A Review of the New Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AF II Lens

A Review of the New Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AF II Lens


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.