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Samyang 75mm f/1.8 Announced: Official Product Details and Technical Data


Samyang has announced the Samyang 75mm f/1.8.

Down below you’ll find the full detailed page for the new lens.

Full Specs and Press Release

This superlight and small lens offers Samyang’s optical technology accumulated more than 50 years and improved AF technology. Overwhelming performance inside only 257g(26.5oz) in weight and 69.3mm(2.7in) in length lens, meet the AF 75mm F1.8 X! The 2 HR and 3 ED glass elements maximize the optical performance. You can enjoy shooting with the new feature ‘Preset Aperture Control’ function!

Overwhelming Lightweight
Overwhelming Performance

The AF 75mm F1.8 X, this new overwhelming lightweight telephoto autofocus lens is the perfect match for the compact and lightweight Fujifilm X Series mirrorless digital cameras.
The AF 75mm F1.8 X offers a full-frame equivalent focal length of about 112.5mm.
This compact & lightweight prime lens offers outstanding performance with Samyang’s advanced optical technology of over 50 years. The 2 HR (High Refractive) and 3 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass elements of this new AF 75mm F1.8 X provide a stunning contrast and resolution in all areas of the image. This lens does not adopt even a single aspherical glass in its elements so that it can create refined and smooth bokeh.
The AF 75mm F1.8 X is advantageous for video shooting with its reliable autofocus performance and new “Preset Aperture Control” function on the “Custom Switch – Mode 2”. Now, the Fujifilm X-mount camera users can control the depth of field more smoothly without noise or vibration when they are shooting videos.

※ AF 75mm F1.8 X Compatibility Notice
Samyang AF 75mm F1.8 X is optimized for Fujifilm cameras featuring
the X-Trans sensor in order to provide stable AF performance. Samyang does not guarantee the lens shall operate error-free with the cameras not included in the list below.
Please note that the list may change through the firmware updates.

■ Camera Compatibility List
X-H1, X-H2, X-H2S, X-S10, X-T1, X-T2, X-T3, X-T4, X-T5, X-E1, X-E2, X-E2S, X-E3, X-E4,
X-T10, X-T20, X-T30, X-Pro1, X-Pro2, X-Pro3

Overwhelming Lightweight

A Perfect Match to
Compact Fujifilm X Cameras

The AF 75mm F1.8 X is overwhelmingly lightweight and compact. Solely 257g(26.5oz) in weight and 69.3mm(2.7in) in length. This is the lightest and smallest autofocus telephoto lens designed for Fuji X-mount users. Maximizing its portability, it’s a great match to compact Fujifilm mirrorless cameras and is part of everyone’s precious moments.

Overwhelming Image Quality and Expression

Excellent Resolution
in All Areas of the Image

The AF 75mm F1.8 X is engineered to deliver overwhelming image quality. The optical design, incorporating 2 HR(High-Refractive) 3 ED(Extra-Low Dispersion) glasses, provides stunning contrast and resolution from the center to the corner of the image. Samyang’s advanced coating technology is applied to achieve excellent sharpness and a clear image even in poor lighting conditions.

Impressive Background with
Refined and Wonderful Bokeh

The subject can be highlighted utilizing the shallow depth of field with the AF 75mm F1.8 X. When it is used wide open, busy backgrounds melt away from the subjects, and the subject such as a person, animal, or food, stands out even if the background is busy. Smooth bokeh created by a 9-blade circular aperture design makes the shallow depth of field expression more dreamy.

Overwhelming Usability

Preset Aperture Control Function
Specialized for Video Shooting

With Samyang’s own feature “Preset Aperture Control” function on the “Custom Swith”, you can create a video maximizing fujifilm’s own unique look and feel. You can control the depth of field more smoothly without noise and vibration when you record videos in AF mode. Every movement will be expressed more naturally than controlling on Fujifilm’s camera body.

Modern Design with Weather Sealing

The AF 75mm F1.8 X has adopted the Samyang AF 2nd generation design such as a rubberized micro-patterned focus ring, hidden red ring, and matte finish, also weather sealing applied to 5 different spots.

Overwhelming Autofocus Performance

Fast and Accurate Auto Focus

The AF 75mm F1.8 X tracks the subject accurately and quickly, whilst the AF operates quietly and smoothly in video recording mode. In particular, it is advantageous for video shooting as this compact and lightweight lens is suitable for use on a gimbal, in combination with the small and light Fujifilm X series cameras.

Model Name AF 75mm F1.8 X
Aperture Range F1.8 ~ 22
Lens Optical Construction 10 Elements in 9 Groups
Special Lens HR 2, ED 3
Coating UMC
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.69m (2.26ft)
Magnification Ratio X 0.13
Diaphragm Blades 9
Filter Size (mm) Φ 62.0
Maximum Diameter (mm) Φ 70.0
Mount Fuji X
Angle of view APS-C 21.9˚
Length 69.3mm / 2.7in
Weight 257g / 9.0oz
Weather Sealing O
AF/MF mode switch X
AF Motor Linear STM