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Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical

Finding a suitable ultra-wide prime that is sharp from corner to corner has been a challenged. Then came Samyang with their exceptional 14mm f/2.8. What a pleasant surprised – this lens is sharp even wide open!

Mine is the Rokinon UMC version. I’ve included some samples and test photos I made on this lens. I made identical shots at f/2.8, f/5.6, f/11, and f/22 with the lens focused on infinity. I also made identical shots with the focus set on 3 feet. In the 3 foot focus test I am only posting the shot at f/16 – as this places a total “in focus” distance of 1’3” to infinity! Therefore, if you can shoot at f/16, this simplifies manual focusing for landscapes.

With the exception of the last picture of brick wall corrected with PT lens, these pictures have no distortion adjustments. This is how the picture looks coming straight out of the camera.

Focal length: 14 mm
Aperture: f/2.8 - 22
Angle of view: 114 degrees
Min focusing: 10 in
Diaphragm blades: 6
Focus: Manual
Lens Construction
14 elements / 12 groups / 1 aspherical lens
Filter: unavailable
Weight: ~555 g
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Wide open at f/2.8
Wide open at f/2.8
Wide open at f/2.8
Wide open at f/2.8
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Notre Dame Basilica - Old Town Montreal
Notre Dame Basilica - Old Town Montreal
Wide open at f/2.8
Wide open at f/2.8
f/2.8 with focus on infinity
f/2.8 with focus on infinity
f/2.8 with focus on infinity and vignette corrected
f/2.8 with focus on infinity and vignette corrected
100% crops at f/2.8
100% crops at f/2.8
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