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August 23, 2019 Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 RXD (A046) Review

Tamron released their new 28-78mm F2.8 RXD lens for Sony full frame mirrorless (FE) last year to great fanfare, as it provided a legitimate alternative to the very large and very expensive Sony 24-70mm F2.8 G Master lens.  The 28-75 RXD went on to be the best selling lens of the year (period!) in its […] [Read more...]

August 2, 2019 Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 Image Gallery

Samyang has previously released a couple of very compact autofocusing prime lenses for Sony, though with only moderately wide maximum apertures of F2.8.  People loved the size of the lenses, but the autofocus systems were not always quite there.  Fast forward to 2019 where Samyang has just hit a home run with the AF 85 [Read more...]

April 26, 2019 Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE Review

The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 for Sony FE has been one of the lenses I’ve been most excited about in 2019 since Samyang told me it was coming.  Why?  On a personal note, because I’ve been wanting a good portrait lens for Sony.  I’ve been adapting the Tamron SP 85mm F1.8 VC lens, which is a [&hell [Read more...]

April 6, 2019 Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE Image Gallery

The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 for Sony FE has been one of the lenses I’ve been most excited about since Samyang told me it was coming.  Why?  On a personal note, because I’ve been wanting a good portrait lens for Sony.  I’ve been adapting the Tamron SP 85mm F1.8 VC lens, which is a nice […] [Read more...]

December 19, 2018 Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 Review

Check me out on:  My Patreon:  | Google+: | Facebook: | Twitter: | Flickr: | 500px: | Sign Up for My Newsletter : Samyang/Rokinon have long been known for making budget, manual everything lenses.  I reviewed my first Rokinon lens in 2013, and have reviewed 9 others since (this will be the 11th Samyang/Ro [Read more...]

November 26, 2018 Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 FE Image Gallery

Samyang/Rokinon have long been known for making budget, manual everything lenses.  I reviewed my first Rokinon lens in 2013, and have reviewed 9 others since (this will be the 11th Samyang/Rokinon lens I’ve reviewed).  In the last two years Samyang has shifted to developing some autofocus lenses, and this is the [Read more...]

March 22, 2018 Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 Review

The release of the truly impressive new Sony a7R3 camera (and now the Sony a73!) has caught a lot of our attention. The a7R2 also caught my attention because of a great spec list and an impressive sensor, but when I spent time with it in 2017 I was left feeling a little ambiguous. It […] [Read more...]

February 23, 2018 Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 for Sony E Image Gallery

I’ve got a major showdown brewing between the three top 50mm options for Sony FE (full frame E mount mirrorless cameras):  the Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 Planar T*, Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 Sonnar T*, and the upstart Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4.  All three lenses are different sizes and with different price points.  They also h [Read more...]