35mm lenses with wide apertures are highly popular because they are so versatile, able to tackle everything from weddings to astrophotography and much more. However, a good 35mm lens can easily run you north of $2,000. So, at $799, the Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AF II looks like quite the intriguing option. This great video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of image quality and performance you can expect from it in usage.
Coming to you from Pav SZ, this excellent video review takes a look at the new Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AF II lens. Considering that many first-party options can run $1,500-2,000, the Samyang’s $799 price is quite enticing. Along with that comes a range of features, including:
- New autofocus system
- Internal focusing
- Non-rotating filter ring for polarizing and graduated ND filters
- Linear stepping motor for fast and quiet autofocus for both photo and video work
- Two high refractive index elements and two aspherical elements for less distortion and better sharpness
- Ability to use autofocus ring to control aperture
- Weather-sealed construction
- Rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
- 4.5 inches in length
- 23.2 oz (659 g)
Altogether, the 35mm f/1.4 looks like another nice lens from Samyang. Check out the video above for the full rundown on the lens.