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Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC

Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMCSamyang 14 mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMCSamyang 14 mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
 

Specifications:

Manufacturer Samyang
Model 14 mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Lens style Wide angle
Focal length 14 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 114 o
Closest focusing distance 0.28 m
Maximum magnification
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 6
Auto focus type MF
Lens Construction 14 elements / 12 groups
Filter diameter 0 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Sony A / Minolta
Pentax K
Four Thirds
Dimensions 92 x 86 mm
Weight 550 g
Additional information

Average rating (5 owners reviews).

Build quality 4.60
Optical quality 4.60
Value for money 5.00
Overall 4.73
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User: justphotographer
IP 198.203.x.x
Date: 2014-01-10 06:59:37
Owner since: 1 month
Price:
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: -

Pros: - excellent for night time and street photos

Summary: Just. Love. It. Such a lovely lens. Beautiful especially for night time and street photography. think this is an excellent product and company. Samyang's got lots of other great lenses up on their website. I'm absolutely in love with the lens and hoping to get another one soon.

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User: TipTog
IP 46.255.x.x
Date: 2013-12-02 18:54:19
Owner since: 6 months
Price: 450CHF
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: -only manual (can be a con) -no filters -no exifdata -distortion not usable for architecture

Pros: +only manual (can be a pro) +no coma! +good sharpness +good buildquality +manualfocus ring works great +cheap

Summary: This is the best lens for widefield astro work. Much better than the Canon 14mm 1:2.8 L II. Also okay for landscapes. But: Do not try to use it for architecture!

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User: Stephan
IP 79.235.x.x
Date: 2012-12-06 16:40:44
Owner since: 6 months
Price: 300,-- Eur
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: No autofocus, tricky distortion

Pros: excellent resolution, suprisingly high build quality for the money i spent

Summary: Distortion can be corrected by post production and is not to worry about while photographing landscape an nature. On my Nikon D7000 the aperture can be controlled by the camera, exif-files and the focus indicator are working well. High value for an affordable price.

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User: Martin
IP 82.75.x.x
Date: 2011-09-13 22:48:57
Owner since: 1 month
Price: 275euro
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: No AF.No connection whit the camera aboud the information of the lens.A lot off distortion.

Pros: Razor sharp ate all F stops.Good build quality.usefull ate all F stops.

Summary: Very good razorsharp lens ate all F stops.Be carefull whit the distortion.,Very low priced,about 8 times cheaper than Canon and Nikkon.

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User: Massimo
IP 79.41.x.x
Date: 2010-09-19 00:35:00
Owner since: 3 months
Price: 339
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: No electronic coupling with the camera body means no exif info for future reference

Pros: Incredible IQ for the price

Summary: A well-built lens with the image quality of much more expensive alternatives. I shoot landscapes so the distortion is no problem for me, and I can always correct for it with PTLens. More importantly, I found out that shooting 4 frames at f/8, when focusing on the 0.28m, 0.4m, 0.7m, 2.0m markings, allows me to create a composite image where everything is tack sharp from 0.23m to infinity (post processing done with Helicon Focus). This lens is SHARP!


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