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Fred Miranda wrote:
Any samples showing its rendering wide open?


Only on a a6500 so far I think, and they not the best examples...
http://gippslandimages.com.au/samyang-af-35mm-f2-8-lens-review/



Jun 17, 2017 at 05:54 PM
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jhinkey wrote:
As direct as possible side-by-side MTF chart comparison:

It's not clear to me that the Samyang will be better or worse than the Sony.

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It should be given that Samyang's numbers are for lines/mm and the Sony ones LINE PAIR/mm.



Jun 17, 2017 at 08:59 PM
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When Sony introduced 7 series, they really chose to launch great lenses with it, 35 and 55, they could have launched decent $400 lenses also but they went with high quality. Market got pissed and surprised because of price. Now gradually everyone knows the lenses are great. But they never repeated those lenses in other focal lengths. They went PRO heavy route or cheap entry point route.

philip_pj wrote:
Yep, Sony's first two lenses for a7 series were unfairly maligned, a little over-priced for sure, but high quality and overall very good lenses for the size of the cameras. Should be many 35/2.8 at a good price new reduced or used. Much better resale appeal as well.




Jun 18, 2017 at 04:07 AM
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nandadevieast wrote:
When Sony introduced 7 series, they really chose to launch great lenses with it, 35 and 55, they could have launched decent $400 lenses also but they went with high quality. Market got pissed and surprised because of price. Now gradually everyone knows the lenses are great. But they never repeated those lenses in other focal lengths. They went PRO heavy route or cheap entry point route.


Funny enough, those two lenses are what brought me here from m4/3. Image quality is great, and size is roughly the same or smaller than m4/3 equivalents (or as close as it can be). Sony does not seem interested in making new high quality lenses that are more reasonably compact and lightweight it seems.



Jun 18, 2017 at 06:00 AM
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p.5 #5 · p.5 #5 · Samyang announced AF 35mm f/2.8 FE lens


Maybe Samyang are getting their toes wet in AF with a simple lens design before their 600mm F2.8, AF VR tele? I have the 24-70 F2.8 so I am not interested.


Jun 20, 2017 at 11:05 AM
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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 explain the arrival of Samyang, Sigma etc. on the FE mount. Still the only game in town though - wide range of legacy manual focus, Sony lights and heavies, and our old friends Zeiss. Zeiss have still not made a lens for the FE cameras that weighs more than 615 grams, in an eight lens range that covers 18mm to 135mm, and most are 300-400 grams. Now that's an achievement.



Jun 20, 2017 at 12:48 PM
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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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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 . . .



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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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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
...Show more

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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I'm not a fan, at f2.8 they could have corrected the CA much better.
Unless it's a bad copy.

I maintain that I don't think it's cheap enough for a third party lens with the level of IQ it has.
The Zony is the better buy imo.
Having said that, I think they are both slightly overpriced.



Jun 23, 2017 at 02:15 AM
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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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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.



Jun 23, 2017 at 04:24 AM
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genji wrote:
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.


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



Jun 23, 2017 at 03:03 PM
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p.5 #15 · p.5 #15 · Samyang announced 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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