Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC

Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC

Lens Summary

Brand: Samyang

Also Known As: Samyang 35mm f/1.4

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Manual Focus

Lens Mount: Canon EF, Four Thirds, Nikon F, Pentax K, Samsung NX, Sony Alpha, Sony E

Release Date: 2009-09-16

MSRP Price: $499

Made in: South Korea

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: The 35mm f/1.4 Wide-Angle US UMC Aspherical Lens for Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip from Samyang gives you an approximately 43° view when used with an APS-C camera, or 63.1° when used with a full-frame camera--excellent for general photography and portraits. It includes a special chip that allows the lens to work with the camera\'s focus confirm, auto exposure, auto metering and auto white balance functions. With hybrid aspherical lenses and multi-layer coating, you will produce sharply defined images with a minimum of flare and ghosting. The 35mm lens focuses as close as 1\' (30.48 cm) from the lens, and has a removable petal lens hood.

Photography Life Review Summary: Having used Samyang lenses before (the Samyang 24mm f/1.4 and the Samyang 85mm f/1.4), I knew that the 35mm f/1.4 version would not disappoint. But while testing the expensive 35mm f/1.4 lenses, I still thought that it would show worse performance than all of its competitors. I was rather surprised to see the lens outperform the exotic Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/1.4 lens in my lab and perform so close to the Nikon 35mm f/1.4G. In fact, I had to re-test the Zeiss and the Nikon lenses over 5 times to make sure that I was not miscalculating anything or missing focus. In all cases, the lenses performed about the same, with the Samyang still rocking the game at smaller apertures. This lens surely shows a lot of value when compared to the expensive brands, with its under $500 MSRP price (compare that to the $1850 price of the Zeiss). For those that shoot landscapes and other types of photography where autofocus is not needed, the Samyang 35mm f/1.4 seems to be a superb choice for sure. And with its 77mm filter thread, you do not have to worry about dealing with extra filters or step-up rings, which is surely an advantage for landscape photography. Read the full Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC Review by Photography Life.

Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length35mm
Mount TypeCanon EF, Four Thirds, Nikon F, Pentax K, Samsung NX, Sony Alpha, Sony E
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor APS-C
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Image StabilizationNo
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximim Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)63.1°
Optical Information
Lens Elements12
Lens Groups10
Diaphragm Blades8
Aspherical Elements2 high-refraction glass elements 1 aspherical element
Focus Information
FocusManual Focus
Built-in Focus MotorNo
Minimum Focus Distance0.30m
Filter Information
Filter Size77mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions63 x 112mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Sample Images

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