The Rokinon 50mm f1.2 (also sold as a Samyang 50mm f1.2), is an ultra fast, ultra bright 50mm APS-C mirrorless lens with a field of view equivalent to 75mm on Sony and Fujifilm cameras and 80mm on the Canon mirrorless cameras. It features excellent coatings for flare and ghost reduction and two aspherical elements for excellent corner sharpness and chromatic aberration control. This is the best all around manual 50mm lens I've tested in the native Fujifilm mount so far.
Should you buy a Sony full frame, wait for Canon / Nikon, or forget full frame and go with Fujifilm APS-C. And is the Sony FF system just a lot of hoopla? Here are my thoughts, I have no brand loyalty, you will probably disagree with me on some points, but I'm loaded up on coffee right now so here we go!
It's summer time in Japan, it's hot, it's humid and the cicadas are loud as hell, sandwich all that between one typhoon after the next and you're having yourself a good time. Last night was the local summer festival. Nothing really special about the festival, just imagine (for all you Mericans) a redneck BBQ where there is line dancing, BBQ, cotton candy and kids running around way to high on sugar, yeah, it's just the Japanese version of that.
With cheap manual lenses from China and Korea growing in popularity, many people are wonder if they are worth it, or which to buy. In this test, I compare the 7Artisans 55mm f1.4 to the KamLan 50mm f1.1. I also threw in a more expensive lens, the Rokinon 50mm f1.2, and the even more expensive Fujinon 56mm f1.2 as a control. Since Fujifilm is legend when it comes to lens design, it will be interesting to see how they compare.