Excerpt: My favorite lens for portrait work. It has excellent built quality and even with the size it's very comfortable when used off a tripod. Be aware that this lens minimum focus distance is about 3 feet.
This lens is amazing. This is the first portrait lens I've used ...
john a, Amazon
11 August 2015
Summary: This lens is amazing. This is the first portrait lens I've used for client shoots and I'm impressed by the price and the quality. Since it doesn't have Autofocus, it has made me better at finding the mark.
Summary: Big, beautiful lens. Advantages of the Pentax version include the "A" position, which means aperture changes can be automated. Even in full manual mode, which hairy-chested photographers like me use, I can simply spin the rear wheel on my K5 and change the aperture as needed.
Don't let the name scare you, it's the the same maker as the other big branded lens makers!
19 May 2015
Summary: You could go for the bigger name lens makers, but you fail to realize this brand is still made by the same company! Razor sharp, beautiful images and videos - this is my go to lens when I need something a bit longer. Wish they made a shorter lens.
Summary: Thank you .Samyang, Bower and Rokinon for providing good quality lenses with reasonable prices. I have bought 8mm fisheye, 24mm, 35mm and 85 mm lenses from these 3 brands. They work all perfectly for video productions. The images are always sharpe, clear and crisp.
Excerpt: After reading all the info I could find on how the Nikon f/1.8 and f/1.4 (both D and G versions) stacked up against the Samyung, I finally decided to take a chance on this inexpensive lens. It is well worth the money.