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Samyang V-AF T1.9 Lineup of Lenses for Sony E-Mount Cameras Released

October 6th, 2022 Jump to Comment Section 4
Samyang V-AF T1.9 Lineup of Lenses for Sony E-Mount Cameras Released

Samyang recently announced a new lineup of hybrid cinema lenses with autofocus capabilities: the Samyang V-AF. Five lenses will be launched starting Q3 2022 until Q4 2023, including a 20mm, 24mm, 35mm, 45mm, and 75mm lens, each with a T1.9 maximum aperture. These lenses are compatible with Sony E-Mount cameras and cover full-frame sensors. Let’s take a closer look at this new Samyang lineup of lenses!

Korean lens manufacturer Samyang is well-known for making third-party lenses with an excellent price/feature ratio. Their Samyang Sony FE II lineup of autofocus lenses is a great example of the company’s dedication. On the cinema side, the XEEN/Rokinon cinema primes have been popular among independent filmmakers.

Recently, Samyang announced a new series of Sony E-Mount lenses for filmmakers with a built-in M0.8 industry-standard focus ring but with autofocus capabilities: the Samyang V-AF.

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Samyang V-AF features

The Samyang V-AF lineup consists of five prime lenses: 20mm, 24mm, 35mm, 45mm, and 75mm. In addition, all lenses feature a maximum aperture of T1.9.

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Furthermore, all lenses in the Samyang V-AF set do have a lot of things in common, including:

  • Every lens’ exact size and weight are 280g/0.6lbs with a length of 7.2cm
  • The same 43.3mm image circle, which covers full-frame sensors
  • A front filter diameter of 58mm, and an outside diameter of 70mm – this front diameter is a little strange, far from the standard 80/85/95mm outside diameter for clamp-on matte boxes
  • Nine aperture blades for smooth bokeh results
  • The focus ring rotates 300° and features industry-standard 0.8mod focus gears
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  • All lenses are weather-sealed, and the set’s color tone is unified, according to Samyang
  • There is a custom mode switch and focus hold button on the lens

As you can tell, Samyang did their homework with the V-AF line, and it looks like an appealing offering.

Image credit: Samyang

Unique feature and expandability

The front of the Samyang V-AF lenses features an interesting electronic connector. According to the company, it enables “communication between the V-AF lens and its exclusive accessories”. We don’t know what this accessory will be at launch, but it’s pretty intriguing. Furthermore, its mount is entirely made out of metal, so it should be able to take some weight.

Image credit: Samyang

Lastly, the Samyang V-AF lenses have a unique feature: there are two built-in tally lamps at the front and the mounting index of the lens. These tally lamps switch from green to red, which can be helpful for one-man-band filmmakers and YouTube content creators.

Image credit: Samyang

Pricing and availability

At the time of writing this article, only the 75mm T1.9 FE is available now for €505/$649. The 24 and 35mm T1.9 FE will launch in Q4 2022, the 45mm T1.9 FE in Q2 2023, and the 20mm T1.9 FE at the end of 2023.

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

What do you think about these new hybrid Samyang V-AF lenses? Are you thinking about getting these, or do you prefer waiting for the entire lens set to be available? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments down below!

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