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First Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE lens reviews, samples

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Here are the very first Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE lens reviews with several samples and hands-on video coverage.

The new Samyang autofocus lens is the third addition to the line-up along with the AF 14mm F2.8 FE and AF 50mm F1.4 FE lenses.

The bright aperture prime lens supports AF systems on Sony mirrorless cameras. It features aspherical lens, Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) of Samyang Optics and Circular aperture with 7 blades.

The price of the Samyang 35mm f/2.8 FE is 299$ in USD – Amazon | B&H Photo  | Adorama. It is $500 cheaper than the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 FE lens (Amazon, B&H). Now let’s look at some Rokinon AF 35mm f/2.8 FE lens reviews on the web.

Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE lens reviews, samples and videos

Samyang is its lenses under the Rokinon name in US as the Rokinon AF 35mm f/2.8 FE will hit the shelves in July. You can find several sample images on their website here.

First Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE lens reviews, samples


PhotographyBlog posted their review and the prime optic gained 4.5 out of 5 stars. They say :

The Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE does have a natural competitor in the form of the almost identical Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA lens, which was released along with the very first Sony Alpha E-mount camera back in 2013. The Samyang AF 35mm is significantly cheaper and slightly lighter, while the Sonnar T* FE 35mm additionally offers dust- and moisture-resistantance, includes a lens hood and doesn’t suffer so badly from chromatic aberrations. There really isn’t much else to choose between them, though, so unless you’re prepared to pay handsomely for the Zeiss name and a certain level of weather-proofing. We’d definitely recommend the Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE instead.

You can find Samyang AF 35mm f2.8 vs Sony Zeiss 35mm f2.8 comparison images at Gippsland images. The conclusion is :

Lens choice is always based on needs of the photographer, this lens really suits my personal needs for small light weight option with excellent image quality, if you are after the same it really is a good option. I think I will be choosing this over the Sony/Zeiss on future adventures, I just can’t fault the image quality.

Hands-on Videos

Samyang 35mm f2.8 AF Vs Sony FE 35mm f2.8 Carl Zeiss

Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE lens reviews with samples

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