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Registered: October 2012
Posts: 52
Samyang/Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 Aspherical UMC review by dugong5pm
Review Date: 11/24/2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $475.00| Rating: 8 

Pros: optically superb, price, smooth focusing, high grade plastics, f/1.4
Cons: size & weight

my favorite Rokinon/Samyang lens. it delivers top-notch image quality. For a 35mm lens, it has the "mojo". Images are sharp wide open, nice bokeh & color rendition.
This is a real manual lens. Focus could be a problem since it has the f/1.4. Using live focus (e.g. NEX's focus peaking) would really help.

downside? I wish they could make it (much) smaller. Smile

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 7
Samyang/Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 Aspherical UMC review by titi_elsass
Review Date: 11/9/2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $400.00| Rating: 9 

Pros: f/1.4 usable, great bokeh, very high Image Quality, price
Cons: manual focus

I've got this nice Samyang 35mm since one year (used on Canon 5D Mark I).

Overall, the image quality is stellar. Maybe some lacks of contrast at wide apertures, but the sharpness is great from f/2. At f/1.4 the sharpness is correct on the full image (not only on center like many optics), so it's really great performances.

Moreover, the close-up performance is fantastic. And the bokeh very creamy. Samyang has made a very good job here.

The only minus is the lack of Autofocus. But the focus ring is very well damped.

Highly recommended on full frame cameras!


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