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

This lens is sharp and f2.8 is about the fastest lens you can get for an ultra-wide angle. At just over $300, it is a great bargain. The flip side is that it is completely manual, with no electronic connection with the body.  Not only is there no auto-focus, you have to manually set the aperture and see the viewfinder darkens immediately. In addition, your camera will not record focal length & f-stop in the EXIF. Please click here to see my full review.

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Pros: - Great build quality - Very cheap (mine cost £219) - Super wide on full frame and relatively fast aperture - Sharp in the centre at f2.8 and corners are also sharp by f4-5.6 - Flare seems very minimal - impressive for a cheap lens which such a huge front element - Colours and contrast etc look good Cons: - Doesn't take filters - Huge distortion (though there is now a lightroom profile to correct this, which was key to me finally buying it!) - Numerous bad copies out there (heard lots ...

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pictureted
 

I bought this on a black-Friday deal and couldn't be happier.  I've been very unhappy with the 16mm end on the Nikon 16-35VR and didn't want the size and cost of the Nikon 14-24.  I also prefer having a filter for protection.  The salt spray when shooting at the Pacific shore isn't something I like on my front lens element. This doesn't take filters, but the low cost and superior lens cap make it an excellent solution for me. IQ is excellent, manual focus excellent and it's compact, not ...

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rvh23
 

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
 

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
 

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

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
 

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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