P.S. I hope Samyang will join the fast 50 competition soon.
Partly agree ... that Samyang makes a 50mm prime.
However, I hope they produce a relatively slow f2.8 lens without the trade-offs required for f1.4 to f1.8.
I am very, very happy with my Samyang 14mm f2.8, even though it is fully manual. I have little interest in their faster 35mm and 85mm lenses with f1.4.
My "vote" would be for Samyang to have a full line-up of very affordable, very sharp, fully manual f2.8 prime lenses, such as 24mm, 50mm, and 100mm (about doubling each step from 14mm, and skipping "intermediates" like 20mm, 28mm, 35mm, and 85mm, which also would duplicate their existing FL's).
I have to say that I respectfully totally disagree with you!
For me, those kind of lens wouldn't have much of a market. I think it would be much more interesting for Samyang to produce very fast lens, for instance a 50mm f/1.2 or f/1. I personally can't find much use for a f/2.8 standard prime and even then, you can easily find old manual lens on eBay that are plenty sharp at f2.8 for less than 100$, sometime even less than 35$!
“The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art is the most exciting lens we’re likely to review this year."
I got rid of all my 50s largely because they are so boring. If this is the most exciting lens they're likely to review this year, it's going to be a pretty rotten year.
They should review the Tamron 150-600. That lens has 10 times the excitement of yet another 50mm prime.
I also have to respectfully totally disagree with you!
I am sure that I am not the only one for whom the 50mm is a personnal favorite, and I would even go as far as saying that in is one of the most complex FL. You might dislike it, as any lens of any FL are just tools, I have no problem understanding this, but I would never qualify it as boring. Disliking a certain tool for your craft doesn't mean it is bad per se, but rather that it is not for you. I am sure a look at Henry Cartier-Bresson photographs would convince you.