Reviews and Problems with Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
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Bernie, B&H Photo
24 February 2016
Excerpt: I purchased the lense in the hope of acquiring ultra wide-angle coverage at a very reasonable price. I was aware from the comments that some units were tack sharp while others weren`t. Unfortunately my copy was not. What surprised me more was the size and weight of the lense with the Sony e mount.
Excerpt: I rarely use this lens because of its size. I use my Voigtlander 35mm 1.7 Ultron for wide angle shots. Not filter friendly. Corners are soft. Not sharp enough. Not happy with the contrast. You cannot find any ultra wide angle lens in this price point.
Excerpt: I have had good results using this lens for milky way and meteorite photos. Great lens for the price. I use it with the Sony a7m2. Manual focus and aperture are fine for the way I use this lens.
Excerpt: I had to return mine because it was de centered. However, the previous one that I had with my Nikon was five stars. Colors were great and it was super sharp through the entire frame at every F-stop.
Excerpt: Fairly giant, didn't seem much different from the 17mm canon FD I was using in terms of FOV. Definitely has nice image quality, though it didn't wow me. Focusing was what you would expect for all manual, not sure why there are no distance scale / depth of field scale on it.
Excerpt: Good value. Fstop hard to see. Must use light meter. I was looking for value for a specific application. This lens does ok. A lot of compromise . Do it over? Nope. I would opt for canon 17-40/ f4 or another. Takes a lot of time for set up. More than my hasselbld.
Summary: Attached is my first image with this lens. An extreme wide shot of the Sagitarius section of our galaxy pivoting on the tail of Scorpious in the lower right. This was a test of my new Samyang 14mm F2.8 lens on a Canon Rebel T4i ...and it's a keeper.