Rokinon Launches Pre-Orders for AF 18mm f/2.8 FE Sony E-Mount Lens

Samyang has launched pre-orders for its new AF 18mm f/2.8 FE Sony E-Mount Lens under the company's Rokinon brand. The lens is now listed for $399 via B&H Photo-Video, and shipments are expected to begin in October.

The AF 18mm f/2.8 FE is an ultra-wide-angle prime lens with a full-frame 100-degree angle of view geared toward landscape, indoor, and astrophotography. Likewise, the device offers a travel-friendly design with a compact form factor and a weight of only 145g. The unit's optical construction consists of 9 elements in 8 groups, including 3 aspherical, 2 high refractive, and 3 low dispersion elements to provide high sharpness while minimizing aberrations and distortion. Finally, the lens also utilizes a Linear Stepper Motor for quick and consistent autofocus performance.

Rokinon AF 18mm f/2.8 FE Lens for Sony E

Here's a full rundown of specs per Samyang:

Aperture Range - F2.8 ~ 22
Lens optical Construction - 9 Elements in 8 Groups
Special lens - ASP 3, HR 2, ED 3
Coating - UMC
Minimum Focusing Distance - 0.25m (0.82ft)
Magnification Ratio - x 0.09
Diaphragm Blades - 7
Filter Size - 58.0mm
Maximum Diameter - 63.5mm
Mount - Sony FE
Angle of view Full Frame - 100.1˚
Angle of view ASP-C - 76.2˚
Length - 60.5mm
Weight - 145g
AF Motor - Linear STM

Source: Samyang