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Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip

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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
  • Chip Allows Focus Confirm, Auto Modes

The 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip from Rokinon gives you approximately a 115° view with dramatic results when used with a full frame digital camera or 35mm film camera. It includes a special chip that allows the lens to work with the camera's focus confirm, auto exposure, auto metering and auto white balance functions. 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.

Special chip allows the use of camera's focus confirm, auto exposure, auto metering, auto white balance
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 Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon DX
Nikon FX/35mm Film
Angle of View 115.7°
APS-C Picture Angle: 93.9°
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 3.69" (87 x 93.6 mm)
Weight 1.79 lb (814.2 g)
Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip
  • Lens Pouch
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Instruction Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Rokinon Warranty
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    Rokinon14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip
     
    4.6

    (based on 47 reviews)

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (24)
    • Durable (23)
    • Lightweight (19)
    • Reliable (13)
    • Strong construction (7)

    Cons

    • Tough to attach (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape photography (28)
    • Travel (13)
    • Landscape/scenery (9)
    • Night photography (5)
    • Low light (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (16), Semi-professional (13), Semi-pro photographer (6), Professional (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Hidden gem

    Perfect lens for landscapes/night sky photography. This lens makes super sharp pictures, but keep in mind this is a MANUAL focus. The confirm chip however is there to guide you to achieve...Read complete review

    Perfect lens for landscapes/night sky photography. This lens makes super sharp pictures, but keep in mind this is a MANUAL focus. The confirm chip however is there to guide you to achieve perfect focus in addition to the focus ring that is huge and easily maneuverable. The lens produces noticeable mustache distortion but this is easily fixable using Lightroom lens presets. Also not forget it does give 115° view on a full-frame (35mm) but only around 94° view on APS-C sensors. It does add some vignette but IMO I really like this "alteration". I would recommend purchasing other Rokinon/Bower/Samyang products.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    solid lens... but not without flaws

    there's a lot to like about this lens... and some things not to like

    first off, you can't beat the price and the 14mm wide angle on a full frame...Read complete review

    there's a lot to like about this lens... and some things not to like

    first off, you can't beat the price and the 14mm wide angle on a full frame camera is a lot of fun to play around with. no worries about durability, the lens feels very solid

    however, it does have a few flaws (to be expected at this price point)... it needs to be stopped down to get optimal sharpness (a bit too soft for my tastes when shooting wide open). and the lens suffers from some distortion

    overall, i have mixed feelings about the lens, i really wanted to love this lens (and know it can be used quite effectively). if i were just using this lens for photography, i think i would rate it higher as most distortion can be fixed in post and you normally don't shoot wide open for landscape photography

    however, i purchased this primarily for video projects. the distortion, no filters, and not being able to shoot at f/2.8 when needed are too big of hurdles for my needs and i'll be looking to replace this in the future

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    5.0

    Great video lens

    By Duncan

    from South orange nj

    Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

    I bought this version over the video version and don't regret the desolation. Great wide angle!

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    5.0

    Go W-I-D-E

    By Masiman

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Sharp
    • Solid

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astrophotography
      • Landscape Photography

      Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

      I picked this lens up for Astrophotography after reading so many positive reviews about it. But I have to say I am just having a ball with it during the daytime also. It puts a special cool spin on things. It has great color rendition even without the use of a polarizer. With the focus chip I notice that the focus green light in the viewfinder stays on through quite a range. At first I would focus somewhere in the center of the range that the light would stay on and found the image a bit soft in the center. It seemed to always back focus a bit. So I compensated for it by going into the Fine Focus menu in my D610 and gave it a few clicks to focus more towards me and presto, it seems to be right on. I am very pleased with this lens especially when you consider the cost… it is a real bargain. It is built very well, has a hefty feel to it. The focus ring is very smooth. What else can I say, if you are looking to go wide, get it!

