Rokinon/Samyang 14mm f2.8: did you run into QC issues?

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nicodimus22
nicodimus22 Senior Member • Posts: 2,856
Rokinon/Samyang 14mm f2.8: did you run into QC issues?

Thinking about grabbing one of these, but many reviews I read mention that the sample variation/QC is pretty bad on this lens. Lots of complaints about bad copies and multiple returns to find a good one.
So, if you bought this lens, what was your experience?

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Nikon D850 Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D Tokina AT-X Pro 100mm f/2.8 Macro Nikon 85mm F1.8G Rokinon 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC +7 more
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No, my first copy worked as advertised.
33.3% 3  votes
Yes, I sent the first one back, but the second one was good.
33.3% 3  votes
Yes, I sent two back but the third one was good.
11.1% 1  vote
Yes, I went through more than 3 to find a good copy.
0.0% 0  votes
Pickles.
22.2% 2  votes
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