A decade ago, Samyang lenses were known for being sharp, affordable, and manual focus only, but in recent years, the company has expanded their offerings to start including autofocus in many options while still maintaining reasonable prices and impressive image quality. So, how do they compete with current options? This great video overview takes you through four options: the 35mm f/1.4 AF II, the AF 50mm f/1.4 FE II, AF 85mm f/1.4 FE II, and AF 135mm f/1.8 FE.
Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this awesome video review takes a look at the Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AF II, AF 50mm f/1.4 FE II, AF 85mm f/1.4 FE II, and AF 135mm f/1.8 FE lenses. It has been quite impressive to see how far Samyang has come, and they are certainly fantastic alternatives for many users, often at half or even a third of the price of first-party options. I think it can be easy to spend a lot of time pixel-peeping and comparing options, but when it comes down to it, the majority of the time, clients really will not care or even notice such minute differences, making Samyang's options worth a good look. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Abbott.