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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
Environmental
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
  • Lens Pouch
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Instruction Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Worldwide Warranty
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    Rokinon14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon
     
    4.2

    (based on 120 reviews)

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    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Professional quality (33)
    • Easy to use (32)
    • Lightweight (30)
    • Strong construction (23)
    • Consistent output (19)

    Cons

    • Heavy (10)
    • Lacks functionality (7)
    • Limited compatibility (7)
    • Poor performance (7)
    • Manual focus (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (47)
    • Night photography (27)
    • Low light (18)
    • Video (13)
    • Landscapes (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (45), Professional artist (16), Semi-pro photographer (14), Business owner (13), Photo enthusiast (12)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fully manual? So, what? Amazing image!

    1. Build qualityRegarding the lens durability and physical reliability, I understand it is 4.5 stars. Build quality seems to be great. It feels very solid and reliable. I read an Internet review...Read complete review

    1. Build qualityRegarding the lens durability and physical reliability, I understand it is 4.5 stars. Build quality seems to be great. It feels very solid and reliable. I read an Internet review of someone who left the lens in the snow for 5 days and when the snow melted he found the lens and it was working properly. But I would not do such a test :-)2. Image qualityI was a little worried about some reviews of people receiving bad copies, with soft sides/quadrants in the acquired images. I must say that, during my first two days testing the lenses. I got really sharp images. Sharpness was impressive from corner to corner. Very good at f/2.8, better at f/4.0, and amazing at f/5.6 and f/8.0.The mustache distortion is very clear when you shoot (mostly indoor) scenes with straight lines in the top and bottom of the image. However, I was very satisfied with the lens correction profile in the Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) for Photoshop (you have to download the adobe tool to install it properly).Vignette at 2.8 is clearly strong (-3EV or more), but once again, corrected using ACR. When sooting wide open (f/2.8) I suggest to overexpose +1EV, if possible, in such a way that you can recover the overexposed areas in ACR, and the underexposed vignette area will be recovered with greater quality (lower grain).When I shot at 12:00 o'clock in a bright sunny day, the light is very hard and I could see some CA. I must say that, for the shooting conditions the CA was very little and fully corrected in ACR. When the sun is in the corner, we sometimes experience a lot of rainbow-colored flare. So, pay attention if you want to avoid flare; or if you want to intentionally capture that flare.When shooting indoors, the f/2.8 was useful to keep lower ISO, but of course f/1.4 or f/2.0 would be even more useful in such conditions. Optically, considering this is a 14mm, I would give 4.5 to 5.0 stars! Very satisfied!I added a photo shot at night to show the corner-to-corner sharpness, without any sharpening or clarity processing. You can see a minor flare in the farthest lamppost. Unfortunately, I did not have a chance to shoot a starry night yet.3. ApplicabilityI bought this lens for shooting starry skies during new moon. I still did not have the chance to use it for that matter, but think it will be better than my Canon 17-40mm f/4L, since it is one stop faster, and I hope I benefit the fact that it is 3mm wider (though it seems to be more than 3mm in these first tests). Of course, I am aware that f/1.4 would be even better for night photography.For general night photography using tripod it is great.Another great use for this lens is landscape photography, no worries here.A 14mm f/2.8 claims to be used for Architecture photography. The mustache distortion will bother you in this case, if you do not remove it, once again, I was satisfied with the automatic correction using the lens profile within ACR. So, yes I think it can be nicely used for that application. Of course, the 14mm is also great for group photo. Just observe that, although this is a rectilinear lens, subjects in the corner will be distorted if they are moderately close to the lens (closer than 1.5m); and subjects in the center will be funnier distorted in closer distances (closer than 1.0m). This is the case for any wide angle lens though. Of course you can use this creatively when you wish. Just be aware of the natural expected distortion.So, 4.5 starts here.4. Features and usabilityFocus ring is smooth and comfortable. Lens hood is fixed, but this did not bother me. I saw some reviews complaining about the lens cap. But it is fine to me.Yes, it is fully manual, no autofocus, no focus confirmation either. I saw some people that installed a focus confirmation chip on the lens. I ordered it from ebay to test it. Let's see if it works. However, during my tests When I left the focus distance right in the middle of the 3m and infinity focus marks, I got sharp images with acceptable sharpness from 1m, and super sharp from 3m to infinity, especially at f/5.6 and f/8.0.The focus marks are another frequent complain about this lens. Again, in my tests, when the focus distance is placed in middle of the 3m and infinity focus marks, I got great sharpness for subjects (buildings and trees) from 3m to about 300m (the farthest subject in my photo). Anywhere closer to the infinity mark I loose sharpness (focus). I still need to check the focus marks more carefully, but I suspect they are not accurate. Anyway, we need to deal with that, but it is no big deal in my opinion.Here, I would give 3.5 to 4.0 stars.5. Cost-benefitAmazing optics for $328.00 vs. the Canon for $2,359.00. It is a real bargain! I have not tested the Canon myself. But during my research I saw the following:Why should you buy Canon 14mm:- L-quality build- lower vignette- better flare control- auto-focus- smaller minimum focus distance 20cm vs. 28cm for Rokinon.- more predictable quality control (better chance to always buy a good copy)Why should you buy Rokinon 14mm:- nice build quality- considerably sharper than Canon (corner-to-corner) in all apertures - much lower chromatic aberration- wider angle ~116o vs. 114o for Canon- it is 86% cheaper than Canon (Canon is 7x more expensive)After the first tests, although I love the L-lenses, I am not considering buying the Canon 14mm ever (at least if this Rokinon keeps delivering the quality of the first days).I have the feeling that if you manage to use it properly and does not need to change focus quickly, this is the best option. Canon would be the option if I needed to change the focus very quickly and often, therefore, needing a good auto-focus system.Cost-benefit is 4.5 to 5.0 stars.Overall score would be 4.5+, so I am giving 5 stars to be generous, since I loved the resulting images.

