K-01: Samyang 85mm f/1.4 or Tamron Adaptall-2 90mm f/2.5?

Started Feb 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
Unexpresivecanvas Senior Member • Posts: 1,158
Re: K-01: Samyang 85mm f/1.4 or Tamron Adaptall-2 90mm f/2.5?

I had the adaptall-2 for some time and got tired of the missing opportunities due to manual focus, as well as it gave me a purple spot in the centre of the pictures.

For this focal length my advise is try to get the current Tamron 90mm f/2.8. It's a very good lens, with 1:1 macro capability. With discount you can get it close to $400, which is about $100 more than the Samyang.

The Samyang is an excellent lens, and it is perfect for portraits when the subject doesn't move too much. It doesn't do macro.

These samples are with the new Tamron:



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