This Sony e-mount variant of the Samyang 24mm T1.5 ED AS UMC VDSLR (Video DSLR), like all others, was designed for professional motion photography (movie, video) purposes, and area of photographic work where fast prime lenses with exceptional quality are the primary requirement.
This VDSLR version features follow focus gearing and a decoupled aperture, meaning the photographer can continously and noiselesly change focus and aperture and DOF whist recording and also connect to pro follow focus systems.
The aperture and focus scale has also been relocated to the side of the lens to improve visibility of the scale.
The Sony Emount 24mm VDSLR is ideal for full-frame cameras, constituting a high-quality wide-angle lens perfect for street, landscape and architecture shooting even in low light conditions.
When renting any lenses intended for motion or videography work it is worth remembering they are rated by a T-number instead of an F-stop (like stills lenses are). The F-stop expresses the speed of the lens on the assumption that lens transmits 100% of the incident light. The T-number denotes the actual light transmission.
The Samyang 24mm VDSLR version is optically the same as the standard 24mm f1.4 version Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Lens.
The sharpness is excellent, even at the edges of the frame at wide apertures, and the fast T1.5 aperture is able to give a narrow depth of field for seperating subjects from the background, and enabling faster shutter speeds in low light conditions.
Samyang 24 mm T1.5 VDSLR is a manual focus lens. The focus ring features toothed rings compatible with professional geared follow focus systems available in the film industry and likewise a toothed, decoupled (de-clicked) aperture ring.
Such modifications allow for smooth and precise control over focus and aperture during videoing.
This allows for ultimate manual control of focus and exposure when filming from one scene to another with different light source intensities, such as changing exposure values (EVs) from inside to outside, or even in-camera fade ins etc.
For film and video applications manual focus is the preferred choice, allowing changing focusing during filming and here are increasing numbers of users using DSLRs for filming and High Definition (HD) video.
The Samyang 24mm VDSLR lens provides lovely bokeh (the character of out-of-focus areas), due to its design and fast aperture.
Optical construction of the Samyang 24mm lens features 13 lenses arranged in 12 groups, 4 lenses are low-dispersion glass (ED), plus two aspheric elements. The 24mm features Ultra Multi Coated (UMC) multi-coated lenses for the best possible light transmission, and resistance to ghosting and flares.
Samyang 24mm T1.5 ED AS UMC VDSLR lens offers a professional wide angle prime lens with excellent optics, yet still manages to deliver amazing value for money.
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