Samyang 35/1.8 copy variation?

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Samyang 35/1.8 copy variation?

I recently bought this lens as a replacement for an adapted Canon 35/2 EF IS USM.  I wanted a small native prime that would allow EyeAF more widely than the centre box supported by my MB IV EF to FE adapter.  This is my second copy - the switch failed on the first when testing.  Didn't get as far as testing lens IQ.

I consider that my copy matches several reviews, for example https://www.lenstip.com/607.4-Lens_review-Samyang_AF_35_mm_f_1.8_FE_Image_resolution.html .

However, it seems that some people have better copies and it would be interesting to compare notes for the benefit of others who might be considering this, for example as a small cheap prime for the A7C.

Here are my tests of LoCA, field curvature and resolution/rendering https://1drv.ms/u/s!Aj047RZiZliyhjBc33kQeKtNYTCB?e=tHibPS .

The first 3 lawn tests were focussed in the middle of the frame and the fourth on the lupins in the top left quarter.  When shot at landscape apertures ~f10 and distances, the lens is sharp across the frame and the colours are good - the micro-contrast is rather average.

For the avoidance of doubt, I'm quite happy with the lens, which fits between an adapted Tamron 35/1.4 FE and the Tamron 28-75/2.8 in my kit.

Anyone else care to share their shots with this lens?

Andrew

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