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Samyang AE 14 mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC

Manufacturer Samyang
Model AE 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 115.7 o
Closest focusing distance 0.28 m
Maximum magnification
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 0
Auto focus type MF
Lens Construction 14 elements / 10 groups
Filter diameter 0 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 93.6 x 87 mm
Weight 530 g
Additional information 1 aspherical lens, 1 hybrid aspherical lens
Average rating (3 owners reviews)
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Owners reviews (3)
  1. eric maas
    eric maas 4 November 2011, 20:16
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    IP 83.85.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 349 euro
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Relatively high distorsion on the edges as well in the center of the frame. Its a sort of mustache form distortion witch is difficult to correct.

    Pros: Exelent sharpness in the center and good in the edges. With 2,8 a good lens for available light work. The AE version works wel on my equipment.( F6, F11, FM 2, D300)

    Summary: Worth every Euro spend on it, can compete the more expensive wide angels including the Nikor 12-24 mm. Dispite the distortion witch only is a problem in architectural work it's a great peace of equipment for landscape work.

  2. barcoiris
    barcoiris 21 May 2011, 00:58
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    IP 217.125.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 361€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: wide angle!!

    Pros: aperture ring springs back, no click in between fstops, when mounted on camera. will have to tape it!!

    Summary: very good sharpness even at f2,8. excellent lens, scary front lens, easy scatch!!!

  3. Toby Fitch
    Toby Fitch 20 April 2011, 03:29
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    IP 72.88.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: $300US
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Focus @ infinity was off and it is not as straightforward to fix this as the 8mm f3.5 was. But, fixed it is and I must say that given what I paid for the lens, i have absolutely no complaints. Wish it had a P type chip so I could use the aperture ring with the D7K, as opposed to a G type chip with control wheel aperture only.

    Pros: IQ for $ spent is as good as it gets. I'm glad I waited for the AE version. That being said It even shows up in the EXIF as a 14mm 2.8D in ViewNX2! I am genuinely impressed with this lens. With the D7K in daylight it tends to overexpose .7 stop in aperture mode.

    Summary: A little soft in the corners but it is to be expected with this wide of a lens. I think my 20mm AFD Nikkor on FX is softer in the corners than the 14mm Samyang is with DX.

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