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    Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 FE
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    I really, really wanted to like this lens...

    https://youtu.be/czSN8GxD-ns


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    yes it is cheap but AF isn't good at all. i have batis 85 who do the AF job far better, the only bad feeling on batis is it's fly by wire focusing.... not perfect at all when you want manual focusing.
    I tried yesterday sony zeiss 35 1.4 it is fly by wire too but i feel it far better for manual focusing, AF work great (smooth) but that cost a lot.


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    What's wrong with the cheap sony 1.8? Awesome AF great lens. 1.8 vs 1.4 but does that really matter much?
    Sony FS7's (x2) / Sony FS100's (x2) / BMCC 2.5/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Johnston View Post
    What's wrong with the cheap sony 1.8? Awesome AF great lens. 1.8 vs 1.4 but does that really matter much?
    Well, almost all photographers I’m aware of prefer the rendering and bokeh of the Samyang, myself included. Several are even selling their Sony 1.8 for the Samyang. Unfortunately AFC is all but unusable for video, so I won’t be letting go of my Sony any time soon.
    Last edited by jonpais; 05-15-2019 at 11:47 PM.


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