Very nice samples.
It's one hell of a lens. I used to be a 1 camera 1 lens type of guy for years (35 1.4), that changed when I used the 16 1.4
My nephew already has a 35/2 and is looking to expand - I am trying to convince him to go 12/2 and not 16-50 (he fancies that as a walk around, which I think would be a mistake).If someone forced me to sell all but two lenses today, I would keep the rokinon 12 and the 35 f1.4. Those two earn their keep more than any others. But if they had to be native lenses, the 16 in a heartbeat, except I don't actually own it.
He's talking 16-50 not 16-55, so he's actually looking at cheaper, smaller, lighter but slower than the 18-55 and no aperture ring.If he just wants zoom range AND wants to walk around with it, the 18-55 kit zoom is so, so much better for that. Smaller, lighter, same aperture at the wide end, something like half the price...?