Samyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical

Wideangle prime lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Four Thirds, Pentax KAF, Sony/Minolta Alpha, Sony E (NEX), Samsung NX
rvh23
 
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Given all the hype reported online, I tried 4 samples of this lens from different online vendors (tested on a full frame Sony A7R, which I know is working just fine because I get razor sharp images form a Canon ts-e 24mm II with it). The first copy was native E-mount and had decentered lenses with the left side of the frame much softer than the right, so I sent it back. The second sample was also E-mount and more even, but pretty soft everywhere until stopped down to beyond f5.6, and even ...

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The Samyang 14mm f2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical is produced in S. Korea and usually sold in the U.S. under brand names like Rokinon or Bower at budget price. The lens body has a small barrel topped with a huge bulb-like front element with built-in hood. It comes with a deep lens cap that slips over the hood securely. I bought the Bower brand for my Canon 5Dmk3 from B&H for $299. It is a manual only lens, with no electronic or mechanical coupling to your camera body. Not only is focusing manual, ...

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JamesD28
 
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At about a third of the Nikon equivalent price, this lens offers brilliant construction quality and great image quality, even at f/2.8. On my DX format Nikon D5200 the lens provides a 21mm equivalent, so I haven't been able to experience the extreme wide-angle view for myself, but it is still sufficiently wide for landscapes on APS-C/DX. Some people may instantly be put off by the manual focus only, but the focusing ring is wide, very well damped and makes manual focusing a pleasure rather ...

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HUGO888
 
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Without a doubt, Samyang 14mm is everything you could ask for in such an unbelievable price and performance. While the canon lens comes in at around £1850, this Samyang lens is available for a bit over £300. That's 1/6 of the expensive canon lens, and Samyang still gives an exceedingly good value. Rather than spending extravagantly on a single lens, it is best to get a cheaper lens and have just as much fun as other pricey lenses! It is an ultra wide angle lens, which is very often used for ...

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This lens is good for indoors phography. From a corner you get wall to wall view. The price was low so it would not be a problem if the lens turned out to be bad. But I am happy with the lens. Sharpness is good and the lens is easy to use, even if it is a manual lens. The lens must be level or the image will be distorted. And the lens is a bit wide physically too. It takes space in the bag. I wonder what it is like to clean the big front lens. The lens has only manual focus and aperture, but ...

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doracapi
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It is good for APS C sensor diagonal angle 94 and for full frame 105.Sharp,cheap,manual,well built.Work well with SLT cameras when release without lens selected.Little specific distortion and flaire,no ad filter because front convexty. 4 stars because it is only manual.Good for landscape,travel photography.No problem with manual focus.

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lesgw
 
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have had this lenis for two years now and have some great pics with it it is manual focus but this is not a problem have used it on my 7D as said build is very good and against the cost of the cannon lenis the auto focus is not worth all that extra cost Problems: have had no problems with this lenis

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UndeadHunter
 
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I have this lens as well as the 35mm 1.4 both in Nikon mount and and thrilled with them. Optically they are great, not just for the price but they are great at any price. T keep that statement in perspective, this is a 14mm lens with quite a bit of expected and wanted distortion. Build quality is great as it is with the 35mm. The cpu coupling works to interface with the lens, including focus indication, though this lens in very nearly in focus every where. Manual focus is the reason for ...

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This lens is sharp from corner to corner. It's build quality is excellent. The drawbacks mentioned by khaled xerox in the previous post can be fixed by applying special microchip to allow the autofocus confirmation and recording speed & aperture data to EXIF: http://translate.google.ru/translate?sl=ru&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=ru&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fgfotostore.ru%2Fcatalog%2Fview%2F71.html&act=url I have positive experience here. It works! I could give 5 stars but manual ...

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khaled xerox
 
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Upon first contact you will experience two immediate drawbacks - the lens does not offer AF nor any "native" coupling apart from the Canon EF-compatible mount. Consequently you have to focus manually either by checking the viewfinder image or by using Live-View. You may think that focusing should be a non-issue but we struggled at first during our field tests. Infinity focus is actually way "beyond" infinity - at least on our test sample Morover The aperture is not controlled by the camera ...

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