Does Samyang 14mm fit well on APS-C(especially, D7000)?

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KolbeJang New Member • Posts: 16
Does Samyang 14mm fit well on APS-C(especially, D7000)?

I'm considering btw Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC and 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS.

Although I use D7000, the reason I consider 14mm is that I have a plan to change my body into full-frame some day, especially D810 or D610 someday. However, many reviews say 14mm has somewhat bothering vignettings and distortions. Hence I additionally started to consider 16mm, which is made for crop model, and many reviews say it is excellent and has high performance with great sharpness.

For reference, I want to take a landscapes, such as valleys, seasides, wide fields or huge mountain. I already have Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 G DX so I don't worry about snap or portrait. Someday, I'll get 70-200VR for further depth.

My main issues are below.

1. Reviews on 'ephotozine' and '' said 14mm has some vignettings and distortions on full-frame body. Do they really bother that much?

2. Many reviews say 16mm has much higher resolution than 14mm but the specific figures seems not that much different. However, Does it become accurate when I print it in size of about A4 or B3?

3. We cannot use general filters on 14mm. Does it make any problems?

Thanks for your help.


Kolbe Jang.

P.S: I had contemplated SIGMA 10-20mm, 8-16mm, 17-50mm OS, Nikkor 16-85mm, and 10-24mm. However, even though they have AF motors, I couldn't be satisfied with them because of their resolution.

 KolbeJang's gear list:KolbeJang's gear list
Nikon D610 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Apple iPhone 5s
Nikon D7000 Samyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS
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