Excerpt: I see that there has been some unevenness in the production of these lenses, but my copy is tack-sharp just about corner to corner, and the focus distance, at least at infinity (by far my most-used distance for a 14mm lens), is spot on. I can just leave it on infinity, pick my f-stop, and fire away.
Excerpt: I use this for video, and I love it. I don't need auto focus. I used to have a Tamron 15-30 for my wide, and I used it for stabilizer shots among other things, but it was so large and heavy. This lens is super light and fairly compact.
Excerpt: This is a great way to photograph the night sky. Just set this lens to f/2 and infinity and use a cable release on a tripod. Also does a nice job on landscapes! Sharp images with bright colors.. Can't beat the price.
Excerpt: This is the first wide angle lens I've ever purchased. I started dabbling with nightscape photography and bought this lens for that, but it'll be a great lens for landscape stuff too. I've tested it out on two nights and I've been very happy with the results.
Pros: Easy To Use, Improves Performance, Professional Quality
Excerpt: After doing a lot of research on this lens, I purchased it specifically for my trip to Utah to photograph the night sky. This was my first time using the lens and it performed incredibly well.
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Highly Compatible, Improves Performance, Lightweight, Professional Quality
Astrophotography, Landscape, Real Estate, and more!
Diverse, B&H Photo
18 August 2015
Excerpt: Great value for what it gives you. Super wide field of view, works great for landscapes, real estate photos, and even skateboarding. Great picture, solid build, and pretty big aperture. Lets in a lot of light so perfect for astrophotography.
Excerpt: I bought this lens specifically for photographing the Milky Way and the night sky. It is great for this application. The lens is fully manual, I'm not sure if I would use it for anything other than landscape photography.
Excerpt: Note: that this lens does not have the cine features of many of the Rokinon full frame lenses carried by BH. In particular aperture is no 'declicked' and there are not standard gearing teeth. So changing the aperture is noisy. Minor items, but of interest for cine use.
Excerpt: The coma correction on this lens makes it a good choice for starscapes. The spacial distortions are usually not that noticeable in that application, but highly evident in architectural photos for example. For this limited application I would recommend it.