A fast zoom lens with a high focal length coverage is presented by Samyang for Sony mirrorless cameras with full-frame sensor. The 35-150mm optic is designed as a fast all-in-one zoom lens that covers a wide range of shooting scenarios, from portraits to travel. It offers a maximum aperture of F2.0 at wide-angle and F2.8 at telephoto, as well as some video optimizations, though the lens barrel lengthens as you zoom.
Samyang AF 35-150mm F2.0-2.8 FE
The optical design of the Samyang AF 35-150mm F2.0-2.8 FE comprises 21 elements in 18 groups, including 2 ASP, 1 HB, 3 HR and 6 ED elements; the lens weighs 1.224 kg. The closest focusing distance is 33cm at wide angle and 85cm at telephoto. The iris consists of 9 blades.
A linear stepper motor (STM) is said to provide the precision needed for fast, reliable and, not least, quiet autofocus at all focal lengths. The system is compatible with Sony's Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF camera functions, as well as in-camera lens corrections for vignetting, chromatic aberration and distortion.
During filming, the AF speed is said to be adjusted to reduce fluctuations and maintain a smooth and harmonious shot. During manual focusing, the torque of the focus ring behaves linearly, and the lens is also parfocally co-designed - the focus point remains the same during zooming. So during a video recording, the focal length can be changed without refocusing.
On the side of the lens there are two rubberized focus hold buttons, also a custom switch is available to change the focus ring to an aperture ring. The settings of the two custom switch modes can be adjusted to your own needs with the separately available Samyang Lens Station. Firmware updates can also be applied with the separately available Lens Station. A locking switch on the body of the lens can hold the zoom position and protects against accidental focal length changes.
A Samyang Weather Sealing is fitted in 12 places and is designed to prevent damage or contamination from dust, light rain and snow. The one for all? Samyang AF 35-150mm F2.0-2.8 zoom lens for Sony Alpha E lens is scheduled to start shipping in early May 2023 and costs 1,349.