Samyang 45/1.8 or Sony 35/1.8 or Sigma 35/2 - best wide open contrast and flare resistance?

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Samyang 45/1.8 or Sony 35/1.8 or Sigma 35/2 - best wide open contrast and flare resistance?

I am considering a 35mm to 45mm prime lens for concert pictures in small venues, because the Tamron 35-150 launch is getting ridiculous. The availability date has already moved at last five times over here, starting October 18th and today is November 13th

I want faster lens than F2.8, but not the expensive and heavy F1.4 ones. The Samyang 45mm/F1.8 (365 Euro) seems to be a natural choice, but some reviews and users says the contrast wide open isn't good, while some others like the Dustin Abbott's one claims the contrast is already very good at F2.

Other options are Sony 35/F1.8 (730 Euro or 430 Euro with two cashbacks and Sony 15% off promo that ends tomorrow) or Sigma 35/F2 (670 Euro). I am more lean toward the 45mm focal length, but if any of those two 35mm are better regarding the contrast wide open and flare resistance in difficult light conditions I'd consider them.

Note that I already have Samyang 75/F1.8 and the Samyang USB station, so I can update the lens firmware in order to get the best AF performance.

The LensTip comparison didn't bring a clear winner either. Samyang is sharper than Sony, but Sony has better flare resistance.

https://www.lenstip.com/590.1-Lens_review-Samyang_AF_45_mm_f_1.8_FE.html

https://www.lenstip.com/593.1-Lens_review-Sony_FE_35_mm_f_1.8.html

https://www.lenstip.com/597.1-Lens_review-Sigma_C_35_mm_f_2_DG_DN.html

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