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Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon

You Pay: $349.00
Product Highlights
  • Ultra Wide-Angle 14mm Lens
  • Compatible w/ Full Frame & APS-C Cameras
  • Hybrid Aspherical Lenses -- Sharp Images
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Manual Focus Lens
  • Built-In Petal-Type Lens Hood

The 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon from Rokinon gives you approximately a 115° view with dramatic results when used with a full frame digital camera or 35mm film camera. With hybrid aspherical lenses, you will produce sharply defined images with a minimum of distortion and chromatic aberrations. This manual focus 14mm lens focuses as close as 0.9' (28 cm) from the the lens, and has a built-in petal-type lens hood. With some cameras, Shutter Lock must be disengaged on the camera's menu.

Ultra wide-angle 14mm lens with an approximately 90° angle of view using an APS-C camera, for dramatic effects
Lens is constructed with two ED lens elements, one hybrid aspherical lens element and one glass aspherical lens element, for outstanding, sharply defined images
Minimal distortion and chromatic aberrations
Super multi-layer coating to reduce flares and ghost images
Lens has a minimum focusing distance of 0.9' (28 cm) for enhanced close-up shots
Also conforms to APS-C (1:1.5x) size digital imaging format
Lens includes a built-in petal-type lens hood
Performance
Focal Length 14mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility Canon (APS-C)
35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 115.7°
APS-C Picture Angle: 89.9°
Minimum Focus Distance .9' (27.43 cm)
Elements/Groups 14/10
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.43 x 3.78" (87 x 96.1 mm)
Weight 1.21 lb (552 g)
Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon
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  • Instruction Manual
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    Rokinon14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon
     
    4.2

    (based on 107 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (48)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (42)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (28)
    • Easy to use (27)
    • Professional quality (27)
    • Strong construction (23)
    • Consistent output (19)

    Cons

    • Heavy (8)
    • Lacks functionality (6)
    • Limited compatibility (5)
    • Poor performance (5)
    • Manual focus (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (45)
    • Night photography (25)
    • Low light (17)
    • Video (13)
    • Landscapes (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (38), Professional artist (14), Semi-pro photographer (14), Photo enthusiast (12), Business owner (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great lens for the money.

    I bought this lens for shooting the Milky Way and other night photography. Shots from my first outing in Joshua Tree National Park we very sharp and crisp - I was very impressed. It...Read complete review

    I bought this lens for shooting the Milky Way and other night photography. Shots from my first outing in Joshua Tree National Park we very sharp and crisp - I was very impressed. It took better Milky Way pictures than my $2000 Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 It is an entirely manual lens, so be advised. If you are in to night photography, this is a must-have. Same lens is branded under Samyang, Bower, and Pro Optics and they rarely are sold for the same price - shop all brands before buying.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    shows promise but my copy fatally flawed

    Nicely built. My copy had excellent sharpness in the center and right side of the frame but left side was very blurred. In addition, infinity focus was at 2M focus mark. Apparently many...Read complete review

    Nicely built. My copy had excellent sharpness in the center and right side of the frame but left side was very blurred. In addition, infinity focus was at 2M focus mark. Apparently many others have experienced the infinity focus problem. Exchanged hoping to get a good copy.

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    2.0

    Focusing/Focus Marker Issues

    By Mike

    from San Diego

    About Me Hobbyist

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    Pros

    • Cheap
    • Compact Design
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Focusing And Focus Marker
    • Focusingfocus Markers

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon:

      I heard great things about this lens' value and capabilities in regard to photographing the Milky Way and other night photography, but my version was terribly calibrated in regard to focus markers on the barrel. After some frustrating night photography excursions, I finally discovered that when turning the barrel in one direction, infinity was in focus at the 7' mark, however turning in the other direction, infinity focus was on the 2.5' mark. After some research, it appears this is a very common problem with this lens, and all its cousins (Samyang, Bower, Pro Optic). I found a video (in Spanish) that provides directions on how to partially disassemble (remove rubber focusing band, unscrew the focusing ring and re-calibrate) so infinity is actually at the infinity marker. It appears to now have accurate focusing at the appropriate distance markers on the barrel and it doesn't change depending on the direction you are turning the barrel, but I haven't had an opportunity to test in the field yet. Hopefully it will take as good pictures as purported.

