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Samyang 24mm f/1.8 AF Compact Lens for Sony E

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Samyang
Samyang 24mm f/1.8 AF Compact Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens / Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • 2 ASPH, 3 HR Index, and 2 ED Elements
  • UMC Ultra Multi-Coating
Combining a wide-angle perspective with a fast maximum aperture, this 24mm f/1.8 AF Compact Autofocus Lens from Samyang is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 36mm equivalent focal length when used on an APS-C camera body. Two extra-low dispersion elements, three high refractive index elements, and two aspherical elements are incorporated into the lens construction to help to control aberrations and distortions for increased clarity and sharpness. Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to all lens elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color fidelity. The bright f/1.8 maximum aperture excels in difficult lighting conditions and enables greater control over depth of field and focus placement. The Linear STM autofocus motor provides fast, quiet focus, and the lens barrel incorporates a custom function switch and a focus hold button for optimal focus control. The nine-blade diaphragm to produce a quality of bokeh.
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Samyang AF 24mm f/1.8 Overview

Combining a wide-angle perspective with a fast maximum aperture, this 24mm f/1.8 AF Compact Autofocus Lens from Samyang is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 36mm equivalent focal length when used on an APS-C camera body. Two extra-low dispersion elements, three high refractive index elements, and two aspherical elements are incorporated into the lens construction to help to control aberrations and distortions for increased clarity and sharpness. Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to all lens elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color fidelity. The bright f/1.8 maximum aperture excels in difficult lighting conditions and enables greater control over depth of field and focus placement. The Linear STM autofocus motor provides fast, quiet focus, and the lens barrel incorporates a custom function switch and a focus hold button for optimal focus control. The nine-blade diaphragm to produce a quality of bokeh.

This 24mm f/1.8 lens is designed for full-frame format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 36mm equivalent focal length when used on APS-C-format cameras.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture is ideal for working in low-light conditions and offers greater control over depth of field and focus position for selective focus applications.
Two extra-low dispersion elements, two aspherical elements, and three high refractive index elements are incorporated within the lens design and help to control chromatic aberrations as well as reduce color fringing for sharper, clearer imagery.
An Ultra Multi-Coating has been applied to all lens elements to suppress lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color accuracy.
The Linear STM autofocus motor and internal focus design maintains the overall length of the lens during use.
A non-rotating 58mm front filter mount enables the use of polarizing, graduated ND, and other filter types that require precise positioning.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out-of-focus quality when using selective focus or shallow depth of field techniques.
UPC: 084438767223

Samyang AF 24mm f/1.8 Specs

Focal Length24mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View83.7°
Minimum Focus Distance7.48" / 19 cm
Maximum Magnification0.21x
Optical Design11 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.6 x 2.8" / 65 x 71.5 mm
Weight8.1 oz / 230 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.055 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.4 x 5.2 x 5.1"

Samyang AF 24mm f/1.8 Reviews

Great Astro lens.

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-23

Bought this for an astrophotography trip to Utah and Arizona. Really liked the fact that it will automatically focus to infinity if you hold the focus hold button while turning the camera on. Also had the Sony 12 - 24mm F2.8 on the trip and I'd say the Samyang compares remarkably well.

Great lens!

By Martin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-13

I bought this lens to start taking pictures of the milky-way and it didn't disappoint! The auto infinity focus button makes it so easy to focus on the night sky!

Samyang 24mm 1.8

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-20

Have been quite impressed by this little lens by the sharpness and focus in lowlight shots.

Worth every penny!

By Francisco
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-25

I'm new to astrophotography. I normally do surfing photography and since I'm close to the Space Coast in Florida, I wanted something good to start in astrophotography while saving some money. After a few reviews decided to get it here at B&H which had the best price. I have taken some perfect shot of the stars in night with moonlight which isn't the best to do this. Don't hesitate. If is budget and quality, this lens gets you more for less.

One of my Favorite Lens

By Josef
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-21

Excellent image quality. Well design and well built. This is not only an Astro Lens. It is also a great Landscape photography lens.

love the lens

By Mit
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-28

I like this lens for astro photography. the auto infinity focus is the best. It has always nailed it

Night photography BEAST!!!

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-27

In my 30 years of night photography experience, I have never been more pleased with a lens for night shooting! Super sharp, light, f1.8, infinite focus button and seems more sharp than the Sony 24mm, which cost 3 times more than this prime. Oh yeah and the AF is faster than the Sony...sorry Sony I still love ya! -Jackpine Savage

Be aware of production tolerances.

By Arnold
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-20

I have read nothing but good reviews about this lens and I was especially intrigued by the astrophotography function. My initial impression was very positive with regards to Fit Form and Function and the quality feel. However, the copy of lens I received was soft, even in the center at f/1.8 which is claimed to be very sharp. As a matter of fact some reviews claim the lens is very sharp across the frame at f/1.8, but certainly not the copy I obtained. To make things worst, the lens is so de-centered that I think it may even be defective. One thing I have learned: It appears that websites that perform reviews get a selected, very good copy to the reviewer, but we might end up with a bad copy. Yes, the lens is reasonably priced, and if it were as promised, you would save a lot of money. But it isn't the case therefore, I trust the manufacturing quality rigor of Zeiss and pay more. I have uploaded images depicting how bad off-center this lens is. What a shame, I had to return it. I

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