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Lens review

Samyang AF 35 mm f/1.8 FE

7 May 2021
Maciej Latałło

11. Summary

Pros:

  • shapely, small, and lightweight barrel,
  • excellent image quality in the frame centre,
  • sensible image quality on the edge of the frame,
  • moderate lateral chromatic aberration,
  • decent correction of distortion,
  • slight vignetting on the APS-C sensor,
  • sensible correction of astigmatism,
  • silent and quick autofocus,
  • good price/performance and price/quality ratio.

Cons:

  • too weak image quality on the edge of the frame in area close to the maximum
  • relative aperture,
  • high vignetting on full frame,
  • noticeable problems with coma correction,
  • distinct longitudinal chromatic aberration.
When compared to other Samyang lenses we've tested so far, the 1.8/45 and the 1.8/75, the AF 35 mm f/1.8 FE model fares a tad weaker but it would be a mistake to call it a failed construction. Quite the opposite is true.

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Even though in many aspects the new Samyang performs weaker than its Sony, Zeiss, or Sigma rivals, it is also the cheapest lens of this kind, available on the market. Its price/performance ratio is on a such a good level that it allows us to recommend this instrument without any reservations. If you don't want to spend a fortune on a classic 35 mm device, the Samyang is a lens you really should take into account.