Leaked images show a short new 24mm f/2.8 Sony lens from Samyang

Jun 7, 2018

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Leaked images show a short new 24mm f/2.8 Sony lens from Samyang

Jun 7, 2018

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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It seems like every lens manufacturer’s pushing hard on the Sony FE mount these days. Sigma have 9 of their lenses coming out in a native FE mount. Zeiss look set to announce a new Batis 40mm f/2.0 soon, and now Samyang. There’s not really anything known about the lens other than what we can see in the pictures. But we do have pictures, thanks to Nokishita.

So, what do we know? Well, we know it’s made by Samyang, we know it’s a 24mm lens with an f/2.8 maximum aperture, and it’s for full frame Sony FE mount cameras. It also has a minimum focus distance of 24cm (0.79ft) and a filter diameter of 49mm. Beyond that, your guess is as good as ours.

There’s no word on when we’ll hear an official announcement. So, obviously no clue as to price or availability. But with the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art available for $849, a relatively slow f/2.8 is going to have to come in at a very low price in order to compete – even if it is much smaller than the Sigma.

And it’s possible that it will. It looks very similar to Samyang’s 35mm f/2.8 FE if the images above are to be believed. That lens currently sells for $299, so chances are this one will be similarly priced.

[via Nokishita]

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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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2 responses to “Leaked images show a short new 24mm f/2.8 Sony lens from Samyang”

  1. Stefan Nilsson Avatar
    Stefan Nilsson

    What do you mean slow for a prime? It’s more like pancake lens. Not designed for wide aperture. Different kind of use. Just like the have 35/1.4 and 35/2.8. So perhaps we will get to see a 24/1.4 AF soon too.

  2. Huge Dom Avatar
    Huge Dom

    Let see if they will make one for the NOCT system…