Samyang V-AF 45mm T1.9 FE Announced – 4th Lens Added to Series

Samyang V-AF 45mm T1.9 FE Announced - 4th Lens Added to Series

Samyang has announced the release of their 4th V-AF hybrid cinema lens for Sony E-Mount cameras, the Samyang V-AF 45mm T1.9 FE. This release adds to the already available V-AF lineup of 24mm, 35mm, and 75mm. These hybrid cinema lenses all feature the same consistent size and weight, T1.9 aperture, and 300° manual focus rotation. Let’s take a closer look at this new lens and see what’s coming next for the V-AF lineup.

Samyang’s V-AF hybrid cinema lenses are a new series of Sony E-Mount lenses for filmmakers with a built-in M0.8 industry-standard focus ring and autofocus capabilities. Last fall, the company announced the creation of the new lineup, which includes a 20mm, 24mm, 35mm, 45mm, and 75mm lens. The Samyang V-AF 45mm T1.9 FE is the 4th lens to hit the market, with the 20mm V-AF expected by Q4 2023.

Check out our review to learn more about the Samyang V-AF lineup: Samyang V-AF Review – Best Option for Small & Lightweight E-Mount Primes

Samyang V-AF features

Image credit: Samyang

According to Samyang, the V-AF Series is the world’s first Cine autofocus lens for video creators, designed to make video content creation more convenient.

The Samyang V-AF lineup consists of five prime lenses specifically designed for filmmakers. The lenses have the same maximum aperture, physical size and weight, and unified color rendition. According to the company, this configuration makes them an ideal prime lens for anyone filming with Sony E-Mount cameras on a gimbal.

  • T1.9 cinema lens with autofocus
  • Supports sensors up to 8K
  • Lightweight & unified centre of gravity for gimbals/drones
  • Full-frame sensor coverage with a 43.3mm image circle
  • 58mm filter thread
  • Nine aperture blades
  • 300° focus rotation and industry-standard 0.8mod focus gears
  • Unified color tone
  • Multilayer coating to reduce flares
  • Two built-in tally lamps
  • Fron lens metal accessory mount with electronically controlled accessory options
Samyang V-AF 45mm T1.9 FE | Image credit: Samyang

Samyang V-AF 45mm T1.9 FE

The V-AF 45mm T1.9 FE expands the existing lineup of the V-AF series to 4 lenses: 24mm, 35mm, 45mm, and 75mm.

Maximum T-stopT1.9
Image Circle43.3mm
Angle of View52.3° (full frame) 35.3° (S35)
Minimum Focus Distance0.38m (1.25ft)
Filter Diameter58mm
Size72.2 x 72.1mm
Weight0.28 kg / 0.61 lbs
MountSony FE
Samyang V-AF 45mm T1.9 FE Specs
Image credit: Samyang

Price and availability

The Samyang V-AF 45mm T1.9 FE is available for pre-order now on Samyang’s website and is priced at $649. The 24mm, 35mm, and 75mm are available now at B&H, and cost between $649 to $699.

Samyang Manual Focus Adapter for V-AF. Image credit: Samyang

You might also be interested to learn about Samyang Manual Focus Adapter for V-AF, which is their first accessory for the V-AF series that uses the connector pins on the front of the lens.

For more information, please visit Samyang’s website here.

These lenses look like they are a fantastic option for Sony shooters who want a consistent prime lens set that can be used for manual and autofocus alike. I only wish they were available in RF mount!

Do you use Samyang/Rokinon lenses on your shoots? What do you think about the Samyang V-AF hybrid cinema lens series? Would you use these lenses with your Sony E-Mount cameras? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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