Samyang Optics has announced the AF 75mm F1.8 for Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless cameras. This telephoto autofocus lens, which Samyang says is the smallest and lightest AF telephoto for X-mount yet, offers a full-frame equivalent of about 112.5mm.
The Samyang 75mm F1.8 X is expected to be released by the end of March/beginning of April for a price of £395.
Samyang AF 75mm F1.8 X key features:
- 69.3mm/2.7in length, 257g/26.5oz weight
- 2 HR (High Refractive) and 3 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass elements
- Quiet AF for video recording
- “Preset Aperture Control” function
- Rubberized micro-patterned focus ring, hidden red ring, and matte finish
- Weather sealing applied to 5 different spots
February 28th, 2023, Seoul, South Korea – Samyang Optics (CEO Hwang Choong-hyun), a global optical brand,
announces the new AF 75mm F1.8 X designed for Fujifilm X-mount cameras. This new overwhelming lightweight
telephoto autofocus lens is the perfect match for the compact and lightweight Fujifilm X Series mirrorless digital
cameras. The AF 75mm F1.8 X offers a full-frame equivalent focal length of about 112.5mm.
Overwhelming Light Weight, Overwhelming Performance
The AF 75mm F1.8 X is superlight and compact, so it matches perfectly with compact APS-C sensor size mirrorless
Fujifilm cameras. Weighing only 257g (9.0oz), it is more than 2 times lighter than similar lenses in the market.
Thanks to its compact size and lightweight, it is suitable for use on a gimbal, in combination with the small and
light Fujifilm X series cameras.
This compact & lightweight prime lens offers outstanding performance with Samyang’s advanced optical
technology of over 50 years. The 2 HR (High Refractive) and 3 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass elements of this
new AF 75mm F1.8 X provide a stunning contrast and resolution in all areas of the image. This lens does not adopt
even a single aspherical glass in its elements so that it can create refined and smooth bokeh.
The AF 75mm F1.8 X is advantageous for video shooting with its reliable autofocus performance and new “Preset
Aperture Control” function on the “Custom Switch – Mode 2”. Now, the Fujifilm X-mount camera users can
control the depth of field more smoothly without noise or vibration when they are shooting videos.
Weather sealing is adopted on 5 spots, preventing the damage or contamination of dust, light rain, and snow.
AF 75mm F1.8 X Key Features:
Compact Size & Light Weight
The AF 75mm F1.8 X is the smallest (69.3mm/2.7in length) and lightest (257g/26.5oz weight) autofocus telephoto
lens designed for Fuji X-mount users. Its compact size and lightweight maximize the portability and usability and
it’s a great match to compact Fujifilm mirrorless cameras.
Excellent Resolution in All Areas of the Image
The 2 HR (High Refractive) and 3 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass elements of this new AF 75mm F1.8 X provide a
stunning contrast and resolution in all areas of the image. Samyang’s advanced coating technology maintains
excellent image sharpness and clear image even in poor lighting conditions.
Impressive Background with Refined and Beautiful Bokeh
The F1.8 maximum aperture of this new AF 75mm F1.8 X lens provides an extremely narrow depth of field
expression and amazing out-of-focus images. A 9-blade circular aperture design creates a beautifully blurred
background at a narrow depth of field. Its smooth bokeh and blurred background can make subjects stand out in
images with deep dimensional impact.
Fast and Accurate Auto Focus
The AF 75mm F1.8 X tracks the subject accurately and quickly, whilst the AF operates quietly and smoothly in
video recording mode. In particular, it is advantageous for video shooting as this compact and lightweight lens is
suitable for use on a gimbal, in combination with the small and light Fujifilm X series cameras.
Custom Switch Mode 1 & 2
The AF 75mm F1.8 X includes a new special feature, the “Preset Aperture Control” function on the “Custom
Switch – Mode 2”. You can control the depth of field more smoothly without noise and vibration when you record
videos in AF mode. On the “Custom Switch – Mode 1”, it operates with the “Focus Control” function in MF
shooting mode, so you can adjust the focus precisely, by rotating the focus ring. More functions will be added
through firmware updates in the future and you can check the detailed information on the official website.
Modern Design with Weather Sealing
The AF 75mm F1.8 X has adopted the Samyang AF 2nd generation design such as a rubberized micro-patterned
focus ring, hidden red ring, and matte finish, also weather sealing applied to 5 different spots.
*Camera Compatibility List
The Samyang AF 75mm F1.8 X is optimised for Fujifilm cameras featuring the X-Trans sensor, to provide stable AF
performance. You can check the ‘Camera Compatibility List’ on the samyanglens.com website.
* Please note that the list may change through firmware updates.
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