Samyang 14mm EF renewal or RF (manual)

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OP m_breeb_99 New Member • Posts: 3
Re: Samyang 14mm EF renewal or RF (manual)
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I ended up with the RF version - it was the only one in stock. Some notes:

  • nice build quality;
  • it doesn't work out of the box - needed to activate a deep menu option in my RP;
  • seems to give reasonable to good sharpness and pleasant colours;
  • (moustache) distortion is horrible indeed, never seen anything this bad. But pulling it through rawtherapee with lens profile made it a lot better, and I don't intend to do lots of close-up architecture anyway (where this would be most visible) so I've decided to not worry too much about it.

You get what you pay for. If Canon would make some cheaper RF lenses I would definitely bite, but given the price of the latest RF 14-35 F4 I am not holding my breath.

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