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Lens review

Samyang AF 45 mm f/1.8 FE

12 September 2020
Maciej Latałło

6. Distortion

Standard lenses rarely experience serious problems with distortion but older, double gauss constructions could reach even -2% on full frame. With these angles of view such distortion could hardly be called acceptable.

Fortunately the Samyang 1.8/45 FE fares better in this category, exactly as it befits a modern lens. On the smaller APS-C sensor distortion is practically zero – our official result amounted to -0.02%. On passing to full frame barrel deformations increase a bit to a value of -0.34% but also this level is very difficult to spot in real life photos.

We are really pleased that Samyang didn't follow the current trends and left distortion correction to camera software. When it comes to lenses which are relatively easy to correct, and standard lenses are among them, optics specialists should take care of that aberration. Samyang proved it can be done and managed really fine.


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