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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Only today: Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 FE for $649!


Only today: Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 FE for $699!
The new Samyang (Rokinon) AF 14mm f/2.8 FE Lens for Sony E-mount is on sale for $649 for 24 hours only. ($200 savings)

Rokinon AF 14mm f/2.8 FE Lens for Sony E at B&H Photo ($649)

Features:
  1. E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  2. Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  3. Three Aspherical & Two ED Elements
  4. Ultra Multi-Coating
  5. Autofocus with Manual Focus Override
  6. Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
  7. Integrated Lens Hood













Nov 27, 2016 at 07:37 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Only today: Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 FE for $649!


Can someone please buy this lens and see if it's good on the A7RII?


Nov 27, 2016 at 04:29 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Only today: Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 FE for $649!


Fred Miranda wrote:
Can someone please buy this lens and see if it's good on the A7RII?


You first!



Nov 27, 2016 at 04:46 PM
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I have one in my basket. I've got another 11 hrs to decide it needs to be better than the MF version I have. I think it is looking at the weird MTF posted by photodo. I'll be using almost exclusively for astro and the Irix seems to have noticeable coma.

Mike



Nov 27, 2016 at 05:39 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Only today: Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 FE for $649!


Oh well, I noticed the discount had gone UP by $50 so I ordered one ... $649 shipped.



Nov 27, 2016 at 05:43 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Only today: Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 FE for $649!


Based on what little I've seen in reviews and reactions it has gotten rid of complex distortion but is not as sharp. I'm interested to see what happens when photographers as good as yourselves test it, because I suspect that this, the Laowa, or the Tokina will be there answer many "budget" oriented photographers are hoping for.


Nov 27, 2016 at 05:56 PM
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mcbroomf wrote:
Oh well, I noticed the discount had gone UP by $50 so I ordered one ... $649 shipped.


Thanks for letting me know. They lowered another $50. Now it's $200 OFF the reg. price.
Please report back when you get the lens!!!



Nov 27, 2016 at 06:12 PM
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austinschutz wrote:
Based on what little I've seen in reviews and reactions it has gotten rid of complex distortion but is not as sharp. I'm interested to see what happens when photographers as good as yourselves test it, because I suspect that this, the Laowa, or the Tokina will be there answer many "budget" oriented photographers are hoping for.


If it's not as sharp it will be going back, I'm not too worried about distortion...



Nov 27, 2016 at 08:03 PM
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austinschutz wrote:
Based on what little I've seen in reviews and reactions it has gotten rid of complex distortion but is not as sharp. I'm interested to see what happens when photographers as good as yourselves test it, because I suspect that this, the Laowa, or the Tokina will be there answer many "budget" oriented photographers are hoping for.


I've seen at least one review which has it killer sharp...

Thing with Samyang is that variation is so high that individual reviews tell you nothing (I guess individual reviews which show their sample is great tell you that great copies exist)

I doubt AF will make consistency any easier! Hopefully the ex XP premium lenses will be more consistent; but these AF lenses don't make a premium promise...



Nov 27, 2016 at 09:05 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Only today: Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 FE for $649!


tried two copies on A7r for astro shot wide open. less distortion. soft corners. decentered. returned both.
good luck.



Nov 27, 2016 at 10:52 PM
 

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Lens arrived late yesterday afternoon when it was dark and raining. Still dark and raining but it's supposed to let off soon and I'll be able to do the diagonal infinity check today. If not tonight then tomorrow it should be clear so that I can test coma with some stars, if it's not already in a box heading back ...

Mike



Dec 01, 2016 at 11:10 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Only today: Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 FE for $649!


I rented one from LensRental. I couldn't get sharp images even in the center (e.g., brick wall f/8, landscape f/8 with all trees equidistant from camera). I returned it the next day instead of keeping it. Lensrental let me know the lens looked fine on their test charts. Perhaps it was just a bad match to my A7RII? So I bought the lens on sale. I took it on a trip over Thanksgiving. Finally looking closely at images and edges are soft even at f/8. I can't keep this lens if there are reports that it's "killer sharp" (or even pretty sharp, for that matter). Between this and the Voigtlander 15 in Emount, I haven't had a good experience. Hmph!


Dec 01, 2016 at 12:12 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Only today: Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 FE for $649!


I just finished a rough test with some bad light at infinity. Center and 3 corners look very good (center excellent), but the top right corner is terrible. Too bad as if it were centered I'd definitely keep it.

I shot a series from 2.8 to F11 in changing light but I'm only showing 2.8 and F8 here and as you can see even at F8 the top right is still poor. I did shoot some images off the tripod around a marina after these tests with steadyshot turned on. With **scapes I like to include a subject very close with a UWA lenses and the AF had real trouble even in bright light and contrasty AF points.

I posted the F2.8 and F8 at 1/2 res here. 100% center and corner crops below.
Tripod, Steadyshot off, EFC on, ISO 100, remote. RAW, default LR settings, no profile, no CA correction
http://www.pbase.com/mike_broomfield/14mm_samsung_tests

F2.8





F8








Dec 01, 2016 at 03:29 PM
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Returned the lens for a new one.


Dec 01, 2016 at 06:12 PM
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Its depressing lately seems like everything is so screwed up with IQ in all the brands


Dec 01, 2016 at 06:38 PM
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Anyone tried Sigma 12-24 III? I hope it gets better on build quality.


Dec 07, 2016 at 05:11 AM
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GMPhotography wrote:
Its depressing lately seems like everything is so screwed up with IQ in all the brands


I think it's more a function of how complex lens design has become to satisfy the ultra-high res needs of today's cameras. You need more exotic designs with exceptionally tight tolerances, and when those things go right, you get exceptional quality. It seems it's not hard to have a minor error in assembly or lens grinding or the like to throw things off quite a bit.



Dec 07, 2016 at 12:00 PM
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Just notified today that my replacement lens has shipped. Due here on Friday. A frigid but clear weekend, so a chance to do some stars if the infinity test shows it's worth it.


Dec 08, 2016 at 12:28 AM
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GMPhotography wrote:
Its depressing lately seems like everything is so screwed up with IQ in all the brands

If you look back at SLRgear tests from a decade or so ago most lenses, including expensive ones were decentred; fast lenses often had a corner almost off the charts bad at wide apertures.

But we didn't care as much, because with lower rez sensors 1:1 wasn't as much effective magnification, and the contrast with the best the lens could do was more muted.

So I don't think things are getting worse. They are just not getting better fast enough to keep pace with our increasing demands.



Dec 08, 2016 at 03:49 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Only today: Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 FE for $649!


What's that song? 2nd verse, goes like the 1st

In general I think this lens is worse than the 1st in fact, but again the upper right is seriously weaker






F2.8 - F11 images at 50% here again, files named "2nd copy ..." are from the new lens
http://www.pbase.com/mike_broomfield/14mm_samsung_tests

It's going back and I don't think I'll bother to try another. I will try the premium version when it comes out though.



Dec 10, 2016 at 07:29 PM
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