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Five Samyang lenses now compatible with Sony A7 and A7R

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Five Samyang lenses now compatible with Sony A7 and A7R

Five Samyang lenses have been modified to become compatible with the new Sony E-mount full frame cameras: the A7 and A7R.

Sony has amazed the whole world with the launch of a new series of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras with full frame image sensors. The A7 and A7R are the first photography-related E-mount cameras with FF sensors and they are available right now at decent prices in a compact form factor.

Although they are compatible with all current E-mount lenses, the optics will work in crop mode and this is simply not satisfactory for people who have chosen to go full frame.

Sony and Zeiss have introduced some units for the A7 and A7R, but the offer is certainly scarce. Either way, Samyang has promised to lend a helping hand by the end of the year with five lenses.

Five Samyang lenses released for Sony A7 and A7R E-mount full frame cameras

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A handful of Samyang lenses are now compatible with Sony’s E-mount cameras: the A7 and A7R.

As the South Korean company does not usually break its promises, five Samyang lenses are now compatible with the Sony E-mount full frame shooters.

The list includes the following products:

  • 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC;
  • 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC;
  • 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC;
  • 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC;
  • tilt-shift T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC.

All these lenses are decent and they will certainly be welcomed by photographers who have a 35mm E-mount camera in their bag.

The new designs are about 26mm longer than the conventional units aimed at APS-C cameras. This had to be done in order to cover the entire surface of the full frame sensors.

Now available, says Samyang, but prices are still missing in action

Unfortunately, the lenses will look gigantic when compared with the tiny bodies of the A7 and A7R, but at least they will be cheaper than the optics provided by Sony and Zeiss. Speaking of the lower prices, the amounts required to buy these optics are unknown.

The company says that the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC, 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC, 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC, 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC, and T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC lenses are already available, buy has failed to tell us how much they cost.

Still, each unit should not be priced higher than a few hundred bucks, as the models for other camera mounts. Either way, the A7 costs $1,698 at Amazon, while the A7R is available for $2,298.

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