Your f/1.4 35mm AF Preferences

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Jacques Cornell
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Re: Maybe Samyang AF 1.8/45 is an option

thiefofpresence wrote:

Jacques Cornell wrote:

thiefofpresence wrote:

thiefofpresence wrote:

For this lens role, I am wondering what people have and are happy with. If you aren't happy with what you have, vote for what you want instead (your "preference").

Personally I think I will be happy with 90% of the AF keeper rate of the presumed Sony native reference performance. Learning that this is not realistic from the 3rd parties would be valuable (if not sad) to learn.

Am particularly interested in the "native" sigma (which for all intents and purposes embeds the MC11 in the lens) versus the "adapted" sigma. If one or the other side wins that, that would be interesting experiences to learn about.

The Samyang/Rokinon experiences (on "both sides") would also be valuable.

Meant to include the option:

"Left the f/1.4 family of options because of weight/price/quality and am happier with a smaller max aperture 35mm lens (please indicate in a comments)

Yeah, well, I'd love to replace my Rokinon 35/1.4 with a 35/1.8 for reasons of weight and size, but nobody makes one. Aaaaaarrrrrgh!

I have noticed the incoming Samyang/Rokinon 1.8/45, and while I have preferred 35s (when available...) a 45 is just the right side of fifty, quite near that elusive 40mm normal that would geometrically fit quite nicely between my 24 and 85

It comes out almost exactly that 45 is twice the AOV of 85, and 25 is twice the AOV of 45, but sometimes a picture is work a thousand words:

I could go for a compact 40/1.8 - I love my pancake Panasonic 20/1.7 on my GX8 & GX9 - but 45mm is just longer than I want. My prime trifecta is 24/35/85.

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