Samyang 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC E-mount lens review by ganchoo

reviewer#45598 date: Oct-6-2020
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Different Sony and Minolta lenses
price paid:140
positive:Ultra wide, Cheap, No comma
negative:Bulky, extended front glass, Manual Focus, Fixed hood, poor quality control
comment:Actually, the lens is a real pleasure to use and produce sharp pictures BUT: You need to calibrate the lens if you expect good pictures. Mine was not nice then I saw on the internet that you can easily calibrate the lens. I did it and I was surprised with totally different results. Look at here for example

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 4.25
  • color: 4.00
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 2.50
  • flare control: 3.75
  • overall: 3.70 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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