SonyAlphaBlog examined the brand new lens and concluded:
The Samyang 135mm F1.8 AF and the Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM are clearly forward of the Sigma, Zeiss Batis and Samyang MF.
The Samyang is the perfect one in time period of sharpness , degree of CA, resistance to flare It delivers very crunchy pictures and exquisite background blur , bokeh and glorious shade rendering. It has a really environment friendly AF , It’s lighter and a pair of occasions cheaper than the Sony. Its solely weaknesses is the AF in burst mode for sports activities. Let’s be aware additionally an odd battery drain (50% extra battery consumed than regular)
The Sony can be excellent in time period of sharpness however a tiny bit much less sharp than the Samyang, It’s the greatest one in time period of AF for sports activities , it has slightly bit higher bokeh balls (extra rounded as of F4) and a mure delicate and delicate shade rendering
Between the two, if cash just isn’t essential, it’s a matter of style in time period of rendering with extra crunchy picture with the Samyang , extra delicate for portraits with the Sony and likewise a matter ofAF effectivity for Sports activities the place the Sony is superior and the one one appropriate with 20fps on A9 and 30fps on A1
For the cash the Samyang 135mm F1.8 AF is unbeatable