First photos leak of Samyang’s upcoming AF 75mm f/1.8 for Fuji X

Feb 16, 2023

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First photos leak of Samyang’s upcoming AF 75mm f/1.8 for Fuji X

Feb 16, 2023

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Samyang seems to be working on a new autofocus 75mm f/1.8 lens, according to a leaked promotional image. What makes this different from their existing autofocus 75mm f/1.8 lens? Well, it looks like this one’s not going to be available for just Sony E Mount. This one’s coming for Fuji X mount, which means this is also likely going to be an APS-C lens. The previous Samyang 75mm f/1.8 for Sony is full-frame.

There’s no word yet on when the lens will be officially released, although it marks the second autofocus lens in Samyang’s X mount lineup since Fuji opened up the system to third parties. It joins Samyang’s 12mm f/2 for Fuji X, but with two lenses at such extremes, when are they going to start filling in the rest of the range in between?

No specs have been leaked along with the above image, which shows two angles of the lens. The text in the front view of the lens is a little too small to make out any details such as filter diameter, minimum focus distance or whatever happens to be written on it. On the side view, however, we can see a switch, presumably allowing the photographer to switch between auto and manual focus modes at will.

Beyond that, there’s not really much else to say just yet. It has a 75mm focal length, a maximum aperture of f/8 and it’s coming for at least Fuji X. Given that Samyang already has a 75mm f/1.8 for Sony E mount, I’m not so sure we’ll see an E mount version of this one for Sony’s crop bodies. We won’t see an RF mount version, probably won’t see a Z mount version, and there’s really no point making an L mount version, given that there aren’t any APS-C L mount bodies except the discontinued Leica CL.

This will make for an interesting portrait lens for Fuji shooters, offering a field of view equivalent to about a 112.5mm focal length on full frame. A little longer than some might use for portraits, but for outdoor location stuff, it could be perfect.

We’ll keep you posted as we hear more!

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6 responses to “First photos leak of Samyang’s upcoming AF 75mm f/1.8 for Fuji X”

  1. andrei ioan Avatar
    andrei ioan

    This one’s coming for Fuji X mount, which means this is also likely going to be an APS-C lens.

    Given that Samyang already has a 75mm f/1.8 for Sony E mount, I’m not so sure we’ll see an E mount version of this one for Sony’s crop bodies.

    wut? what are you on about here? it was already also and APS-C lens, but just for sony…

    1. Kaouthia Avatar
      Kaouthia

      The Samyang 75mm f/1.8 for Sony E Mount is full-frame, not APS-C – as you’d have discovered if you’d actually clicked on the linked article (or searched for the lens at pretty much any retailer who sells it around the world).

      https://www.diyphotography.net/samyang-officially-announces-their-new-lightweight-af-75mm-f-1-8-fe-lens-for-full-frame-sony/

      1. andrei ioan Avatar
        andrei ioan

        it’s not dedicated to APS-C, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it on an APS-C camera. you can use sony full frame lenses on sony crop bodies. your article implies the opposite

        1. Kaouthia Avatar
          Kaouthia

          You’ve just contradicted yourself. “It was already also and APS-C lens” – Those are the words that you said, I translated to English in my head to figure out what you were trying to say.

          The article did not imply that. You inferred that. That’s on you. Nowhere did it state or suggest that the full-frame lens could not be used on an APS-C body, but please, do tell me, how can the full-frame Sony E lens be used on an APS-C Fuji X body?

          APS-C lenses are typically also smaller and cheaper than their full-frame counterparts – even with the same focal length and aperture.

          Again, what you inferred from the article is on you. Thanks for playing.

          1. andrei ioan Avatar
            andrei ioan

            it was already also an APS-C lens = if it’s a full frame lens, meaning it can cover the whole full frame sensor, it can also cover the smaller APS-C sensor

            Nowhere did it state or suggest that the full-frame lens could not be used on an APS-C

            again:

            Samyang already has a 75mm f/1.8 for Sony E mount, I’m not so sure we’ll see an E mount version of this one for Sony’s crop bodies

            talking about E-mount compatibility here. there is an E-mount version but you’re not sure there will be another E-mount version of the same lens?

          2. Kaouthia Avatar
            Kaouthia

            An APS-C lens is designed for APS-C cameras, it does not cover the sensor on full-frame cameras. So, a full-frame lens and an APS-C lens are not the same thing even though both will work on APS-C cameras.

            It’s not the same lens. Go try trolling somebody else with your nonsense. :)