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Samyang 35 mm f/1.4 AS UMC

Manufacturer Samyang
Model 35 mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Lens style Wide angle
Focal length 35 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.4
Angle of view 63.1 o
Closest focusing distance 0.3 m
Maximum magnification
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 8
Auto focus type MF
Lens Construction 12 elements / 10 groups
Filter diameter 77 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Sony A / Minolta
Pentax K
Four Thirds
Samsung NX
Dimensions 83 x 111 mm
Weight 660 g
Additional information Released: 16.09.2010
Average rating (5 owners reviews)
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4.13 Good
Owners reviews (5)
  1. Fookus
    Fookus 19 February 2016, 13:44
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    IP 94.208.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 500
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: big

    Pros: sharp sharp sharp; contrasty

    Summary: get one! this is a wonderful lens!

  2. Zadaki
    Zadaki 25 November 2015, 08:09
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    IP 124.171.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: USD 360
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Alas my example is not sharp at even F5.6. F1.4 to F2.0 it is simply woeful, appalling actually :( Bokeh is awful.

    Pros: None!

    Summary: Obviously from positive reviews elsewhere I must have a dismal example of this lens. Caveat Emptor. I will never buy another Samyang lens. Try as I might I cannot any longer bring myself to put on my camera.... It really is that e'ffing useless!

  3. Ruthian
    Ruthian 10 January 2014, 07:29
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    IP 204.15.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: -

    Pros: -

    Summary: A couple of things I will mention. First off, the image quality is fantastic. Second, stunning clarity and contrasts. And finally, excellent price range. I would say this is the best lens from Samyang/Rokinon. (You all know Rokinon sells Samyang's lenses) I would recommend it to my fellow photoraphers.

  4. DigiDinu
    DigiDinu 24 May 2012, 22:13
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    IP 83.78.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 350€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: - a bit too large - not very contrasty at f1.4

    Pros: - nicely damped focus ring - build quality very ok for that price - very good image quality above f2.8

    Summary: I recommend this lens for everyone who want an ultra large aperture lens but don't want to spend too much money for it!

  5. Che
    Che 21 October 2011, 22:09
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    IP 109.186.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 500$
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Wide open (1.4) edge of frame is pretty soft. Large distortion. Some chromatic aberration.

    Pros: Price. Very comfortable focus ring. Very sharp from f2 on both center and edge.

    Summary: All the cons of this lens are present in other fast 35mm lenses that cost three times as much as this one. If you can live without auto focus - go for it. Very sharp from f2 and solidly built. Mind that f1.4 and f2.0 shallow depth of field makes it very difficult to almost impossible to focus through viewfinder, need to use live view.

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