New Samyang AF 24-70mm f/2.8 FE Lens Review

Digital Camera World published a new Samyang AF 24-70mm f/2.8 FE Lens review. The full in-depth review of the standard zoom lens can be found here.

Over all the lens presents a great value and should be considered alongside similar Sony and Tamron lenses. You can also check out the excerpts for the review below:

Overall, it’s a bargain buy for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.


  • Impressive performance
  • Robust weather-sealed build
  • Half the price of Sony’s competitor


  • No optical stabilization
  • Fairly stiff zoom ring
  • Typically chunky and weighty

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Samyang AF 24-70mm f/2.8 FE Firmware Update V2 Released

Samyang/Rokinon has added a new Linear MF Control to the Samyang AF 24-70mm f/2.8 FE in firmware version 2.

You will need a lens station to do the frimware update which you can download here and you can view the update details below:

Version 2
Date 2022-03-28
Details – Added custom mode function optimized for Cine Kit (Linear MF Control)
– Improved autofocus performance on video mode on Sony α7SⅡ

The Samyang 24-70 firmware update gives you the ability to have Linear Focusing. Here is a short video displaying the new feature:

Samyang launches first zoom lens, the AF 24-70mm F2.8 FE

Samyang has announced its first ever zoom lens, the AF 24-70mm F2.8 FE designed for use with Sony E-mount cameras. The brand-new Samyang AF 24-70mm F/2.8 FE which will be available in early November 2021

Samyang’s new all-in-one zoom lens is designed for stills and recording video. It’s comprised of 17 elements in 14 groups, of which there are two aspherical, one H-ASP, three HR and three ED elements.

The large aperture and nine-blade aperture promise smooth background blur, and its minimum focal distance of just 35cm means you can get very close to your subjects and shoot from a variety of perspectives. Continue reading “Samyang launches first zoom lens, the AF 24-70mm F2.8 FE”