Reviews and Problems with Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
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Okay for the price, But did not work for me.
Ted, B&H Photo
16 December 2015
Excerpt: I bought this lens for my Sony A7ii, and honestly it worked how I expected. I bought it because I wanted a super wide since the Zeiss Batis 25mm is not out yet. But after using this, I will be waiting and this will go back. It gives reasonable results. The center is SHARP.
Pros: Nice Bokeh, Ultra Wide
Cons: Blurry Focus, Hard To Focus On Sony A7, Heavy, Infinity Focus Problem, Poor in Low Light, Tough To Attach, Weak Casing
Excerpt: After reading great reviews of this lens for landscape and night photography, I ordered it. Just a few test shots proved it was not for me. Several reasons. First, I was not really impressed with the sharpness. My main lens is the Sony 16-50mm f2.8.
Excerpt: I bought this lens to take architectural photos. Taking monthly shots from a house being built and the progression. I needed a lens that could capture a whole room in one shot. It's relatively adequate when it comes to sharpness and at $ it's not a huge gamble.
Excerpt: Bought the lens and tried it with the Sony A7R, a full frame camera. In the centre of the lens, about 60 % of the sensor surface is sharp. The rest, around the edges, the image is very soft and blurry. There is also a bit of chromatic aberration.
Summary: I just bought this lens. It's great in the middle and on the right. However, the far left is way off. See for yourself here. http://flic.kr/p/iHQW62 I'll have to see about getting another copy. Assuming I get a good one, then I'll keep the 2 stars just for the hassle. Otherwise zero.
Summary: Sent it back, if you get a good one they are great, but they have real quality control issues so test it well. Mine was out of alignment so that the focus plane was off on the horizontal, if you got the left side sharp the right side was soft, if you got the right side sharp the left side was soft.