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    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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    5.0

    Great value

    By etb

    from Williamsburg, VA

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

          Great image quality at a great price.

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          5.0

          Fast service. Nice and safe packing

          By J

          from Homestead, Fl

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

                I talked to the store by calling them. They are really good and guide you through the needs each person has. fast shipping. Great overall.

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                5.0

                Great for Night Photography

                By Kel

                from Minneapolis, MN

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Low Light
                • Low Price
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Astrophotography
                  • Low Light
                  • Night photography

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

                  I already have an ultra wide zoom, but wanted a faster wide angle lens for night sky photography. Had a chance to get some Milky Way shots with a Canon 70D and they turned out great! Tack sharp corner to corner and at a very low price. Feels solid in hand without being heavy. I consider this a "specialty" lens rather than for day to day use.

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                  5.0

                  Wide-Angle Lens

                  By Leslie

                  from Virginia

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Professional Quality
                  • Well engineered

                  Cons

                  • Fixed Hood
                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Panoramic Landscapes

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

                  I used the wide-angle lens on my digital Canon EOS 3ti this past weekend. I like the 115 degree distortion-free view of subject matter. The lens is a little heavier than I anticipated, but my small tripod held firm. I noticed that when using the Canon EOS built-in flash, that a shadow is sometimes cast by the lens hood, which is fixed to the lens.

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                  3.0

                  Back to basics.

                  By martti_s

                  from Reunion Island

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                  Pros

                  • Cheap
                  • Optically Ok With Profile
                  • Wide

                  Cons

                  • Fragile Front Element
                  • No Filters
                  • Primitive

                  Best Uses

                  • Wide Angle Photography

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

                  Thus far, I have only been using this lens for landscape photography.
                  It is not something that you just start to use righ away for the very reason that it is a very basic objective with manual focus and manual diaphragm. You open up, compose, close down to where you like, probably 16, with the camera on manual you select the time and the ISO, then you take the picture.
                  SURPRISE: The exposure is off! So you take a couple of more shots and finally get one with a usable exposure.
                  To focus with this lens if you want to shoot full open can only done with LiveView and magnification.
                  This sounds clumsy but this was how things worked before.

                  From the results I've got thus far I can conclude that the lens is very sharp and that it profits enormously from lens correction profiles applied in post process.

                  You need Adobe AIR, Lens Profile Downloader (Mac or Win) and a bit of patience to spot the 14mm f/28 under the name Rokinon, SamYang or Vivitar in combination with the camera body you have.

                  Will the results be worth climbing the learning curve?
                  Who knows.

                  A 14mm viewfinder on the hot shoe might not be a bad invesment.
                  Stopped down you do not see much throug the viewfinder and the LV is a bit dark as well.

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                  4.0

                  great lens otherwise

                  By Samuel

                  from Toronto, ON, Canada

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

                        manual focus only, no focus confirmation. super wide angle as described. manual focus is a little hard on 5d mark iii. a split focus screen replacement would help.

