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SAMYANG 35mm AF Series II Full Frame for Sony Instruction Manual

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SAMYANG 35mm AF Series II Full Frame for Sony

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About Samyang

Samyang is a South Korean company known for producing a wide range of photographic and optical equipment, particularly camera lenses. They are often recognized for their manual focus lenses and have gained popularity among photographers and videographers for their high-quality, affordable options.

Before Using

  • Please read this instruction manual and familiarize yourself with the functions of the lens, the operating method, and precautions for handling the product correctly before use. Also, refer to the instruction manual of the camera you are using with the lens.
  • The supported functions of this product may vary according to the camera model.
  • For detailed compatibility information, visit the certified service center or make inquiries on the message board on our homepage.

Name of Each PartSAMYANG 35mm AF Series II Full Frame for Sony-fig 1

  1. Hood locking tube
  2. Focus ring
  3. MountSAMYANG 35mm AF Series II Full Frame for Sony-fig 2
  4. Lens mount index
  5. Lens signal contacts
  6. Custom switch
  7. Focus hold button

The focus ring 2 can be used for different functions, such as aperture adjustment, depending on the position of the custom switch (6).

Lens Installation and DetachmentSAMYANG 35mm AF Series II Full Frame for Sony-fig 3

  • Attaching the lens
    • Remove the front and rear caps of the lens.
    • Align the mount index indicated on the lens with the lens mount index indicated on the camera mount, then rotate the lens clockwise until a clicking sound occurs.SAMYANG 35mm AF Series II Full Frame for Sony-fig 4
  • Detaching the lens
    • With the camera lens-detaching button pressed, detach the lens by rotating it counterclockwise until the lens stops

Mounting the Filter

  • A filter can be mounted on the filter mounting screw at the front of the lens.
    • If two or more filters are mounted at the same time, vignetting may occur.
    • Check if the filter size is compatible with the lens (refer to “Product specifications”) and then mount it at the front of the lens.

Mounting the Hood

  • The hood blocks unnecessary light and protects the front surface of the lens from rain, snow, and dust.
  • Align the mount position index indicated on the hood with the hood index (white) indicated on the lens, and rotate the hood clockwise until a clicking sound occurs. The hood is now fixed.
  • You can store the hood by mounting it on the lens in the opposite direction.
  • Caution: Improper mounting of the hood hides the lens angle and causes vignetting.

How to use the focus hold button

  • This button can fix the focus when the AF mode is selected as the camera focusing method.
  • The user can also assign other desired functions to the focus hold button through the menu setting on the camera body.

Using the Custom Switch

  • Use the custom switch to set the focus ring to control functions such as aperture adjustment.
    • MODE 1: Works as a focus adjustment function (when the focusing mode of the camera is set to MF or DMF)
    • MODE 2: Works as an aperture adjustment function (when the focusing mode of the camera is set to AF

Safety Caution

  • Do not look at the sun or other strong light through the lens or camera. Doing so may cause blindness.
  • Do not store the lens without a lens cap in a location with direct sunlight, such as inside a vehicle. Direct sunlight passing through the lens may be concentrated, causing a fire.
  • Keep the lens out of the reach of children. Failure to do so may cause an accident or personal injury.

Cautions for Use

  • To use the lens safely, attach or detach the lens while the camera is turned off.
  • Be careful not to touch or contaminate the contact point on the mount. If electronic signals are not transmitted between the camera and the lens smoothly, a malfunction may occur.
  • Do not apply excessive force to the lens when attached to the camera. Doing so may cause damage to the lens and/or camera mounts.
  • It is recommended to use a strong tripod. If a weak tripod is used, the tripod may fall, damaging the camera and/or the lens.
  • If the lens is placed in a hot location, damage or distortion may occur, resulting in performance problems.
  • Take care not to get the lens wet with water or other liquids, and store the lens in a dry place with ventilation.
  • If the lens is wet or if you use the lens with wet hands, product failure, fire, or electric shock may occur.
  • Avoid direct sunlight, and do not store the lens near naphthalene or mothballs.
  • Avoid using the lens in a location with drastic temperature changes. In particular, if you move a lens that has been chilled in a cold location to a warm location, moisture in the air may be concentrated outside or inside the lens, causing a failure or the production of mold. In such a case. keep the lens in a plastic bag or an exclusive camera bag and take it out when the temperature of the lens becomes similar to the peripheral temperature.
  • If the lens surface gets dirty, dust it off using a lens blower or a brush and wipe it with a clean soft cloth (cleaning tissue, cotton cloth, etc.).
  • When dusting or cleaning the lens, use ethanol or lens cleaner, and do not use organic solvents such as thinner, alcohol, or benzene.

Product SpecificationsSAMYANG 35mm AF Series II Full Frame for Sony-fig 5

  • The minimum focus is the distance from the image sensor to the object.
  • The size and weight in the specification exclude the front/rear caps and hood.
  • The product specifications and exterior are subject to change without notice.


  • http://www.samyanglens.com 
  • Headquarters and Factory: 123, Jayumuyeok 6-gil, Masan Hoewon-gu, Changwon, Gyeongnam, Korea (Bongam-dong) (Masan Free Trade Zone 2 P.O.BOX 340)
    • Postal code: 51343
    • TEL: +82-55 250-5600
    • FAX: +82-55-292-3135
  • EMC Product Class B equipment: Korean Class BITE This equipment has been registered with electromagnetic compatibility for household purposes and can be used in residential areas, as well as all other areas.

FAQS About SAMYANG 35mm AF Series II Full Frame for Sony

What is the benefit of the Sony 35mm lens?

environmental portraiture follows astrophotography and then landscape

What is the Samyang 35mm’s minimum focus distance?


What is the Sony 35mm minimum focus distance?

The maximum magnification is 0.23x, and the minimum focus distance is 27cm (10.6″).

Why is 35mm so crucial?

In comparison to a 50mm lens, the 35mm lens offers a broader field of view without nearly as much distortion as a 24mm lens.

What makes the 35mm camera so crucial?

A topic and a background can be readily included in the frame, and it is wide enough to accommodate many subjects.

Why is it known as 35mm?

The width of the film, including the portion with the sprockets, is exactly 35mm, hence the name of the format.

Why is 35mm superior to digital?

Film has a higher resolution than the majority of digital cameras.

Are 35mm cameras user-friendly?

nice user-friendly

What distinguishes 35mm from other film formats is its main advantage?

The fact that 35mm is smaller is a benefit.

What is the range of a 35mm lens?

(Two arm lengths) 1.2 m

How good is 35mm?

The corresponding digital resolution for 35mm film is roughly 5.6K.

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