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Samyang FE 14mm f/2.8 AF ED AS IF UMC : Specifications and Opinions




Samyang FE 14mm f/2.8 AF ED AS IF UMCSamyang FE 14mm f/2.8 AF ED AS IF UMC

Samyang FE 14mm f/2.8 AF ED AS IF UMC

Samyang FE 14mm f/2.8 AF ED AS IF UMC



The Samyang FE 14mm f/2.8 AF ED AS IF UMC is a wide-angle lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 2016. The focus is done by Lens AF motor (non-ultrasonic), it does not have image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 497 €;
33 users have given it an average vote of 8.9 out of 10.


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This lens is available with the following mounts:

Sony E: this lens is compatible with mirrorless fullframe and APS-C Sony.



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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   14 mm
 Angle of view   114.2°
 Format   FF, APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/2.8
 Aperture blades   7
 Lenses/Groups   14 elements in 10 groups
 Min. focus distance   0.20 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.12x

 Features
 Stabilization   No
 Focus   Lens AF motor (non-ultrasonic)
 Internal AF   Yes
 Full Time MF   No

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   No
 Extenders   No
 Filters  
 Lens hood   Built-in
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   505 g
 Dimensions   86 x 97 mm
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avatarsenior
sent on August 24, 2020

Pros: Sharpness (especially in the center), focal, size

Cons: Inaccurate Autofocus, MF Distances, Distortion

Opinion: Great lens for the cost of sale. Excellent sharpness in the middle and good at the corners considering the extreme focus, which is definitely an added value in certain situations. Compact size and pretty good construction. The weak point is surely the autofocus, very often inaccurate, regardless of the light situation in which it works. I often found it difficult to focus even manually. In my personal opinion it is a lens to have to cover certain situations (also given the cost) but it must be combined with something more precise and less extreme to have a balanced set.

avatarsenior
sent on July 16, 2020

Pros: construction, price

Cons: At this price nothing

Opinion: It's a 14mm. It is a dutiful premise that must be made. You can't rate the sharpness uniformity of a 14mm as if it were a 50mm. That would be unfair. That said, the lens is egregious, especially the construction. It is solid, it really gives back a feeling of solidity, on the contrary for example the various Batis, with their lasco and pathetic lampshade, distressing for the sale price. It has no strange games, the front cap is grafted firmly, the ring is fluid, the red ring a touch of class. I start a little biased because my passion for the Samyangs is archnota, but they deserve it. Every lens they've released for Sony or the XP series is a small masterpiece. This is not, but not because the company could have done more, but because a 14mm can not be better than climbing dizzyingly with the price. On the super-grandangulars you have to settle. Here, however, the company combines the inevitable "optical mediocrity", other level features: fast and quiet AF, granite construction and inviting price. So I'm recommending it? Yes if you know what it means to shoot at 14mm, and what is a 14mm. Don't think that buying a Sony GM or a Sigma Art will get you so much better. You're not going from an 85 1.8 Canon to an 85 1.2 II. You will have less chromatic aberrations (but there will always be and you will have to correct them ), more uniformity of sharpness (but that with sensors above 36mpx still makes you see the detachment between center and edge ), less vignette (but that anyway at TA is always at least 2.5 points ), less distortion ( but always present and clear ),but ... you will not have eternal salvation in your hands. This type of lens does not compare at the level of complexity with the various medium-tele that have reached optical perfection for several years.

avatarjunior
sent on March 23, 2020

Pros: sharpness, weight, size

Cons: in light flare backlight situations, non-optimal edge sharpness, af problems

Opinion: Lens that I bought for budget reasons and because still not ready to buy among the top-of-the-range optics. I appreciate the yield, the sharpness (obviously not always so precise at the edges, but in the end it is), the size and lightness that allow you to have little footprint during travel. Slight distortion and vignette that can be solved during the post. Unfortunately in backlight suffers from flare, in fact in the photos I often noticed red rays, hardly usable for creative purposes in photos, sometimes going to create a slight halo that makes this area less sharp. There were also problems with the AF and difficulties in featured subjects while respecting the distance of focus. I conclude by saying that as a fixed to start, in value for money, it is a good lens. However, it should be borne in mind that (of course) it is not at the fixed/zoom sigma or GM levels of Sony.'

avatarjunior
sent on September 02, 2019

Pros: Also rendered in the corners, reduced distortion (compared to the old models), lightness, small size.

Cons: Problems blocking af, optics often nn recognized by machine bodies

Opinion: After a year in the company of the old model and the AF version on Canon used mainly for interior and landscape photography, I decided to move to the new sony having made the brand change. They've finally eliminated the annoying whisk distortion, now it distorts a little bit, but it's a whole other world. The af is not ring edits but is fast and precise, with the latest firmware the noise is almost impossible to hear. The af is fast and accurate even in afc. Unfortunately, however, it has several problems that I hope will be solved soon by samyang: with the first fw they blocked the machine and had to be restarted (a72, a73), with the latest version instead coming out of the standby the af often crashes and I have to unscrew and rescrew the lens. Another thing sometimes the lens inhales it nn is recognized by the machine resulting in failed exposure and F00 as a diaphragm, also here unscrew and rewind. Sammy make a move with the fw.

avatarjunior
sent on February 25, 2019

Pros: Robust construction, stunning sharpness, fast and accurate AF even in poor light conditions

Cons: Price still altino, light-predictable-distortion, light flare

Opinion: A lens that fascinated me! I used it for a few weeks-I have not bought it yet, hoping that the price, still find it substantially adequate to the values expressed, Cali a little! -In combination with my Sony A7. It has an excellent AF, fast and precise. I find that the lens is very well done, light, well built, with cheap but sturdy finishes. It highlights, in some contexts and at full aperture, a slight distortion at the edges, but nothing dramatic. What shocked me is the sharpness, which does not even give up in poor light conditions. Presents, in the most pushed backlight, a slight flare.




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