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Reinvigorate video and stills photography with Samyang’s AF 24-70mm f/2.8 FE zoom lens

THE STANDARD FOR zoom lenses is constantly evolving, but versatility and universality remain paramount – so welcome the AF 24-70mm f/2.8 FE. While the market is saturated with similar focal lengths, Samyang looks at things differently. An all-encompassing zoom lens, that takes outstanding stills and video, forms their rebellion against acquiescence. Optimised for video with supplementary features, it accommodates the shift in user trends. Consumers wanting higher performance correlates with a growing need for exemplary video shooting and specialised functions. For full-frame camera users, the lens delivers a 24-70mm angle of view and f/2.8 bright maximum aperture throughout the entire zoom range. Parfocal, cinematic video AF and linear manual focus control are all optimised for video

shooting. You will often find expensive cine lenses are parfocal. Stability, focus, convenience and manoeuvrability are a given. If searching for mesmerising bokeh and background blur, the AF 24- 70mm’s large-diameter aperture separates the subject from the background, using a shallow depth- of-field to capture a unique image of an ultra-wide angle. Nine diaphragm blades create smooth and natural bokeh with light splitting. With a minimum focal distance of just 35cm, it’s easier to take portraits with exaggerated features, food content or narrow interior shots. Undeniably versatile, the AF 24-70mm zoom offers a unique perspective close to the subject. And the Custom Switch can tailor functions to fit your style. Samyang satisfies both photographers and videographers, with noticeably quieter and more accurate control of larger, heavier focusing groups which occur in zoom lenses. The watchword is usability. Samyang has paid attention to the user’s shooting environment, coupled with design advancements. A micro-patterned rubber focus ring is effortless to operate, while weather-sealing protects the lens from light rain, snow and dust. Welcome to the complete package. To celebrate our 100th edition, we are giving you the chance to win your own AF 24-70mm f/2.8 FE. Just head to page 43 for more info.

WORTH £828

SPECS ›  Aperture range F/2.8-22 ›  Construction 17 elements in 14 groups ›  Minimum focusing distance 35cm (1.15ft) ›  Diaphragm blades Nine ›  Mount Sony FE

›  Length 128.5mm/5.1in ›  Weight 1027g/36.2oz

MAINTAIN YOUR VISION Samyang’s lens coatings help defeat flare and ghosting


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