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Phillip Reeve wrote:
Thanks for the input, i hope i will find enough time with the Canon, the Nex is much easier to handle for me, so i fear that i won't use the Canon enough to get comfortable with it.
I lean towards the Samyang because it would be an interesting lens on my Nex as well (a big one though ) and more versatile plus i wouldn't have to worry about infinity focus.
My 2 cents:I came through the similar process a year ago.I was pleased with Samyang 35/1.4 IQ on the nex (wide opened,close ups,poor lighting) compared to Distagons: 28/2.8 and 35/2.8 C/Y,but this feeling immediately disappeared when I compared images taken outside,at f5.6-f8 in a dull,overcast day and in good weather.
Samyang have won by a tiny bit in the corner sharpness in close-ups,but generally failed by rendering muted (I call them "dirty") colours and lack of crispness despite it's all-singin'-all dancing modern design.And it's huge combined with the NEX5/5N compared with D 28 and 35/2.8 C/Y.
Canon 5D2 was more forgiving - but overall conclusions were similar.
I'm saying all this not to discourage you from choosing Samyang - it is a very good lens for the money.And at the end of the day lens choice is a personal matter.
Good luck anyway.