of 77mm
UPC: 084438763454
In the Box
Samyang 50mm T1.5 VDSLR AS UMC Lens for Sony E Mount
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Removable Petal-Style Lens Hood
  • Soft Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Samyang SYDS50M-NEX specs

    Focal Length 50mm
    Lens Mount Sony E
    Format Full Frame
    Image Circle Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Maximum T-Stop T1.5
    Minimum T-Stop T22
    Diagonal Angle of View Super35: 30.8°
    Full Frame: 46.2°
    Minimum Focus Distance from Image Plane 1.5' / 0.45 m
    Optical Design 9 Elements in 6 Groups
    Iris Blades 8
    Gear MOD & Pitch Focus: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
    Iris: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
    Front Diameter Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Filter Thread 77 mm
    Focus Scales Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Electronic Communication Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Tripod Mounting Thread Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dimensions (W x H) 3.2 x 3.2" / 81.3 x 81.3 mm
    Length 4.0" / 100.7 mm
    Weight 21.2 oz / 600 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.2 x 5.2 x 5.1"

    Samyang SYDS50M-NEX reviews

    50mm T1.5 VDSLR AS UMC Lens for Sony E Mount is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cinema quality This lens has been better than expected. I needed a cinema-style manual focus lens for video work on my Sony FS5 and this lens is ALWAYS on my camera. Here's my estimation of the good and not-so good of it: The GOOD LIST: First off, the optics on this are simply fantastic. Sharp all over even wide open (which is why www buy lenses like this). In technical areas, it beats almost all lenses except for the Zeiss/ Loxia, but only marginally. It has beautiful bokeh and a very close minimal focal distance. The focus gears are tactile and throw is smooth. I love that there is a significant amount of throw needed to change focal plane, but no so much so that you can't operate handheld. The Not-So-Good: This lens will require you to make some tough compositional choices due to its close minimum focus distance. Bokeh is most pronounced when the subject is at the near end of your focal distance, so if you are buying this to get the big bulbous bokeh in shots, you will need to be close (within 5-7 feet) of your subject. The challenge here is that a 50mm on a Super 35 camera acts as a 75mm lens so you will be taking medium tight to tight shots to achieve the bokeh. If you want to keep your distance and get a 3/4 or wide shout of the subject with bokeh, you might want to look for a lens with a longer minimal focal distance. Overall, a gem of a lens.
    Date published: 2016-01-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from My first non kit lens, and I love it. Construction feels solid, image is nice, and if with my crop sensor, the low light performance is great. My only complaint is that there is sometimes a vibrating feeling from the lens while racking focus. I would recommend this lens, and I plan to buy a few more Samyang primes in the future. Be aware that there is no autofocus! Not an issue for me though.
    Date published: 2015-04-30
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    Samyang SYDS50M-NEX Q&A

    Samyang SYDS50M-NEX accessories

    Designed for use with:

    • Sony PXW-FS5
    • Sony PXW-FS7
    • Sony PXW-FS7M2
    • Sony PXW-FS7M2K
    • Sony Alpha A5000
    • Sony Alpha A5100
    • Sony Alpha A6000
    • Sony Alpha A6300
    • Sony Alpha A6500
    • Sony Alpha A7
    • Sony Alpha A7 II
    • Sony Alpha A7 III
    • Sony Alpha A7R
    • Sony Alpha A7R II
    • Sony Alpha A7R III
    • Sony Alpha A7S
    • Sony Alpha A7S II
    • Sony Alpha A9
    • Sony NXCAM NEX-EA50M
    • Sony XDCAM PXW-FS7
    • Sony A7R III
    • Sony NEX-EA50M
    • Sony NEX-EA50UH
    • Sony NEX-FS700R
    • Sony NEX-VG30
    • Sony NEX-VG900
    • Sony PXW-FS5
    • Sony PXW-FS5 Kit
    • Sony PXW-FS5M2
    • Sony PXW-FS7
    • Sony PXW-FS7M2
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