If you saw the news piece about the Zeiss 35mm 1.4 yesterday there’s a chance you’re turned off by it’s pretty hefty pricetag of $1843.
Here’s another lens that has the same focal length and same F-Stop. [UPDATE] It has no AF motor built in. It just came out two weeks ago and is quite affordable. Polish company Samyang is happy with only 390€ of your cash!!!
This is by far the most affordable 35mm 1.4 lens there is. The Canon version is still $1470 and it looks like the Samyang has about twice the focus-ring-rotation-range the Canon has.
I can’t tell you anything about the quality of this piece of glass but there’s a whole thread with people going crazy about the lens on the forum here.
This lens is available for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Samsung NX, Sona Alpha and Four Thirds and you can get it through this Polish reseller or if you’re from the US get it here