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                        2.0

                        Not good enough!

                        By David P

                        from Columbia MD

                        About Me Professional Artist

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Poor Performance

                          Best Uses

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

                            I'm the owner of a recording studio. We were looking for a wide angle where we could get some pictures in tight places. I have rented better quality lenses in the past with great success. I recently purchases a canon 6d and thought I would give this lens a try. After taking around fifty shots, I loaded my images on my computer and I was instantly surprised by the lack of sharpness in the lens. There wasn't a single shot where the image was clear throughout the entire image. I then went and took another twenty or so shots taking extra time when focusing. Once again, same result.

                            The lens feels solid and well built. It just doesn't deliver in the was of image quality.

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                            5.0

                            AMAZING!

                            By MJSPhotography

                            from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

                            About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

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                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Astro Photography
                            • Landscape
                            • Perspective

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

                            I love this glass! I was expecting it to be good but it's absolutely great. So far I've used it for Landscape and Perspective photography, will be trying star photography with it next. It is very easy to use, and it's manual focus is clearer than some auto focus' lenses out there. I would love to be able to have a lens filter for it but that isn't possible with it's design, but really for what I use it for, I couldn't be happier.

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                            5.0

                            Great Lens

                            By Tim

                            from Connecticut

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

                            I've used this lens a few times and it's very sharp. Night and day vs a kit lens. Can't wait to do some night photography soon

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                            5.0

                            awesome lens

                            By sudomaster

                            from Folsom, CA

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                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                            • Limited Compatibility

                            Best Uses

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

                              This lens is amazingly sharp. Manual focus is no big deal using live view. I just zoom in to the focus point and manually focus on that. I did have some problems using it with my Canon 6D however. The live view is inaccurate. The actual picture is about 2 stops brighter than the live view.
                              The lens is also difficult to put on and remove. There isn't a good place to hold and screw it onto the camera since the aperture and focus ring take up most of the lens body.

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                              1.0

                              Couldn't use it

                              By Paul

                              from Mullica Hill NJ

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                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Lacks Functionality
                              • Limited Compatibility
                              • Poor Performance

                              Best Uses

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

                                I read all the review from other users of this lens and thought it seemed like a pretty safe bet for my UWA shots.

                                Little did i realize the manipulations I'd have to go through just to get a shot. For me focusing the lens through the view finder was out of the question, because at 14mm the subjects appeared too far away to achieve proper focus. I relied on hyper focal distance most of the time anyway.

                                My biggest issue was composing shots in live view. 99.9% I shoot in manual mode and I check my composition in live view after I first set them up through the view finder. Well The Rok 14 didn't play well with my canon 7D. In live view the scene was not visible at all - too dark. I had to switch my camera over to AV mode and for some reason, the live view brightened up enough to where I could see the scene. Of course the exposure was also very skewed. Even relying on what the light meter in the camera said was too hit and miss.

                                I simply sold this lens and I'm currently looking for a suitable replacement.

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                                5.0

                                Fireworks on Lake powell!

                                By Burkster

                                from Twin Falls ID

                                About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Professional Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    Used this lens on Lake Powell when the Neighbors were shooting off fireworks. It turned out awesome

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                                    5.0

                                    Fully manual? So, what? Amazing image!

                                    By efnaka

                                    from Manaus, Brazil

                                    About Me Hobbyist

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Build Quality
                                    • Great value
                                    • Image quality
                                    • Professional Quality

                                    Cons

                                    • Autofocus
                                    • Incorrect Infinity Mark

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Architecture
                                    • Landscape
                                    • Night photography