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      5.0

      Super wide, super awesome

      By Splaznot

      from Vancouver BC

      Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon:

      This lens is super wide on full frame, and it's also really sharp. The 2.8 aperture is great for star photography and low light shooting.

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      5.0

      Very nice

      By Mackenzie

      from New York NY

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape
        • Stars

        Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon:

        Bought this for landscape and night shooting. Great results

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        5.0

        Quality Glass for a Bargin

        By Chris

        from Ann Arbor , Michigan

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Manual Focus

        Best Uses

        • Landscapes
        • Night photography

        Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon:

        Really, for the price, this lens can not be beat. When you nail the focus, its comparable to lots of quality Canon wide angle glass. On a Full Frame, this 14mm is insanely wide. I am using a Canon 5D MK lll, and it fits beautifully. The wide aperture is great. Very little vignetting and reasonably sharp on the corners. Its built very well and looks great. I really like the lens. Manual focus can sometimes be a pain when shooting portraits, but with a little practice and patience and especially doing landscapes, this lens rocks. Lots of benefits to having this in your arsenal. I have taken some great milky way shots with this lens as well as super landscapes. BUY IT. No disappointments.

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        4.0

        Great lens for the price!

        By Robbie the Robot

        from Tokyo, Japan

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

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          Cons

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              Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon:

              I was a bit worried when I read others' reviews here and elsewhere about receiving bad copies of this lens. Mine seems to be fine, although I haven't shot a test chart to truly see if there are any issues. The colors from this lens are gorgeous and the landscapes shots I've taking with it are breathtakingly dynamic. I bought this lens primarily for astrophotography, so full manual focus does not bother me. The lens performs to my expectations for shooting the milky way (almost no coma in the stars), and being able to shoot wide landscapes during the day is a bonus. It's difficult to determine the focus manually through the viewfinder, but I've had good results just by relying on the distance markings on the lens. Setting it to infinity focus works well for most landscapes.

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              5.0

              The BEST lens for astrophotography!!!

              By AstroGirl

              from Somerville, MA

              About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Performance
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Astrophotography
                • Complex Projects
                • Portrait

                Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon:

                This lens far exceeded my expectations. It is amazing at night at picking up details in the sky (color gradietns, stars, the milky way). Really really great lens, highly recommned!

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                4.0

                Seeing Everything

                By Ryan MTU

                from Michigan

                About Me Hobbyist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Highly Compatible

                Cons

                • Manual Focus

                Best Uses

                • Night Skies
                • Scenery

                Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon:

                This lens is great for capturing those landscapes and nighttime skies.

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                4.0

                Great lens for the price!

                By Richard F.

                from New York, NY

                About Me Professional Artist, Videographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Exceptional Build
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality
                • Quality glass

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films
                  • Landscape
                  • Low Light

                  Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon:

                  Awesome little manual lens, stills look great and it's especially good for video.

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                  3.0

                  Difficult to focus

                  By Chris

                  from Brookdale, CA

                  About Me Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Low Light
                  • Super Wide

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Focus

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon:

                    One thing I didn't realize is that you need the eyes of an eagle to manually focus a super wide angle lens. It pushes you so far back it's hard to tell whether the details are sharp or not. Even using live view, I couldn't get my copy of the lens sharp. Giving three stars because some of this was probably user error on my part, but my picture quality was 1 or 2 stars. Also quite a bit of distortion on objects very close to the lens, but getting really up close to objects is one of the things you want to do most with a wide angle, so that was disappointing too.

