Review Lens: Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS Sony E

Lens Overview - Samyang 50mm F1.2

An ultra-fast normal-length prime, the XP 50mm f/1.2 from Samyang is a Canon EF-mount lens distinguished by its speed and advanced optical design. Aspherical and high refractive index elements are used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortions in order to realize a high degree of clarity and sharpness, and 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.

Normal-length prime 50mm f/1.2 lens is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide an 80mm 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.
One aspherical element and one high refractive index element is featured in the optical design to control spherical aberrations for improved clarity and sharpness throughout the aperture range.
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 1.5' 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: 084438765816

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Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.2
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountCanon EF
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View46.6°
Minimum Focus Distance1.48' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification0.17x
Optical Design11 Elements in 8 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
Weight2.65 lb / 1.2 kg

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Lens Used Price MSRP Price Year Brand Type Focus Sharpness Vignetting Distortion Chr.Abr Compare
Samyang 35mm F1.2 ED AS UMC CS Fujifilm X Save 30% 2016Samyang Wide - Medium
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Samyang XP 50mm F1.2 Canon $618 $950 2018Samyang Medium
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Samyang 35mm F1.2 ED AS UMC CS Canon M Save 30% 2016Samyang Wide - Medium
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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
Fujifilm FUJINON XF 56mm F1.2 R $650 $1000 2014Fujifilm Medium
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Voigtlander Nokton 40mm F1.2 Aspherical Sony FE $715 $1100 2017Voigtlander Medium
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Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 Nikon $519 $799 2015Mitakon Medium - Telephoto
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Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 Canon $650 $1000 2018Samyang Wide
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Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 Canon $519 $799 2015Mitakon Medium - Telephoto
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Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 17mm F1.2 PRO $780 $1200 2017Olympus Superwide
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Samyang 35mm F1.2 ED AS UMC CS Sony E Save 30% 2016Samyang Wide - Medium
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Canon EF 85mm F1.2L USM $1039 $1599 1989Canon Medium - Telephoto
SemiProDSLR
30 MP
-2
0.2
6.53
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 45mm F1.2 PRO $780 $1200 2017Olympus Medium
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Samyang 35mm F1.2 ED AS UMC CS Micro 4/3 Save 30% 2016Samyang Wide - Medium
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Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2 Canon Save 30% 2016Samyang Medium - Telephoto
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Lens Technical

Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CSCanon RF 85mm F1.2L USMSamyang XP 50mm F1.2 Canon
Name Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS Sony ECanon RF 85mm F1.2L USMSamyang XP 50mm F1.2 Canon
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/1.2f/1.2f/1.2
Year 201520192018
Mount Type Sony ECanon RFCanon EF
Lens Type Lens MediumLens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Medium
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $549$2700$950
Lens Zoom PrimePrimePrime
Lens Range 508550
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Sep. 2015Feb. 2019Feb. 2018
Brand SamyangCanonSamyang


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