Samyang 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC A-mount lens review by Collingsandheal
|Collingsandheal#37856 date: May-7-2017|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Voightlander 15mm f4.5 iii. Minolta 20mm f2.8. Konica Minolta 17-35mm f2.8-4. Zeiss 16-35 f2.8|
|price paid:||200 GBP|
|positive:||Beautifully smooth manual focusing. Much sharper than reviews here would have you believe when shooting close for affect.|
|negative:||About as sharp as the reviews here would have you believe if you try shooting interiors. Plasticy.|
|comment:||A little to soft for photographing interiors but really rather sharp when used close up. A great lens for playing with creatively.|
I paid 4x the price for the voigtlander 15mm and it is an FE lens so there really isn't a comparison but the Samy 14mm does things that it can't and therefore I'm going to keep it.
UPDATE. Don't stop down to much "f5.6" and it is sharper than I thought and usable for shooting interiors.