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Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC

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REVIEW: Samyang 35mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Lens Review

photodo
9 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Handling and features This lens is available to fit many different types of cameras, including Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony and Four Thirds SLRs as well as Samsung NX mirrorless cameras. Nikon users have a choice between the basic model, which has no electronic coupling and the AE model, that has electronic contacts for transferring exposure information to the camera. In this review we will be testing the AE Nikon version.
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Samyang 35mm f/1.4 (a. k.a. Rokinon, ProOptic or Bower)

Ken Rockwell
31 January 2012
  • Summary: The Samyang 35mm f/1.4 is a manual-focus-only lens. It's amazingly sharper at f/1.4 than any other Nikon 35mm lens, including the Nikon 35mm f/1.4 G that costs over three times as much, but only if you know how to use it .
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Samyang 35mm f/1.4 US UMC Lens

The Digital Picture
5 November 2011
  • Excerpt: No promises, but I would like to write a full Samyang 35mm f/1.4 US UMC Lens review in the future. In the meantime, I think that you will find the standardized Samyang 35mm f/1.4 US UMC Lens results currently available to be helpful.
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Overall 9
9.1
Design 10
9.5
Value for money 10
9.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
8.5

Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC Review

What Digital Camera
29 June 2011
  • Summary: Overall it is very difficult to characterise this lens. It is certainly a specialist optic on account of being manual-only, but it also looks and feels great. It's a bit heavy but you are getting an ultra-bright f/1.4 maximum aperture and well-corrected optical performance. The price makes it such a bargain that the low performance figures at maximum aperture can easily be forgiven.
  • Pros: Bright aperture, build quality
  • Cons: Weak performance at wide aperture
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Overall 10
10

Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: The Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC lens is a pleasure to use. It is well constructed and handles beautifully. What's most impressive is the high optical quality in all fields in a lens that costs roughly a quarter of the price of its competitors. The restriction to manual focus is a downside, but if you can manage your photography despite this constraint, this lens should find its way into your kit bag.
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Overall 9
9.0

Samyang 35mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Lens Review

ePHOTOzine
4 July 2012
  • Excerpt: This lens is available to fit many different types of cameras, including Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony and Four Thirds SLRs as well as Samsung NX mirrorless cameras. Nikon users have a choice between the basic model, which has no electronic coupling and the AE model, that has electronic contacts for transferring exposure information to the camera. In this review we will be testing the AE Nikon version.
  • Pros: Very inexpensive, Excellent sharpness, even at f/1.4, Even better sharpness when stopped down a little, Low CA and distortion, Good build
  • Cons: Contrast suffers when shooting into the light
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Overall 9
8.7
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC (Nikon FX) - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
8 January 2012
  • Conclusion: Samyang continues to surprise us with the high quality of their recently released products. The Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC is capable of delivering a very high quality straight from f/1.4. The contrast level is a bit reduced at max. aperture. Stopping down boosts the contrast whereas the resolution improves to basically excellent results at medium aperture settings. It may be a surprising news but it matches the Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.4 G here.
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC (EOS) - Full Format Format Review / Test Report

photozone.de
5 January 2012
  • Conclusion: Samyang continues to surprise us regarding the quality of their recently released products. The full format Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC is capable of delivering a very high quality straight from f/1.4. The contrast level is a bit reduced at max. aperture though. Stopping down boosts the contrast whereas the resolution improves to excellent results at medium aperture settings.
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Samyang 35mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC

PhotographyBLOG
18 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Chromatic aberrations, typically seen as purple or blue fringes along contrasty edges, are impressively well controlled with this lens - the examples below show the worst-case scenario.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
29 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Compatible with both full-frame and APS-C D-SLRs, the Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS USC offers a 52.5mm film equivalent when coupled to a camera with a 1.5x crop factor and features a super-wide f/1.4 maximum aperture. Designed for those who'd like to create a shallow depth-of-field while containing a wide angle-of-view within the frame, it's constructed with an internal arrangement of 12 elements in 10 groups and uses one aspherical lens element to reduce the effects of...
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