sony 35mm 2.8 what justifies the price?

Started Jul 2, 2018 | Discussions thread
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Re: sony 35mm 2.8 what justifies the price?

Johnsonson wrote:

You get what you pay for in a way. The only other competitor is the Samyang 35mm 2.8. While the optics are fine (I own one and love it) the Zeiss is still the better lens optically. The Zeiss has an all metal build where the Samyang has plastic down to the mount (painted silver). The Zeiss has fast, silent, smooth autofocus; the Samyang has a middling speed autofocus that is not silent

Both are extremely compact but the Zeiss suffers less for it.

No, the mount is aluminum, the body is aluminum and composite. I have one.

5 stars at ephotozine.

https://www.ephotozine.com/article/samyang-af-35mm-f-2-8-fe-review-31097

Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE Verdict

"Some lenses are a real pleasure to use, and the Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE falls into this category. The technical quality is excellent, the AF is fast and accurate and the results look punchy with superb colour rendition.

In terms of value, it's hard to argue with such a modestly priced lens when it performs so well. Weather resistance would be nice, as would full-time manual focus in AF mode, but apart from that the lens pretty much hits the spot. It is certainly an excellent match for the Sony mirrorless range for which it has been designed."

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