Samyang has listed a new AF 18mm F2.8 FE lens as available for pre-order. The model has appeared on the Samyang website and Adorama, offering photographers an ‘ultra-compact’ lens with a 100-degree field of view (FOV) for Sony full-frame cameras. The lens weighs 145g (5.1oz), features 9 elements in 8 groups, 7 diaphragm blades, 58mm filter size, F2.8 to F22 aperture and 0.09x maximum magnification.

The Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 FE lens features a stepless motor and is constructed from a ‘glass-strengthened composite material,’ according to the company, which offers a combination of durability and reduced weight. The lens’ glass is ‘ultra multicoated’ for what Samyang describes as high sharpness, contrast and clarity with minimal distortion.

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The lens’ motor can focus to a distance as close as 25cm (9.8in). The company bills the model as suitable for shooting interiors, as well as architecture, landscapes, and other environments in which a lightweight wide-angle lens would be useful. The Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 FE lens is available to pre-order for $399 USD; the shipping date is unclear at this time.