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The f/2.8 FE Len's versatile wide angle of view is well suited to general shooting applications and its slim form factor is ideal for travel and everyday photography.

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Wow, it's an FE lens AND has AF. Tempting but I wish it was F2 or lower. Is this lens sharp at f2.8? Anyone has exp using it?
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It's pretty sharp wide open and it's really nice and compact. Downsides would be that it's slightly slow and noisy with AF and it doesn't perform too well when facing bright light sources (loses a lot of contrast)
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Thx, I'm mostly using the Sony native FE 50 f1.8 as my "compact" setup and it's meh in low-light, which is what the A7 series is strong on. For some reason the Sony A-mount 50mm f1.4 using LAEA4 seems to be better in low-light than the native FE (supposed to lose half stop w/ laea4).
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It's pretty sharp wide open and it's really nice and compact. Downsides would be that it's slightly slow and noisy with AF and it doesn't perform too well when facing bright light sources (loses a lot of contrast)
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Love how Rokinon is starting to make some AF lenses... hate how it seems they are only making it for Sony LMAO The auto-focus does seem to make more sense on this 35mm than on the wider 14mm.

Anyhow, I wonder how this stacks up against the Sony OEM which is more than double the price atm.
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I just watched a Singapore YouTube vid of the comparison to the Zeiss 35mm and it seems the Samyang/Rokinon is just as good if not better (slightly) than the Sony. Now I gotta figure out what lens I'm going to sell to get this. I have too many lenses lol and some rarely used.
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Love how Rokinon is starting to make some AF lenses... hate how it seems they are only making it for Sony LMAO The auto-focus does seem to make more sense on this 35mm than on the wider 14mm.

Anyhow, I wonder how this stacks up against the Sony OEM which is more than double the price atm.
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Please update the OP to state this is FE lens. I know the mounts are the same between E and FE, but this lens covers full frame as it's not really wide for E mount (crop) sensors
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I only know a little about lens'. Could someone please help explain what type of pictures and video would be ideal for this lens? the f2.8 seems like it might not be good for indoor and low light shots. But again, I am a novice at best. thanks
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I have the Sony Zeiss 35mm 2.8. Bought it from eBay like new from someone for $450. I like the lens, i think it takes great pictures and having a light lens like that is a must. I would definitely take this lens for this price instead but when I purchased my Sony I thought of the resell value it maintains.
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I only know a little about lens'. Could someone please help explain what type of pictures and video would be ideal for this lens? the f2.8 seems like it might not be good for indoor and low light shots. But again, I am a novice at best. thanks
It really depends on what you're using the lens for.

It's a 35mm full frame lens so it's more for street/landscape shots; not saying it can't be used for portrait, you can always get closer or crop.

At f2.8 (aperture), it's not super great for low light shots (also less bokeh), but if you're shooting outdoors/landscape, that aperture won't be an issue as you'll be shooting f5.6+ easily.
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I just watched a few YouTube reviews on the Samyang version of this... Looks like motor noise is real. Shots look good for pictures but forget about doing video unless you have a separate boom mic due to the motor noise
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i want their 135mm lens, it has good reviews
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It really depends on what you're using the lens for.

It's a 35mm full frame lens so it's more for street/landscape shots; not saying it can't be used for portrait, you can always get closer or crop.

At f2.8 (aperture), it's not super great for low light shots (also less bokeh), but if you're shooting outdoors/landscape, that aperture won't be an issue as you'll be shooting f5.6+ easily.
Thanks I appreciate it
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anyone have compared this with sigma 30mm 1.4f?
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