Other Neewer 35mm F1.2 E-mount lens review by QuietOC

reviewer#44237 date: Mar-12-2019
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
overall: 4.2
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:Canon EF 28 F1.8 USM
Sigma 28 F1.8 HS & EX DG
Minolta MD & AF 28 F2
Sony FE 28 F2
Canon EF 28 F2.8 IS USM
Minolta/Sony AF 28 F2.8
Neewer 28 F2.8
Sigma 30 F1.4 DC DN C & EX DC
Sigma 30 F2.8 DN Art
Sony DT 30 F2.8 Macro SAM
Neewer 32 F1.6
Zeiss Touit 32 F1.8
Rokinon 35 F1.2
Sony FE 35 F1.4 Distagon
Sony A 35 F1.4 G
Fotasy 35 F1.6 APS-C & Mini
Kaxinda 35 F1.7
Sony E 35 F1.8 OSS
Sony DT 35 F1.8 SAM
Minolta AF 35 F2
Rokinon AF FE 35 F2.8
Minolta MC 35 F2.8
Vivitar 35 F2.8
Minolta Rokkor 40 F1.7
Canon EF 40 F2.8 STM
price paid:110 USD (new)
positive:Size and price
Sharp wide-open
Low distortion
negative:Dimmer than the Sigma 30 F1.4 C
Glow wide-open
Softness outside of center
comment:This lens is found under the Neewer and Mcoplus brands. 7Artisans also has a $145 lens with the same specifications but a significantly different body style. The initial price of the Neewer was $119.99, but it now available for much less.

It came packaged in a plain white box with a Neewer sticker on the front unlike the thicker printed boxes used by previous Neewer/Meike lenses. A customer support pamphlet and a small instruction sheet were included in the box along with a small plain black vinyl storage bag. "MADE IN CHINA"

This lens looks very similar to the smaller/cheaper Neewer 32 F1.6 which is also found under the Mcoplus and Veledge brands. It looks different than the older Neewer/Meike/Kaxinda lenses or the Neewer 25 F1.8. Like the later it has a 12 bladed aperture while the older Neewer/Meike/Kaxinda lenses use 9 bladed apertures.

Plain black plastic front and rear caps were included. Like the 32 F1.6 there are three tabs on the front of the focusing barrel that seem to be for an optional bayonet hood. I haven't found the hood that fits these. The filter threads and hood bayonet do not rotate but do extended with focus.

The scale markings are inaccurate much like the 25mm F1.8 lens. The F2 setting is barely any darker than wide-open, and F2.8 seems closer to F2. 7Artisans lenses tend to have more accurate scales.

For flat field subjects this doesn't compete with the Rokinon 35 F1.2 or even the Fotasy 35 F1.6, but it is compact and plenty sharp wide-open on centered subjects. It is like a brighter Kaxinda/Meike/Neewer 35 F1.7. The corners are much better than the mini Fotasy 35mm F1.6 C-mount prime.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 4.25
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 3.50
  • overall: 4.35
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