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 Subscribing Member

    Oct 11, 2012
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  2. grillec

    grillec TalkEmount Regular

    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 Top Veteran

    Sep 10, 2015
    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
    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

    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
    Yeah, if it's sharp edge-to-edge like the f/2.8. Then maybe. Faster is better.
  7. grillec

    grillec TalkEmount Regular

    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 Top Veteran

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