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Samyang officially announces the Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 RF

Samyang today officially announced the AF 14mm F2.8 RF, as they say the world's first 14mm F2.8 AF lens for the RF mount.  Also I believe a world's first - the first auto focus third party lens for the RF mount.

This is a good thing, even if you don't want to purchase the Samyang lens, it means there's no technical hurdle with the RF mount, and that we should start to see Sigma, Tamron and other manufacturers bring their lenses to the RF mount.

Technical Details

Model name AF 14mm F2.8 RF
Aperture range F2.8 ~ 22
Lens optical construction 14 Elements in 10 groups
Special lens ASP 3, HR 1, ED 2
Coating UMC
Minium focusing distance 0.20m (0.66ft)
Maximum maginification ratio x 0.12
Filter size -
Number of blades 7
Filter Type Rear Filter
Mount Canon RF
Angle of view 35mm 113.9˚
APS-C 89.8˚
Maximum diameter Φ86mm
Length 95.3mm
Weight 484g
Weather Sealing O
AF/MF mode switch O
AF Motor Linear STM

Samyang's Press Release;

October 25th, 2019, Seoul, South Korea – A global optics brand Samyang Optics has announced the world’s first ‘AF 14mm F2.8 RF’ specifically designed for RF mount. Samyang Optics, known for its wide-angle lenses, packs 113.9 degree ultra-wide angle and excellent optical performance in a compact lens suitable for mirrorless cameras.

 

The World’s First AF 14mm F2.8 for RF mount

Samyang launched the first manual focus lenses for RF mount, MF 14mm F2.8 and MF 85mm F1.4 in last February to meet consumer demand for more lenses for Canon mirrorless RF cameras and now the new AF lens follows its steps. Samyang Optics, which first introduced autofocus lenses starting with the Sony FE mount in 2016, has taken the title of the world's first lens release in just three years, becoming one of the world's leading company in the global lens industry. In 2018, Samyang also launched the autofocus lenses for Canon EF mount and Nikon F mount, and the new RF lens is added to the line-up as the Canon RF mirrorless camera market grows. 

 

Outstanding Performance from the Master of Wide Angle Lens

From the world-renowned master of wide angle lenses, Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 RF has 14 lenses in 10 groups with 6 special lenses including 3 aspherical lenses, 1 high reflection lens and 2 extra-low dispersion lenses. Special glasses provides the minimum distortion and outstanding image quality from corner to corner in 113.9 degree of wide angle. Also 7 aperture blades creates soft and circular bokeh and sharp light-rays. 

 

 

Light and Compact Mirrorless AF Lens

RF camera users have to put an RF adapter on their Canon EF lens to enjoy a 14mm angle, at a size and weight that would not ideal for a mirrorless camera. The new Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 RF is designed exclusively to prioritize the user experience of mirrorless cameras. As a result, the length of the flange back was reduced and so the length and weight of the lens were also lowered to maximize the usability of users. It also minimizes the weight of the focusing lens for fast and accurate AF performance.

User-oriented Lens Device Design

The new lens is equipped with a switch that allows easy changing between AF and MF when manual focus is required or for fine adjustments. Dust and moisture resistant weather sealing ensures a more secure experience under the outside environment. There is also a rear filter holder on the mount to create more diverse images.

Globally Available in November

The Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 RF lens will be available worldwide in November. More detailed information about the product can be found on the official Samyang Optics website and social channels.


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