Dustin Abbott The lens performs quite well overall (particularly if you use AF-S). Optically it delivers at least 90% of the expensive competitors at something closer to 35-40% of the price, so that makes it a strong value proposition. This is just the kind of the lens that has been needed in the Sony FE mount – strong performing third party alternatives to those who can’t justify (or can’t afford) the much higher price for the premium option.
we didn't have the highest expectations but the Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE smashed them - mostly. The resolution is among the best that we have seen in this lens class. It's already sharp at f/1.4 and downright superb from f/2. Lateral CAs are very moderate, less so LoCAs (Bokeh fringing) [...] The quality of the bokeh is good but not brilliant [...] The build quality is impressive but stays just short of professional-grade expectations.