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Samyang AF 75mm f/1.8 FE Lens for Sony E

BH #SA7518FSE • MFR #SYIO75AF-E
Samyang AF 75mm f/1.8 FE Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two High Refractive Index Elements
A unique short-telephoto lens well-suited for portraiture, the Samyang AF 75mm f/1.8 FE is a Sony E-mount prime characterized by its distinct focal length, compact design, and bright f/1.8 maximum aperture. The optical design incorporates a three extra-low dispersion elements and a pair of high refractive index elements, which help to suppress both chromatic and spherical aberrations for improved sharpness, color accuracy, and clarity. An Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to reduce flare and ghosting in order to achieve higher contrast when working in strong lighting conditions. 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. Additionally, a Custom Switch enables making intuitive adjustments of a variety of camera and exposure settings by rotating the lens's focusing ring.
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Samyang AF 75mm f/1.8 Overview

A unique short-telephoto lens well-suited for portraiture, the Samyang AF 75mm f/1.8 FE is a Sony E-mount prime characterized by its distinct focal length, compact design, and bright f/1.8 maximum aperture. The optical design incorporates a three extra-low dispersion elements and a pair of high refractive index elements, which help to suppress both chromatic and spherical aberrations for improved sharpness, color accuracy, and clarity. An Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to reduce flare and ghosting in order to achieve higher contrast when working in strong lighting conditions. 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. Additionally, a Custom Switch enables making intuitive adjustments of a variety of camera and exposure settings by rotating the lens's focusing ring.

Compact portrait-length prime is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 112.5mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture suits working in difficult lighting conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field for isolating subjects and working with selective focus.
Three extra-low dispersion elements reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color rendering.
Two high refractive index elements control spherical aberrations and distortion 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.
Custom switch can used for lens-based control over select exposure or shooting functions, such as aperture selection, with additional settings coming via future firmware updates.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
Included lens hood helps to block stray light from causing flare and ghosting.
UPC: 084438766448

Samyang AF 75mm f/1.8 Specs

Focal Length75mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View32.9°
Minimum Focus Distance2.26' / 69 cm
Maximum Magnification0.13x
Optical Design10 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.56 x 2.72" / 65 x 69 mm
Weight8.11 oz / 230 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.01 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.2 x 5.2 x 5.1"

Samyang AF 75mm f/1.8 Reviews

A portrait focal length that really works

By David
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-25

This focal length offers great alternatives to work at a reasonable distance from your subject to either capture head and shoulders or even full body portraits. The size and weight of this lens couldn't be better. The lens is reasonably sharp in the center and mid zone, but does get soft in the corners at the wide open apertures. But that's okay for portraits. Stopped down, to F/5.6 or 8, the image is quite sharp, but all focal lengths do exhibit some color fringing. Samyang has good optical formulas, but less stellar quality control. This is my second copy, the first stopped working on the first day I was using it. So far, the second copy seems to be fairly well centered and functional. If Samyang ever used their quality control processes, they would be a strong contender with the other third party lens manufacturers, but they need to address their QC if serious photographers are to develop more allegiance to their brand.

Works well for me

By Yao
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-17

Not that sharp but enough for me. Light weight due to the plastic body, which is a benefit for ones just record their lives.

Light and sharp

By Kitti 'Tom'
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-04

I have 85 1.4GM and also Sigma 85 Art. I love them for working. But for traveling light, hiking, and relax day. This Is the perfect combination to 35mm. Light and sharp. Works great on my A7RIII and A7R.

Light, Sharp

By Allen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-07

What a fun lens to use. It is sharp, AF works great and the collar can be programmed using optional lens station. One must just keep in mind the value proposition.

Nice, compact lens.

By Toby
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-02

This lens works great with the a7c. It's compact is a great match for that camera. It's sharp and auto focus works great with the latest firmware update.

a light weight gem for little money

By Stephan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-01

I bought this lens for video but I use it now a lot for photos as well, mostly portraits. The lens is already sharp quite open and stepped down en par with my best lenses with similar focal range. Low light autofocus performance seems to be better than my Sony 85mm f/1.8 and much better than adapted Sigma lenses. Colour rendition and bokeh is also good. One has to be careful with lens flare, but the deep lens hood helps to control it. Next to the really good optical performance the biggest advantage of the lens is the small size and weight. Happy that I bought it.

Pretty good

By Zachary R
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-17

Switchable focus / aperture ring feels really nice. Very compact and light. Image quality is good. Very shallow DoF. Audible AF. A little dark, even at F/1.8. Great for the price!

Super Small, Lightweight, and Sharp

By Irvin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-06

I love the lens sharpness, lightweight, and small size. I'd absolutely buy it again. The AF locks on nicely. I opted to sell my 24-70 f4 and buy these little samyang lenses, the 35mm, 45mm, and 75mm, and I'm super happy I did. Great paired on my Sony a7r IV.

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Does this lens include the latest firmware ...

Does this lens include the latest firmware updates or do I need to purchase the Samyang lens station to update the firmware?
Asked by: Jim
The latest firmware Sigma made for the Samyang AF 75mm f/1.8 FE Lens for Sony E was 10/23/2020. So chances are the lens has that firmware.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2022-03-27

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What is the outer diameter of this lens? I want to purchase a push-on lens cap (such as MFR #91-030379).
Asked by: John
The outer diameter of this lens is 2.56"/65mm.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-03-27

Is the auto focus quiet enough that shooting ...

Is the auto focus quiet enough that shooting video will not pick up hunting?
Asked by: David
The autofocus on this lens is very quiet.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-12-11

how fast and accurate is the autofocus on this ...

how fast and accurate is the autofocus on this lens? I'm thinking specifically for video recordings of moving subjects
Asked by: Daniel
The Samyang AF 75mm f/1.8 FE Lens for Sony E does have fast autofocus performance and would autofocus both for still photography and video recording shooting needs. You would be able to autofocus on moving subjects with this lens.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-03-27
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