PIX 2015

Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC

Announced Aug 12, 2011 •
Wideangle prime lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Four Thirds, Pentax KAF, Sony/Minolta Alpha, Sony E (NEX), Samsung NX

It is pretty sharp in the center of lens when wide open. focus ring is smooth. But lens has quality control issue: as lloyd described, my copy of lens showed focus skew issue: lens focus plane is not parrellel to sensor such that it front focus on left and back focus on right .After I sent lens to Elite Brand, I got a "replacement" which exhibites focus skew other way: back focus on left. Worse, that "replacement" lens had scratch marks on front glass! I sent back the replament lens and they ...

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Szymon Starczewski editor of the polish online photoweb lenstip.com (also known as optyczne.pl ) wrote a review of this lens on february 10. 2012. http://www.lenstip.com/1967-news-Samyang_24_mm_f_1.4_ED_AS_UMC_-_lens_review.html Pros: very good image quality on stopping down the lens by 1.5 EV, chromatic aberration well-controlled, decent work against bright light, well-corrected coma on APS-C/DX and smaller detectors. Cons real aperture of the lens is much closer to f/1.8 than to f/1.4 ...

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