Samyang has announced a new addition to the V-AF series with the 100mm T2.3 FE, a compact cine auto-focus lens. This expansion now offers a complete range of focal lengths, from wide-angle to telephoto, catering to a diverse array of video content creation needs.
The V-AF series, known for its compact and lightweight design, is optimized for video shooting and is popular among various video creators, including content creators, small productions, and film cinematographers. The newly introduced 100mm T2.3 FE lens excels in shooting portraits and everyday scenes, maintaining subjects without perspective distortion. Despite being slightly longer than other lenses in the V-AF series, it maintains uniformity in weight, form factor, and features.
Key characteristics of the V-AF series include cinematic expression with smooth and precise auto-focus performance, support for up to 8K resolution video, and sharp image quality in low light with a shallow depth of field, thanks to its bright aperture. These lenses are designed to be lightweight, easing the burden on shooters and optimizing their use in gimbal and drone environments.
One of the standout features of the V-AF series is the Tally Lamp, which aids solo creators in monitoring their recording status. The new focus ring design enables attachment to Follow Focus gear without additional accessories, enhancing usability. Additionally, the lenses utilize front electronic contacts for connecting dedicated V-AF accessories, expanding shooting possibilities.
The unified form factor across the series, from wide-angle to telephoto, eliminates the need for readjustment when changing lenses, especially in gimbal or drone setups. The compact size and light weight of 280g make these lenses user-friendly, and the unique color tone across the series streamlines post-production processes.
The V-AF series is designed for high-resolution cameras up to 8K, offering fast apertures and precise bokeh. The lenses also feature consistent form factors and markings optimized for motion picture production, a tally lamp function for intuitive recording status indication, smooth focus transition with a 300° focus rotation angle, customizable focus ring functions, and a focus hold button.
Samyang’s incorporation of a linear STM autofocus motor ensures quick, quiet, and precise focusing performance. Additionally, the lenses are weather-sealed, offering dust and splash resistance, making them suitable for various shooting conditions.
With the addition of the 100mm T2.3 FE, the Samyang V-AF series stands as a comprehensive solution for filmmakers seeking quality, versatility, and ease of use in their lens selection.
To read more about the new 100mm T2.3 FE lens pop along to the Samyang website