The Samyang V-AF Compact Autofocus Lens Set is Complete! The release of the V-AF Anamorphic MF Adapter 1.7x and V-AF 20mm T1.9 Lens
10 Jun 2024

The Samyang V-AF Compact Autofocus Lens Set is Complete! The release of the V-AF Anamorphic MF Adapter 1.7x and V-AF 20mm T1.9 Lens

By Marcus Swales | Technical Product Specialist, Holdan

Creating high-quality cinematic footage has never been easier, thanks to the new compact cine autofocus lenses from Samyang. Designed to enhance your filming experience, these lenses combine smooth and precise autofocus performance with a unified form factor optimised for gimbal and drone shooting. In this blog, we'll explore the impressive features and functionalities of these lenses, the recent releases and how they can all elevate your videography projects to the next level.

UNVEILING THE COMPACT CINE AUTOFOCUS LENSES

The now complete set of Samyang V-AF lenses includes 20mm T1.9, 24mm T1.9, 35mm T1.9, 45mm T1.9, 75mm T1.9 and 100mm T2.3 all available in Sony FE Fit. These lenses have truly brought innovation to the way content creators work, offering a perfect blend of convenience and versatility. Not to mention these lenses perform brilliantly for photography, an area that Samyang are no stranger to, especially in Sony FE mount. Being capable of both photo and video makes the set a big-time saver, removing the effort of changing lenses, plus you always have auto focus always on hand. With the addition of two V-AF accessories, the V-AF MF Adapter, and the V-AF Anamorphic MF Adapter 1.7x expands the versatility of these lenses and firmly establishes them as a go-to set for all environments. Here’s a closer look at what makes them stand out…

The Samyang V-AF Compact Autofocus Lens Set is Complete!

Unified Form Factor

One of the standout features of the Compact Cine Autofocus Lenses is their unified center of gravity. This uniformity significantly reduces the time needed for rebalancing when switching lenses on gimbals and drones. The consistent compact size and low weight of these lenses make them incredibly user-friendly, easy to transport and allow for quick and easy changes during shoots.

8K & Unified Colour Tone

Designed for high-resolution cameras up to 8K, the V-AF lenses offer a fast aperture and pleasing bokeh. Like professional video and cine lenses, the V-AF’s are unified in colour tone across the lens range helping to reduce post-production time. This also ensures that your footage maintains a consistent look and feel compared to using a mix of lenses or an unmatched set such as imagery lenses.

Expandability

The Compact Cine Autofocus Lenses are built with expandability in mind. They feature an electronic connector in front of the lens, enabling seamless communication with exclusive accessories such as the V-AF MF Adapter and the V-AF Anamorphic MF Adapter 1.7x.

Anamorphic Adapter

When paired with select T1.9 V-AF lenses, the V-AF Anamorphic MF Adapter 1.7x provides the brightest anamorphic solution on the market. The electronic contacts on the adapter facilitate easy operation and superior resolution, and make the lens compatible with the V-AF 24, 35, 45, 75, and 100mm lenses. Note that the V-AF 24mm lens is suitable for APS-C/Super 35 modes, only with the adapter.

Manual Focus Adapter

The Manual Focus (MF) Adapter is a standout accessory for the V-AF series, allowing for precise and detailed focus control. Compatible with Φ95mm sized matte boxes, the adapter features both feet and meter markings along with 300-degree rotation focus control.

To use all the new features of the V-AF accessories, ensure your lenses are updated to the latest firmware via the Samyang Lens station.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

The V-AF series comes equipped with several professional-grade features:

Custom Switch and Focus Hold Button: These features provide added flexibility and control during filming, similar to other modern Samyang lenses. The Custom Button offers a Focus Save function whilst the Custom Switch allows you to alter the focus ring function. The Custom Switch options can be adjusted via the Samyang Lens Station.

STM Focus Motor System: This well-reviewed system ensures smooth and silent autofocus, ideal for video recording. And when you want a larger focus throw, the MF Adapter is on hand or the Samyang Cine Kit is also compatible with the V-AF lens range.

Weather Sealed: The V-AF lenses are designed to withstand various weather conditions, including light rain, dust and snow. This makes them reliable for outdoor shoots or most days in the gloomy UK.

Tally Light: Featured on the front and side of the lenses, the bright LED supports you when shooting, clearly indicating red for recording and green for not recording. Ideal for recording in small spaces and self-shooting content.

It’s worth noting that each V-AF accessory includes a tally light on the front, replacing the lens LED allowing this to function thanks to the electronic contacts, on the front of the lens.

CONCLUSION

These Compact Cine Autofocus Lenses are a versatile and powerful addition to any filmmaker’s toolkit, or a brilliant start point for those entering the world of video. With their unified design, exceptional expandability, and high-resolution capabilities, these lenses offer unparalleled convenience and performance at a reasonable price. Transform your cinematic projects and streamline your workflow with these compact cine autofocus lenses today. If you have any questions or need support, our technical team are happy to assist you.

For more information please contact our Sales Desk:
+44 (0)1457 851000 | sales@holdan.co.uk.

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Samyang V-AF 100mm T2.3 FE
Samyang V-AF 100mm T2.3 FE

Autofocus, full frame, compact, fast aperture, telephoto cine lens - Sony FE Mount

Samyang V-AF 20mm T1.9 FE
Samyang V-AF 20mm T1.9 FE

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

Samyang V-AF 24mm T1.9 FE
Samyang V-AF 24mm T1.9 FE

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

Samyang V-AF 35mm T1.9 FE
Samyang V-AF 35mm T1.9 FE

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

Samyang V-AF 45mm T1.9 FE
Samyang V-AF 45mm T1.9 FE

Autofocus, full frame, compact, fast aperture, telephoto cine lens - Sony FE Mount

Samyang V-AF 75mm T1.9 FE
Samyang V-AF 75mm T1.9 FE

Autofocus, full frame, compact, fast aperture, telephoto cine lens - Sony FE Mount

Samyang V-AF MF Adapter
Samyang V-AF MF Adapter

Manual Focus Adapter for V-AF series

Samyang Cine Kit
Samyang Cine Kit

Cine Kit for Sony E mount lenses

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