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SAMYANG Launches New AF 75mm F1.8 X - Lightweight Telephoto AutoFocus Lens for Fuji X-Mount

2023-02-21

SAMYANG Launches New AF 75mm F1.8 X
Lightweight Telephoto AutoFocus Lens for Fuji X-Mount

February 28th, 2023, Seoul, South Korea - Samyang Optics (CEO Hwang Choong-hyun), a global optical brand, announces the new AF 75mm F1.8 X designed for Fujifilm X-mount cameras. This new overwhelming lightweight telephoto autofocus lens is the perfect match for the compact and lightweight Fujifilm X Series mirrorless digital cameras. The AF 75mm F1.8 X offers a full-frame equivalent focal length of about 112.5mm.


Overwhelming Light Weight, 

Overwhelming Performance

The AF 75mm F1.8 X is superlight and compact so it matches perfectly with compact APS-C sensor size mirrorless Fujifilm cameras. Weighing only 257g (9.0oz), it is more than 2 times lighter than similar lenses in the market. Thanks to its compact size and lightweight, it is suitable for use on a gimbal, in combination with the small and light Fujifilm X series cameras.

 

This compact & lightweight prime lens offers outstanding performance with Samyang’s advanced optical technology of over 50 years. The 2 HR (High Refractive) and 3 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass elements of this new AF 75mm F1.8 X provide a stunning contrast and resolution in all areas of the image. This lens does not adopt even a single aspherical glass in its elements so that it can create refined and smooth bokeh.

 

The AF 75mm F1.8 X is advantageous for video shooting with its reliable autofocus performance and new “Preset Aperture Control” function on the “Custom Switch - Mode 2”. Now, the Fujifilm X-mount camera users can control the depth of field more smoothly without noise or vibration when they are shooting videos.

 

Weather sealing is adopted on 5 spots, preventing the damage or contamination of dust, light rain, and snow.




 

 

AF 75mm F1.8 X Key Features

Compact Size & Light Weight 

The AF 75mm F1.8 X is the smallest (69.3mm/2.7in length) and lightest (257g/9.0oz weight) autofocus telephoto lens designed for Fuji X-mount users. Its compact size and lightweight maximize the portability and usability and it's a great match to compact Fujifilm mirrorless cameras.

 

Excellent Resolution in All Areas of the Image

The 2 HR (High Refractive) and 3 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass elements of this new AF 75mm F1.8 X provide a stunning contrast and resolution in all areas of the image.Samyang's advanced coating technology maintains excellent image sharpness and clear image even in poor lighting conditions. 


Impressive Background with Refined and Beautiful Bokeh

The F1.8 maximum aperture of this new AF 75mm F1.8 X lens provides an extremely narrow depth of field expression and amazing out-of-focus images. A 9-blade circular aperture design creates a beautifully blurred background at a narrow depth of field. Its smooth bokeh and blurred background can make subjects stand out in images with deep dimensional impact.

 

Fast and Accurate Auto Focus

The AF 75mm F1.8 X tracks the subject accurately and quickly, whilst the AF operates quietly and smoothly in video recording mode. In particular, it is advantageous for video shooting as this compact and lightweight lens is suitable for use on a gimbal, in combination with the small and light Fujifilm X series cameras.
 

Custom Switch Mode 1 & 2

The AF 75mm F1.8 X includes a new special feature, the “Preset Aperture Control” function on the "Custom Switch - Mode 2”. You can control the depth of field more smoothly without noise and vibration when you record videos in AF mode. On the "Custom Switch - Mode 1”, it operates with the “Focus Control” function in MF shooting mode, so you can adjust the focus precisely, by rotating the focus ring. More functions will be added through firmware updates in the future and you can check the detailed information on the official website.

 

Modern Design with Weather Sealing

The AF 75mm F1.8 X has adopted the Samyang AF 2nd generation design such as a rubberized micro-patterned focus ring, hidden red ring, and matte finish, also weather sealing applied to 5 different spots.

 

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*Camera Compatibility List 

The Samyang AF 75mmF1.8 X is optimized for Fujifilm cameras featuring the X-Trans sensor, in order to provide stable AF performance. You can check the 'Camera Compatibility List' on the samyanglens.com website.

Please note that the list may change through firmware updates.

 

More detailed information about the AF 75mmF1.8X can be found on the Samyang Lens official site and social media channels below:


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Samyang’s Guide to Achieving the Optimal Angle of View

The perfect spacing and distance are always necessary when shooting all kinds of subjects, including people, to give them a proper relationship with the beautiful space around them. So, what’s the exact distance that helps you best appreciate a work of art, or a photo?

The correct answer is the diagonal length of the full frame of a subject.

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The best standpoint from which to appreciate the full view of a subject is the distance of the diagonal length of the subject frame. This wider angle is superior to standing closer at a 50 degree angle to get a more detailed view. This notion of an ideal distance or view point is also applicable in the world of photography.

For still images, keeping a distance equal to the diagonal length of the full image surface is recommended. The full frame sensor of a digital camera is 36 x 24mm and the diagonal length is 43.26mm so any distance close to this number is nearer to the ideal than the currently accepted industry standard of 50mm.

Back when film cameras were common, 45mm was the industry standard and this continued as reflex cameras needed extra space to fit a mirror. However, as mirrorless cameras become more popular again, there has been a need to return to this industry standard…which is the impetus for the Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE. With less distortion than a 35mm lens and wider angles than a 55mm lens, the Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE is a perfect lens for portraits, landscapes, architecture photography, and pictures of pets.

What is Preset Aperture Control Function?

On the Preset Aperture Control function, the aperture blade operates smoothly like a "De-clicked lens", which is advantageous for video recording.
Fujifilm cameras are engineered to control the aperture according to the minimum exposure value(F-stop), so when the camera controls the aperture, it blinks momentarily to set the proper exposure.

AF 75mm F1.8 X intentionally disconnects the communication with the camera body and the lens itself on the Preset Aperture Control function, so it is possible to smoothly adjust the exposure without flickering. ISO and shutter speed are adjusted according to the changed exposure by controlling the aperture, so the exposure value can be changed even with the 1/2 F-stop.

What is Recommended Settings for Preset Aperture Control Function?

The Preset Aperture Control function operates only when shooting video(Movie mode) and the focusing mode of the camera is set to AF mode. Please set the aperture at f/1.8 before switching the "Custom Switch" to "Mode 2. It is recommended to set the "Exposure mode" as A mode (Aperture Priority AE) or M mode (Manual Exposure).

* How to use the “Preset Aperture Control” function?

1) Camera Body Setting
      AF Mode → Video Mode ('A' or 'M' mode) → Set the Aperture @F1.8
(2) Lens Setting
      Switch your "Custom Switch” to “Mode 2(M2)"
(3) Now, you're ready to use the Preset Aperture Control function with your focus ring

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