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Samyang AF 24mm f/1.8 FE Review - Verdict

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Value For Money

The Samyang AF 24mm f/1.8 lens is priced at £460. There is a huge choice of 24/25mm lenses for Sony FE full frame:

Even against all that competition, the new Samyang lens looks to be very good value for money.

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Samyang AF 24mm f/1.8 FE Verdict

The lens is compact, light, offers superb sharpness and lovely bokeh. What's not to like about such an optic? There are some signs of CA and some barrel distortion, not too excessive and correctable anyway in camera or in software. The 24mm focal length is just so useful, not only for astrophotography and landscapes but the whole gamut of traditional ultra-wide applications such as street, architecture, interiors and much more. For many years I used mainly 24mm and 100mm lenses as a mainstay of my own photography. We can add to that a small range of matching f/1.8 primes that complement the 24mm perfectly as a set.

The performance is superb, the price is right, the handling is superb. An obvious win for the Samyang AF 24mm f/1.8 FE lens and an Editor's choice from us.

Samyang AF 24mm f/1.8 FE Pros

  • Outstanding central sharpness
  • Excellent edge sharpness
  • Virtually silent AF and aperture
  • Light and compact
  • Lovely bokeh
  • Very well made
  • Weather sealing
  • Custom button for astrophotography
  • LED indicator for infinity lock
  • Superb flare control

Samyang AF 24mm f/1.8 FE Cons

  • Some CA, correctable
  • Some barrel distortion, correctable

Features4.5/5
Handling5/5
Performance4.5/5
Value5/5
Overall Verdict

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