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Lens review

2010-04-20
 

Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC

9. Ghosting and flares

The work against bright light was a very serious problem in the case of the first version of the Samyang 2.8/14. The huge front element caught side light very easily and in pictures you could register flares, overexposing some parts of the frame and the contrast decreased even if the source of light wasn’t especially intense.

The producer announced at once that the improvement of the performance in this category would be one of the priorities. They weren’t just wild promises either. The new version features new UMC anti-reflection coatings and the inner and outer parts of the casing were redesigned (a longer in-build hood). All these changes have brought positive effect as you can see in the pictures below.

Although artifacts haven’t been totally eliminated they are less intense and more difficult to catch. What’s more, you are no longer surprised by situations in which you could get flares not only because of direct bright light but also just because of light sky.

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Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC - Ghosting and flares

Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC - Ghosting and flares

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