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Rokinon14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E-Mount
 
4.2

(based on 42 reviews)

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87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (20)
  • Durable (17)
  • Consistent output (15)
  • Easily interchangeable (13)
  • Rugged (13)

Cons

  • Heavy (15)
  • Blurry focus (5)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (32)
  • Night photography (19)
  • Low light (14)
  • Video (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (18), Semi-pro photographer (6), Pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great wide angle for the E-mount

Fantastic lens!! Especially considering the price. Constructions feels solid, focus ring is precise and butter smooth. It can be little soft at 2.8 but once closed down a few stops it is...Read complete review

Fantastic lens!! Especially considering the price. Constructions feels solid, focus ring is precise and butter smooth. It can be little soft at 2.8 but once closed down a few stops it is about as sharp as any other wide angle I've ever used. What ever distortion and vignetting there is can be easily corrected by downloading a LR lens profile.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Okay for the price, But did not work for me.

I bought this lens for my Sony A7ii, and honestly it worked how I expected. I bought it because I wanted a super wide since the Zeiss Batis 25mm is not out yet....Read complete review

I bought this lens for my Sony A7ii, and honestly it worked how I expected. I bought it because I wanted a super wide since the Zeiss Batis 25mm is not out yet. But after using this, I will be waiting and this will go back. It gives reasonable results. The center is SHARP. But the sides and corners, even closer to the middle are just blurry, and I'm not talking just a little blurry, sometimes its so blurry that you cannot determine what is in the image. Also there is a problem with the focus at infinity but I hear that problem does not exist on the canon and nikon mount version. I would consider it unacceptable. The other problem I had with this was that it was just way too heavy. I came from using lenses like this on my old Canon 7D, but after getting the A7II, I've grown accustom to the lighter weight lenses and much prefer that.

One other thing that bothered me about this lens what that the mount didn't have that little white dot to reference where to put it on to the camera body. Not that it was the end of the world, but when you are trying to change lenses on the go, it really does get in the way. I found myself on numerous occasions having to stop and fiddle with the lens just to get it on the camera properly. It is not even marked, at all.

The lens hood is build on, but however it does feel cheap. I think if you hit it the right way, it would break. I could move it with my fingers and that did not rub me the right way. The general build quality of the lens if great though. Just not the lens hood, or the mount markings. BUT the focus ring is buttery SMOOTH, that was my all time favorite thing about the lens

However, I do believe this lens is great for an entry photographer that just wants something to learn with. Especially being an all manual lens, it does it's job. But I might tell someone how uses Canon or Nikon to try this lens out. I have heard of many people with the Sony Mirrorless A7's like myself having issues with this Rokinon and the Samyang versions, but I may have also gotten a bad copy.

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4.0

Great Wide Angle Lens for Sony EF-Mount

By Daniel P

from San Diego, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E-Mount:

Great wide angle lens for the Sony A7RII, EF-Mount. The manual focus ring has an overwhelming throw, but does not effect the quality. Like any wide angle, there is a some barrel distortion around the edges that can easily be fixed in post. The fixed lens hood is a nice feature that makes lens filters a problem. If you're on a budget but want a good quality lens, then I would definitely purchase this lens.

 
5.0

Excellent Value

By PhilthePhrame

from Vancouver, Canada

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E-Mount:

I bought this lens for use with the Sony A7s, mainly for fixed mount astro photos, but I am also interested in trying it for landscape and architectural photographs, especially at night.

It is very much a Manual lens, but it works well on the A7s with its manual focus assists and its Live View function. Within those limits, it works well with the "A" setting as well as the "M" setting.

The lens feels well-built and preliminary test shots indicate the optics are very good.

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Super sharp but horrible distortion

By austin

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E-Mount:

this lens is really sharp, even at 2.8 but it does have a large amount of distortion that is difficult to fix in photoshop or lightroom. I moved on to the Zeiss Batis 18mm but if they fix that terrible distortion with the Rokinon 14mm 2.8 AF, I might switch back.

