Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with E Mount
What type of photography is the Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Lenses in Sony E Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Reasons to Buy Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| AF/MF Switch on Lens
| Mode Switch on Lens
| Hood supplied
| Fast Aperture at Wide end
| Fast Aperture at Tele end
| Constant f2.8 aperture throughout the range
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| 9 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
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| Lens Extents while zooming
Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF is compatible with cameras that have a Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7C Mark II, Sony A7CR and Sony A6700.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF has a maximum diameter of 88mm and total length of 129mm when not extended. It weighs 1027g / 36.2 oz.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF and Sigma 24-70 F2.8 DG DN Art (Sony E mount) to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life. Check the detailed comparison of these two lenses here.
Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF has a filter thread of 82mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF:
Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF has a focal range of 24-70mm and 2.9X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 36 - 105mm.
The Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF is a weather-sealed lens, which provides extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have effective protection, you have to pair the Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Sony A7C Mark II, Sony A7CR and Sony A6700.
Optical Image Stabilization
Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Sony FE 24-70mm F4 OSS in Sony E mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF MTF Charts
Below you can find the MTF chart of Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF which would give an idea of the its contrast and resolution from the center to its edges.
Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.27x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.35m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.27x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Standard Zoom type Sony E mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f2.8 from 24mm all the way to the 70mm .
Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF's optical formula consists of 17 elements in 14 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF comes with a removable petal shaped lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF Official Video
Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF is available in Black color.
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