Rokinon 35f1.4 versus Sigma 30f1.4

Started Dec 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP davidgp Contributing Member • Posts: 516
Re: Rokinon 35f1.4 versus Sigma 30f1.4

albertTD wrote:

what are you shooting anyway?

If you're like me, not really needing AF, I think you'll be happier with the samyang.

I mainly shot foods and travel photos for my blog @, so I rarely need the AF except for some wedding/ event photo jobs. I'm now in the market for a nice 35mm, comparing the Samyang 35mm vs Sigma new 35mm.

I have a Sigma 50mm F1.4 and Carl Zeiss 50mm makro, and for the past year, ended up shooting 90% of my 50mm shots using the Carl Zeiss due to it's macro ability and sharper image.
I don't think you'll be having trouble if you're not rushed in your photo taking, live view works well for MF lenses.

I would use this lens to shoot portraits, still lifes, and candid indoor shots.  I think the samyamg would work well for the first two, but might be a problem for the last one.

I appreciate all the comments.  I've been out of pocket in Kenya with little internet, but I was able to get online this evening and have enjoyed reading all your insights this evening.

 davidgp's gear list:davidgp's gear list
Canon EOS 550D Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art
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