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SAMYANG Launches NEW AF 35-150mm F2-2.8 FE - The Fast All-Rounder Zoom

2023-04-03

SAMYANG Launches NEW AF 35-150mm F2-2.8 FE - The Fast All Rounder Zoom
for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras

Samyang Optics officially announces its new AF 35-150mm F2-2.8 FE, designed for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras on April 06, 2023.


The Fast All-Rounder Zoom

The Samyang AF 35-150mm F2-2.8 FE has a maximum aperture of F2 at its widest and F2.8 at the telephoto end, which covers the five main focal lengths (35/50/85/135/150). With its wide zoom range, the lens is designed as a fast all-rounder that covers a broad range of shooting scenarios, from portraits to travel. The premium design and performance from Samyang 2nd Generation lenses have been applied, and it also supports the key features of recent Sony mirrorless bodies, including Hybrid AF, Eye AF, Direct Manual Focus (DMF), and the AF assist function.



 

 

AF 35-150mm F2-2.8 FE Key Features

Covering everything between 35mm and 150mm 

Samyang has moved a step forward with its second zoom lens to provide a more convenient user experience. The lens is remarkably versatile as an all-rounder with a fast maximum aperture and provides solutions for photographers seeking to avoid changing lenses. Whilst primarily designed for portrait photographers, the wide zoom range is also useful for everyone shooting commercials, events and travel imagery.
 

Premium and solid design 

The 'Hidden Red Ring', which upgraded Samyang's premium design to the next level, makes the lens even more attractive. In addition, by applying a metal barrel, the build quality was improved and the lens was made more robust. A zoom lock switch helps users keep the lens set at its shortest 35mm position, making it more convenient and safe to carry. 



Outstanding Resolution, from corner-to-corner

With the latest optical design using special lenses for 12 out of the 21 total elements (in 18 groups), this lens demonstrates excellent optical performance throughout the zoom ranges from wide-angle to telephoto. When combined with Sony’s full-frame image sensor, the lens delivers superior sharp images from edge to edge. In addition, 'UMC (Ultra Multi-Coating)' technology is applied to minimize flare and ghosting, helping to produce natural and clear images.



Impressive bokeh with a bright F2-F2.8 aperture

A large aperture starting from F2 presents an attractive background blur to the image's out-of-focus areas. The lens effectively separates the subject from the background, using a shallow depth of field to capture a unique image in which the background is compressed. The clear and natural bokeh created by the 9 diaphragm blades makes it possible to capture beautiful night-time cityscapes.

 

Fast and accurate AF performance 

The Linear Stepping Motor, which provides high responsiveness and accuracy when shooting photos and videos, is excellent for tracking fast-moving subjects. The system is compatible with Sony's Fast Hybrid AF, and Eye AF features and allows in-camera lens correction for shading, chromatic aberration, and distortion.

 

Enhanced Functionality with the custom switch & button

Custom switches and buttons on the lens's side allow the user to control the lens completely. Users can change their preferred functions via three custom switches. If you set the custom switch to MODE 2, the focusing ring operates the aperture adjustment in AF position and Linear MF in the MF position. The unique video function “Dolly Shot” can be found in MODE 3. In addition, there are two focus save buttons in the MF position allowing users to naturally change focus between two subjects.



Optimized features for video shooting

The AF 35-150mm F2-2.8 FE is also optimised for videography, helping you shoot more professional and creative content.



1) Dolly Shot

A professional dolly can be expensive and challenging to operate, but this lens allows you to easily recreatethe effects of using one by rotating the zoom ring whilst tracking the subject.

2) Linear MF

In Linear MF mode, focus movement is constant regardless of the speed at which the focus ring is turned through its 300º rotation. When using a follow focus, this allows a more precise control.

3) Digital Par-Focal

After focusing on the subject in MF mode, the focus doesn’t require adjusting again, even when zoomed in or out. This allows filmmakers to reduce shooting time and allow accurate and stable shooting.



Short Minimum Focal Distance of 0.33m (1.08ft)

The AF 35-150mm F2-2.8 FE offers excellent close-up performance for an all-rounder zoom. With a MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.33m at 35mm and 0.85m at 150mm, you can easily get closeups with sharp details. Combined with the fast aperture of the lens, the background is beautifully blurred when close to the subject, making the lens even more versatile.