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      5.0

      Great value for the money

      By A certain person

      from New Iberia, LA

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable
      • Wide

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Landscape Photography
        • Traveling

        Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

        I like wide angles, and I like lens speed, and 14mm f/2.8 is a great combination. I have used UWA (Ultra Wide Angle) lenses quite a bit over the decades, so I am quite familiar with the pitfalls, mostly the placement of the subject in the frame, and the over-reliance on wide depth of field in focusing. This lens has provides a rectilinear image and what distortion if it subject to is within reach of software correction in Lightroom, Photoshop, etc., with lens profiles easily downloadable. The most difficult to correct is a straight line across the top third of the horizon line. I find this lens well within acceptable bounds.The lens is also quite sharp, particularly a stop or two past the widest. This lens is focused manually, which is no problem for the way I work (I have been a photographer since long before auto-focus), and in some cases may be a blessing in disguise: I think it is easy on an auto-focus UWA to accept that the center of the image or even much of the images is in focus, and lose the corners NOT because of lens distortion but rather because with the angle of view being so wide (I think about 115 degrees with this lens), the objects being depicted in the far corners of the frame are sometimes actually much further away or closer, than the objects in the center of the frame. Carefully checking depth of field on a composed shot can save you from this problem.On the other hand, if you're going run and gun, you have so much depth of field, many photographers will just move back a bit from infinity, being pretty much assured that in most cases this will cover most of what you are ever likely to photograph. Overall, I find this lens a great value for the money.

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        5.0

        Excellent lens at an affordable price

        By JD

        from Sleepy Eye, MN

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography

          Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

          It's a good solid lens with excellent optics. The manual focus took a little getting use to but it is not a problem. I am using it primarily for landscapes.

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          4.0

          Fun wide-angle lens

          By Muttdriver

          from Nantucket, MA

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Long Focal Throw

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Night photography
          • Traveling

          Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

          I bought this lens from a recommendation I received. Before purchasing I did go out and view numerous photos on the web that others had taken and liked what I saw. Some of the reviews I read talked about some quality concerns, but I have not noticed any quality issues at all. The Nikon version which I bought does interact with the camera body to assist with focusing. I don't believe all of the versions have this feature. So far, I am very pleased with this lens.

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          4.0

          Great lens

          By MountainAddi80

          from Fort Collins, CO

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography

            Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

            Construction is nice. It's a little difficult to lock onto the body(tight), but feels secure once in place.

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            5.0

            Fantastic Value!

            By DSPhotography

            from Northern California

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Milky Way Photography
                • Night photography

                Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

                I purchased this lens specifically for night photography, as it is fast and wide enough to capture landscapes including the Milky Way. The lens handled beautifully, and to my surprise showed very little distortion, if any at all.

                I decided to include the sunrise to blend into my Milky Way image, and what really impressed me was with just minimal blending in post-processing, this lens captured the scene very accurately, with excellent sharpness and color rendition. The reason this impressed me so much is due to this lens not being able to accept filters, but still get the job done.

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                4.0

                Excellent value if you get a good copy

                By Star-Struck Tim

                from Rio Vista, CA

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Absence Of Coma
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor quality control
                • Severe Vignetting

                Best Uses

                • Astrophotography
                • Landscape Photography

                Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

                I bought this lens mostly for wide field astrophotography with my D800. I had been considering the Tokina 16-28 f/2.8 for months, but decided to go with this Rokinon based on the advice of several prominent astrophotographers (plus some unexpected expenses came up and this lens was cheaper). To my dismay, the first copy I received was VERY soft at f/2.8, even in the center. I understand that the D800 is a very high resolution camera, but the lens' softness was apparent well before pixel level. The focus ring was a bit loose for my liking and the focus distance scale was noticably inaccurate. I could have lived with these latter two things, but the extreme softness at f/2.8 was a dealbreaker. I experimented with other aperture settings just out of curiosity and found that it did get sharper up until f/8, but it NEVER became acceptably sharp in my opinion. I knew there was no way this lens would have its great reputation, with the performance I experienced, so I gave it another go; B&H happily exchanged my lens for a different one and the second copy is EXCELLENT! It's acceptably sharp wide open, even on a 36MP D800, even in the corners! Best of all, no coma! Of course it gets sharper stopped down a bit, and I would recommend doing this for regular landscape work, but this lens totally works for wide field astrophotography. As a side note, the second copy of the lens has a much tighter, well damped focus ring, and the focus distance scale is much more accurate. As others have said, there is mustache distortion, but you only notice it with architecture and such; I haven't noticed it at all in any of my astro/landscape work. The only real issue I have with this lens is that the vignetting is pretty strong. This is easily corrected in post-processing, but it does add more noise, which is already overly plentiful in astro images. Overall, I am pleased with the lens and highly recommend it for astrophotography and general landscape work as long as you can live with the potential hassel of exchanging until you get a good copy. Subtract one star for poor quality control and one star for severe vignetting, but add one back for the excellent value.

