Samyang 35mm F2.8 AF FE E-mount lens review by mambo

reviewer#44499 date: Apr-21-2020
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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 own this lens
compared to:Sigma A mount 35mm f1.4 Art, SAL24f2Z, SAL50f14Z, SAL50f1.4, Minolta 50mm f1.7, Minolta28mm f2.8
price paid:$170 USD
positive:Everything about this lens has been wonderful when the price paid, size and performance are compared.
negative:Very pasticky, the hood is a gimmick
comment:Others have reported centering issues with this lens; no me. I am happy with the price paid. A good cure for GAS for not much money. The images obtained are close to my Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art in the no complaints here.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 4.63
  • color: 4.75
  • build: 4.25
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 4.25
  • overall: 4.58 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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