Excerpt: I recently upgraded to a Canon 6D from a Rebel T3. I bought this lens after reading reviews here and talking to other photographers. This lens took some getting used to as I am not a manual photo shooter but I am learning. The lens is heavy so keep that in mind. I usually haul the camera equipment around in my car and work from there. The pictures I have taken are worth the lens.
Summary: Fast delivery. Good lens to have. Wish it was auto focus with the chip inside but it's just fine for video. Got it for my 60D, Wish it was a bit more wider but you will learn to find the angles to make it really pop/fishy during video. Excellent lens.
Summary: The lens is a little hard to focus at f2.8. Close it to f4 and you're good to go. I kind of miss the fisheye distorition on my FF. Bought this one to replace the 8mm that I had for my cropped camera. If you want a wide angle with low distortion, this one is a good choice!
Summary: Just great, Built heavy, wide angle but not necessarily fish eye, glass seems nice, you would be surprised with some of the photos you can get. Great for video if you are in a car, or some other small space, ideal for landscapes and sunsets. Worth the money :) if you want to see some examples contact me.
Excerpt: I bought this lens for shooting night skies and I have not been disappointed. Its been fantastic so far. no coma or CA and when shooting the recent aurora we had, it really was exciting going back through the files and seeing the quality of the files.
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Highly Compatible, Improves Performance, Lightweight, Professional Quality
Great Wide Angle Lens for Anyone with Full Frame Camera
Steve Wampler, Amazon
2 February 2014
Summary: Very well built lens at a fraction of the price of the Canon version. It's sharp from center to edge with no chromatic aberrations and minimal glare. There is a great deal of distortion (mustache type), but easily correctable with a profile for Lightroom downloaded from the internet. Even with manual focus, there's no need to fret.
Summary: I wanted a wide angle lens for landscape and sky photography. The 18-55mm standard lens on my Canon T5i is good but not quite wide enough. I didn't want the fisheye effect of an 8mm. Wide angle lenses are among the most expensive due to the amount of glass. So a compromise is this lens, a 14mm, which in the world of the cropped format of the Canon Rebel is about 23mm. Wide enough. Pro Factors: Reasonable price Good performance for lanscape.
Summary: I love love love this lens! I am blown away by the quality considering the price. It pairs very nicely with my Canon 6D full frame camera. Since this is a manual lens I just set my camera to shutter priority. I used live view to zoom in to tweak the focus. I found that after f 5.6 pretty much everything is in good focus anyway using zone focusing. The contrast is a wee bit high but certainly not objectionable. The contrast was even less of an issue when shooting raw.