Samyang 45 1.8 FE initial impressions

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maltmoose Senior Member • Posts: 1,456
Samyang 45 1.8 FE initial impressions

No test charts, real world only.

Processed in capture one to taste and resized to 16mp.

Flower Garden

Bokeh pretty smooth here but not always

The Library

Pretty sharp at across the frame at f2, not decentered


F4 indoor high iso looks ok

Hidden Cottage in some sun

F4 landscape looks fine

Garden in cloud

F8 ok aswell, not huge resolution but fairly even

Garden in the rain

F2.8 landscape in the rain looks ok too..

You can get some pretty gnarly fringing with strong white back light though, which can mostly be removed in C1.

Fairly high vignetting but easily removed and not an issue.

Can it replace my 35 and 50 FE? maybe but need to push the AF this week to find out if it holds up.

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