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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 8
8.0

All manual not an issue

Bonazure, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Being all manual isn't an issue for me with this lens. It's a tad difficult to focus but as most users find Liveview with a magnifier works best. The distortion can be remove with a LR lens profile. It a great lens for the price.
  • Pros: Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Great

ANDY N., B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Using this lens on a Canon 6D for interior & night sky photography. I can't say anything bad about the lens and I own a lot of "L"glass. The greatest thing would have to be the price. And the awesome results.
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Unbeatable for night skies in price and IQ

Noah Gallagher "XXThalesXX", Amazon
24 May 2015
  • Summary: When it comes to night sky photos, I have not found an equal even among lenses priced 5x higher. The build quality is apparent the moment you hold it in your hand. For me, infinity was easy to find, and lack of auto-focus was a non-issue.
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Overall 8
8.0

The wide angle most economical on the market!

Helder, B&H Photo
7 May 2015
  • Excerpt: Since this is an economical solution, this lens is the best value on the market! It is important to remember that it is suitable for more experienced users because it is a fully manual lens, so it requires the knowledge to infinity focus or distâncioa hyperfocal.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Good Price, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Difficult to Clean, Heavy, Manual Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp lens at a great price!

Knaptime, B&H Photo
5 May 2015
  • Excerpt: I was a bit skeptical about this lens given the low price. But I have seen a number of excellent reviews (as well as a few poor ones) and thought I would take a chance. I have been very pleasantly surprised by the quality of this lens.
  • Pros: High Value, Sharp
  • Cons: Difficult to focus, Manual Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Opening up new opportunities

soccershotspics, B&H Photo
15 April 2015
  • Excerpt: Prior to this lens I was using 24mm on the wide end of things. This 14mm 2.8 lens just opens up so much more creativity for me....and the price is outstanding. I have nothing but praise for this lens. Solid build, solid feel, great images, fun to use. The distance scale on the lens is useless.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Great, but Manual, Lens for the Money

CameraCarl, B&H Photo
15 March 2015
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens primarily for night sky photography where manual focus is not that big an issue. Focusing can be a bit of a challenge with my Canon unless I use Live View, but the lens is so wide that at moderate apertures the depth of field is so great that much of the image is in focus anyway.
  • Pros: Great value, Seems Very Sharp, Seems Well Built
  • Cons: Manual Focus, Mustache Distortion
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Overall 8
8.0

Really Good for the Money

Dr. Dave from Massachusetts, B&H Photo
11 March 2015
  • Excerpt: My camera is a D800E. I've only tried a about a dozen shots but it's sharper than my Sigma 12-24 zoom (old model), especially in the corners. The well-known distortion is easily fixed with a DxO module, albeit at the loss of a bit of field of view.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Some Plastic
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Overall 8
8.0

Love it so far

chufi, B&H Photo
11 March 2015
  • Excerpt: Only used this for one afternoon at Lake Tahoe with some friends, so not the best opportunity to shoot but it is a wonderful location that lends itself to extremely wide field of view.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

DX, Si / FX No

David-eye, B&H Photo
27 February 2015
  • Excerpt: This ultra wide prime lens is well built and the image quality is quite good. If this single extreme focal length suits your style and you are willing to deal with the crazy, uneven distortion, this could be a valuable assett to your kit.
  • Pros: Economical, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Cannot use filters, Troublesome Distortion
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