Samyang 14mm F2.8 is a Fixed aperture Manual Focus (MF) Ultra-Wideangle Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Sony Alpha mount cameras.
What type of photography is the Samyang 14mm F2.8 lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Samyang 14mm F2.8 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Samyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical Lens
Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Samyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Aperture Ring
| Distance Scale
| Hood supplied
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| Extreme Wide-angle capability
| Minimum focus distance of 0.28m / 11.0 inch
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| No Weather Sealing
| No Autofocus
Samyang 14mm F2.8 is compatible with cameras that have Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A99 II, Sony A68 and Sony A77 II.
Samyang 14mm F2.8 is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (FX), Four Thirds, Pentax KAF, Sony E and Samsung NX mounts.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Samyang 14mm F2.8 has a maximum diameter of 87mm and total length of 96mm. It weighs 552g / 19.5 oz.
Samyang 14mm F2.8 has a fixed focal lenght of 14mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 21mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Samyang 14mm F2.8 doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Samyang 14mm F2.8 has a max aperture of F2.8 and a minimum aperture of F22.0.
Samyang 14mm F2.8's optical formula consists of 14 elements in 10 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 2 glass aspherical element
- 2 hybrid aspherical element
Samyang 14mm F2.8 comes with a built-in petal shaped lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Popular Comparisons of Samyang 14mm F2.8
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