Samyang V-AF 24mm T1.9 review

The Samyang V-AF 24mm T1.9 is the widest of three new autofocus cine primes for Sony mirrorless cameras

Samyang V-AF 24mm T1.9
(Image: © Matthew Richards)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Currently the most wide-angle lens in Samyang’s new unified range of cine primes for Sony E-mount cameras, it’s compact and lightweight yet strongly built and delivers very convincing performance in every respect. Tally lights built into the front and side of the lens add to the attraction, along with an electronic connection for forthcoming accessories. It’s also plenty sharp enough for high-resolution full-frame stills as well as 8K video. All in all, it’s a great cine lens at a very attractive price.


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    Uniform size and weight

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    Dual tally lights

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    Customizable mode switch and function button


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    Lack of accessories so far

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    Barrel distortion can be noticeable

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The Samyang V-AF 24mm T1.9 is one of a trio, advertised as the world’s first autofocus cine lenses for Sony E-mount cameras. The other two are 35mm and 75mm primes and all three have a virtually identical size and weight, as well as sharing the same bright T1.9 light transmission rating and overall feature set. Samyang plans to extend the series with similar 45mm and 20mm lenses by mid and late 2023 respectively. The lenses are sold under the Rokinon name in North America.

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.