Samyang T-S 24mm F3.5 ED AS UMC A-mount lens review by minolta_mutley
|minolta_mutley#45783 date: Oct-31-2021|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||24mm samyang fe f2.8 - 24mm minolta f2.8 A-mount.|
|price paid:||500€ (new)|
a good way to evaluate a Tilt & Shift lens
As long as you can keep the shift-level reasonable - it seems to be fine on sharpness.
The distortion seems fine to me - the stitching went fine - and i didn't observe anything bad while looking at the results.
|negative:||when shifted up (full 12/12) it's not getting sharp at the upper part of the image (in portrait - rotated 90 degrees) - even at f11! |
The lens used without T&S is pretty sharp - that's no issue.
It needs to be used from f5.6 to f11 - wide open isn't good enough.
There's no good hood included - you may need one to stop flares (i ordered one with filter thread through Aliexpress though).
No weather sealing.
The knobs are small, but for my hands still usable enough.
|comment:||All tests run on A7III (FE)|
It's ideal to find out whether you want/need a T&S lens.
You know those lenses are manual - no AF - no assistance at all (except the indications on e-mount or using MF-assistance).
This one has no electronics to register information into your images.
It's no light-weight lens - but it's fine to me.
No real issues with the knobs and management - using a tilt&shift isn't for hasty photographers.
There is a learning curve - but using it on an FE-mount camera makes things a bit easier than before.
And yes - i'm thinking about an extra T&S - the 17mm from Canon or the 15mm shift FE from Laowa - but we'll force ourselves mastering this one first!
*** Yes Sony - we need a 17mm or 24 T&S from YOU - at an affordable price level (let's say between 1000-1500€)! ***
It's fun to use this lens. At this price it's a good investment to learn how to use a tilt&shift lens. For the amount i paid - i'm happy.
I wouldn't put 1000€ for it on the table though!
This is not a final review. After 4 weeks of owning it, one can only have first conclusions (to be specific - most of it is specified to longer focal distances - buildings etc...).