SAB: Samyang AF 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Review

Samyang AF 35-150mm f/2-2.8: B&H Photo / Adorama

Sony Alpha Blog posted its full Samyang AF 35-150mm f/2-2.8 review which you can read in full here. You can check out the pro/cons below:


  • Very good sharpness wide open on A7RIV (61Mpix) and Excellent on A1 (50Mpix)
  • Excellent sharpness in the centre as of F4
  • Smooth background blur
  • Very good contrast
  • Very Good Bokeh balls in the centre
  • Very good color rendition
  • Very good rendering for portrait and skins
  • Excellent ergonomics with plenty of controls
  • Samyang lens manager allow you to personnalise your lens including setting up the Focusing ring into an aperture ring
  • Very good AF in photo and video : efficient and fast in 95% of the cases,
  • All Weather resistance
  • Very good build quality
  • Low CA
  • No focus breathing
  • Parfocal
  • Dolly Zoom function
  • Price


  • Bokeh balls show strong cat’s eye at the border (truncated bokeh balls)
  • Distortion and vignetting
  • Resistance to flare
  • Sharpness in the corners wide open at 35m and 150mm
  • AF in video when zooming
  • Some front/back focus issues in less than 5% cases


  • Heavy and big
  • Zoom ring a bit stiff
  • No tripod collar possible

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