Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 RF Review

June 15, 2020 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star

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Samyang have always produced excellent, interesting lenses, many of them filling gaps in the ranges of the camera manufacturers. We now have here a first for the Canon EOS R system of mirrorless cameras; the first AF lens from a third party manufacturer. Not only that, but also the widest lens available for that system. There is already a Samyang manual focus version of this lens, so it will be interesting to see if the extra cost of the AF is justified and whether or not the performance, in general, is up to the mark of the other lenses in an already fine range. So we start our journey of discovery, using the Canon EOS RP 26MP full-frame mirrorless body.
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Fortunately, that seems about to change, and leading the charge is Korean lens maker Samyang (also sold as Rokinon) with this lens – the Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 lens in an RF mount. This is an autofocusing lens (and one that autofocuses very well on the Canon EOS R that I tested it on) along with having a beautiful, weather sealed build. It delivers an extremely wide angle of view that is wider than any other autofocus lens on the platform (at the time of review) and comes with a more approachable price tag of $699 USD. The RF14 (as we’ll refer to it for brevity) is an intriguing option for those who want a wide angle of view without breaking the bank.
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