Reviews and Problems with Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
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Value for money 10
Overall quality 8
Build quality 7
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical - Full Format Review / Test Report
22 July 2012
Conclusion: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED Aspherical UMC may be the surprise product of the season. It's very affordable yet performing up there with the very best big boys. However, it's not a flawless lens, of course. Its primary strength is an extremely high resolution across the image frame combined with minimal CAs.
Excerpt: This lens is available to fit many different types of cameras, including Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony and Four Thirds SLRs as well as Samsung NX mirrorless cameras and costs around £260. Nikon users can choose between the basic model, which has no electronic coupling and the AE model, which we are testing here, that has electronic contacts for transferring exposure information to the camera.
Pros: Extremely inexpensive, Excellent sharpness in the centre at f/2.8 and across the frame when stopped down to f/5.6 or beyond, Good build, Relatively lightweight, Extremely low CA levels
Cons: Wavy distortion, Falloff of illumination towards the corners, No hyperfocal scale or hard infinity stop