 
4.0

Heavy, but good

By svalmiki

from Norwalk CT

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E-Mount:

It's a great, sharp (at the center) affordable lens. I only wished it was lighter. I use it on the a6000 and it get super front-heavy making it very fiddly on the tripod. I might have a cheapish tripod, I admit, but it still feels less stable because of it.

https://500px.com/photo/163597535/peek-a-boo-by-shreyas-valmiki?ctx_page=1&from=user&user_id=17259401

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5.0

Excellent lens at pocket friendly price

By Gordon Koh

from Singapore

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E-Mount:

This lens is absolutely marvelous for the landscape shot or any super-wide angle shot such as interior shooting etc. Before I have this lens I had to do alot of panaromic shots and stitching, but with this lens, I am spared the hassle and the time to shoot those wide angle shots that is now so much simpler. Picture quality is very sharp at most f stops and built quality is great at this price tag, What more could I ask for?

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Wrong Product Photo

By Bob

from Oregon

Comments about Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E-Mount:

I just received this lens and have not tried it yet. However, the photo BH uses to promote this lens is incorrect. The actual Sony version is about an inch longer at the base so the photo is deceptive. I'm sure this is an unintentional oversight but buyer beware. With that said, I think the lens looks and feels fine. I actually ordered the Samyang version by mistake (the product photo is correct) and changed my order based on the Rokinon photo and BH was very helpful with that change so I'm very happy with the customer service and hope they will recognize their advertising mistake.

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I just love it!

By CCaroDD

from Canada

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Night Photography

Comments about Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E-Mount:

This lens makes very nice pictures. It's a little bit heavy and you really need a good magnifier to do the manuel focus. I use it with the Sony A7.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Nice wide angle lens

By William

from Alberta, CA

Comments about Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E-Mount:

Was looking for a well priced wide-angle lens for my A7r and I am pleased to say the 14mm Rokinon was the perfect choice. It's even sharper than I expected and build quality is nice and durable- and let's face it you can't beat the price tag. I might even go as far to purchase the 24mm in the future

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great price...but......

By Bernie

from Ottawa, Canada

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Great Price
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Blurry Focus
  • Heavy
  • Large

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Night Photography

Comments about Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E-Mount:

I purchased the lense in the hope of acquiring ultra wide-angle coverage at a very reasonable price. I was aware from the comments that some units were tack sharp while others weren`t. Unfortunately my copy was not. What surprised me more was the size and weight of the lense with the Sony e mount. It extended a full 3/4 of an inch beyond the aperture ring and in front of the mount, not at all as depicted with the Canon or Nikon mount. In the end the cons out weighed the pros and I returned the lense.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Lens for a Panoramic View

By Ed G.

from Jacksonville Fl.

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Photography

    Comments about Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E-Mount:

    Just leave at f2.8 focus in live view on the Sony A7s and night becomes day. Astro Milky Way at 30 sec and ISO 3200.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sony A7 and I'm loving it (especially Video & Astro )

    By Mike

    from Southern California

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Photography
    • Sports/Action
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E-Mount:

    Trust me get the lens its the best your gonna get at this price range

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Buy it, just buy it.

    By Wes

    from Placer County, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • cheap
    • Fun to play with
    • Great for the price
    • Rugged

    Cons

    • For The Price Come On

    Best Uses

    • Great In Really Tite Area
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Photography

    Comments about Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E-Mount:

    I use it on a Sony a7ii. I have gotten shots that I could never have gotten in tight places. It is really easy to use with little distortion considering everything. I have had a lot of fun using this lens and for the price you can't beat it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    incredible lens at any price

    By pss

    from topanga

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Video

    Comments about Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E-Mount:

    optically this is pretty amazing, sharp, great color, very little distortion, better then 16-35 sony zoom, even at f2.8 (sony starts at f4) incredible price....only drawback is MF....also compared this to voigtlander 15mm III which is much smaller and lighter, optically i could not choose a winner....but 250$ vs 750$

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Wide and very sharp

    By Tony

    from Holland, Michigan

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography

      Comments about Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E-Mount:

      I use this mainly with my Sony A7S for nightscapes, real estate, and landscape. The construction and sharpness of this lens is better than expected.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome lens!

