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Samyang 14mm F2.8 Wide Angle for Canon £273.07 @ Amazon
Samyang 14mm F2.8 Wide Angle for Canon  £273.07 @ Amazon

Samyang 14mm F2.8 Wide Angle for Canon £273.07 @ Amazon

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I have been following the price on this lens for a while and other than its Amazon lightning deal this is the lowest I have seen in a while.

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I've used Samyang lenses with my Canon & while the quality is good I'm not convinced about the value......Manual Focus only can be a real pain. I'd rather pay more & have the choice of Manual or Auto Focus

These are excellent Video Lenses.!

shinds

These are excellent Video Lenses.!



Possibly their real market.....but I never film video.....

Lightning deal for this item doesn't start until 7pm this evening. The deal price will be less than £273.07. Hope you haven't bought this yet.

corred1964

I've used Samyang lenses with my Canon & while the quality is good I'm … I've used Samyang lenses with my Canon & while the quality is good I'm not convinced about the value......Manual Focus only can be a real pain. I'd rather pay more & have the choice of Manual or Auto Focus



For such a wide lens everything is in focus. Also you would stop it down anyway

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gourmetguy

For such a wide lens everything is in focus. Also you would stop it down … For such a wide lens everything is in focus. Also you would stop it down anyway



Why would you pay for f2.8 then "stop it down anyway"???

mandemcrew

CommentWhy would you pay for f2.8 then "stop it down anyway"???



I would imagine this wide lens would be used for landscape and or interior shots where you want as much in focus as possible including close foreground and where sharpness is important, f2.8 would give neither and would be a last resort.

It's really only full frame where this makes sense. Canon's 14mm F2.8 is £1680

toaster

I would imagine this wide lens would be used for landscape and or … I would imagine this wide lens would be used for landscape and or interior shots where you want as much in focus as possible including close foreground and where sharpness is important, f2.8 would give neither and would be a last resort.



It's also an extremely popular lens for astrophotography if I remember correctly, where the large aperture can be handy.

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matt4291

Lightning deal for this item doesn't start until 7pm this evening. The … Lightning deal for this item doesn't start until 7pm this evening. The deal price will be less than £273.07. Hope you haven't bought this yet.



Nope not yet just looking out for fellow photographers!

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corred1964

Possibly their real market.....but I never film video.....



I've mainly seen these used for nightscape photography. There is a video version of this lens too.

Picked one of these up around £250 for AstroPhotography on a D800. If you know how to use it this is a terrific lens for the money. You can get comparibly priced off-brand zooms in the 10-20mm range but they're a few stops up from F2.8 which is the minimum needed for deep peeking night shots. When compared to Nikons gorgeous wide angles at 3/4x the price it compares very well - presuming you're ok with auto-aperture / manual-focus combo.

Use a tripod, know what you're doing and don't expect to use this for street shooting and you'll be fine. This is not a lens for child brains.

If it's not for child brains I think I'll have to pass.

Great lens, sharp, fast and cheap. The lack of AF is a definite drawback but it teaches you good practice (and you can pretty much leave it on infinity and f/8 for most of the shots you'll be using it for... During the daylight hours anyway.).
Perfect for astrophotography if that's your cup of tea.

beaverschuff

Picked one of these up around £250 for AstroPhotography on a D800. If you … Picked one of these up around £250 for AstroPhotography on a D800. If you know how to use it this is a terrific lens for the money. You can get comparibly priced off-brand zooms in the 10-20mm range but they're a few stops up from F2.8 which is the minimum needed for deep peeking night shots. When compared to Nikons gorgeous wide angles at 3/4x the price it compares very well - presuming you're ok with auto-aperture / manual-focus combo.Use a tripod, know what you're doing and don't expect to use this for street shooting and you'll be fine. This is not a lens for child brains.



I have a Sigma 10-20 f3.5 ...... more versatile......wider angle & at F3.5 not much difference to f2.8....it has the AF option & only about £100 more

mixtlupus

Should have shopped round more - … Should have shopped round more - £222.40:http://www.expeditelectronics.com/samyang-14mm-f-2-8-if-ed-umc-lens-for-canon-ef-mount.html?gclid=CPW3svvykMMCFdQZtAod9E0AwQ



Depends if you want to buy from Hong Kong & risk import duties

What was the lightening deal price on this?
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