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Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 FE Lens for Sony E

BH #SA1828FFS • MFR #SYIO18AF-E
Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 FE Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical and Two HR Elements
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
Offering an ultra-wide field of view, the Sony E-mount AF 18mm f/2.8 FE from Samyang is also distinguished by its especially compact and lightweight design. The rectilinear wide-angle design is well-suited for landscape, architecture, and interior subjects, as well as being suitable for astrophotography applications. Its optical design includes a series of aspherical, high refractive index, and extra-low dispersion elements, which reduce a variety of aberrations in order to produce well-controlled, sharp, and clear imagery. An Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to individual elements to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy. Additionally, the lens's linear STM autofocus motor works in conjunction with Sony cameras' AF systems for quick, quiet, and precise focusing performance, and manual focus override is also available for more refined control.
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Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 Overview

Offering an ultra-wide field of view, the Sony E-mount AF 18mm f/2.8 FE from Samyang is also distinguished by its especially compact and lightweight design. The rectilinear wide-angle design is well-suited for landscape, architecture, and interior subjects, as well as being suitable for astrophotography applications. Its optical design includes a series of aspherical, high refractive index, and extra-low dispersion elements, which reduce a variety of aberrations in order to produce well-controlled, sharp, and clear imagery. An Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to individual elements to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy. Additionally, the lens's linear STM autofocus motor works in conjunction with Sony cameras' AF systems for quick, quiet, and precise focusing performance, and manual focus override is also available for more refined control.

Compact ultra wide-angle prime is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 27mm equivalent focal length.
The f/2.8 maximum aperture helps to achieve a compact, lightweight design while remaining suitable fast enough for working in available light conditions.
Three extra-low dispersion elements reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color rendering.
Three aspherical elements and two high refractive index elements control spherical aberrations and distortions for improved sharpness and resolution.
An Ultra Multi-Coating has been applied to individual elements in order to reduce flare and ghosting for increased contrast and a neutral color balance.
The integrated linear STM autofocus motor works in conjunction with Sony cameras' focusing systems for quick, quiet, and precise AF control. Manual focus override is also available for refining your focus position.
Internal focusing design maintains the overall lens length and prevents the front of the lens from rotating during use.
Included lens hood helps to block stray light from causing flare and ghosting.
UPC: 084438766226

Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
18mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
58 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
100.1°
Minimum Focus Distance
9.84" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.09x
Optical Design
9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.5 x 2.38" / 63.5 x 60.5 mm
Weight
5.11 oz / 145 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.72 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.9 x 4.7 x 4.7"

Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 Reviews

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Is firmware up to today?

Is firmware up to today?
Asked by: Thong
Yes, it has the latest firmware.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2019-11-10

Does this work with the dock, for adjustments, ...

Does this work with the dock, for adjustments, and firmware updates?
Asked by: James
Yes, to calibrate and do firmware updates you need the lens station, Samyang Lens Station for Sony E BH #SASYIOLSE • MFR #SYIOLS-E https://bhpho.to/2QbQnPF
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2020-03-12

Does this lens work in both full frame and asp-c ...

Does this lens work in both full frame and asp-c modes?
Asked by: Michael
Yes. As the Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 FE Lens for Sony E is designed for the larger full-frame sensor, it would be compatible for use on both full-frame E-mount cameras and APS-C sensor E-mount cameras. The larger full-frame lenses can be used on the smaller sensor as the larger lens' imaging circle covers the entire smaller sensor. However, if you use a lens designed for a smaller sensor on a camera designed for a larger sensor, the smaller imaging circle will not cover the larger sensor, and will crop the larger sensor and cause you to lose resolution. Simply put, you can put a full-frame lens on a smaller sensor without consequences to resolution. If you put a smaller lens or a larger sensor, the maximum resolution of the larger sensor is cropped.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2020-01-08

Will this work with the Ronin 4D with E Mount

Will this work with the Ronin 4D with E Mount
Asked by: Trey
If the E mount is used on the DJI Ronin 4D it will fit and it is light enough. But it has not been tested and is not listed as compatible.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2022-05-01

Do I have to be on super 35mm mode on my A7III ...

Do I have to be on super 35mm mode on my A7III since this is also for APSC cameras?
Asked by: Jehan
The Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 FE Lens for Sony E is a full frame lens so you can use it in any mode on the A7III. It can also be used on the crop frame cameras.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2022-07-31

What is the outer diameter?

What is the outer diameter?
Asked by: John
The outer diameter of this lens is 2.5"
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-10-13

Is this lens good enough to take advantage of the ...

Is this lens good enough to take advantage of the 42 megapixels of the A7riii or would you recommend something else? Thank you!!!
Asked by: Miguel
To take full advantage of the image quality that this camera can produce, the Zeiss Batis 18mm/2.8 would be an excellent choice.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2022-07-31

Does this work on Nikon Z cameras using the ...

Does this work on Nikon Z cameras using the Techart TZE Sony E to Nikon Z adaptor ? With auto-focus ?
Asked by: Cheuk Fang Richard
Yes, the autofocus will work with the adapter.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2022-07-31
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