Samyang (Walimex, Rokinon) 50mm f1.2

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KirillQPR Forum Member • Posts: 60
Samyang (Walimex, Rokinon) 50mm f1.2

I have never owned a lens with such a wide aperture before and I was wondering if you could tell me that I have a good/decent/poor copy based on a couple of my initial shots, one wide open and one at 5.6. Ignore the fuzzy bottom, a close object got into the shot, but look at the middle-upper part. Both shots on tripod with timer, no re-focusing. The 5.6 image is very sharp, the 1.2 one is of course less sharp but shouldn't it be a bit sharper still? The Ephotozine review of this lens has a graph showing very good sharpness from wide open. Is this as good as it gets in real-life shots or should I return/exchange?

https://image.ibb.co/cEHHyv/samyang_50mm_at_f12.jpg

https://image.ibb.co/f9qy5a/samyang_50mm_at_f56.jpg

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