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New Samyang AF 35mm 1.4

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount News and Rumors' started by NickCyprus, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
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  2. grillec

    grillec TalkEmount Regular

    185
    Mar 19, 2015
    In 2011 I've bought the non-AF Nikon-version and the IQ seems quite good but it was very big and heavy (if I compare this to a Voigtländer 35mm/1.7 VM the difference is so obvious). Samyang didn't changed the size with the AF-version as it appears. But £599 and a better IQ than the old one could be interesting - it would be my first 35mm focal length AF-lens for the A7.
     
  3. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015
    Bob
    In my opinion, though pricey the Zony 35mm does perform very well. And is very small.

    It does look interesting and always good to see the 3rd parties ramp up the competition a bit.
     
  4. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    The Sony Zeiss 35mm 1.4 FE is not small. Perhaps you mean the 35mm 2.8?
     
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  5. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    agreed.

    I have no interest in large lenses, but I think any new lens in the FF e-mount helps. If this is successful, maybe this pushes Sony to make a FE 35 1.8 about the size of the FE 50 1.8 to match the price point.
     
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  6. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Yeah, if it's sharp edge-to-edge like the f/2.8. Then maybe. Faster is better.
     
  7. grillec

    grillec TalkEmount Regular

    185
    Mar 19, 2015
    Recently I've heard that the AF of the Samyang 50mm/1.4 and 35mm/2.8 seems not to be very quiet and additionally not very reliable in APS-C mode.
    If that is the case than I would have preferred an improved non-AF version (like Samyang Pro for Canon).
     
  8. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015
    Bob
    Err... ummm... yeah never mind. :oops: 
     
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  9. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Finally bit the bullet and ordered one!
    Should have in a week or so :) 
     
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  10. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Received the lens yesterday late in the evening!
    Played with it a bit but since I have a wedding coming up next week, I decided to wait to give my impressions after I use it at the event. So, stay tuned ;) 
    :popcorm2:
     
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  11. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    :popcorm2:
     
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  12. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
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  13. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    At least they offer the option to update the firmware, which is great. These days any AF lens, smart adapter or camera without firmware update functionality would be a no-go for me. I saw an eBay ad where the lens station is offered for under € 60, very reasonable me thinks.
     
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  14. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

    367
    Mar 2, 2014
    Miami
    David K Fonseca
    I own the Rokinon 35mm 2.8 and it's pretty quiet to me. Much quieter than the Sony nifty 50mm 1.8. And it performs fantastic. I'll post some in the showcase soon.
     
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