35mm 1.4 ZA Lens vs. Sigma 1.4 Art Lens

Started Mar 26, 2018 | Questions thread
cgomez
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Re: 35mm 1.4 ZA Lens vs. Sigma 1.4 Art Lens

shootorrun wrote:

Irvz wrote:

Have you looked at the Samyang/Rokinon 35mm f/1.4? It's even cheaper than the Sigma...

Agree with this -- check out the Sa/Ro 35/1.4. I tested one against the Sony and thought it was a very nice lens. That copy was a touch warmer than Sony. It had slightly less reliable autofocus in low light than the Sony, but the difference wasn't major. A little noise from AF motor, but outside of a very quiet room, I never heard it. IMO, $700 U.S. is a great deal for it.

I haven't strayed outside the Sony first party lens ecosystem and have in the past heard of suspect build quality and other drawbacks of Samyang and Rokinon lenses. And they don't seem to have many reliable reviews on B&H or Amazon.

How much of a compromise on AF performance would you suggest these have?

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