      By marksatex

      from Texas

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography

        Comments about Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E-Mount:

        Sharp to the corners- Crisp and very easiliy handles sun flares etc,, Crisp is an understatement.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (8 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Okay for the price, But did not work for me.

        By Ted

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Nice Bokeh
        • Ultra Wide

        Cons

        • Blurry Focus
        • Hard To Focus On Sony A7
        • Heavy
        • Infinity Focus Problem
        • Poor in Low Light
        • Tough To Attach
        • Weak Casing

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E-Mount:

        I bought this lens for my Sony A7ii, and honestly it worked how I expected. I bought it because I wanted a super wide since the Zeiss Batis 25mm is not out yet. But after using this, I will be waiting and this will go back. It gives reasonable results. The center is SHARP. But the sides and corners, even closer to the middle are just blurry, and I'm not talking just a little blurry, sometimes its so blurry that you cannot determine what is in the image. Also there is a problem with the focus at infinity but I hear that problem does not exist on the canon and nikon mount version. I would consider it unacceptable. The other problem I had with this was that it was just way too heavy. I came from using lenses like this on my old Canon 7D, but after getting the A7II, I've grown accustom to the lighter weight lenses and much prefer that.

        One other thing that bothered me about this lens what that the mount didn't have that little white dot to reference where to put it on to the camera body. Not that it was the end of the world, but when you are trying to change lenses on the go, it really does get in the way. I found myself on numerous occasions having to stop and fiddle with the lens just to get it on the camera properly. It is not even marked, at all.

        The lens hood is build on, but however it does feel cheap. I think if you hit it the right way, it would break. I could move it with my fingers and that did not rub me the right way. The general build quality of the lens if great though. Just not the lens hood, or the mount markings. BUT the focus ring is buttery SMOOTH, that was my all time favorite thing about the lens

        However, I do believe this lens is great for an entry photographer that just wants something to learn with. Especially being an all manual lens, it does it's job. But I might tell someone how uses Canon or Nikon to try this lens out. I have heard of many people with the Sony Mirrorless A7's like myself having issues with this Rokinon and the Samyang versions, but I may have also gotten a bad copy.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Wide Angle lens!

        By Jim

        from Brooklyn

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Photography
          • Video

          Comments about Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E-Mount:

          Even though many people who take pictures can't handle using a manual focus lens...I love them!
          This lens is great for taking wide shots. Shoot at f8 or above and set to 'infinity' and you got yourself a great wide shot!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Deal

          By Jonah

          from Hawaii

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Video

            Comments about Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E-Mount:

            I was having a hard time finding a lens I could use for my A7s that was an e-mount. I has having so many problems with my adaptors for my A7s so I decided to look at sony lenses, but they are expensive. Rokinon was the perfect solution.This lens quality is good and the images turn out great as well. If you are not afraid of manual focus than this the lens for you. The 14mm is a nice size and isn't as dramatic as the 8mm. Since it is a manual lens I can't magnify the image to double check my focus, so I use my peaking filter. The 2.8 is awesome and it helps out a lot at night, which is when I usually shoot. For $[$]just buy it and add it your arsenal, you'll more than happy with it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great ultra wide for night sky photography!

            By Meteo Maniac

            from St-Elzear, Quebec

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astrophotography
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Photography

              Comments about Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E-Mount:

              I primarily use it for shooting northern lights and the Milky Way and it is really sharp for the price and it's focal lenght. I use it on a Sony a7 and I didn't found any problems most people seems to talk about, at least on my copy. The infinity mark is spot-on and there's no signs of decentering. I really like it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Value for money but didn't impress me much

              By Thiagarajan

              from Charlotte, NC

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • cheap

              Cons

              • Difficult to Clean
              • Heavy
              • Not Filter Friendly
              • Soft On Corners

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E-Mount:

              I rarely use this lens because of its size. I use my Voigtlander 35mm 1.7 Ultron for wide angle shots. Not filter friendly. Corners are soft. Not sharp enough. Not happy with the contrast. You cannot find any ultra wide angle lens in this price point.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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