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With a new Focus Hold feature and LED indicator, Samyang’s AF 24mm f/1.8 FE lens for astrophotography has been officially revealed. The lens is small and compact, and it works well with Sony E-Mount cameras.

The Samyang AF 24mm f/1.8 FE lens weights just 230g, has a length of 71mm, and has 11 elements in 8 classes (7 special elements – 2 ASP, 3 HR, 2 ED). It features a 9-bladed iris, a 58mm filter thread, and a 19-cm near focus gap.

For astrophotography, the Samyang AF 24mm f/1.8 FE Lens has a new feature named “Custom Mode,” which has a “Guided indicator.” The newly built Focus Hold button can be used to activate the “Custom Mode.”

Preorders at BHphoto should be available shortly. The Samyang AF 24mm f/1.8 FE Lens for Astrophotography has the following features:

The new tiny lens is designed for landscape and astrophotography photographers. Thanks to its compact size and light weight with minimized coma and short minimum focusing distance, you can enjoy photography day and night. This lens provides outstanding corner-to-corner image quality from maximum F1.8 aperture and smooth and natural-looking bokeh. The new features of Focus Hold Button and LED indicator maximize the usability for capturing the night sky.

Samyang AF 24mm f/1.8 FE Lens Specifications

Model NameAF 24mm F1.8 FE
Aperture RangeF1.8 ~ 22
Lens Optical Construction11 Elements in 8 Groups
Special LensASP 2, HR 3 , ED 2
CoatingUMC
Minimum Focusing Distance0.19m (0.62ft)
Magnification Ratio0.21x
Diaphragm Blades9
Filter Size (mm)Φ 58.0
Maximum Diameter(mm)Φ 65.0
MountSony FE
Angle of viewFull Frame 83.7˚
APS-C60.9˚
Length71.5mm / 2.8in
Weight230g / 8.1oz
Weather SealingO
AF/MF mode switchX
AF MotorLinear STM

Source: BestCameraFinder

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