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02-12-2013, 09:36 AM   #1
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Samyang 50 f1.2 in 2014 :)

Hello everyone,

I found this : Samyang 50mm f/1.2 likely to come in 2014! | sonyalpharumors

Samyang seems to be building a 50mm f1.2 for 2014 it sounds great on a Pentax DSLR full frame

02-12-2013, 10:03 AM   #2
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Wow, Samyang is really pumping out interesting primes one after the other. Will be interesting to see how it performs in comparison to other brand 50mm's
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specially if in the 300-500€ range... who's wanna put 1,000€ just to get the AF then ?
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Thanks for the info ... I would seriously consider buying one ... J

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Samyang won't disappoint either, I have faith in Korean manufacturers, much more so than Japanese or Vietnamese. Pentax should look into partnering with Samyang for lens designs though, they design them, Pentax builds them with a DC motor.
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Well this lens will mostly be a big rival against the Pentax 50mm lenses (very few f1.2 can be found, a lot of people are already using manual 50mm lenses) and the Zeiss lenses (great, but expensive and no AF). But the fact that its manual isn't really a big problem with modern cameras that have focus peaking.
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Could be interesting. I like MF primes, and the Samyangs have good reputations, but they're just so big.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
Well this lens will mostly be a big rival against the Pentax 50mm lenses (very few f1.2 can be found, a lot of people are already using manual 50mm lenses) and the Zeiss lenses (great, but expensive and no AF). But the fact that its manual isn't really a big problem with modern cameras that have focus peaking.
Doesn't Canon also have a 50 1.2?

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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
Doesn't Canon also have a 50 1.2?
And it's just $1,500.
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Doesn't Canon also have a 50 1.2?
Sure, but its useless to us Pentaxians
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Yay I'd buy one if I had a full frame to put it on
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Yay I'd buy one if I had a full frame to put it on
You had better stock up on more full frame lenses then had you not!

I have a lot of respect for my A50 f/1.2 so will be very interested in how it compares.
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I already have a few in the kit
If it is anything like their previous offerings, of which I have a few, it will be good.
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Ooo, this should be very interesting...

I had the Vivitar (same, just branded differently) 13mm, and 85mm for Minolta/Sony and was happy with the build quality of the lens and the IQ (on film since I didn't have a Sony DSLR). Hopefully this one will be a good one as well!
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I have the K-mount 6.5mm Opteka, Sony A-mount 35mm F1.4 Bower and K-mount 85mm F1.4 Rokinon that are built by Samyang and the 50mm F1.2 would be great on my full frame Sony NEX-VG900.
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