Samyang 50mm F1.4 AF FE E-mount lens review by jkp1
|jkp1#29657 date: Aug-15-2016|
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|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||Contax Planar/Zeiss 50mm f1.7T*|
Minolta AF24, AF28
|price paid:||4650 dkr|
|positive:||Nice looking lens, feels well build with no big pitfalls.|
Good secure mount, no play.
Ok AF speed with big apertures.
Sharpness seems really good.
|negative:||The AF speed gets slower and slower as you stop down the lens. At f/8 its not fast.|
Manual focus by wire...strange feeling ! Speaking about focus which is not fully silent, but anyhow "noisy" enough to impede sound when shooting video. "Whining" sound. Same goes for the aperture system.
Some noise even when not manipulating the focus or aperture. Something is going on...no clue of what.
This way of focusing/aperture may also drag some power of battery, but i have no clue how much if noticeable at all.
No weather sealing. Maybe not a big deal as lenses in many year haven't been sealed.
The noise is major reason for i do not own the lens anymore. Beware, noise would be of no concern if only shooting photos, sound levelmaybe comparable to SAM or lower.