Samyang 35 f2.8 Seemingly Excellent Alternative to Sony Zeiss 35 f2.8

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Samyang 35 f2.8 Seemingly Excellent Alternative to Sony Zeiss 35 f2.8
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For those considering the Sony Zeiss 35 f/2.8, also consider going with the Samyang alternative.

I've tested both lenses and find their optical quality to be virtually the same--indistinguishable.

The Sony has much better build quality and has a quieter focusing system--that's pretty much it.

The Samyang's focusing system gets louder as you stop it down.

Both lenses struggle a bit in low light.

The Samyang has a metal-colored plastic mount, and weighs noticeably less than the Sony.

The small form factor is great.

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