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Samyang SY35MAE-N 35mm F1.4 Lens for Nikon AE
|Price:||$426.00 & FREE Shipping|
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- Aperture range: F/1.4~22
- Optical Construction: 12 elements in 10 groups
- Filter Size: 77mm
- Minimum Focusing Distance: 1 foot (0.3 meters)
- Includes removable lens hood, lens caps, lens pouch, instruction manual, and 1 year Rokinon warrant
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|Aperture Control Design||Includes aperture ring|
|Item Dimensions||2.48 x 2.48 x 4.41 inches|
|Item Weight||1.46 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Maximum Focal Length||35 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||35 mm|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 mm|
|Shipping Weight||2.3 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
Having used Samyang lenses before (the Samyang 24mm f/1.4 and the Samyang 85mm f/1.4), I knew that the 35mm f/1.4 version would not disappoint. But while testing the expensive 35mm f/1.4 lenses, I still thought that it would show worse performance than all of its competitors. I was rather surprised to see the lens outperform the exotic Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/1.4 lens in my lab and perform so close to the Nikon 35mm f/1.4G. In fact, I had to re-test the Zeiss and the Nikon lenses over 5 times to make sure that I was not miscalculating anything or missing focus. In all cases, the lenses performed about the same, with the Samyang still rocking the game at smaller apertures. This lens surely shows a lot of value when compared to the expensive brands, with its under $500 MSRP price (compare that to the $1850 price of the Zeiss). For those that shoot landscapes and other types of photography where autofocus is not needed, the Samyang 35mm f/1.4 seems to be a superb choice for sure.
Presuming you can nail focus, it's perfectly sharp and contrasty, even at f/1.4! It's astounding.
Bokeh, the character of out-of-focus areas, not simply how far out of focus they are, is very good.
In fact, the only 35mm f/1.4 lens with better bokeh is the $1,650 Nikon 35/1.4 G.
Every other 35/1.4, even the $5,000 LEICA SUMMILUX, have much, much worse bokeh.
The Samyang Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 has much better background bokeh at f/1.4 than theNikon 35mm f/1.4, than the new $5,000 LEICA SUMILUX-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH mit floating element group, than the previous $4,500 LEICA SUMMILUX-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH, and much better bokeh than LEICA's original SUMMILUX 35mm f/1.4 from 1960-1995.
Except for the Nikon 35/1.4 G, this Samyang has the best bokeh I've seen in any 35mm f/1.4 lens.Read more ›
At F1.4 the lens is sharp in the center, but soft at the corners and edges. Noticeable vignetting that is correctable in post processing. CA is negligible. By F2.8 the lens is sharp corner to corner and vignetting not visible on my D810. Focusing is spot-on without camera fine tuning. Focus ring has long rotation (nearly half a turn) and is well damped so focusing is a joy. There is a small amount of barrel distortion that can be seen if you shoot fences or buildings, but it should be easy to correct. Like other Samyang lenses, there is no lock for the aperture ring. If want to control aperture by the ring, it is difficult to reach and hard to turn, I guess that makes it better if you want it to stay at F22!
Compared with my other Samyang manufactured lenses, this Vivitar branded lens came with a padded nylon bag rather than cloth, and a lens cleaning cloth, as well as a nicer instruction manual that was Nikon specific. I don't know if these improvements apply to any other rebranding or the Samyang original.
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