A new Samyang envy … 50mm 1.2 or 85mm 1.4 ?

As I told you in January, I gave my X-T20 the Samyang 12mm lens and I’m particularly happy with it.

Some photos have been reused by the Departmental Committee of Tourism of Haute-Garonne on Twitter:

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 .

Other pictures found on flickr:

Jump Bros DSC_7158 National Monuments Little sample Samyang 85mm San Francisco The thinker

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.

Some photos taken with this this lens on flickr:

Ett glömt namn  Frame within a frame Butterflies _AVA1378 _AVA0564 Burasia

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 .
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:

Winter morning on the baseball fieldLe volvestreRetenue sur la Louge
L'entrée de la grotte du Mas d'Azil

Le Volvestre 2

Samyang 12mm F/2 for Fujifilm X-Series

This Samyang, it’s my January photo gift 😉

(Each image leads you to the full resolution)

Like all the other lenses of my equipment, I will dedicate a page to it, and will add all my returns and photos, as and when using. Here it is : https://frenchw.net/en/photography/gear/samyang-12mm-f-2-0-ncs-cs/

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!

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.

Here are some photos taken with. See the others on the flickr page I dedicated to the Samyang 12mm

Winter morning on the baseball field Pech David Le pin