Although this lens is entirely manual, I do not find it particular problem concerning the focusing. I use for this the Focus Peaking proposed by the X-T20 (in red highlight) and it works like a charm. For those who do not know, it is Damien Bernal (read his article on this subject) who will take care of the explanation (in french):
On the other hand, will you say, a 12mm for landscape, it is relatively easy to focus? I agree.
With this very good experience, the manufacturing quality of the lens and bringing all this to the fact that it really does not cost an armor, I start to make eyes soft to 2 new optics from Samyang, always for my Fujifilm
At first I had been interested by the 85mm F/1.4, available from eGlobalCentral at € 208 (currently) or Amazon.
But after some tests, I find the focal length of 85mm (equivalent 125 mm) too tight for portraits. I have to go back too far to have a frame a little wide of the subject indoors. It will probably be my 3rd goal Samyang but, for now, I think twist to another.
And to get a little closer to the subject (my photos but also this post), I searched – and particularly appreciated – the photos taken with the Samyang 50mm F1.2.
It has the second advantage of a little more of aperture than the 85mm: 1.2 against 1.4. As a reminder, at this focal length with my 18-55 my 50-230, I have only F4.0. Having 1.2 to 50mm will be a big plus for portraits or tight shots. The test from focus-numerique, which I invite you to read will have convinced me to take the plunge, because the last argument is that of the price, once more: The 50mm is currently at 317 € at eGlobalCentral and at Amazon Feel free to leave me your opinion, if you have one or the other !!
I leave you with some pictures that I can take with the Samyang 12mm:
Reseller: eGlobalCentral.fr (239,99€ then) and still no worries with them. I want to say, we hear only those who have problems … Received in 7 days! (For the ones that it could afraid, here is an amazon link for it)
The focal length is fixed at 12 mm and the aperture goes from F/2 to F/22
Beautiful beast for the price, it is clear, very clear ! No worries about manual focus with the focus peaking provided by the Fujifilm X-T20. I use the one based on highlights (red one). Especially because the use of this lens, it is rare to take less than a meter away.
It comes with a small bag and a sun hood accordingly. I just added a “cheap” UV filter to protect the lens.
My Lowerpro bag reaches saturation with all the lenses of my equipment 🙂 But, it’s very good because I can still take everything with me, and add my Mavic Air. My zooms cover from 18mm to 230mm and the 2 fixed focal lengths: 35mm F/1.4 and 12mm F/2.
I’ve been …. how to say …. “annoyed” to be able to install the .net framework 3.5 on my Windows 10 development system. This is a prerequisite for installing WixToolset (excellent program for generating installation files).
Going through the addition of functionality, I ran into the error 0x800f081f that I choose (or not), recover files on Windows update. Ditto trying to install it from the runtime binaries available at MS.