Rokinon, also known as Samyang, today announced a brand new lens for Sony E-Mount. The 45mm f/1.8 lens is compatible with full-frame E-mount cameras like Sony A7III, but will also work with their APS-C cameras thanks to the shared mount. The lens was designed to imitate the natural human field of vision of 53 degrees (on full-frame cameras).
The lens definitely won’t add a lot of weight to your kit, as it comes in at about 5.7 oz (162 grams). The minimum focus distance of 45 cm isn’t that impressive, but you can still get beautifully blurry backgrounds thanks to the bright f/1.8 aperture, which will surely help in low-light conditions as well. The 45mm f/1.8 focuses quickly and quietly and has 9 aperture blades.
Rokinon’s new lens is going to be released later in May.