Rokinon as they are known in the US or Samyang in Europe have announced their new AF 45mm F1.8 lens for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras.
The autofocus lens consists of seven elements in six groups, including two aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element. Certain elements inside the design also feature Rokinon’s ‘Ultra Multi-Coating,’ which is said to help reduce flare and ghosting.
There’s a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, an aperture range between F1.8 and F22 and a minimum focus distance of 45cm. The lens measures 61.8mm (2.43in) by 56.1mm (2.21in) and weighs in at 162g (5.7oz).
The Rokinon AF 45mm F1.8 lens is available to pre-order for $399 in the US and £349.99 in the UK. Orders are expected to ship at the end of May 2019.
Here’s an early review from Christopher Frost:
Further details and sample images can be found on the Samyang Optics website here.
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