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Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
9.1 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 4
4.0

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
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Overall 4
4.0

Not for me.

CapeCodFrank, B&H Photo
11 August 2015
  • 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.
  • Pros: Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 4
4.0

Needed a Wide Lens

Inkpoetry, B&H Photo
12 March 2015
  • 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.
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

easily scratched

Gallardo, B&H Photo
10 March 2015
  • Excerpt: I had to clean and this lens is easily scratched even if using clean microfiber cloth
  • Pros: Fast lens, Price, Sharp
  • Cons: Difficult to Clean, Easily Scratched
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Overall 4
4.0

Soft but wide.

Steve, B&H Photo
23 June 2014
Overall 4
4.0

A disappointment

Dom, B&H Photo
11 February 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Durable, Looks nice
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy
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Overall 4
4.0

confusion

Demarcus, Amazon
2 July 2011
Overall 4
4.0

It is difficult to focus this lens using the range ...

Claudio Li, Amazon
2 July 2011
  • Summary: It is difficult to focus this lens using the range on the side of the lens. it is off and infinity is not crisp when used with the indicator.
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Overall 4
4.0

Defective lens

DAVID J EVANS, Amazon
29 December 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

if you get a good one they are great

tony 247, Amazon
2 July 2011
  • 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.
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