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Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical

Samyang  14 mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical
Samyang  14 mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical
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  • Built in petal shaped lens hood
  • Two ED element
  • One aspherical hybrid element
  • One aspherical glass element
  • UMC - Ultra Multi Coated
  • 6 diaphragm blades
  • Metal mount
Samyang  14 mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical
Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical
Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical rear
Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical with lens cam
Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical lens construction

Overview

Description by Samyang:

The Samyang 14 mm is a ultra wide-angle manual focus lens designed for both Full-Frame and APS-C cameras.

It features exceptional optical performance, regardless of its price class, throughout the image from its centre to borders. Even when used wide open at f2.8 its quality is excellent, and is perfectly suited to landscape photography requiring a high quality wide angle lens, and suitable for either professional or amateur photographer and videographers.

When using it on an APS-C DSLR - the field of view is still equivalent to approximately 22mm (35mm equivalent) which is still impressively wide, It produces an immense field of view - 114 degrees on full frame sensors, 93.9˚ (APS-C with 1.5x crop factor), or 89.9 ˚ with Canon EOS (1.6x crop factor)

The Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical Lens features high build quality, with a built in petal shaped lens hood to help shade the lens from light sources behind the camera. Constructed from metal and high quality plastic, the 14mm features a smooth dampened manual focus ring, the aperture ring features ½ EV steps.
Tests and reviews carried out by respected independent reviewers and professional magazines confirm the lens’ excellent optical properties and high build quality.

The Samyang 14mm features a wide, ribbed manual focus ring which is smooth and well-damped. This provides a positive manual focus, particularly suitable for more professional videoing / filming with DSLR’s where manual focus is preferred, enabling focussing pulling whilst video recording.

The optical construction is 14 elements in 12 optical groups with 3 high refractive index elements, 2x ED element, an aspherical hybrid element plus a aspherical glass element. The latest generation of anti-reflective layers: UMC - Ultra Multi Coated are incorporated to minimise flare and ghosting. The lens is supplied with a special front snap-on lens cap, rear lens cap, and soft lens case.

Available in Canon, Konica Minolta KM / Sony A mount, Pentax, 4/3 (Olympus Four Thirds - (NOT micro 4/3rds)), Samsung NX .

Reviews

"o you see that at F5.6 all three candidates deliver very sharp centers, the Nikon zoom shows slightly better contrasts here. As the images from the Zeiss and the Samyang were about 0.5 to 0.8 F-stops overexposed and had to be dimmed in that degree for better comparison, the difference in contrast may also be caused a little bit by that. I recognized quite often that the images with the Nikon zoom were about 0,2 to 0,8 stops shorter exposed which may be caused by the different degree of vignetting.

Post date: 24/12/2012 - 22:08

Specifications

Release Date: 
08/2009
DXO Mark Score
Transmission: 
3.3 TStop
Distortion: 
1.60%
Vignetting: 
-2.8 EV
Chr. aberration: 
10.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Four Thirds Mount
Pentax Kaf Mount
Sony A mount
Sony A-DT mount
Samsung NX mount
AF Motor type: 
None, MF (Manual Focus only)
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
14mm
Lens construction: 
14 elements / 12 groups / 2x ED elements / 2x aspherical elements (1x hybrid, 1x Standard)
Maximum Aperture: 
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture: 
f/ 22
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.28m
Stabilization system : 
No
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
94.0mm
Length: 
87.0mm
Weight: 
552 ~ 573g

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