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p.5 #1 · p.5 #1 · In stock: Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE lens


There is a new review:
http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/samyang_af_35mm_f2_8_fe_review

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So far, from the images I've seen, the FE 35/2.8 ZA seems to be a superior lens. It's much better corrected for aberrations and is sharper to the edges wide open. The Samyang wins on price and weight (slightly) but its supplied "hood" does not look to be effective.

I would like to see a side by side comparison between the two showing OOF rendering at close and mid distance.



Jun 21, 2017 at 04:13 PM
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p.5 #2 · p.5 #2 · In stock: Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE lens


I did not see the same reviewer test the Sony 35/2.8, so I don't think we can draw any conclusions just yet.

I'm not a fan of book shelf sharpness targets . . .



Jun 22, 2017 at 05:23 PM
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p.5 #3 · p.5 #3 · In stock: Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE lens


Even if the Samyang is a step down optically, there still is a huge room for improvement over the 35/2 Lox, 35/2.8 Sony, and 35/2.8 Samyang.

Somebody please step in with a reasonably compact excellent 35/2.8!

For now my Sony 35/2.8 can likely rest on its laurels and will go on vacation with me this summer as the effective body cap on my A7RII.



Jun 22, 2017 at 05:52 PM
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p.5 #4 · p.5 #4 · In stock: Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE lens


philip_pj wrote:
With the benefit of hindsight, yes the first two lenses were much better than appreciated at the time. One theory is that they set out to grab the attention of enthusiasts, even gave away adapters. Sony are now embracing the same big/heavy, 'pro first -> trickle down' philosophy as Canon and Nikon; people expect the a7III to be a kind of poor man's version of the a9. Some more big lenses will come along soon, long telephotos maybe. Interspersed with them will be good value 'vin de table' lenses of unexciting design and good performance levels.

All of which helps
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At that time, Sony was having many problems with QA. The 55 had batches of bad decentering, and the 35 was not without problems. Sony QA for those lenses has seemingly improved making the situation today much better



Jun 22, 2017 at 05:57 PM
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p.5 #5 · p.5 #5 · In stock: Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE lens


Just don't have any real interest myself. But it is small and light and could be a nice travel lens. Outside the sharp question really is how it may render. I also have a FE 35 which in all truth does not bother me at all its size and weight.


Jun 23, 2017 at 02:24 AM
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p.5 #6 · p.5 #6 · In stock: Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE lens


The variation in pricing for these lenses between Australia and the US is remarkable.

B&H sells the Rokinon FE 35/2.8 for USD399 and the Zony FE 35/2.8 for USD798. In Australia the Samyang FE 35/2.8 (same lens, different name) can be preordered for AUD449 (~USD339) but the Zony FE 35/2.8 can be had for AUD614 (~USD464), a price that includes an AUD50 cashback.

In other words, not only is the Samyang/Rokinon 35/2.8 cheaper in Australia but the price of the Zony 35/2.8 is about 58% of the US price.



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p.5 #7 · p.5 #7 · In stock: Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE lens


My 35/2.8 Sony did me quite well as a travel lens (much like my ancient, but excellent 45/2.8P Nikkor used to do) though I was not a fan of the behaviour with the sun in the frame.


Jun 23, 2017 at 03:54 PM
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p.5 #8 · p.5 #8 · In stock: Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE lens


Golly, $525 is almost half list price!

Bespoked wrote:
I recently bought another Zony 2.8/35 for $525 (new).
Sigma lenses are usually cheaper in Aus also.




Jun 24, 2017 at 05:57 AM
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p.5 #9 · p.5 #9 · In stock: Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE lens


Update: Now in stock at B&H Photo. ($399)


Jul 08, 2017 at 01:34 AM
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p.5 #10 · p.5 #10 · In stock: Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE lens


Did anyone get this lens?


Jul 12, 2017 at 03:23 AM
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p.5 #11 · p.5 #11 · In stock: Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE lens


No one? Please don't make me buy it and report on it; I'm not an early lens adopter type. I'm also not a great lens tester.


Jul 13, 2017 at 03:44 PM
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p.5 #12 · p.5 #12 · In stock: Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE lens


https://www.ephotozine.com/article/samyang-af-35mm-f-2-8-fe-review-31097

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Jul 13, 2017 at 03:55 PM
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