Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Lens

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Intended to Capture Spectacular Landscapes,
Architectural and Interior Scenes

Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical Lens In the right set of hands, an ultra-wide 14mm lens has the ability to create incredibly dramatic photographs, particularly travel landscapes plus every tight spot you've never been quite able to cram into the scene using the zoom kit lens that came as a part of your DSLR camera. However an ultra wide lens, especially a fast f/2.8 edition is often out in the left field price range for many photography enthusiasts. You can thank Samyang for cracking the 14mm wide-angle lens price barrier for being significantly less than $500. How "significantly" less than $500? How'z about $389? Grab your attention now?

The ultra wide angle Samyang 14mm /f2.8 can be mounted on both APS-C plus full-frame* DSLRs manufactured by Canon, Nikon and Minolta - Sony AF, along with APS-C sensor format only DSLRs made by Pentax and Samsung. In addition to it's fast for the focal length and big f2.8 aperture, the 14mm Samyang sports an enormous 114-degree angle of view when mounted on a full-frame DSLR, plus a not-too-disrespectful 92.5 angle of view when mounted on an APS-C DSLR made by Nikon and Minolta - Sony AF DSLRs and (89-degree angle of view mounted on a Canon APS-C DSLR).

This Samyang 14mm/f2.8 is intended to capture spectacular landscapes, architectural and interior scenes. It encompasses 14 elements within 12 groups, which includes two aspherical and plus a pair of ED elements engineered to further ensure the highest levels of optical operation with minimum lens flare or chromatic aberrations. supplementing the broad angle of view, the 14mm lens also includes a minimum close-focus space of 11 inches (0.28 m), that permits dramatic close-ups.

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The lens offers an impressive 114 field of view on full frame cameras and 92.5 on APS-C digital SLR cameras

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Lens Type Rectilinear
Max Format Size 35mm  
Focal length 14mm  
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Samsung, Sony
Angle of view 92.5 (APS-C), 115.7 (full frame)  
Manufacturer Samyang  
Maximum aperture f/2.8 
Minimum aperture f/22  
Aperture ring Plastic - Half-stop clicks, except between f/16 and f/22.  
Number of diaphragm blades 6 straight blades.
Elements 14  
Groups 12  
Special elements / coatings 2 aspherical & 2 ED lens elements - high-refraction glass - multicoated  
Minimum focus 11" (0.28 m)  
Autofocus No
Full time manual Yes  
Focus method Internal  
Distance scale Yes  
DoF scale instead of the scale, Samyang chose to put advertising there!  
Magnification 0.45x  
Weight 530g (Nikon version)  
Diameter 3.4" (86.5mm)  
Length 3.8 in.  
Materials Plastic  
Color Black  
Zoom method N/A  
Filter thread Filters cannot be used due to the curvature of the front lens element - No gel filter slot, either.  
Hood supplied Yes - Petal  
Lens pouch Yes  


Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical Lens

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