Samyang 35mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Review

4.5
November 26, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Samyang 35mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

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The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR is a professional ultra-wide angle lens. Aimed mainly at full-frame DSLR users, but also compatible with DX bodies where it provides a focal range of 24-50mm, the Nikon 16-35mm f/4 also features built-in optical image stabilization. Read our in-depth Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Review complete with full-size sample images.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G

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The AF-S 35mm f/1.4G from Nikon is a moderate wide-angle lens in the full-frame FX format, or a fast standard prime when mounted on a DX body. The 35mm f/1.4 features 10 optical elements in seven groups with one aspherical lens element and a Rear Focus (RF) system incorporating a Silent Wave Motor which provides smooth and fast autofocus with full-time manual focus override. Retailing for $1,799.95 / £1,485.99, read our expert Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G review to find out if it's worth the hefty investment.

Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC

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The Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC is an ultra-wide-angle prime lens for full-frame and APS-C DSLRs. The Samyang 24mm f/1.4 is a more affordable alternative to the Nikon and Canon equivalents thanks largely to being manual-focus only. Read our in-depth Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC review complete with full-size sample images.

Zuiko Digital ED 14-35mm F2.0 SWD

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The ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-35mm F2.0 SWD is the world’s first standard zoom lens to feature a constant f2.0 aperture. It provides an equivalent focal length of 28-70mm in 35mm terms and features the SWD-driven ultra-fast AF system. Part of the premium Super High Grade (SHG) series for Olympus DSLR cameras, the Olympus 14-35mm F2.0 SWD also offers dust-/drip-proofing, a mechanically interlocked manual focusing mechanism, and a large, flower-shaped hood with a polarization filter control window. Priced at $2,299 / £1,999, we find out if the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-35mm F2.0 SWD is the best standard zoom lens that money can buy.

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