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Samyang 35mm f/1.4 Aspherical UMC

Review Date: Apr 15, 2014 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: Super sharp from F2. Nice manual focus action
A tank....big and heavy!! No tripod collar.

Use this lens on 5D2 (in live view), On Sony NEX-6 and Sony A7R. Great results with all cameras.
Great from F2..Focuses fairly close (Decent Bokeh for a 35mm).
If it wasn't so big and heavy I would use it more.

Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

Review Date: Apr 14, 2014 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated

Pros: Sharpness at 1.8 (but see cons). Nice size match for A7R.
My copy is de-centered on left side (from left corner to approx. 25% towards center.

Purchased from B&H.
Did some tests and was quite happy with all aspects of lens until I did some outdoor shots. Then I realized the lens was de-centered (and easily seen up to F11). Three Quarters of my images were perfect, even at f 1.8. If I had paid $ 499 for this lens then I would probably keep it. But at double way...
Sending it back for a refund...Will wait till year end to repurchase or see what other FE primes come out by then.
Make sure you check your copy if you have one or buy one. The A7/R images forum has others with similar issue.