A bright and versatile ultra-wide prime, the Nikon F-mount 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC from Samyang features a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture and is well-suited for subjects ranging from landscape to architecture to astrophotography. The optical design incorporates a pair of aspherical elements and three high refractive index (HR) elements, which control spherical aberrations and distortion. Additionally, two extra-low dispersion elements are used to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberration for improved clarity and color accuracy. An Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to limit flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color rendering in strong lighting conditions. This manual focus prime has an 11" minimum focusing distance and also features a built-in petal-shaped lens hood to guard against flare and protect the front element.
- F-Mount Lens/FX Format
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
- Two Aspherical Elements, Two ED Elements
- Three High Refractive Index Elements
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Overview
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Specs
|Lens Mount||Nikon F|
|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 3.79" / 87 x 96.3 mm|
|Weight||1.17 lb / 530 g|
|Package Weight||1.65 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||7.1 x 5.9 x 4.4"|
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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