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

                                    1. Build qualityRegarding the lens durability and physical reliability, I understand it is 4.5 stars. Build quality seems to be great. It feels very solid and reliable. I read an Internet review of someone who left the lens in the snow for 5 days and when the snow melted he found the lens and it was working properly. But I would not do such a test :-)2. Image qualityI was a little worried about some reviews of people receiving bad copies, with soft sides/quadrants in the acquired images. I must say that, during my first two days testing the lenses. I got really sharp images. Sharpness was impressive from corner to corner. Very good at f/2.8, better at f/4.0, and amazing at f/5.6 and f/8.0.The mustache distortion is very clear when you shoot (mostly indoor) scenes with straight lines in the top and bottom of the image. However, I was very satisfied with the lens correction profile in the Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) for Photoshop (you have to download the adobe tool to install it properly).Vignette at 2.8 is clearly strong (-3EV or more), but once again, corrected using ACR. When sooting wide open (f/2.8) I suggest to overexpose +1EV, if possible, in such a way that you can recover the overexposed areas in ACR, and the underexposed vignette area will be recovered with greater quality (lower grain).When I shot at 12:00 o'clock in a bright sunny day, the light is very hard and I could see some CA. I must say that, for the shooting conditions the CA was very little and fully corrected in ACR. When the sun is in the corner, we sometimes experience a lot of rainbow-colored flare. So, pay attention if you want to avoid flare; or if you want to intentionally capture that flare.When shooting indoors, the f/2.8 was useful to keep lower ISO, but of course f/1.4 or f/2.0 would be even more useful in such conditions. Optically, considering this is a 14mm, I would give 4.5 to 5.0 stars! Very satisfied!I added a photo shot at night to show the corner-to-corner sharpness, without any sharpening or clarity processing. You can see a minor flare in the farthest lamppost. Unfortunately, I did not have a chance to shoot a starry night yet.3. ApplicabilityI bought this lens for shooting starry skies during new moon. I still did not have the chance to use it for that matter, but think it will be better than my Canon 17-40mm f/4L, since it is one stop faster, and I hope I benefit the fact that it is 3mm wider (though it seems to be more than 3mm in these first tests). Of course, I am aware that f/1.4 would be even better for night photography.For general night photography using tripod it is great.Another great use for this lens is landscape photography, no worries here.A 14mm f/2.8 claims to be used for Architecture photography. The mustache distortion will bother you in this case, if you do not remove it, once again, I was satisfied with the automatic correction using the lens profile within ACR. So, yes I think it can be nicely used for that application. Of course, the 14mm is also great for group photo. Just observe that, although this is a rectilinear lens, subjects in the corner will be distorted if they are moderately close to the lens (closer than 1.5m); and subjects in the center will be funnier distorted in closer distances (closer than 1.0m). This is the case for any wide angle lens though. Of course you can use this creatively when you wish. Just be aware of the natural expected distortion.So, 4.5 starts here.4. Features and usabilityFocus ring is smooth and comfortable. Lens hood is fixed, but this did not bother me. I saw some reviews complaining about the lens cap. But it is fine to me.Yes, it is fully manual, no autofocus, no focus confirmation either. I saw some people that installed a focus confirmation chip on the lens. I ordered it from ebay to test it. Let's see if it works. However, during my tests When I left the focus distance right in the middle of the 3m and infinity focus marks, I got sharp images with acceptable sharpness from 1m, and super sharp from 3m to infinity, especially at f/5.6 and f/8.0.The focus marks are another frequent complain about this lens. Again, in my tests, when the focus distance is placed in middle of the 3m and infinity focus marks, I got great sharpness for subjects (buildings and trees) from 3m to about 300m (the farthest subject in my photo). Anywhere closer to the infinity mark I loose sharpness (focus). I still need to check the focus marks more carefully, but I suspect they are not accurate. Anyway, we need to deal with that, but it is no big deal in my opinion.Here, I would give 3.5 to 4.0 stars.5. Cost-benefitAmazing optics for $328.00 vs. the Canon for $2,359.00. It is a real bargain! I have not tested the Canon myself. But during my research I saw the following:Why should you buy Canon 14mm:- L-quality build- lower vignette- better flare control- auto-focus- smaller minimum focus distance 20cm vs. 28cm for Rokinon.- more predictable quality control (better chance to always buy a good copy)Why should you buy Rokinon 14mm:- nice build quality- considerably sharper than Canon (corner-to-corner) in all apertures - much lower chromatic aberration- wider angle ~116o vs. 114o for Canon- it is 86% cheaper than Canon (Canon is 7x more expensive)After the first tests, although I love the L-lenses, I am not considering buying the Canon 14mm ever (at least if this Rokinon keeps delivering the quality of the first days).I have the feeling that if you manage to use it properly and does not need to change focus quickly, this is the best option. Canon would be the option if I needed to change the focus very quickly and often, therefore, needing a good auto-focus system.Cost-benefit is 4.5 to 5.0 stars.Overall score would be 4.5+, so I am giving 5 stars to be generous, since I loved the resulting images.

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                                    2.0

                                    Focusing/Focus Marker Issues

                                    By Mike

                                    from San Diego

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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

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                                      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

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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

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                                              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

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                                                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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