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                    4.0

                    Milky Way master

                    By downhilldon

                    from Denver

                    About Me Hobbyist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast Enough For Night Sho

                    Cons

                    • None to date

                    Best Uses

                    • Night Shots

                    Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon:

                    I bought this lens specifically for star trail and milky way photos. I finally got out this weekend during the new moon and put it to the test.
                    It worked great for Milky Way shots and should work for star trails. I didn't get any star trail shots as I was in the mountains at 12,000 ft and freezing my rear end off.

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                    4.0

                    No pretending here

                    By Chris

                    from Calgary, AB

                    About Me Learning Amature

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Lacks Functionality

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape

                    Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon:

                    First of all, I "only" gave this lens a 4 star rating because it isn't perfect. I did give it a 4 star rating however, because it is a great lens for what it is. I have taken a few night shots, the stars look like stars. No coma that I can see.
                    I don't mind that this is a manual lens. I did have one situation where I wished I had auto focus. I was in the middle of about 20 baby ducks. I had some great shots where I had a few seconds to focus, but a lot more lost shots because I wasn't able to focus in time. you have to turn the ring a long way when you are close to your subject. That being said, I bought this lens for landscapes. And you have all the time in the world to focus them.
                    I do find this lens gets soft in the corners. but it's only really noticable if you look for it.
                    There are also some shots where I have had to correct for distortion. Because it was really obvious... But usually I don't notice it. Overall, for the price of this lens, it's great at what it does. I was going to get the canon 14mm. But as far as I am concerned, if you learn how to use this lens correctly. And take the time to do it right. It will more than meet your needs and expectations.

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                    4.0

                    Massive coverage, sharp, great deal.

                    By CreeDo

                    from Portland, ME

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                    Pros

                    • Fairly Sharp
                    • Good value
                    • Very Wide Coverage

                    Cons

                    • No autofocus

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon:

                      This is the same lens as the Bower and Samyang 14mm, but the Rokinon branded version is 30-70 bucks cheaper. Hopefully people don't waste their money on the other versions.

                      This is an awesomely wide, sharp lens for the money. Easy to capture entire buildings or rooms without moving. It's a lot of fun with animals, and will give a cool dramatic perspective for otherwise mundane objects.

                      It is not perfect. At first I thought it wasn't sharp. Then I realized it's capable of very good sharpness, but it's difficult to tell when you've nailed your focus... even if you use the live view and then zoom in to 10x.

                      To some extent that's because it's such a wide angle lens... everything looks like it got pushed 10 feet further away, and with so much of the scene crammed into the frame... any specific part of the scene will get fewer pixels devoted to it. The screen on the back of the camera doesn't do it justice, compared to what you see on your PC.

                      It's easier if you are shooting a specific subject in the foreground (see my example shot with the chain).

                      A minor complaint is that the focus ring has a ton of throw, you can spin it forever and not feel like you're actually doing anything. The upside is that this type of lens is always close to at least decent focus, because you're never zooming or shooting macro with it.

                      Love the aperture ring. Lack of autofocus is a minor pain, especially since manual focusing is somewhat of a chore.

                      Have a 2.8 here is great, you usually have plenty of light though it seems to fall off quickly as you stop down.

                      There is minor barrel distortion, and in general the lens distorts perspectives heavily (which may be what many customers want). But if you want perspectives that look more natural and correct, you may want to shop around. Photoshop doesn't have an automatic lens correction profile for this brand and correcting it manually takes work. You may end up spending more time than usual in post.

                      Overall I'd say if you want extreme coverage, and good sharpness, and pretty fast to boot, you can't beat this price. Just prepare for a little extra time spent tweaking focus and postprocessing.

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                      5.0

                      Great shots so far!

                      By mom2krb

                      from Buffalo, NY

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great Price For Lens
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                      • No Settings Recorded

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscapescityscapes

                      Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon:

                      I already have 8mm fisheye by Rokinon and knew what to expect when it came to using this lens. Since most of my shots so far have been of cityscapes, I put it at nearly infinity and focus was fine. Long exposure and bracketing take care of the rest.