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                5.0

                Smooth, sharp, excellent

                By Mike

                from Kansas City

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy Solid Focus
                • Easy To Use
                • Low Light
                • Pre-focus
                • Reliable
                • Sharp And Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Tight Distance

                  Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

                  This filled a financial and a performance need at the same time. Getting massively reduced hours at my adjunct job and suddenly strapped for dough I couldn't just replace what I was using but I work almost exclusively in the dark and in dark lighting situations with a lot of movement (almost all dance, on stage and in nightclubs and with lighting designers I've come to call darking designers).

                  I can't use just any lens in those situations and lens and camera reviewers never seem to be in my niche. They always talk about sharpness by the time you drop down to f5.6 or f/8. If you buy an f2.8 lens (or f/2) it is because you really need that f-stop. And that is where I use my lenses. I don't have the headroom to use f/5.6 or smaller. Even f/4 is a challenge.

                  The lens has to be precise, easy to focus and very sharp, all across the frame. The Rokinon is proving superb. I've only had it now for 12 days usage. So far it has been with me onstage, backstage, in the house, studio and elsewhere for rehearsal (studio and dress) three dance concerts as well as an outdoor (rare for me) block party. Several thousand shots later I collected a range of shooting situations from ISO 100 to 6400 (usually the upper half) and close-in groups, to close-in dance motion, backing off to ensemble.

                  The ISO 100 shots really show me how good this lens is in terms of sharpness, detail and seeming lack of comma. I just looks smooth. It is also an ISO I almost never, ever use but made a point of using here just to check out the new lens, since I had the outdoor shoot. The 3200 and above shots make handling and close shooting a relief.

                  I am at the point where I have a great deal of confidence in the lens and in my use of it. Even at the corners this Rokinon matches my previous lens and better. It did, at the start, feel a bit odd, holding the lens from the front and twisting it into the camera body, but I quickly got used to that and now like it.

                  I am also enjoying the manual focus with auto assist. It brings back the solid, warm feel of looking at a subject, estimating (or pre-setting) the distance on a solid scale, and shooting. I can't begin to tell you how good that feels, unless you began shooting on lenses with a real focusing scale, as I did in 1967. And even more so if you shoot something as active as dance in which auto-focus is a love-hate relationship especially because dancer's movements often through off auto-focus lenses just at the time you shoot when you were already focused. This is made worse by the design of some lenses which make auto-focus nearly un-avoidable. So, I really, really love the solid focus scale on the lens barrel of the Rokinon.

                  When I have more time and am in much, much close, the auto-assist chip gives me either a small dot (in focus) or a left or right arrow to tell me which way to turn the focusing ring. All these years and I've never used that feature. It is very similar to the old central focusing prism in usage. Actually, quite nice.

                  How I got to this lens. I needed to replace a broken Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 which had parts rattling around inside. I had had the 12-24 f/4 for six years before I it had to be replaced and I went to their 11-16 but dropped the lens shortly after I starte using it. It still worked okay right after but eventually I had parts rattling around inside the Tokina interferring with focus and zoom (same thing happened to the 12-14 but after many years of hard use). What to get, especially with low funds.

                  I hesitated but finally got desparate, realizing that I use very wide and ultra wide almost all the time. So I plunked down the money ordered it for two-day delivery because I had a dance concert to shoot. I had read both very good reviews and some not so good, also that not all lenses may have the same quality. But, much to my pleasure, this Rokinon is quickly turning into my baby.

                  As I said, I am reaching a good level of confidence with it and am really starting to love it. My only con is that it is not 11-mm. I figured that 14-mm was about halfway between my 11-16's range so a 14-mm prime would be just about right. I surprised myself by realizing the 14mm doesn't feel quite wide enough. I had not realized how much I used the full 11-mm width on my battered old Tokina. But the adjustment for me is small and I am happy with the 14-mm Rokinon. From me, it is a buy recommendation.

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                  5.0

                  Great for Milky Way shots

                  By Kathi

                  from Alexandria, VA

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

                      Bought this lens to take on our trip to the Grand Tetons specifically for Milky Way and star photography. This lens didn't disappoint with its wide view and ease of use. The price was great and the pictures of the Milky Way turned out awesome.

