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Samyang AF 24 mm f/1.8 FE

7 September 2021
Maciej Latałło

7. Coma, astigmatism and bokeh

When it comes to coma correction we don't have any major reservations. In the corner of full frame, even at the maximum relative aperture, images of a diode are deformed in a moderate way, a medium level nothing more. Still, we definitely don't like the fact that you can notice a trace of coma already in the corner of the APS-C sensor.

Center, f/1.8 Corner APS-C, f/1.8 Corner FF, f/1.8
Samyang AF 24 mm f/1.8 FE - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Samyang AF 24 mm f/1.8 FE - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Samyang AF 24 mm f/1.8 FE - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh
Center, f/2.5 Corner APS-C, f/2.5 Corner FF, f/2.5
Samyang AF 24 mm f/1.8 FE - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Samyang AF 24 mm f/1.8 FE - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Samyang AF 24 mm f/1.8 FE - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh


Astigmatism, understood as an average difference between horizontal and vertical MTF50 function values, amounted to 19.4%. It is a high level and this aberration certainly contributes in a distinct way to worsening of image quality.


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Appearance of out-of-focus images might be called only sensible. You can spot delicate concentric circles in discs, a result of using aspherical elements in the construction, and cricles in frame corners feature a noticeably brighter, quite aggressive asymmetric rim. A low level of mechanical vignetting should be considered a kind of consolation.

Center, f/1.8 Corner APS-C, f/1.8 Corner FF, f/1.8
Samyang AF 24 mm f/1.8 FE - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Samyang AF 24 mm f/1.8 FE - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Samyang AF 24 mm f/1.8 FE - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh
Center, f/2.5 Corner APS-C, f/2.5 Corner FF, f/2.5
Samyang AF 24 mm f/1.8 FE - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Samyang AF 24 mm f/1.8 FE - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Samyang AF 24 mm f/1.8 FE - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh
Center, f/3.5 Corner APS-C, f/3.5 Corner FF, f/3.5
Samyang AF 24 mm f/1.8 FE - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Samyang AF 24 mm f/1.8 FE - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Samyang AF 24 mm f/1.8 FE - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh