Samyang becomes the first lens manufacturer to offer pure cinema lenses featuring autofocus along with a great T-stop rating.
The new cinema line of autofocus lenses all have these main features:
1. Small Size
The lenses are all the same size; a small 72.2 x 72..1 mm, making them optimal for gimbal balancing since the center of gravity will not change because of different lens sizes.
2. Low Weight
All of the lenses weigh the same; 280 grams or 0,62 pounds, which also is a factor that makes them very benificial for gimbal use.
As we've already declared, these lenses are the first cinema lenses to feature autofocus. We'll have to try them out to see how good and fast the autofocus is, but hopefully they'll be just as good as similar lenses on the market today.
4. Tally Lights
All of the lenses will also be fitted with two tally lights, which will turn red when filming and indicate that the camera is indeed recording — a feature that is great for solo shooters or vloggers.
Five New Lenses
These are the five different cinema lenses Samyang are releasing with autofocus capabilities:
1. Samyang V-AF 75mm T1.9
A prime lens with a focal length of 75 mm and a T-stop of 1.9.
2. Samyang V-AF 45mm T1.9
One prime lens with a focal length of 45 mm and a T-stop of 1.9.
3. Samyang V-AF 35mm T1.9
One prime lens with a focal length of 35 mm and a T-stop of 1.9.
4. Samyang V-AF 24mm T1.9
One prime lens with a focal length of 24 mm and a T-stop of 1.9.
5. Samyang V-AF 20mm T1.9
One wider prime lens with a focal length of 20 mm and a T-stop of 1.9.
Samyang released a roadmap of the cinema lenses, and they'll be released these quarters:
1. 2022 Q3
In the third quarter of 2022, this lens will be released:
- Samyang V-AF 75mm T1.9
2. 2022 Q4
In the fourth quarter of 2022, these two lenses will be released:
- Samyang V-AF 35mm T1.9
- Samyang V-AF 24mm T1.9
3. 2023 Q2
In the second quarter of 2023, this lens will be released:
- Samyang V-AF 45mm T1.9
4. 2023 Q4
The last lens in the series will be released in the fourth quarter of 2023:
- Samyang V-AF 20mm T1.9