Weather-sealed design

Considering the users’ shooting environment, the lens is designed to be completely weather sealed at the mount and throughout the body. Weather sealing is adopted in 12 areas to prevent damage or contamination from dust, light rain, and snow.


 

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Detailed information on the fast all-rounder AF 35-150mm F2-2.8 FE lenscan be found on the Samyang Optics official website and social media channels below.

 


About Samyang

 

Based in South Korea, Samyang is a specialist optical manufacturer. Samyang Optics’ range of lenses is specially designed to deliver a superior optical and tactile experience, which allows creatives to concentrate on the pure essence of photography and cinematography.


 

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Samyang’s Guide to Achieving the Optimal Angle of View

The perfect spacing and distance are always necessary when shooting all kinds of subjects, including people, to give them a proper relationship with the beautiful space around them. So, what’s the exact distance that helps you best appreciate a work of art, or a photo?

The correct answer is the diagonal length of the full frame of a subject.

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The best standpoint from which to appreciate the full view of a subject is the distance of the diagonal length of the subject frame. This wider angle is superior to standing closer at a 50 degree angle to get a more detailed view. This notion of an ideal distance or view point is also applicable in the world of photography.

For still images, keeping a distance equal to the diagonal length of the full image surface is recommended. The full frame sensor of a digital camera is 36 x 24mm and the diagonal length is 43.26mm so any distance close to this number is nearer to the ideal than the currently accepted industry standard of 50mm.

Back when film cameras were common, 45mm was the industry standard and this continued as reflex cameras needed extra space to fit a mirror. However, as mirrorless cameras become more popular again, there has been a need to return to this industry standard…which is the impetus for the Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE. With less distortion than a 35mm lens and wider angles than a 55mm lens, the Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE is a perfect lens for portraits, landscapes, architecture photography, and pictures of pets.

What is Preset Aperture Control Function?

On the Preset Aperture Control function, the aperture blade operates smoothly like a "De-clicked lens", which is advantageous for video recording.
Fujifilm cameras are engineered to control the aperture according to the minimum exposure value(F-stop), so when the camera controls the aperture, it blinks momentarily to set the proper exposure.

AF 75mm F1.8 X intentionally disconnects the communication with the camera body and the lens itself on the Preset Aperture Control function, so it is possible to smoothly adjust the exposure without flickering. ISO and shutter speed are adjusted according to the changed exposure by controlling the aperture, so the exposure value can be changed even with the 1/2 F-stop.

What is Recommended Settings for Preset Aperture Control Function?

The Preset Aperture Control function operates only when shooting video(Movie mode) and the focusing mode of the camera is set to AF mode. Please set the aperture at f/1.8 before switching the "Custom Switch" to "Mode 2. It is recommended to set the "Exposure mode" as A mode (Aperture Priority AE) or M mode (Manual Exposure).

* How to use the “Preset Aperture Control” function?

1) Camera Body Setting
      AF Mode → Video Mode ('A' or 'M' mode) → Set the Aperture @F1.8
(2) Lens Setting
      Switch your "Custom Switch” to “Mode 2(M2)"
(3) Now, you're ready to use the Preset Aperture Control function with your focus ring

[What is Dolly Shot? How to shoot easily]

[What is Dolly shot?]

A dolly shot, also referred to as a tracking shot or trucking shot, is a camera movement technique used by cinematographers to track and follow a subject in motion. To achieve this, the camera is mounted on a device called a "dolly," which facilitates smooth tracking movement. The dolly can move in front of, behind, or alongside the subject, which can be a person, a location, a product, or any other object of focus in the frame. Through this, you can control the emotional distance between the subject and the viewer by highlighting the audiovisual and dramatic effects.

[How to take a Dolly Shot simply by handheld]

Tip. If the moving distance is long, the camera may shake, so please shoot at a focal length between 35 and 100mm.
1. Stand at a distance of about 1.5 to 2 meters away from the subject.
2. Set the custom switch to MF and Mode 3 and adjust the focal length to about 100mm.
3. After focusing on the subject, set the aperture to F8~16.
4. Slowly turn the zoom ring to the left (towards the wide-angle end) while using your upper body and arms to move the camera toward your subject.
5. Dolly Shot complete!
※ When shooting from a farther distance from the subject, use a cart or gimbal for more stable shooting.

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