This is not a vintage lenses, but I love absolutely love this lens and highly recommend it, no matter what interchangeable lens camera use use. It’s not incredibly cheap, but it offers a great value for money, comparing to the similar alternatives from the high-end companies.My lens is the video version”, the one with the fluid aperture adjustment, which is absolutely amazing feature for video work. The standard version one has a clickable aperture adjustment and you would have to get it de-clicked to achieve the fluid adjustment. The price is the same on clickable and video version, so make sure that you buy the “VIDEO VERSION” if you want such aperture adjustment.
Update: Now Samyang starter producing “CINE
” versions of this lens, with a de-clicked aperture as standard and follow focus compatible focusing rings. Can’t wait to try it out.
By the way the footage of the lens in the video above was shot with a lovely little Sony NEX 5N
, which I now constantly use as my slow mo and b camera. Used it with the Samyang too, work great!.
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 on eBay
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