Excerpt: This lens beat my expectations. As soon as I got this lens I went out shooting test shots to be sure that it was sharp from side to side...and it was. I took comparison shots moving the focus ring to find the correct infinity setting for this lens since I had read that the infinity marker was not...
Excerpt: I picked this lens up for my Sony A7Ii and I'm very happy with the image quality so far. In my subjective comparison, it appears lot sharper and with more definition than MF Contax Zeiss lenses (28 and 70-200) that I used with a variety of adapter.
Excerpt: Till now I didn't get a chance to take real pictures with this lens. But I have spent enough time testing this lens out. It is very sharp and well built for the price. My focus calibration was slightly off.
Summary: 4 or 5 stars, hard to choose, but I'll give it a 5. Can't really fault it especially at the price. It is tack sharp... at f8 where I think most people will use it anyways. Haven't used it much at wider apertures.
Excerpt: I'm absolutely in love with this lens. It has really gotten me back in touch with my landscape side of photography. I will admit there's a little distortion around the edges but I somewhat expected that due to the asphericale shape.
Excerpt: Was looking around for a modest cost lens to perform night-sky photography with, and came across reviews for the Samyang/Rokinon lens. And, next thing I knew, received this as a birthday gift!