The Samyang AF 45mm f/1.8 FE is a standard lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 2019. The focus is done by Lens AF motor (Stepper Motor), it does not have image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 348 €;
5 users have given it an average vote of 9.2 out of 10.
This lens is available with the following mounts:
Sony E: this lens is compatible with mirrorless fullframe and APS-C Sony.
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Opinion:It's a lens to always carry with you... a very comfortable focal point and a great brightness at an honest price. The image quality is amazing, even at full opening, I honestly did not expect it, it amazed me how amazed I was at the time the 40mm stm Canon... from such a compact object you would expect a toy rendition, instead... The colors it returns are great for me, with rather warm shades as I like it. The only note is that the lens is a bit fragile and plastic, but it may last. Meanwhile I never get it out of my car, it's too comfortable to carry around when you want to stay light. Another small flaw of my specimen, tried both on a7II and a7III... the fire is often not immediate but does a short search for the correct point (on a7III it is much faster, but nevertheless you notice a certain lag)... I should maybe do a firmware upgrade, maybe I'll update the review with new impressions... for the moment a full 9, absolutely, also in relation to the price, all in all affordable.
Pros:Speed and precision AF, light and practical, beautiful pleasant warm rendering, precise and constant MF dial, soft bokeh, almost absolute silence.
Cons:Bokeh a little strange only in some fire distances, nothing serious. Paralight with a block click not quite strong. Light focus breathing for the video. Minimum distance of fire not exceptional.
Opinion:Before writing the review, I brought with me the lens in question for 3 weddings, 1 video and 2 photos, I realized that samyang is serious. Exceptional lens with his own character. Done well, fast and precise, it always works constantly making you forget that it is not a sony lens. Mf dile on the really remarkable video. Warm colors, sharp already at f1.8, always focuses even in the dark in both AF-S and AF-C. I'd definitely buy it back. And then it's so light that in the bag you can't hear it, on the car from a sense of carefreeness given the weight. The 45mm focal is really interesting. The other side of the "normal" focal (if you are used to the fifty) Recommended especially for events and portraits.
Pros:Image quality at f1.8, lightweight, compact, AF fast
Cons:Nothing relevant. A minimum of vignette always present.
Opinion:The peculiarity of this 50ino is the great quality of image at full opening, even at close distances. It has nothing to do with a classic 50ino like the Canon STM or the Sony 50mm 1.8. At f1.8 the images have sharpness, contrast, absence of spherical aberration. In addition, the bokeh is soft and even. The full-opening yield is more similar to that of the Sony 85 1.8 than that of the 50 1.8 If you add that it does not cost much, which is light and compact, that the AF is great (fw 2.0) there are ingredients for a best buy. The only aspect not quite at the top is the yield at the central diaphragm edges to infinity, here is slightly behind the Sony 50 1.8 which I find extremely sharp at f5.6 on the whole framed field, little stuff, probably many would not even notice. . The Sony 50ino seems to me to be optimized for long distances, while the Samyang also makes great at close distances at full opening.
Opinion:I would like to say that my considerations must be read taking into account the value for money of the lens, which for obvious reasons cannot be compared, in terms of performance and performance, to 50 high-end professional inns. I consider this lens perfect for a "gitaiolo" use in fact allows you to carry ALWAYS with you the camera, in my case the A7M3, without having problems of footprint and weight and without having to give up good performances. I bought the 45mm f/1.8 Samyang to replace the 50mm f/1.8 Sony with which I did not at all feel good. Compared to the latter the 45mm Samyang is definitely sharper (especially from 2.8 onwards) and much more performing in the MAF, great flaw in my opinion of the Sony lens. The MAF of Samyang is in fact fast, precise and also rather silent. Right at the AF of a Sony A7M3. The only one against me is the plastic and "toy" aspect of the lens. Personally I would have preferred a few tens of grams more and an aluminum barrel, maybe even with a slightly larger diameter. He would gain more in terms of photographic yield and quality perception without affecting more than that much cost, size and weight. Regardless of the plastic used, the construction is very good. No games, push-ups or crunches. It's not tropicalized.
Pros:Focus,size,optical quality, practicality in use in iterni,price
Opinion:I took this little lens with the sony a73 , initially I was undecided whether to take a 35 or a 50, then after seeing some review on youtube I took this 45,and I have to say that it did not disappoint me in the least ! It has a very fast MAF and does not miss a beat, then since 1.8 it is very sharp and returns beautiful images, also I recommend it to those who want to make street, with a sony series a7 and this lens you will pass through simple tusristi and you can make street photography passing by Unnoticed!
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