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Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2 lens review
« on: March 03, 2018, 12:42:46 PM »

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Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2 lens review
« on: March 03, 2018, 12:42:46 PM »

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Re: Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2 lens review
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 03:23:54 PM »
Most reviews agree that it is sharp at f/1.2.  It is now down to $799 in the US, so I think that I will buy it.

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Re: Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2 lens review
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2018, 03:32:48 PM »

Not sealed.  No AF.  Not truly internally focusing -- the front element does stay behind the filter ring at all times, but it does move front to back (like the 50L).  It certainly is a path of ingress without a filter in place.

For the f/1.2 obsessed, why not get the 50L?  On refurb, it's $950ish and you get sealing, AF and a much more compact design.

For the sharpness obsessed, surely get the Sigma 50 Art.  Flaky AF still crushes no AF for general use.

Glad to see Samyang making moves, though.

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Re: Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2 lens review
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2018, 04:27:49 PM »

Not sealed.  No AF.  Not truly internally focusing -- the front element does stay behind the filter ring at all times, but it does move front to back (like the 50L).  It certainly is a path of ingress without a filter in place.

For the f/1.2 obsessed, why not get the 50L?  On refurb, it's $950ish and you get sealing, AF and a much more compact design.

For the sharpness obsessed, surely get the Sigma 50 Art.  Flaky AF still crushes no AF for general use.

Glad to see Samyang making moves, though.

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Thank you, I do appreciate your advice!  But I am interested in astro, landscapes and wildflowers for this lens.  I do wish that it was sealed and find it strange that it is not.

I can't argue about the comparative compactness of the 50L, but the reviews I've read indicate that it is soft wide open.  That won't work for astro.

Surely Canon will soon deliver a 50mm with really good AF and that will be my second 50mm.

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Re: Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2 lens review
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2018, 05:21:26 PM »
2.6 Lb compared to 1.28 Lb of Canon 50L  :'(

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Re: Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2 lens review
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2018, 05:28:32 PM »
I can't argue about the comparative compactness of the 50L, but the reviews I've read indicate that it is soft wide open.  That won't work for astro.

Surely Canon will soon deliver a 50mm with really good AF and that will be my second 50mm.

Oh wow, yeah, the 50L is not a choice for astro.

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Re: Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2 lens review
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2018, 05:28:32 PM »