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Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical Lens

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Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical lens

Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical lens

Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical lens

Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical lens

Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical lens

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Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical MTF Chart

Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical MTF Chart

Optical design

Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical optical design

Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S, Sony A / Minolta A, Nikon F (FX, DX), Pentax K

First year of production: 2009

Last year of production: 2011

Optical design: 14 elements in 12 groups (2AS,2ED)

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Average price: $450

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
14mmf/2.8f/2260.28no555/19,692/3,6

Additional information:
  • Diagonal angle of view 114°  
  • Diameter 86 mm
  • Ultra multi-coating
  • Built-in hood
  • No contacts

The Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED MC Asphericalis a superwide-angle full format prime lenswith manual focusing which is remarkable for its high resolution and low price. Barrel distortion is visible. Vignetting is present when open wider than 3EV.

Since February, 2011 the AE 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC lens for the Nikon F bayonet mount  equipped with electronically-controlled exposure and possibility to use  iTTL flashes has been on sale. Resolution has increased at maximum aperture as compared with the previous version (according to LensTip). The optical scheme of the lens has not changed.

The second version was released in 2012 and features a new optical scheme and is marked with a red ring closer to the bayonet.

Samyang lenses  may come under other brand names: Walimex , Rokinon, Opteka, Falcon, Vivitar, Bower.


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Posted by: dv   Date of publication: 24.02.2011


Mechanical quality4.504
Optical quality4.254
Usability3.504
Pricing / Value4.605
Bokeh3.004
Overall lens rating
3.97

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