Samyang 35/1.8 vs Sony 35/1.8

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JpGomez Contributing Member • Posts: 539
Re: Samyang 35/1.8 vs Sony 35/1.8

Rol Lei Nut wrote:

JpGomez wrote:

Impulses wrote:

The Sony also has a shorter MFD than any of the small 3rd party 35mm alternatives (pretty much the same as the GM) and that's a useful creative advantage.

This. MFD of Sony 35/1.8 is my favorite feature. I've owned (non-macro) primes before nothing can close focuses like Sony 35.

The Tamron 35 2.8 will focus down to 15 cm (1:2) compared to the Sony 35 1.8's 22 cm, so something canfocus closer than the Sony...

I stand corrected, Tamron 35 2.8 can focus closer.

But I meant all the primes I've owned and currently own, FE35 close focus the most.

To add, I also have Samyang 35/2.8 to get the smallest setup I can run with. I never liked the size of Tamron 35/2.8.

If close focusing is important, then that's the one. 2.8 aperture, size, slowish focusing and high distortion (before correction) are its minuses.

BTW, the Samyang 35 1.8 will go down to 29 cm.

Interesting.. both can actually close focus. I guess it comes down to budget and personal preference.

If I didn't own FE35, I definitely go for Samyang. Have their USB dock already.

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