Reviews and Problems with Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
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Delobo, B&H Photo
1 week ago
Excerpt: Sharp, simple and affordable. Minor lens distortion that can easily be adjusted in post. Giving non landscape or architecture specific photographers the advantage of being able to get those wide angle shots.
Summary: My one star is not meant for the quality of this lens because I do not know how it performs. I bought it in the believe that it should fit my Sony Alpha 7r, but when it came it did not fit my camera. I am very confused and and whant to know if anyone has an explanation for this. The mount is far too big and does not come close to fitting togeather with my camera.
Excerpt: There are three reasons why I love this lens: Cheap, wide and sharp! : ) If you want a fast and super wide lens you should definitely get this piece of glass. Although the vignetting and distortion is massive, this lens is great. I would have given it 5 stars if the distortion wasn't that noticeable.
Pros: Lightweight, No Chromatic Abberation, Rugged, Smooth focus ring, Strong Construction, Super sharp
Cons: Massive Distortion, Vignetting, Vignetting At F28
Excerpt: I get the version of sony and the picture of BH is not of the lens that you will get, I mean the lens have the space or the adapter of EOS to NEX so get in other model and get the adapter and you can use the same lens easily in the futre
Excerpt: I bought this lens for use with a Nikon D700. I wanted something that would serve as a very wide lens on a full-frame camera but wasn't a fisheye, and this lens fills the bill very well. It does have some barrel distortion that probably won't be very noticeable as long as you don't take pictures of checkerboards or brick walls. The thing that surprised me was the amount of perspective distortion I got with this lens.
Excerpt: I had read good reviews of this lens for my hobby, astrophotography. However, my lens clearly had something wrong. The stars were quite good in the center, and also good toward one edge of the frame, but toward the opposite edge, star images became flared to a horrible degree. There was no way to focus the lens to get around this. Clearly, one of the elements was either mounted improperly in the lens I received, or was made wrong.
Summary: Please note- For Nikon digital slrs, make sure and set the aperture on the lens to f22 or you'll get an error message and the camera will not function. It says to set the lens to f22 in the lens instructions, which I failed to read before mounting the lens. Setting the lens to f22 allows the camera body to interface with the lens and control the lens aperture via the rotary dial on the camera and allows for metering.
Excerpt: Overall a pretty good lens. It's good for night photography. I tried to use it in the day time when I went up to Mt Rainer and my pictures were blown out and I couldn't seem to get a good exposure from it during the day. I'm not sure what that was about. Also seemed to have a hard time getting it focused during the day. At night it's easy bc you can put it on infinity. I took some really nice pictures of the Milky Way and they came out really good!
Excerpt: I bought this lens to use on my Sony A7. I am satisfied with it. I've used it for indoor snapshots and outdoor shots such as sunsets. Personalty, I don't think it is so great as a landscape lens. A lot of the detail in far off features is just too small to see. I think I'll use it mostly for architecture and indoor snapshots. Although I intend to experiment with it every chance I get.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction