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Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS APS-C Lens (2015)

Neoscore 59%NEX score 70%

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Product Overview

Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS is a large-aperture manual-focus short telephoto prime lens for Canon EF-M-mount, Fujifilm X-mount, Micro Four Thirds-mount, and Sony E-mount. It covers the APS-C image circle. Introduced by Samyang in 2015, it has 9 elements in 7 groups.
Manual focus may be limiting to some, but purists will find it much more engaging. There are also fewer things to go wrong on the long run. Unfortunately, Samyang has opted to omit weather sealing for this lens, so owners should pay extra attention when shooting in incremental weathers.
A telephoto prime lens, the Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS is well suited for portrait photography.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 59% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Bright maximum aperture
  • Very sharp
  • Good rendering
Cons
  • Lacks weather sealing

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 70% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Very good color rendition
  • Excellent sharpness, including at F1.2 (very good)
  • Excellent background blur
  • No distorsion, good resistance to flare and very low CA
Cons
  • High price than the others but it I fully worth it
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades, Circular blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
APS-C
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring, Distance scale, DoF scale
Lens Mount
Canon EF-M-mount, Fujifilm X-mount, Micro Four Thirds-mount, Sony E-mount
Optical Formula | Elements
9 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
7 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
2 aspherical elements + Ultra Multi Coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
62 mm / 2.44 in
Size | Diameter
68 mm / 2.68 in
Size | Length
74 mm / 2.91 in
Weight
375 g / 13.25 oz

Function

Angle Of View
32.2° Diagonal | 27.0° Horizontal | 18.2° Vertical
Aperture
f/1.2 ~ f/16
Autofocus
No
Crop Factor
1.5
Focal Length
50 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
75.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
No

Performance

Min Focus Distance
500 mm / 19.69 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2015-09-21

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External Reviews

sonyalpha[1]

Sentiment Score 70%
Reviewers from sonyalpha have found the following***:
The Samyang 50mm F1.2 ED UMC CS (480 euros) is certainly the best APSC 50mm available for Sony E mount. The lens is quite big and heavy for an APSC lens. The tests were made on a Sony A6000 with its 24 Mpix, An exceptional performance with corners as sharp as the centre!
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent sharpness, including at F1.2 (very good)
  • Excellent background blur
  • Very good color rendition
  • No distorsion, good resistance to flare and very low CA
Cons
  • High price than the others but it I fully worth it

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS. [sonyalpha]. https://sonyalpha.blog/2018/09/30/samyang-50mm-f1-2-as-umc-cs/. 2018-09-30. Retrieved 2022-01-29.

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