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Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC , reviewed by Hitecdan

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Overall Rating9.5
Overall Image Quality9.5
Value for Money10
Bokeh5
Sharpness9.5
Contrast9.5
Focusing3
Must Have10
Suitability to Intended Use10
Got What I Expected10
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Hitecdan
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Mar 29, 2016 22:55 |  #1

Excellent lens in terms of sharpness. Manual focus and aperture, but once you figure out where the infinity mark is really at focusing at night is no longer an issue. Manual, old school aperture ring. So use to setting aperture from the camera body I forget to check the setting on the lens. Build quality is excellent. Built in lens hood to protect the large front element. I use this lens mainly for astrophotography, but also works very well for landscape as well. Very sharp at f/2.8, a few light angles in the corners. IQ even sharper at f/5.6. Downside: some crazy distortion in the middle of the image caused by the lens. May some up in a landscape image with a defined horizon. For astrophotographer the distortion is not an issue. Overall an excellent value for the money.




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captainkanji
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Jan 09, 2017 20:14 |  #2

I rarely use it, but it is good for the price.

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Canon 6D, EF 135f/2L USM, EF 200mm f/2.8 II USM, EF 50mm f\1.4 USM, EF 40mm f\2.8 STM, 430exII speedlite, Flashbender.

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Jan 17, 2017 10:34 |  #3

Just got one to go with my EOS 5DS. It's a tad soft in the corners up to f4 and vignetting is strong but fixable. Overall I'm very happy with the IQ and cost of this UWA lens.


Canon: EOS 5DS, EOS 1DX. 100-400L Mkii, 24-105L, 16-35 f4L, 135 f2L
Sigma: 150-600C

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