The 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E Mount from Samyang is a manual focus, manual aperture, ultra-wide angle prime lens compatible with full frame and APS-C format Sony NEX mirrorless digital cameras. On APS-C format cameras it provides a 35mm format focal length equivalency of 21mm. A maximum aperture of f/2.8 is effective in low light shooting and provides shallow depth of field control. With extra-low dispersion, aspherical and hybrid aspherical lens elements, chromatic aberrations are minimized and sharp, color-accurate images are the result. UMC lens coating facilitates even light transmission and reduces ghosting and flare. The minimum focus distance for this lens is 11".
- Sony E Mount Lens
- Aperture Range: f/2.8-22
- For Full Frame & APS-C Cameras
- 21mm (35mm Equivalent on APS-C Sensor)
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Overview
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Specs
|Lens Mount||Sony E|
|Lens Format Coverage||Full-Frame|
|Angle of View||115.7°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||11.02" / 28 cm|
|Optical Design||14 Elements in 10 Groups|
|Focus Type||Manual Focus|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||3.43 x 4.81" / 87.12 x 122.17 mm|
|Weight||20.11 oz / 570 g|
|Package Weight||1.74 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||7.15 x 5.2 x 5.15"|
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Reviews
I bought this lens for using it in astrophotography (northern lights, star trails and milky way). I could not afford a wide angle fast lens, so I ended up with this lens. For the price this is a great lens as long as you get a good copy of this lens.
Okay if you can focus it
I bought this as an alternative to lugging around my 14-24mm AF-S Nikkor, which I mostly used at 14mm anyway. In actual use (as opposed to shooting brick walls), it's hard to tell how good/bad it is because my eyesight makes it so darned hard to focus even with focus aids on the camera. It may find some use for astrophotography, but I doubt I will carry it around for landscapes any more. Still, if you can manage the focusing, it's a bargain for what it is.
Great little landscape lens
Bought this lens on sale because I needed a wider angle for some of my landscape. Was kind of a feeling out for a 14mm and not so much for the lens itself. To my surprise the lens itself takes great photos. Great starter lens for ultra wide angle landscape for those on a budget.
I come from a film background, which included cameras without built in metering systems. This takes me back to those times. I actually enjoy shooting in manual modes as this allows me to adjust the exposure on the fly. When mixed with a very capable camera Canon 6d Mark II, it makes you Pay attention to the details.
Astrophotography with the Samyang
I purchased this to use with my Canon R6 (via an adapter). I am predominantly using it for both tracked and untracked night sky images. This is a reasonably fast lens. Since it is totally manual, you need to set the f-stop and focus. Focus is no problem since anything past ~15 feet is in focus, even with the shutter wide open. I did not detect too many aberrations utilizing it as above. Obviously, it gets sharper as you stop it down but, for my purposes, it works well. The attached picture is a stacked group of 13 sec exposures of the milky way with some post processing. I am impressed at how sharp the stars are.
Not the sharpest but still good, good value for money and the lens feels good
Heavy and good quality
I am still getting used to it. I love the wide angle, for night it is beautiful. Aperture and focus are manual so it is a great practise. Love it.
Great glass for budget price
This is a niche focal length, but if you're unfamiliar to a lens this wide, Samyang is an excellent entry lens. There is a good deal of distortion, but the sharpness and contrast hold up well even to the sensor on a D850.
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