Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE: Lightweight wide-angle lens for Sony users launched

Samyang has become the latest manufacturer to broaden the pool of third-party lens options for Sony Alpha users with the announcement of the AF 24mm F2.8 FE. The lens will be sold as the Rokinon AF 24mm F2.8 in North America.

Details of the new lens leaked last week, before the company started to tease its arrival across its social media channels. Samyang cites a variety of potential applications for the optic, from travel, landscapes, outdoor events and sports through to close-ups and even portraits. 

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Matt Golowczynski

The former editor of Digital Camera World, "Matt G" has spent the bulk of his career working in or reporting on the photographic industry. For two and a half years he worked in the trade side of the business with Jessops and Wex, serving as content marketing manager for the latter. 

Switching streams he also spent five years as a journalist, where he served as technical writer and technical editor for What Digital Camera before joining DCW, taking on assignments as a freelance writer and photographer in his own right. He currently works for SmartFrame, a specialist in image-streaming technology and protection.