Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE Sony Full Frame E Mount Lens

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Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE Sony Full Frame E Mount Lens

  • 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

Tiny But Premium
With less distortion than 35mm lenses and a wider angle than 50mm, the AF 45mm F1.8 FE opens up a range of photographic styles and themes. This lens will deliver the high contrast and dimensionality typical of specialised lenses while retaining spectacular resolution thanks to an outstanding optical design. Photographers can take advantage of the bright F1.8 aperture, delivering blurry backgrounds, and the 9 aperture blades that produce striking Sunstar effects, adding creativity to every picture. In addition, the lens is compact (5.61cm) and light (162g) so it is highly portable.

45mm is the new gold standard when it comes to the field of view, providing the 53 degree angle that most naturally fits the human field of vision.

The Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE has been designed to provide the most suitable angle of view to imitate the natural human field of vision (53 degrees), and its design sets a new standard in lens craftsmanship. Freed from the design limitations of lenses for reflex cameras, and embracing the strengths of optical designs for mirrorless cameras, Samyang brings you a new breed of standard lens.

Delivering closer, clearer pictures even at a close focus distance of 45cm
With a minimum focus distance of 45cm, the Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE offers you a feeling of intimacy which is crucial to taking close up pictures of babies and pets. At only 162g, the AF 45mm F1.8 FE is so light you can carry it with you anywhere and everywhere.

Achieve beautiful blurry backgrounds with a bright F1.8 aperture
The bright aperture of the F1.8 allows many different expressions of photographic depth. A shallow depth of field provides a beautiful blurry background that highlights a subject and emphasises its liveliness, while also providing a range of perspectives when portraying a variety of subjects like babies, pets, and food.

Weighing only 162g, it’s a perfect lens for small, light, mirrorless cameras.
This light, compact lens complements the strengths of mirrorless cameras. With 40 years of excellence in lens design, Samyang has created an optic that will give the photographer a clear resolution without weighing them down. It’s a lens so light that it will fit in the palm of your hand, and so quiet that you can enjoy it in any situation.

The iris mechanism uses 9 aperture blades to create brightly defined sunstars.
With 9 aperture blades, this lens offers consistent, beautiful bokeh, and clearly defined sunstars when the aperture is stopped down. Whether it’s day or night, those sunstars will add extra panache to any photo.

Fast, precise and quiet autofocusing
Never miss another unforgettable moment with this fast, smooth autofocus with zero vibrations. With its Linear Activator Step Motor technology, you can experience consistent, internal auto-focusing, which is fast and stable.

Model Name

AF 45mm F1.8 FE

Aperture Range F1.8 ~ 22
Lens optical Construction

7 Elements in 6 Groups

Special lens ASP 2, ED 1
Coating UMC
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.45 m (1.48ft)
Magnification Ratio x 0.12
Diaphragm Blades 9
Filter Size 49.0mm
Maximum Diameter 61.8mm
Mount Sony FE
Angle of view  
Full Frame 52.31 ˚
APS-C 35.31 ˚
Length 56.1mm
Weight 162g
AF Motor Linear STM

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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