It has been more than two years half since the well-known manufacturer of photographic accessories presented its first objectives equipped with automatic focus . These were two 14mm and 50mm optics designed for cameras with full format sensor but were only available for Sony cameras with E mount.
Well, now the Korean has presented a version of the first, the Samyang AF 14 mm ƒ2.8 EF , for Canon cameras with EF mount , which is the first objective autofocus for models of this brand.
This wide-angle lens, according to the press release, “inherits the familiar image quality of Samyang’s wide-angle hand focus and provides a silent, fast and accurate autofocus system.” Its construction is based on a total of 15 lenses, which are divided into 10 groups, and up to seven of these 15 are of special type with two aspherical lenses, four with high refraction and one with very little scattering.
Everything, as it can not be otherwise, “to maximize the quality of the image, minimize the distortion and eliminate various aberrations, to produce a crystal clear resolution.” Of course, despite the large viewing angle (116.6 degrees), the manufacturer also speaks of uniform performance from the center to the corners.
On the other hand, it also highlights its compact size, a weight of only 485 grams (536 with lids) and a length of 95.6 mm. Its minimum focus distance is 20 cm and its body is sealed and includes an AF / MF switch for better usability.