Rokinon AF 45mm f/1.8 FE Lens for Sony E Mount Now Available for Pre-Order


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Samyang has detailed its new AF 45mm f/1.8 FE Lens for Sony E Mount cameras. Pre-orders are now live under the company's Rokinon brand via B&H Photo-Video for $399. Shipments are expected to launch by the end of the month.

Part of the company's Tiny Series, the Rokinon AF 45mm f/1.8 FE is normal-length prime lens with a compact form factor geared toward photographing children, animals, landscapes, and nature. The unit's optical design features 7 elements in 6 groups with two aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element to help reduce spherical and chromatic aberrations. In addition, the device incorporates a rounded nine-blade diaphragm for shallow depth of field effects. 

Meanwhile, an STM autofocus motor is implemented as well, for quick and quiet focusing performance. Likewise, manual focus override is also supported. Finally, the lens uses an Ultra Multi-Coating to improve contrast and minimize flare and ghosting.

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Here's a full rundown of key specs per Rokinon and B&H Photo-Video:

• E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
• Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
• One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
• Two Aspherical Elements
• Ultra Multi-Coating
• Linear STM AF Motor, MF Override
• Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Source: Samyang