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Samyang 24 mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC
8.5 out of 10

Samyang 24 mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC

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Overall 8

Samyang 24mm f/1.4 review

TechRadar UK
3 November 2014
  • Summary: Samyang's old-school wideangle prime lens delivers thoroughly modern performance
  • Pros: Super-smooth focus ring, Good overall image quality, Value for money
  • Cons: Manual focus and exposure, less sharp at very wide apertures, some vignetting wide open
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Overall 8

Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC review

Amateur Photographer
27 October 2012
  • Summary: When using such the shallow depth of field that an f/1.4 lens offers, a manual-focus-only lens is a good reminder of just how useful autofocus is. Even a skilled photographer will find that there are numerous occasions when the manual focus is ‘off' in everyday images.
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Overall 7
Value for money 7
Overall quality 6
Build quality 8

Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC (EOS) - Full Format Review

29 August 2012
  • Conclusion: It may be a bit embarrassing for the original manufacturers but the Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC manages to produce a quality similar to its roughly double priced counterparts. Admittedly, the 24mm f/1.4 suffers from slightly lower contrast at large apertures but the resolution is already pretty...
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Overall 8

Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC Lens Review

4 July 2012
  • Summary: For the price, this Samyang 24mm f/1.4 offers a decent, budget introduction to fast aperture lenses. Although the sharpness delivered at f/1.4 may not be up to that delivered my manufacturer’s own lenses, it may still be usable for some applications, and it certainly costs a lot less too.
  • Pros: Very good value for the price, Excellent sharpness when stopped down, Good build, Good sharpness in the centre stopped down to f/2 or beyond
  • Cons: A little soft at f/1.4, Pronounced falloff at f/1.4
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