Yapo wrote in post #14772203
Gaaah...I cant decide on whether to get this lens or the 35L! Seen some great shots from both sample threads! I want something wider than my current 50 1.4 on 5d mk2 but not sure if i can live without the AF for day to day use and it isnt quite as wide as 35mm or quite a f/1.4. Then there's also the extra weight and size to it...But the price difference!!!
I recently tried manual focusing in fairly dark bar(@ iso6400 f/1.4 ~1/30) with the eg-s screen and 50 f/1.4 but i could barely see what was in/out of focus through the viewfinder.
Has anyone found it hard to manual focus in low light?
Focusing in low light is hard. Especially if you're only using the viewfinder. If you use the lcd screen and zoom in, much easier. In low light, you can just crank up the iso until you're in focus, drop it back down and take the shot.
I miss this lens but I couldn't do without AF especially when I do nightlife stuff. I don't mind manually focusing at all, but, Things I like to photograph usually don't stay still long enough for me to manually focus and I like shallow DOF.
So, I sold mine and got a 35L. Love it! However, my Samyang's image quality was better than the 35L. I may purchase another one in the future.
If you'll be doing alot of still life, landscape, and things that will stay still enough, go with the Samyang. Its is an AWESOME lens.