Samyang Premium MF 14mm f/2.4 Review

November 18, 2016 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

Sharpness at 14mm

For this test, the Samyang Premium MF 14mm f/2.4 lens was attached to a Canon EOS 5DS R body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Exposure delay mode was activated. Tonal and colour variances across the crops are due to changes in natural light during the session.

The full frame at 70mmThe full frame at 14mm

Both the centre and edge sharpness are outstanding even when shooting wide-open at f/2.4, with f/16 and particularly f/22 being adversely affected by diffraction.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/2.4 f2_4.jpg f2_4.jpg
f/2.8 f2_8.jpg f2_8.jpg
f/4 f4.jpg f4.jpg
f/5.6 f5_6.jpg f5_6.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg
f/22 f22.jpg f22.jpg