Talley wrote in post #18653141
The samyang 35 2.8 pancake is smaller than the Zeiss. I have the SY and it's very sharp... I think the colors/contrast is better on the zeiss though.
it does look impressively small, and the zeiss is DEFINITELY a small lens too. I wish I didnt have to pay the sony fee for the lens, but I bought it used for 450, so I'm really not to bothered by that purchase, especially since I've used it a ton, and it's simply wonderful. I've read that the SY 35 f1.4 has the best AF motor among SY lenses, and even then, it's not super good. It's passable, but slightly inferior to the FE 50 nifty sony fifty. Supposedly the SY 24mm will have the latest and greatest AF motor, so I look forward to that.
Only issue I'm having is a place for it among my kit. I may get rid of the Sony FE 28 in favor of the SY 24, purely for the better optics, the 28's distortion is pretty heavy handed. It makes for a fantastic gimbal lens, my second favorite among gimbal'd lenses, however the 12-24 + internal focusing, hands down the winner. I really dig the internal focusing aspect of that lens, such a pleasure to use.
btw, have you got your tamron 28-75 yet?
Sony A7rii/A7riii/A9 - FE 12-24/4 - FE 24-240 - CV 21/3.5 - FE 35/2.8 - SY 35/1.4 AF - FE 50/1.8 - FE 85/1.8 - EF 135/1.8 Art - F 600/5.6 - CZ 100-300 - Astro Rok 14/2.8 - Tamron 28-75/2.8 RXD, 70-200/2.8 VC