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rrwilliams64 Nov 2, 2011 1:56 PM

Samyang AE 85mm f1.4 IF UMC Aspherical or Tamron SP AF 90 mm F/2.8 Di
 
Looking at these two primes for my D90. The Tammy is a known quantity, macro plus portraiture (I own a 17-50 f/2.8 (non VC), have a good copy and it is a great piece of glass.)

Looking at longer primes, I "stumbled" across the Samyang 85/1.4; while its a MF, thats not a deal breaker and its chipped for metering w/ the camera body

http://www.ebay.com/itm/280685309017...ht_2678wt_1037

Really looking to see if anyone has hands on experience w/ the Samyang, as reviews I've read seem rather promising. These two I'm looking at are very comparable price wise as well. Input appreciated

tclune Nov 2, 2011 2:30 PM

I have read on another forum that someone who had a Samyang lens had problems with the pins that make the electrical connection to the camera. Apparently, they are floating on a spring-fed mechanism that allowed them to come off the lens. I don't know how wide-spread this problem is, but it is the only complaint that I have encountered on these lenses. FWIW


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