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Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 FE / RF Full-Frame Lens (2016/2018)

Neoscore 40%NEX score 52%

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Product Overview

Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 RF is a full-frame, ultra-wide-angle, autofocus prime lens for Canon's RF-mount mirrorless system. It is the first third-party autofocus lens for the RF-mount, and it remains the widest autofocus prime lens for Canon's new mirrorless system.
While one may assume the AF 14mm F2.8 RF to be a new version of the AF 14mm F2.8 FE released from 2016, it actually uses an updated optical design. Like the FE lens, the AF 14mm F2.8 RF is optimized for mirrorless cameras, thanks to its compact and lightweight nature.
With the updated optical formula, the RF lens now adds one high reflective lens. This design should offer improved suppression of lens abberations.
Due to the bulbous front element, the AF 14mm F2.8 RF cannot take a front filter. Nonetheless, a rear filter holder is included. Samyang has also included weather sealing for give photographers peace of mind when shooting outdoors.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 40% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Rather compact and lightweight
  • Wide angle of view
  • Good resolution
Cons
  • Lacks front filter thread
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Notable distortion
  • Strong vignetting

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 52% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Lightroom profile is doing a great job in correcting Lens distorsion/ fall off / CA
  • Vignetting is visible on close subject but stay well managed for a wide angle
  • F2.8 aperture is not really useful
Cons
  • No dust or moisture protection
  • Focus ring is too smooth to allow for a quick and precise manual focus
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Specifications

Variants:
Canon RF
Sony FE

Construction

Aperture Blades
7 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Ultra Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Canon RFLens Mount
Canon RF-mount
Sony FELens Mount
Sony E-mount
Optical Formula | Elements
14 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
10 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
2 ED, 3 aspherical, 1 HR + Ultra Multi Coating groups

Dimensions

Size | Diameter
86 mm / 3.39 in
Canon RFSize | Length
95 mm / 3.74 in
Sony FESize | Length
98 mm / 3.86 in
Canon RFWeight
484 g / 17.10 oz
Sony FEWeight
505 g / 17.84 oz

Function

Angle Of View
114.2° Diagonal | 104.3° Horizontal | 81.2° Vertical
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
14 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
No

Performance

Max Magnification
0.12x
Min Focus Distance
200 mm / 7.87 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Canon RFDebut
2018-01-08
Sony FEDebut
2016-08-17

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

sonyalpha[1]

Sentiment Score 52%
Reviewers from sonyalpha have found the following***:
lens is a little bit soft at F2.8, but sharpness increase progressively to reach its max at F11. Vignetting is important and can be seen at all apertures. Chromatic aberrations are present but Lightroom profile is correcting vignetting and CA very adequately. Even in MF mode you hear the motor as this one is not decoupled when you switch to MF.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • F2.8 aperture is not really useful
  • Vignetting is visible on close subject but stay well managed for a wide angle
  • Lightroom profile is doing a great job in correcting Lens distorsion/ fall off / CA
Cons
  • Focus ring is too smooth to allow for a quick and precise manual focus
  • No dust or moisture protection

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 FE. [sonyalpha]. https://sonyalpha.blog/2017/07/09/samyang-af-14mm-f2-8-fe/. 2017-07-09. Retrieved 2022-01-29.

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