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                      5.0

                      Very sharp & super price

                      By Nikonman

                      from Hawaii

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Night sky

                        Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

                        Having read about this lens for some time I took the small plunge and ordered it.
                        This lens is a great piece of equipment, I use it for night photography and am very pleased with the results. Why did I wait this long to get it ?
                        Chip shows info in viewfinder and the all manual issue is not a problem for me and it saves me $$$.
                        It is a great lens... get one.

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                        4.0

                        Love this lens

                        By matthewbe

                        from Denver, CO

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Not Durable

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape Photography

                        Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

                        I've had this lens now for about a month, and have primarily used it for landscape photos, both day and night. This lens has out-performed my expectations and I have been very satisfied, for the price. The distortion is not as bad as some of the reviews would suggest and is correctable. I believe this lens excels at night and has given me great shots of stars.

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                        5.0

                        Rokinon 14mm (focus chip) on Nikon D7000

                        By j gourmet

                        from Mansfield, OH

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

                          HOW I USE THIS LENS:
                          I bought this for astrophotogaphy, on suggestion from a website and some reviews and also sample images. It has low coma compared to other lenses.

                          PROS:
                          -resolution and sharpness are stellar (groan) in my sample of this lens

                          -it has very pleasing bokeh compared to some other wide-angle lenses; I am picky with very natural bokeh. Really, you only see bokeh with these lenses when focused on the closer things

                          -although fairly heavy, I think it's a relatively small lens

                          -it has a dedicated lens hood, so you can't lose it.

                          -It is manual focus only. I love manual focus lenses. This one does have the focus-confirm chip, which isn't a big plus, but it's there.

                          -It's a tough lens, and fits VERY securely to my D7000. It could be too tight for some people, but I like that aspect.

                          -The focus ring feels very nice, however...see below

                          CONS:
                          -Color is a mixed bag: it renders things more yellow-warm; this is nice for daytime outdoor shots and some other shots where I believe it renders plants and greenery more realistically than other, more "neutral" colored lenses. The reason this is a CON for me is that I wanted it for astrophography, and red-yellow skies are not as nice as blue-purple skies! I have to max out the in-camera color balance towards blue, and it's still not enough. This is a deal breaker for me, and I plan on returning it. If my purpose was just landscapes and not astrophography, then I would keep it, because I actually love the color of it, and it's super sharp, sharper than some of my other lenses.

                          -The focus ring, although wonderful in feel, has a really long throw! Just a scoche too long. Almost annoying. But it's minor. Better too long than too short, right? Note: this doesn't really harm the usability, other than make you doubt whether you're perfectly in focus "enough!"

                          -The front element could potentially get scratched, as it is large and bulbous.

                          -you are not able to use filters with this lens, due to the front element; you would need to rig something up

                          -This lens has very few CONs IMHO, but I think the quality control could be an issue for some people, as it just doesn't QUITE feel like some other high quality brands. It may be the graphic design of the numbers on the lens which make it look that way...

                          CONCLUSION:
                          I like this lens, but I won't use it for astrophotography as I don't like to spend a lot of time post-processing for the color. If your camera has a strong blue color correction, or you like to post-process, than I would simply recommend it without hesitation. It certainly has a lot of potential as an excellent astro lens! It is a very cool lens, and quite sharp. It is almost built like a tank. It is lovable to me, but I will probably return it for my own reasons. But...I say 4.5 to 5 stars overall.

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                          4.0

                          Cheap ultrawide angle

                          By Travelin' Man

                          from Florida

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Architecture
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

                            The manual focus Rokinon/Samyang/Bower/etc. lenses are a budget way to get into ultra wide angle. This is my first experience with one.It does what it's supposed to do. Stop down for best results. I hear f/8 is where it's at. Lots of distortion and vignetting, but there are free lens correction profiles you can download to correct this pretty easily. This comes with the territory of a $[$]UWA lens, though.The manual focus isn't difficult to work with. The focus confirm dot, plus the fact that it's wide angle and easy to attain focus, means it's not at all a headache to turn the ring. The ring itself is smooth and requires a lot of turning to get it where you want it, but that just makes it easier.Feels solid. It's not heavy like a 2.8 zoom, but it's definitely meatier than a kit lens.The front element is bulbous, so no filters. The front cap is a cup/bowl contraption to compensate for this, not a flat cap. With it on, the lens has a significantly wider top than bottom. Easy to get on and off, but not really something you can stick in your pocket. The plastic tabs that secure it seem like they could easily snap.This is a cheap way to get into this style of photography, especially when so many other lenses in this range are much more expensive.

