Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 FE Review

July 15, 2016 | Mark Goldstein |

Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 FE Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 FE.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is a new standard prime lens for APS-C and full-frame DSLR cameras. Offering continuous AF while capturing video with compatible cameras, the compact Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM retails for just £129.99/€189.99/$125.99. Read our in-depth Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM review complete with full-size sample images to find out if it's worth the modest outlay...

Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA

The Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA is a fast standard prime lens for Sony's new 35mm full-frame E-mount camera system. The FE 55mm offers an extra-bright F1.8 maximum aperture, 9-blade circular aperture, dust and moisture resistance, and a unique T* surface coating. Is the Carl Zeiss FE 55mm the perfect partner for the Sony A7/7R cameras? Read our Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA review to find out...

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G

The AF-S 50mm f/1.8G from Nikon is a standard prime lens in the full-frame FX format, or a fast portrait optic when mounted on a DX body. The 50mm f/1.8 features seven optical elements in six groups with one aspherical lens element, a Silent Wave Motor which provides smooth and fast autofocus with full-time manual focus override, and a weather-sealed lens mount. Retailing for £185 / $220, read our expert Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G review to find out if it's an essential purchase for the Nikon DSLR owner.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G

The AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G from Nikon is a standard prime lens in the full-frame FX format, or a short telephoto when mounted on a DX body. The 58mm f/1.4 features 9 optical elements in 6 groups with two aspherical lens elements and a Silent Wave Motor which provides smooth and fast autofocus with full-time manual focus override. Retailing for £1,599.99 / $1,699.95, read our Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G review to find out if it's worth the substantial investment.

Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS

The Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS is an affordable short telephoto prime lens for APS-C, 1.6x and 2x crop mirrorless cameras from Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Olympus and Canon. Priced at £299 / $549, is the Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS worth a look? Read our Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS review to find out...

Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM

The Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM is a fast standard prime lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. The 50mm f/1.4 features 13 optical elements in 8 groups and a HSM focusing system which provides quiet, smooth and fast autofocus with full-time manual focus override. Retailing for £859 / $949, read our expert Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM review to find out if it's the ultimate "fast fifty" lens...

Sony FE 50mm f/1.8

The Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 is the first affordable "nifty-fifty" lens for the Sony Alpha full-frame compact system camera range. Read our Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 review to find out if you should add this lens to your camera bag...

Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

The Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD is a new standard prime lens for DSLR cameras which boasts several class-leading features. Can it beat its main rivals from Canon, Nikon and Sigma? Find out in our Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD review...

Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T*

The Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* is a premium standard prime lens for Sony's 35mm full-frame E-mount camera system. The manual-focus Loxia 50mm offers a fast f/2 maximum aperture, 10 aperture blades, superlative build quality, and an aperture ring that can be de-clicked for video use. Read our Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* review now...

Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4

The Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 is a brand new standard prime lens for Canon and Nikon 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras. The manual-focus-only Milvus 50mm offers a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, 9 aperture blades, and superlative build quality including weatherproofing. Read our Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 review now...

Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 Distagon T*

The Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 Distagon T* is a premium standard prime lens for Canon and Nikon 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras. The manual-focus Otus 55mm lens offers a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, 9 aperture blades, and superlative build quality. Read our Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 Distagon T* review now...