Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2 Review

Samyang Xp 50mm F1,2 Front Oblique View

For full frame 35mm-format cameras, the standard lens is something around the 50mm mark. This gives a natural perspective similar to that perceived by the human eye. It also happens to be the lens that was supplied with almost every 35mm film camera, until the standard zoom took over. Here Samyang has reinvented the ultra fast version of the 50mm lens, with a massive, bright f/1.2 aperture to whet our appetites. In style not dissimilar to the appearance of modern Zeiss lenses, can this XP (ExPert or Excellence in Performance) manual focus lens reach the same heights of quality as the Zeiss lenses that it seems to aspire to? Let's find out.

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