Here is the latest Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 FE II Lens Review published online. SonyAlphaBlog tested the new Samyang 35mm II lens and they say the lens is “much better in term of sharpness“.
The 2nd generation lens is optimized for portraits, landscapes, and shooting video. Designed for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras, the new Samyang / Rokinon lens features a fast aperture of f/1.4 just like its predecessor but offers many changes inside.
Samyang’s autofocus lens line-up includes several autofocus lenses, AF 35mm F1.4 FE, AF 14mm F2.8 FE, AF 35mm F2.8 FE and AF 50mm F1.4 FE. Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE II lens will be available soon (check for US pricing). Check out the details of Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 FE II Lens Review below :
From SonyAlphaBlog conclusion :
The Samyang is priced at 700 euros vs 830 euros for the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN which is much better in term of sharpness , has a real aperture ring and a better AF for subjects in movements. I see therefore no reason to buy the Samyang 35 unless for video thanks to its low focus breathing.
If the price goes down to 450-500 then it will be a good price for the performances. Also if you don’t need the f1.4 the Samyang 35mm F1.8 offers better performances (better sharpness) for 400 euros in a more compact and much lighter format.
In term of best 35mm The Sigma and Sony are excellent and in 80% of the case you can not distinguish them , they all have excellent sharpness, smooth background blur, excellent bokeh balls, color rendering….
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