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SAMYANG launches New AF 75mm F1.8 FE

‘Tiny but Absolute’ Portrait Lens for Sony E full frame Mirrorless Cameras


April 20th2020, Seoul, South Korea– Global optics brand Samyang Optics announces the launch of the telephoto AF 75mm F1.8 FE, a perfect portrait lens. This new lens weighs just 230g (without lens-hood or cap), making it the lightest and smallest autofocus 75mm lens currently on the market.

The AF 75mm F1.8 FE pursues the ‘minimalist’ lifestyle goal. It is compact and lightweight, with excellent performance and versatility. Sophisticated optics created by Samyang’s unique technology effectively control spherical aberrations, while maintaining outstanding resolution and beautiful bokeh. The lens delivers fast and stable autofocusing, using a new Stepping Motor (STM)-the Samyang AF system can turn every moment into a work of art you can experience. Also, the newly developed custom-switch allows you to control the function of the focus ring to your own preference. Experience Samyang’s next-generation lens with this new angle of view and AF system.

This new lens is the 5thmember of Samyang’s “Tiny but Almighty AF Series”. These lenses are the result of Samyang’s response to growing needs and market trends. According to the Camera & Imaging Products Association’s report of December 2019, the value of mirrorless camera sales increased in 2019(compared to the previous year)which means the interest in more advanced mirrorless cameras is on the rise. To lead the trend, Samyangintroduced their “Tiny but Almighty AF Series” in June 2017, with the AF 35mm F2.8 FE, weighing just85.6g and 33mm in length, but producing outstanding image quality for full-frame cameras. The series has been expanded with the 18mm F2.8, 24mm F2.8, and 45mm F1.8models -all being autofocus lenses for full-frame Sony E mount cameras. The latest AF 75mm F1.8 FE joins this blockbuster series, adding a telephoto focal length which is ideal for portraits.

Main Features

Innovation in Size: Surprisingly Small but Complete!

With various new lenses being released at the same time as smaller and lighter mirrorless cameras, it is difficult to find telephoto lenses that have been designed with their weight and size significantly reduced to match the compact nature of full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Samyang’s AF 75mm F1.8 FE reduces the burden on the photographer with its incredibly lightweight of 230g and maximizes portability, in a compact size that fits perfectly with mirrorless cameras. Now you can capture high-quality photos with a small portrait lens that you can easily carry around.

Enjoy Legendary 75mm Focal Length Portraits

Samyang has studied numerous focal lengths in order to develop the most suitable compact lens for impressive portraits. The 75mm focal length was legendary for portraits in the past and Samyang is the first brand to bring it back for full-frame mirrorless cameras. It effectively isolates the subject from, but still includes enough background to tell a story. It also helps maintain a comfortable distance between the photographer and subject, making his lens a perfect partner for both interior and exterior environments.

Beautiful Bokeh Which Can’t be Captured by a Smartphone

Samyang’s unique manufacturing technology has achieved a complete optical design, considering very thing from shape, colour, border and chromatic aberration. This lets you experience beautiful bokeh that is not simply obtained, but carefully designed.

Shallow Depth of Focus Creates Dramatic Portraits

Depth-of-field does not only come from the aperture. Samyang’s unique optical design, which shows a completely different depth of field with a similar angle of view and aperture, will make your daily photos stand out.

Small but Absolute Optics: 10 Elements Including 5Special Optics

With a total of 10 elements in 9 groups, Samyang use 5special elements (3 Extra-Low Dispersion and 2 High Refractive) to create results with incredible sharpness, low chromatic aberration and minimal distortion.

Advanced Auto Focus System

In accordance with the technology trend to consider images as well as video, the AF 75mm F1.8 FE lens utilizes a new Stepping Motor (STM)for fast, quiet and accurate focusing, helping the user to capture priceless moments effortlessly.

Custom Switch

The focus adjustment ring normally performs no function when using the lens in AF mode. To increase the usefulness of this ring, Samyang has introduced a ‘Custom Switch’, which allows the user to adjust the iris (aperture) by using the focus ring. The Custom Switch, which allows the operability of a traditional camera lens, adds various functions via firmware update, to the customer’s preference.


Model Name AF 75mm F1.8 FE
Aperture Range F1.8-22
Lens Optical Construction 10 Elements in 9 Groups
Special Lens 3 Extra Dispersion, 2 High Refractive
Coating UMC
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.69m (2.26ft)
Magnification Ratio X 0.13
Diaphragm Blades 9
Filter Size (mm) Φ 58.0
Maximum Diameter (mm) Φ 65.0
Angle of View Full Frame 32.9˚
APS-C 21.9˚
Length (mm) 69.0mm
Weight (g)

Without Lens Cap, Hood

Weight (g) 273g
AF Motor Linear STM


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