Vivitar (Samyang/Rokinon/Bower) 35mm f1.4

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David A. Hamments
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Vivitar (Samyang/Rokinon/Bower) 35mm f1.4
8 months ago

I've recently seen quite a few posts regarding the Samyang 14mm f2.8 UWA lens, but little about the 35mm f1.4. I didn't realize this lens was made by Samyang until doing a little research. In fact, it is identical to the most recent Samyang branded lens. Photo review sites seem to universally praise this very inexpensive lens for its sharpness, contrast and flare resistance. FWIW, I concur. Here's a sample of what the lens can produce. I've also posted this image on FM in the alternative gear forum, so please excuse the repeat if you've already seen it. Check out the original to fully appreciate the detail in the image.

The Motor City - Detroit, Michigan (as seen from Windsor, Ontario)

This lens can be had for less than $500 new and MUCH less used (I paid $200 CDN). Worth a look?

Cheers and good light, D. Hamments
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