Excerpt: I have only had the lens for a month at this point, so my review is still at an early stage. I bought this lens as I primarily shoot landscape and wide-field astrophotography, so I am not worried about AF. That being said, for sub $, this lens is the bomb.
Excerpt: Edge clarity is great, low chromatic aberration, smooth operation of the focus wheel, excellent overall build quality. Bought this as a budget, introductory lens for landscape and astro-photography and I'm amazed by the build quality and operation.
Excerpt: Normally, I stay away from non-nikkor lenses but the price and positive reviews pushed me into buying the Rokinon 14mm 2.8. It's manual focus but I'm old and grew up on manual focus (and an ultra-wide is far more forgiving than a telephoto). This lens is sharp with decent contrast and color.
Excerpt: I purchased this lens for night star photograhpy. This took great wide view pictures. There are many positive reviews for this lens and the reviews led me to thei item. I have had only positive experiences with lens. I look forward to more clear nights to use this lens.
a very good lens sharp reliable and a very sturdy build quality
chronical2001 "Alexander Zacharov", Amazon
23 February 2015
Summary: a very good lens sharp reliable and a very sturdy build quality. Compared to the Nikon auto focus model it is more affordable and if you dont need auto focus you will save a lot of money and get a similar image quality. I use it for landscape and wedding photography, to create a dramatic moody image
Excerpt: The good: - great price for 14mm f2.8 FX lens - fully automatic on Nikon except focus - good mechanical quality - smooth manual focus - green focus indicator makes focus easy - good resolution - light weight compared to 14mm competition - great for star trails and milky way photos - adobe profile...
Excerpt: So, before buying I was aware the lens was bargain basement and went in with that expectation, the main question is though: does it give great pictures?--------------------------YesIn as much sense as any lens gives great pictures ;)This is from my first night out with it getting some long...