In a press release today, Samyang Optics (also sold under the names Rokinon and Bower) have announced two new lenses designed for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras, marking their debut into the autofocus lens market.
Having thus far limited themselves to manual focus lenses, today brings us the Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS IF UMCAF and Samyang 14mm f/2.8 UMCAF autofocus lenses, offering both “standard” and very wide angle views.
The 50mm f/1.4 contains aspherical elements to minimise chromatic aberration, and ensure sharpness from edge to edge. Optimised for both Phase Detection and Contrast autofocus, it’s taking square aim at both the stills and video markets.
With full metal construction, the 50mm f/1.4 offers a 67mm filter thread and internal focusing allows working easily with polarisers and graduated NDs.
These Sony E-Mount lenses are designed for use with both full frame sensors of the Sony A7 system, as well as the Sony’s line of cropped sensor cameras.
More detailed specifications and prices are to be announced soon, and each lens comes with a three year warranty.
The lenses will be on display at Photo & Imaging Show 2016 in Seoul, South Korea this week, and will be available from the end of July.