NiSi 15mm f4 Review (with NiSi 15mm f4 vs Laowa 15mm f2)

Until recently, NiSi was a brand you would only associate with lens filters, and they have received a lot of positive feedback from the photography community over the years. I too was left with a very good impression when I had the chance to try the V5 Pro kit a …

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Sigma 35mm 1.2 Art vs Sony 35mm 1.4 ZA vs Samyang AF 35mm 1.4 – The complete comparison

Sigma 35mm 1.2 vs Sony 35mm 1.4 vs Samyang 35mm 1.4

The full-frame E-mount series has grown exponentially in the last couple of years. This is mainly thanks to a massive effort from Sony but also the result of third-party manufacturers investing in the system.

Today, photographers have a lot of choice when it comes to lenses. Take the classic 35mm focal length: there are no fewer than 10 products designed specifically for the E-mount. In this article, we take a look at three of the most interesting options if you need autofocus and a fast aperture.

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Samyang Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AF vs Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 – The complete comparison

samyang 85mm 1.4 af vs sony 85mm 1.8-5

In terms of price, the Samyang Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AF is the first 85mm lens in the FE catalogue to compete on an an equal footing with Sony’s own 85mm f/1.8 lens. Both cost in the region of $600 US, making them more affordable than the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 (which currently retails for around $900 US) and the expensive Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM.

The main difference between them, of course, is that the Samyang Rokinon lens has a marginally faster aperture than the Sony lens – an appealing characteristic given that it is first and foremost a portrait lens. This raises the question of whether it is worth considering the Sony lens at all if you can have a faster aperture at the same price by opting for Samyang’s alternative. In this comparison, our goal is to provide you with the answer!

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Sony E 50mm f/1.8 vs Sigma 56mm f/1.4 vs Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 – The complete comparison

sigma 56mm vs sony 50mm vs sony 55mm-4

The Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary is the latest prime to join Sony’s range of APS-C E-mount lenses. With an equivalent coverage of 84mm in 35mm terms and a very fast 1.4 maximum aperture, it has all the characteristics you’d expect from a portrait lens, making it a very desirable product for Sony users.

Within the Sony E-mount range, there are already quite a few lenses with an equivalent 70-85mm focal length, two of which are the E 50mm f/1.8 OSS (75mm equivalent) and the FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA (82.5mm equivalent). In this comparison, we’re going to be taking a look at how these three primes compare.

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Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM vs 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS – The complete comparison

The 16-35mm f/4 ZA was the third zoom released for the Sony full-frame E-mount system in 2014 and completed the f/4 constant aperture series. At the time, the trio was the only option available if you wanted quality variable focal length lenses.

Four years later, Sony users have much more choice including a set of faster f/2.8 constant zooms. The latest to be realised was the 16-35mm which is part of the high quality G Master series.

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