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                      5.0

                      From a passionate amateurphotographer

                      By .fredbeaupre.

                      from Quebec, CA

                      About Me Hobbyist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cheap
                      • High quality
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                      • Babaloubeloup

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape
                      • Nightscapes

                      Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon:

                      I mainly shoot landscapes, as dramatic as possible. I did shoot with my 27-40mm Canon lens for years now. One of my good friend told me of theses Rokinon-Samyang-BlaBlaBla lenses and we decided to try them out. So, for about a month now, I use this fabulous 14mm (all manual) lens. Really, please get this if you can live with manual lens and want to shoot some dramatic landscapes or nightscapes!

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                      5.0

                      Great lens

                      By Piotr J.

                      from NY

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                            Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon:

                            I love this lens. Extremely wide with my 5d mkII, without the fisheye look.
                            I would buy this product again.

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                            5.0

                            Great for the price

                            By Fielder

                            from Nashville, TN

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon:

                                For the price this lens is great. Clean, clear pictures. It's a little hard to see to focus but over all I really like it.

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                                5.0

                                Great, sharp lens for a great price

                                By rennisk

                                from Los Gatos, ca

                                About Me Hobbyist

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                                Pros

                                • Lightweight
                                • Professional Quality
                                • Sharp

                                Cons

                                • Lacks Functionality
                                • Totally Manual Lens

                                Best Uses

                                • Architecture
                                • Landscape
                                • Star Photography

                                Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon:

                                I've got nothing but good things to say about this lens. I wanted a Canon 14mm but is way too expensive for my budget. The Rokinon was recommended by a friend who does astrolandscape (star photos), so I thought I'd give it a try. I am glad I did!

                                Now, it's a manual lens - not for everyone. You set the aperture and fiddle with the focus. The aperture was no problem since I usually shoot in AV mode. The focusing took some coaching from my friend. Basically it's got such a great DOF it's pretty sharp even if you're sloppy at focusing.. I've gotten excellent results just setting the aperture at f/8 or f/11 and setting the focus between 3-7 feet on the focus ring scale. Also, f/5.6 is pretty good too.

                                The considerations are:
                                - no EXIF info on the f/stop that was used. Not that big of a deal for me since I generally just use f/8 or f/11.
                                - if you use LiveView for focusing - you need to set the camera to Av mode. If you're on Manual the display is way too dark. You can open the aperture up to let more light in for focusing, if you need to.
                                - it's notorious for wavy lines but there is a Lightroom/Photoshop lens profile that you can install and I highly recommend you install and use it.

                                Again - not for everyone but I really am impressed.

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                                3.0

                                Good Lens For The Money

                                By Dave

                                from Chepachet, RI

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                                      Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon:

                                      There was a gap in my lens arsenal I needed to fill, & I could not afford to pay over $ for a Canon 14mm 2.8. Even used on ebay lenses approaching that quality were 3 or 4 times the price of this lens (& not in great condition either), so it was a no-brainer. I did a shoot with it and I have to disagree with Sam Rockwell's review: it in fact IS a very useful lens to have in the bag. I would like to have the focus confirmation chip as in the Nikon version, but it is what it is. If I somehow come across a better 14mm down the road I have no doubt it will hold most of it's value should I sell it.

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                                      5.0

                                      Amazed!!!!

                                      By Rob

                                      from Port st. Lucie

                                      Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon:

                                      I refer this lens to anyone that's looking for a good 14mm lens. Good in low lighting!

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                                      5.0

                                      Ultra SWEET!

                                      By Bungycord

                                      from Seattle, Washington

                                      About Me Hobbyist

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Highly Compatible
                                      • Improves Performance
                                      • Professional Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Complex Projects

                                        Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon:

                                        Smooth action
                                        crisp focus
                                        easy to use
                                        awesome pictures
                                        What more could a guy ask for?

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