Rokinon 45mm f/1.8 , yay or nay

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Rokinon 45mm f/1.8 , yay or nay

I was always looking for something better than the sony's own 50mm FE F/1.8... very slow focus and hazy wide open.

I got this Rokinon from Adorama and had high expectations from it... I own the 35mm f/2.8 and it is great, sold the sony's own 35mm f/2.8.

But it has a very nervous background:

And also pretty high CA wide open (mostly purple, which is fairly easy to remove in Photoshop:

The corners are also not very sharp at all, it needs stopping down to F/8 to get some sharpness in extreme corners.

I am not sure if this is a keeper or not...

Anyone else got this ?

Thanks

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Sony a7R III Canon EF 70-200mm F4L USM Voigtlander 40mm F1.4 Nokton Classic Sony FE 50mm F1.8 Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE +1 more
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