Excerpt: I want to use this lens for interior, filming and arch. The first time I used it for filming a concert. The fast lens made it possible to get enough light even in low light. There is almost no distortion, so I can work with. It has no auto-focus, as it was described.
Excerpt: I've read lots of reviews of this Samyang/Rokinon /Bower/Bell&Howell 14mm manual focus lens. I purchased mine from B&H to take advantage of their great pricing on the Bowers version. From the first exposure, I've been very pleased. I use manual or aperture priority modes, and they work great.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Great image quality, Great value, Very wide
Excerpt: Bought this lens for shooting the aurora borealis in Alaska and I was able to capture stunning images of the lights. The 2.8 aperture allowed for faster shutter speeds so the aurora wasn't blurred. The best thing about this lens besides being ultrawide is the coma.
Excerpt: I was a bit skeptical about purchasing this lens, I've heard many great reviews, but as a Canon DSLRS user, I was nervous about the difficulty in using a 100% manual lens. The first few shots I hated it, but I decided to test it out over the weekend and thats when I saw the power of this lens.
Excerpt: Pros Pretty Sharp Inexpensive Ultra Wide - Minimal distortion Cons Heavy No filter threads Not too sharp at 2.8 All around decent lens. This is very sharp at 5.6 and I'm very happy I got it. Just wish it had threads for a filter.