Last month, Samyang announced the XP 50mm f/1.2, adding to its lens lineup of premium glass for the high-megapixel cameras of today. There haven’t been any real-world examples of this prime Canon-only lens being used in the field until now.
The Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2 is a manual focus lens that isn’t fully manual exposure. The lens will control aperture via the camera body and has a chip to relay EXIF data and give focus confirmation. For those that haven’t used a lens that confirms focus, as you rack the focus, the camera auto focus points will confirm when holding your auto focus button and when the area you are focusing to becomes sharp. It’s a neat blend of manual and auto focus without the additional weight of a motor or the cost to keep this lens more affordable.