Lens review

Samyang AF 35 mm f/1.8 FE

Samyang AF 35 mm f/1.8 FE
7 May 2021
Maciej Latałło

1. Introduction

Lately Samyang has been very active on the market of fixed-focal lenses designed for full frame mirrorless cameras. Among their instrument you can distinguish three lines: small, cheap f/2.8 lenses, big, more expensive f/1.4 models, and the f/1.8 line which constitutes a very good compromise between the first two groups.

At the beginning, and more precisely in May 2019, we were shown the AF 45 mm f/1.8 FE, ten the series was enlarged by a telephoto lens, the AF 75 mm f/1.8 FE, and in September 2020 the Koreans offerend the Samyang AF 35 mm f/1.8 FE. That model has already hit the shelves in our shops and it can be bought for a very sensible sum of money, $380-$400, noticeably lower than a sum of money you have to spend on the Sony FE 1.8/35 or the Sigma C 2/35. Does this kind of economizing make sense? We hope our test will be able to asnwer that question – enjoy your reading!

Of course you should also mention the fact that in April 2021 another model, the Samyang AF 24 mm f/1.8 FE, was added to that line of lenses and of course we are planning to test it in due time.

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The following chart presents a comparison between basic properties of different f/1.8 Samyang lenses, mentioned by us earlier; you can also find links to our tests of 45 mm and 75 mm models.

We would like to thank the Focus Nordic company, for lending us one specimen of the lens which we used in our test.

You are also invited to get acquainted with our test procedure, described in the article "How do we test lenses?" If you feel it’s still not enough, please go to our FAQ section where you can find some further explanation.

Samyang AF 35 mm f/1.8 FE - Introduction

Samyang AF 35 mm f/1.8 FE - Introduction

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