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8.9 out of 10

Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC

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Reviews and Problems with Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC

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Overall 8
8.0

A night sky photographers' dream lens. Affordable, sharp ...

Loyd L., Amazon
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: A night sky photographers' dream lens. Affordable, sharp (even in the corners wide open), no coma, and f2.8. It adds up to a must have in the bag if you're shooting the milky way, static stars, or long exposure Polaris swirls with a full frame. The one tip I can give relates to the completely incorrect focal distance graph. Disregard it, and do a few test shots to nail down infinity (my lens is in focus skyward between 2m and 3m on the graph.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Christopher Stempel, Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: Even though this is a manual lens, it's sharp as a tack.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Lens

Chuck, B&H Photo
26 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens for astrophotography but have found it excellent for landscapes too. While there is some lens distortion, I have found that the clarity is at least as good as my Sigma 10-20mm zoom and much faster. You need to pay close attention to your histogram when using this lens; it tends to confuse the in-camera metering in my 50D. While I do wish that this lens was autofocus, you really can't beat the lens being in this price range.
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Overall 4
4.0

Soft but wide.

Steve, B&H Photo
23 June 2014
Overall 10
10

Excellent full-frame lens for Sony A7

ebookman, Adorama
10 June 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a rare combination of quality imaging, value and speed. Nothing else comes close. Is the lens perfect?. No lens is perfect but this lens is better than lenses costing far more. In addition, I was able to find and download a free Adobe Lens Profile file for this lens that corrected distortion in Photo Shop and Lightroom. If you like super-wide images, you will like this lens.
  • Pros: Easily Corrected, Good Construction, Good Contrast, Low Light Capability, Sharp, Superior Performance
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Great wide angle lens

alex, B&H Photo
3 June 2014
  • Excerpt: 14mm f/2.8 and just $360. This lens is really valuable. If you want to shoot galaxy, it's the best choice for Canon user.
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Overall 10
10

Great lens for the $$$$

Movielighter, Amazon
27 April 2014
  • Summary: After moving from a crop sensor to a full frame, I was sad that my Rokinon 8mm would no not work with the new camera. After looking quite a bit I found the 14mm Rokinon, then found this was the same lens as the Samyang and saved about $70 on it. Great lens for the money, very happy with it. Images are sharp and clear, manual lens but I use it mostly in infinity mode.
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Overall 10
10

Buy this lens!

Brett, B&H Photo
27 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this lens on a full frame DSLR for landscape and astro-photography. The lens really does have edge to edge sharpness; some chromatic aberration but is taken care of with software and a lens profile downloaded from Adobe. Sure, auto focus would be ideal for landscapes but considering the option of purchasing Canon's L series auto focus lens at this focal length--for literally six times the price--the SamYang is an absolute bargain.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Great price, Strong Construction
  • Cons: No Auto Focus
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Overall 10
10

Excellent value for money

Javier the Spaniard, B&H Photo
24 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I use it for landscape photography and it's giving me excellent results so far. Very nice angle (a bit of moustache effect but nothing you cannot fix with Light Room). I like the manual focus feel as it reminds me the old days. Feels robust and looks great on my Nikon D800. The Focus confirm is a great feature to ensure sharpness. This lens represents excellent value for money for a super-wide lens. Highly recommended.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good lens for themoney

Bob in Western MA, B&H Photo
18 April 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a very good lens for the money - it gives clear, sharp images. I've read other reviews that said that focusing is a problem - yes, my camera's focus indicator did not consistently indicate when it was in focus. However, that's almost irrelevant since at 14 mm the depth of field is extremely wide: at f/5.6, the aperture at which it sharpest, setting the focus to the hyperfocal distance of 4.6 ft puts everything from 2.3 ft to infinity in focus.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Very Wide Depth Of Field
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