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                            5.0

                            What a lens for the price

                            By Partha Laha

                            from Los Angeles, CA

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape Photography

                              Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

                              I guess I must be lucky. But what a lens for the price. I did my first night photography with this and I was blown away with its quality. I will recommend this to anyone not needing auto focus and have the option of manually focusing on the lens.

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                              4.0

                              Esp. superior for night sky photography

                              By PhotoJohn

                              from Bellevue, WA

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Outstanding For The Price
                              • Sharp With No Coma
                              • Solid Performer

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Night sky photography
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

                                Well-constructed & solid, performance = sharp with absence of coma, smooth focusing, click f/stops, outstanding value for the money and compared to other lenses on the market today. Contrary to other advices out there, there are 2 filter attachment adapter options and 3 special Cokin filters available on the market today (ND, Graduated ND and Soft Blue).

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                                2.0

                                Not worth the money

                                By Plashilo

                                from Mayrland, USA

                                About Me Semi-Professional

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                                Pros

                                • None

                                Cons

                                • Not Functional

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

                                  This is a very basic lens. Although, it is manual focus, the focus is not accurate. Anything beyond 10 ft is out of focus. The infinite focus is not accurate. Unfortunately, I did not try the lens within the 30-day return policy, so I cannot return it. This lens is not worth [$]. It might be OK for distances between 1 ft and 4 ft.

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                                  4.0

                                  Very Sharp, Easily Corrected

                                  By Marco

                                  from Orlando, FL

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                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                  • Distortion

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Real Estate

                                  Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

                                  This lens give a nice HUGE FOV. The distortion is more evident at wider apertures. The distortion is easily corrected in Lightroom, Camera Raw or Photoshop however. I use it for interior shots and some landscapes. It is durable. Mine went crashing to the ground on a tripod and only suffered a chipped hood. Works great on Nikon D610

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                                  5.0

                                  Works For Me

                                  By Murph

                                  from Chattanooga

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                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

                                      This is great for shooting dramatic people shots. I wish I could use it through a ring flash! Alas it's FOV is too wide.

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                                      5.0

                                      I wish I had found this lens sooner

                                      By Adam

                                      from Ontario, Canada

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Sharp

                                      Cons

                                      • Distortion
                                      • Vignetting Wide Open

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape Photography

                                      Comments about Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

                                      I've always wanted the Nikon 14-24, but the price always put it out of reach for me. I also knew I would only ever use it at 14mm anyway. Recently I came across the Rokinon/Bower/Samyang (which are all identical except for the branding, by the way) and the general praise for them on the internet. I decided to give it a shot and was not disappointed.

                                      I use it on a D800 and if I could describe this lens in one word, it would be SHARP. Even wide open it's quite sharp, but once you step it down to f/4 it gets even sharper. The vignetting is fairly strong at f/2.8, but I was able to correct it without any major problems

                                      Distortion is high, but not something you really notice unless there are large geometric shapes in your photograph. This can be corrected in Adobe Lightroom or ACR by downloading the "Adobe Lens Profile Downloader" - choose the "Nikon D700 Samyang f/11" profile and download it. Choose this lens profile in ACR or Lightroom and it will correct distortion and vignetting on Nikon FX cameras.

                                      The "focusing chip" inside is fairly accurate. A small icon in the bottom left of the viewfinder turns into a solid circle when focus is achieved at your currently selected focus point. I focus by eye and then use this feature to fine tune. It seems to work pretty well for close subjects. Infinity focus is where it gets more complicated. The chip claims focus well before you hit the infinity mark on the lens itself.

                                      On the distance scale there is a long line beside the infinity mark, and I found I got the sharpest results (for infinity focus) when I set the focus to the right edge of that line (look at the picture and you'll understand). When I set focus all the way to infinity, it was very slightly softer -- I am talking extreme pixel peeping here. Barely noticable on my D800, but probably more noticable on a D800E. It may vary from copy to copy, so I suggest taking some test shots to find out your sharpest infinity point and then adding a small mark or piece of tape so you can quickly get the sharpest infinity focus possible.

                                      The lens itself feels solid, but obviously not as solid as a real Nikon. Also, it's darn cheap to replace if something does happen. It has a 1 year warranty.

                                      This is my first ultra-wide, so I've been having a lot of fun getting close to subjects and taking pictures at new and interesting angles that I couldn't previously. I would recommend this lens to anyone looking for an affordable ultra-wide.

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