Samyang’s new 24-70mm F2.8 AF parfocal lens is accessible to buy for ~$900, however solely in Thailand (for now): Digital Images Evaluate

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Samyang, which can be offered below the Rokinon and Bowens model names, has launched a 24–70mm F2.8 autofocus (AF) lens for Sony E mount digicam methods. Whereas the lens is accessible to buy, it appears it’s restricted solely to 1 on-line retailer in Thailand in the intervening time.

The lens is constructed of 17 components in 14 teams, together with two aspherical components, three high-refractive components, three extra-low dispersion components and a single ‘HB’ factor. One factor additionally options Samyang’s UMB coating for lowered ghosting and flares. Different options inlcude a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, an aperture vary of F2.8 by means of F22, a minimal focusing distance of 35cm (1.15ft) and an 82mm entrance filter thread.

As with different Samyang AF lenses, this 24–70mm F2.8 lens makes use of the corporate’s linear stepping motor (STM) autofocus system. What’s distinctive about this lens, nonetheless, is that it’s parfocal, that means as soon as the main target is about, altering the focal size of the lens received’t have an effect on the main target level, as a result of components inside compensating accordingly. This type of function is most frequently seen in dearer cinema lenses, because it prevents the necessity to rack focus if you’re zooming in on a topic.

The lens is weather-sealed and includes a customizable sliding swap on the barrel that may flip the main target ring into an aperture ring with a fast flip of the swap. Beneath is a single pattern photograph, allegedly taken with the lens, in response to the product web page.

Because it stands, the lens is barely out there to buy by means of Thai retailer Shopee for ฿29,900 (bhat), which converts to roughly $900. Now we have contacted Samyang/Rokinon for extra particulars on the lens and can replace accordingly once we obtain a response.

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