Samyang celebrates 50th birthday by launching its first zoom lens

Samyang AF 24-70mm f/2.8
(Image credit: Samyang)

Samyang is celebrating its 50th year as a lens manufacturer and, to mark the occasion, it has just released its first-ever zoom lens – the Samyang AF 24-70 f/2.8 for Sony full-frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras. Up until 2016, Samyang only manufactured manual focus prime lenses, so this new venture into the world of zoom lenses takes Samyang one step closer to reaching the mass market. 

The manufacturer has spent the last five years developing the Samyang AF 24-70mm f/2.8, which could be used on cameras such as the Sony A7 III, Sony A6400 or the brand new Sony A1. Despite some of the best standard zoom lenses that already exist, it hopes the lens' unique features will set it apart. As well as being an excellent lens for stills photography, it's also fully optimized for shooting video. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.