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Samyang has announced its first autofocus lens for DSLR cameras, in the shape of the of the AF 14mm F2.8 EF. Designed for use on full-frame Canon models, it can also be used on APS-C cameras, with a field of view equivalent to a 21mm lens on full-frame.
Despite its near-identical name to the existing Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 FE for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras, this latest model is necessarily an entirely different design, due to the need to accommodate the additional lens – sensor spacing imposed by the SLR mirrorbox. Its optical formula employs 15 elements in 10 groups, including 2 aspherical elements, 4 high-refractive (HR) elements and 1 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass element to minimise distortion and chromatic aberration. This also marks it out as distinct from the manual-focus Samyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical for DSLRs, which employs a 14-element construction.
In terms of physical design, the new optic appears to be fairly typical of its type, with a bulbous front element protected by a large petal-type hood, and no filter thread. Cosmetically it uses a similar minimalist approach to Samyang’s AF lenses for Sony E-mount, with a plain black barrel and a finely-ridged manual-focus ring that has a metallic red accent in front, and a silver one behind. One notable difference is the addition of a focus-mode switch on the side of the barrel.
Samyang says the lens is weather-sealed, which should be welcome news to landscape photographers. Weighing in at 485g it’s somewhat lighter than its closest equivalent, the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM; it’s also a third of the price.
As yet there’s no word on the lens becoming available in other mounts, but it seems logical that a Nikon F version should follow sooner rather than later.