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Old Nov 2, 2011, 2:56 PM   #1
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Default 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


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
Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 SD
Nikon 16-85 VR II
Nikon 85mm f/1.8 D
Nikon 35mm f/1.8 G
Tamron 70-300 VC
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Old Nov 2, 2011, 3:30 PM   #2
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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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