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Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE Full-Frame Lens (2017)

Neoscore 59%NEX score 49%

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Product Overview

Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE is a wide-angle prime lens for Sony E-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Samyang in 2017, it has 7 elements in 6 groups.
Unfortunately, Samyang has opted to omit weather sealing for this lens, so owners should pay extra attention when shooting in incremental weathers.
As a wide-angle prime lens that is quite compact, the Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE can be an interesting component of a prime-lens kit well adapted for travel. Even though the lens is not stabilized, at this focal range it does not usually matter. In fact, some may be able to get cleaner corners without image stabilization.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 59% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Very light and compact
  • High resolution
  • Great price
Cons
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Noisy autofocus
  • Not the best grade of build

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 49% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good contrast
  • Good sharpness at F2.8 (much more than the sony Zeiss 35mm F1.4 (1600 euros)
  • Low chromatic aberrations
Cons
  • No correction for Sony Zeiss deactivated
  • Bokeh and color rendition are not visible
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
7 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount
Optical Formula | Elements
7 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
6 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
Two aspherical + one high-refractive element + Ultra Multi Coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
49 mm / 1.93 in
Size | Diameter
62 mm / 2.44 in
Size | Length
33 mm / 1.30 in
Weight
85 g / 3.00 oz

Function

Angle Of View
63.5° Diagonal | 54.4° Horizontal | 37.8° Vertical
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
35 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
No

Performance

Max Magnification
0.12x
Min Focus Distance
350 mm / 13.78 in

Production

Debut
2017-06-05

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External Reviews

sonyalpha[1]

Sentiment Score 49%
Reviewers from sonyalpha have found the following***:
The Samyang 35mm F2.8 is a good 35mm with very good sharpness at a very reasonable price (300 euros) It misses some character and suffers from a nervous bokeh. The higher price of the Sony Zeiss (819 euros instead of 300 euros) can be justified on an A7RII or a A9.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Good sharpness at F2.8 (much more than the sony Zeiss 35mm F1.4 (1600 euros)
  • Low chromatic aberrations
  • Good contrast
Cons
  • Bokeh and color rendition are not visible
  • No correction for Sony Zeiss deactivated

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Samyang 35mm F2.8 AF (vs Sony Zeiss 35mm F2.8). [sonyalpha]. https://sonyalpha.blog/2017/07/10/samyang-35mm-f2-8-af-vs-sony-zeiss-35mm-f2-8/. 2017-07-10. Retrieved 2022-01-29.

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