Reviews and Problems with Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
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Excellent wide angle lens
Brian, B&H Photo
1 week ago
Excerpt: There aren't many wide angle options for the sony a7's so thankfully samyang is at least making the effort. The lens itself is very sharp, but it gets a little soft around the edges as I've grown to expect from wide angles anyway. This lens is heavy compared to the a7 body so keep that in mind. It doesn't look quite balanced on the small frame of the sony. With all that said, it makes for some excellent landscape images.
Excerpt: I got this lense from B&H today and I took it out on a mission to start experimenting, and I am stoked on it. It has a manual aperture ring as well as a manual focus ring so that will take some getting used to, but it feels like the capability of this camera is phenomenal. As of yet, I would reccomend this camera to anybody wanting to push their photography to the next level.
Excerpt: I use this on a Canon 60d and I needed something wide to use on a video stabilizer. On a crop sensor there is very little distortion, but on a 6D it was almost borderline fisheye but it still gave the photos and video a very unique look. When I have it on my stabilizer I set it to f/22 to keep things in focus. If i'm shooting photos Its almost necessary to use live view and magnify in to make sure the focus is set right.
Excerpt: I have had the lens about two weeks and have used it indoor and out on my A850. The fit and finish is very good. Anyone worried about manual focus shouldn't be. At 14mm and f5.6, hyperfocal distance is 3.8, and 2.77 feet to infinity is in focus. You have to try pretty hard not to have the full image in focus. I have not been pixel peeping but have found the image quality, sharpness, and color to be fully satisfying.
A night sky photographers' dream lens. Affordable, sharp ...
Loyd L., Amazon
10 July 2014
Summary: A night sky photographers' dream lens. Affordable, sharp (even in the corners wide open), no coma, and f2.8. It adds up to a must have in the bag if you're shooting the milky way, static stars, or long exposure Polaris swirls with a full frame. The one tip I can give relates to the completely incorrect focal distance graph. Disregard it, and do a few test shots to nail down infinity (my lens is in focus skyward between 2m and 3m on the graph.
Excerpt: I bought this lens for astrophotography but have found it excellent for landscapes too. While there is some lens distortion, I have found that the clarity is at least as good as my Sigma 10-20mm zoom and much faster. You need to pay close attention to your histogram when using this lens; it tends to confuse the in-camera metering in my 50D. While I do wish that this lens was autofocus, you really can't beat the lens being in this price range.
Excerpt: This is a very good lens for the money - it gives clear, sharp images. I've read other reviews that said that focusing is a problem - yes, my camera's focus indicator did not consistently indicate when it was in focus. However, that's almost irrelevant since at 14 mm the depth of field is extremely wide: at f/5.6, the aperture at which it sharpest, setting the focus to the hyperfocal distance of 4.6 ft puts everything from 2.3 ft to infinity in focus.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Very Wide Depth Of Field
Excerpt: This lens blows away the top of the line canon optics when it comes to image quality. I purchased it mainly for low light, nighttime and astrophotography applications. It doesn't exhibit coma when used wide-open and controls aberrations far better than the most expensive L-series glass. No regrets on this purchase. The only reason for 4 stars is that doesn't have electronics to record distance and f-stop, necessitating you add that with an exif editor.
Excerpt: Will you enter in creative photography? Will you get fun in composing your pictures with right time and care? Will you improve your skills in image composition with a real teacher-lens? Well, if you don't have a billionaire budget, THIS is your choice. Tick and sharp images, good colors, CA isn't really an issue, acceptably controlled distorsions, really a joy to play whith this glass!! Right, no AF, but at his focal length...