Review Lens: Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 Canon

Lens Overview - Samyang XP 35mm F1.2

A favored focal length for everyday shooting coupled with an impressively bright design, the SP 35mm f/1.2 from Rokinon is a fast wide-angle prime for Canon EF-mount cameras. The optical design incorporates aspherical, high refractive index, and extra-low dispersion elements, which are used to reduce spherical and chromatic aberrations in order to realize a high degree of sharpness and clarity. An Ultra Multi-Coating is also featured to suppress ghosting and flare for increased contrast and color fidelity. It's impressive f/1.2 maximum aperture also benefits working in low-light conditions and affords extensive control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques. Additionally, the manual focus design contributes to the precise control over focus, and an aluminum-alloy housing benefits handling as well as improves overall durability.

Wide-angle 35mm f/1.2 prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 56mm equivalent focal length.
Fast f/1.2 maximum aperture offers a high degree of control over depth of field for working with selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques. Additionally, it also benefits working in low-light conditions with slower shutter speeds.
Two aspherical elements and three high refractive index elements are featured in the optical design to control spherical aberrations and distortion for improved sharpness throughout the aperture range.
One extra-low dispersion element is used to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve greater clarity and color accuracy.
An Ultra Multi-Coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for increased contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
Manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 1.1' away.
Nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
Aluminum-alloy housing is both durable and lightweight.
Rear contacts afford full camera-based control over exposure settings and also relay Exif data between the lens and camera body.
UPC: 084438766004

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Focal Length35mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.2
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountCanon EF
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View64.5°
Minimum Focus Distance1.12' / 34 cm
Maximum Magnification0.17x
Optical Design12 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size86 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.66 x 4.62" / 93 x 117.4 mm
Weight2.43 lb / 1106 g

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F/1.2 Lens

Lens Used Price MSRP Price Year Brand Type Focus Sharpness Vignetting Distortion Chr.Abr Compare
Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 Sony FE $519 $799 2015Mitakon Medium - Telephoto
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Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 Sony $519 $799 2015Mitakon Medium - Telephoto
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM $1023 $1574 2007Canon Medium
SemiProDSLR
21 MP
-2.4
0.4
19.7
Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 Canon $519 $799 2015Mitakon Medium - Telephoto
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Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 25mm F1.2 PRO $779 $1199 2016Olympus Wide
Hybrid
14 MP
-1.2
0.2
15.27
Voigtlander 35mm F1.2 Nokton Leica Save 30% 2011Voigtlander Wide - Medium
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Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS Canon M $357 $549 2015Samyang Medium
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Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 17mm F1.2 PRO $780 $1200 2017Olympus Superwide
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Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM $1495 $2300 2018Canon Medium
Professional
22 MP
-2.2
0.2
2.95
Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2 Canon Save 30% 2016Samyang Medium - Telephoto
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Canon EF 85mm F1.2L USM $1039 $1599 1989Canon Medium - Telephoto
SemiProDSLR
30 MP
-2
0.2
6.53
Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 Canon $650 $1000 2018Samyang Wide
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Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 Nikon $519 $799 2015Mitakon Medium - Telephoto
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Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS Save 30% 2019Canon Medium - Telephoto
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Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS Sony E $357 $549 2015Samyang Medium
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Lens Technical

Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 CanonCanon RF 85mm F1.2L USMSamyang XP 50mm F1.2 Canon
Name Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 CanonCanon RF 85mm F1.2L USMSamyang XP 50mm F1.2 Canon
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/1.2f/1.2f/1.2
Year 201820192018
Mount Type Canon EFCanon RFCanon EF
Lens Type Lens WideLens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Medium
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $1000$2700$950
Lens Zoom ZoomPrimePrime
Lens Range 358550
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Nov. 2018Feb. 2019Feb. 2018
Brand SamyangCanonSamyang


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