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Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 FE II | Autofocus, full frame, fast aperture, wide-angle lens - Sony FE Mount


AF 35mm F1.4 FE II

Autofocus, full frame, fast aperture, wide-angle lens - Sony FE Mount

Product Code: SAMYANG8031

Suggested Retail Price £530+VAT

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ePHOTOzine review

5/5 plus editor choice 

Samyang has done it again, achieving an enviable balance between quality and cost that is a winning combination and duly receives the accolade of Editor's Choice

Review by John Riley
Goto review
NEW Samyang 35mm f/1.4 II vs Sony 35mm f/1.4 GM

The Samyang is absolutely razor sharp and a total steal in comparison to the G Master, possibly making it the best budget 35mm option currently available for Sony cameras

Review by Tom Calton
Goto review
Digital Camera World Review

The second edition of Samyang’s E-mount 35mm f/1.4 prime delivers exceptional sharpness and excellent all-round performance. It also adds some neat handling extras, compared with the original lens, yet still sells for around half the price of Sony’s own-brand FE 35mm F1.4 G Master All in all, the Samyang is a fabulous lens and outstanding value at the price

Review by Matthew Richards
Goto review
Amateur Photographer

This may be the most affordable lens of its type specifically designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras, but that doesn’t mean it compromises heavily on quality to hit a price point. Instead, it’s very respectable performer, delivering fine images in a wide range of shooting conditions. Autofocus is quick and quiet, and it’s robustly built to a much higher standard than the firm’s cheaper, smaller aperture optics.

Review by Andy Westlake
Goto review
  • Autofocus, full frame, fast aperture, wide-angle lens - Sony FE Mount
  • Designed for E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras with Sony E mount
  • Fast, precise, quiet AF operation and reliable AF tracking
  • Amazing resolution, sharp and clear from corner to corner
  • Optimized for portraits, landscapes, as well as shooting videos
  • Delivers Extremely Narrow Depth of Field with Refined Beautiful Bokeh
  • Weather-sealing protects the lens from light rain, snow and dust


  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.29m
  • Dimensions: 115mm
  • Filter Size: 67mm
  • Focal Length: 35mm
  • Maximum Aperture: F1.4
  • Maximum Diameter: 75mm
  • Minimum Aperture: F16
  • Mount Type: Sony FE
  • No. Diaphragm Blades: 9
  • Sensor Coverage: Full Frame
  • Weather Proof: Yes
  • Weight: 659g

2nd Generation of the AF 35mm F1.4 FE

Samyang is launching the AF 35mm F1.4 FE II, a second-generation evolution of its Full-frame Standard Prime lens that is optimized for portraits, landscapes, as well as shooting videos. It includes Samyang's key features: focus hold button and custom switch. Samyang’s announcement of this new AF 35mm F1.4 FE II means that both 50mm and 35mm, two major angles of view within Samyang's F1.4 FE lineup, have now been updated.

Sharp & Clear from Corner-to-Corner

The 2 ASP (aspherical) elements in this new AF 35mm F1.4 FE II lens deliver stunning contrast and amazing resolution. Samyang's advanced coating technology maintains superb image clarity, even in challenging lighting conditions. The corner-to-corner sharpness is maintained even at maximum aperture, so optical performance is consistent at all exposure settings. Furthermore, the AF 35mm F1.4 FE II provides more clearer images through CCI(Colour Contribution Index) improvement.

Faster, Precise, Quiet Auto Focus Performance

Samyang’s Linear Stepping Motor (STM) provides the high-thrust efficiency needed for fast, precise, quiet AF and tracking, thus maximizing the advantages of Sony E-Mount cameras. Compared to the previous AF 35mm F1.4 FE, this new AF 35mm F1.4 FE II is optimized for not only photo shooting, but also video shooting by minimizing vibration and noise. Tracking the subject accurately and quickly, the AF also operates quietly and smoothly when shooting video. Samyang's Linear STM satisfies both photographers and videographers with quieter and more accurate control of the focusing lens groups.

Delivers Extremely Narrow Depth of Field with Refined Beautiful Bokeh

The F1.4 maximum aperture of this new AF 35mm F1.4 FE II lens makes it easier to capture clear images in low light, even when shooting handheld. A 9-blade circular aperture design enhances its capability for stunningly beautiful background bokeh when desired. Smooth bokeh can make subjects stand out in images with deep dimensional impact.

Enhanced Operability and Reliability

Important features of the AF 35mm F1.4 FE II include: Customizable 1) Focus hold button & 2) Custom switch. Overall, this is a lens that meets professional requirements for control and reliability, for both stills and videos.

  1. Focus Hold Button
    Pressing this button on the lens will keep the lens locked to that focusing distance. You can assign functions such as Eye AF in settings on the camera body.
  2. Custom Switch
    There is a custom switch, which can be set to allow adjustment of the aperture silently, by rotating the focus ring. Using the optional Lens Station, you can set up the mode to suit your own preference*.

*More functions will be added through firmware updates in the future

Short Minimum Focal Distance 0.29m (0.95ft)

Minimum focal distance is just 29cm (0.95ft), making the lens even more versatile. It is possible to produce unique perspective close to the subject and makes it easier to take portraits with exaggerated features, food on tables, etc.

Modern Design & Weather-Sealing

The AF 35mm F1.4 FE II has been developed and enhanced, taking into consideration not only the design but also the user's shooting environment. It has an aluminium focus ring, which feels great to operate and the weather-sealing (in 4 areas) also protects the lens from light rain, snow and dust.

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Samyang Unveils its NEW 35mm F1.4 Auto Focus Prime Lens for Sony Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Samyang Optics, a global optical brand distributed exclusively by Holdan in UK and Ireland, announces the new AF 35mm F1.4 FE II lens, designed for full-frame Sony E-Mount cameras and Sony APS-C mirrorless cameras.

AF 35mm F1.4 FE II - Version 2

  • Improved video mode performance on Sony α7MⅡ
  • Improved operation stability

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