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Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens w/ Built-in AE Chip for Nikon
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- Lens not Zoomable
- Minimum Focusing Distance of 10.8 inches
- Focal Length -14 mm
- 18 elements in 12 groups, Aperture range:f/2.8-F/22, 10 diaphragm blades
- This lens is compatible with all Nikon cameras that have full frame or APS-C sensors (which is all Nikon DSLR models)
- Minimum Focusing Distance of 10.8 inches
- Focal Length -14 mm
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|Aperture Control Design||Includes aperture ring|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||Built-in petal-type hood|
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F|
|Item Dimensions||3.43 x 3.43 x 3.78 inches|
|Item Display Weight||3 pounds|
|Item Weight||1.22 pounds|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||30 Days and Manufacturer|
|Maximum Aperture Range||2.8 - 22|
|Maximum Focal Length||14 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||14 mm|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||87 mm|
|Shipping Weight||1.61 pounds|
|Style Name||Nikon AE|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Nikon F||Canon EF||Nikon (DX)||Nikon F (DX)||Nikon (DX)||Nikon (DX)|
|Focus Type||Auto/Manual||manual-focus||automatic_only||Ring-type ultrasonic||manual-focus||manual-focus|
|Item Dimensions||3.43 x 3.78 x 3.43 in||3.43 x 3.78 x 3.43 in||4.02 x 4.02 x 4.02 in||2.76 x 2.09 x 2.76 in||3.27 x 3.5 x 3.27 in||3.38 x 3 x 85.85 in|
|Item Weight||1.22 lbs||1.22 lbs||1.21 lbs||7.05 ounces||1.29 lbs||1.35 lbs|
|Lens Type||Wide-angle||wide-angle-prime||normal||standard-prime||Prime lens||Wide-angle|
|Maximum Focal Length||14 millimeters||14 millimeters||16 millimeters||35 millimeters||16 millimeters||10 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||14 millimeters||14 millimeters||11 millimeters||35 millimeters||16 millimeters||10 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||87 millimeters||—||77 millimeters||52 millimeters||77 millimeters||77 millimeters|
Rokinon 14mm F/2.8 IF ED UMC Automatic Aspherical Lens for Nikon with Focus confirm chip; Lens is designed for full frame cameras but also works on APS-C sesors. The lens features 2 ED lens elements, one hybrid aspherical element, and one glass aspherical lens element. The lens offers an impressive 114-degree field of view on full frame cameras and 92.5-degree on APS-C cameras.
From the Manufacturer
The Rokinon 14mm lens features a remarkable 115.7° angle of view on full-frame cameras and a 93.9° angle of view on APS-C cameras. The lens is available for the following mounts: Canon EOS, Nikon, Sony Alpha, Pentax & Olympus 4/3. There are two Nikon versions; one version is fully manual while the second version features a built-in automatic focus confirm chip to sync and auto-meter with your camera.
|Specifications: ||f=14mm, F 2.8|
|Aperature Range: ||F2.8 ~ 22|
|Optical Construction: ||14 ELEMENT IN 12 GROUPS |
(1 GLASS ASP, 1 HYBRID ASP)
|Min. Focusing Distance ||0.9 ft (0.28m)|
|Maximum Diameter: ||Φ87.0mm|
|Mount: ||Canon ||Nikon ||Pentax ||Sony ||4/3 |
|Angle of View ||Full-Frame ||115.7°||115.7°||115.7°||115.7°||115.7°|
|APS-C ||89.9°||93.9°||93.9°||93.9°||- |
|4/3 ||- ||- ||- ||- ||76.24°|
|Length: ||3.8 in.||3.7 in.||3.7 in.||3.8 in.||3.9 in.|
- Ultra-wide angle of view on both full frame and APS-C cameras
- Excellent construction and superior build quality for razor sharp images
- Features built-in petal type hood
- Minimum focusing distance of only 0.9 ft.
- Super multi-layer coating to reduce flares and ghost images
- Includes lens pouch, front and rear lens caps, and 1 year Rokinon warranty
Top customer reviews
Lens-shifting is useful when it is desirable to place the subject horizon line somewhere other than in the image center while still maintaining the verticality in the image of subject verticals (such as those of buildings, trees, etc.). This feature is an inherent part of many large-format cameras such as sheet-film "view" cameras and a few other types. With most small-format cameras, this function can be purchased in the form of lenses specifically made with this feature included, often called "PC" ("perspective control") or "T/S" ("tilt/shift") lenses. Unfortunately, at this point there are no available PC lenses made that can be fitted directly to micro 4/3rds cameras, and ones that can be adapted are not wide enough in coverage to be useful (there is little point in shifting "longish" lenses since the resulting effect would be minimal, and it can be more easily applied later to such images using photo editing software).
I ordered the interesting Kipon adapter that permits perspective-control lens-shifting with Nikon-mount 35mm lenses for the purpose of making my own PC lens. Noted earlier (when checking my many Nikkor full-frame lenses on a non-shifting adapter on the MFT format) was that most of the wide-angle lenses I owned for the 35mm full-frame format unexpectedly showed considerable CA problems, and some also showed (VERY unexpectedly!) considerable edge softness. Adapted lenses 50mm and longer fared better, and with some of those I've used a lens tilting adapter. I bought this Kipon shift adapter specifically to use with the Samyang 10mm f2.8 (DX-format) lens in Nikon mount, but when that lens finally appeared, it was too expensive for my purposes, it appeared to be too limited in coverage to be very useful, and the first review of it indicated that it may not be good enough to use for making a PC lens. I decided to return to an earlier idea of using this adapter with the (potentially...) very sharp Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f2.8 lens for a 28mm-equivalent PC lens, even though its linear distortion is quite severe (as is sample-variation with this manufacturer, and it took three tries to get a good sample of this 14mm). This combination has worked surprisingly well, and even when using the full available lens shift of about 10mm (20mm-equivalent for the 35mm full-frame format, which permits placing the horizon line outside of the frame edge regardless of orientation, which no other PC lens can do), the far edges and corners are sharp by f8-f11 (depending on the amount and direction of shift - and with a good sample of this lens). I do sometimes need to make some linear distortion corrections during the editing of photos of buildings with strong vertical lines, but this usually takes an unexpectedly minor amount of work, if it's needed at all. This lens is rather large and heavy, and therefore somewhat awkward to use on small MFT cameras, but it does perform well for this use. It also performs well with infrared photography (and not all lenses do).
More lens reviews (with samples) are here: http://www.david-ruether-photography.com/MFT-Lenses.htm
So, what to get? Spend $2,000 on an Nikkor 14mm? Not going to happen.... For less than three hundred and spare a little performance? It wasn't difficult to decide. My first impressions after 200+ shots is more than I expected. I can't rate this lens to any other brand so it's really not a tech review. I have a 14mm 2.8 for my D750 for under $300 and I'm pleased. Yea there's a slight bit of vignetting...and yes the focus is cumbersome and manual focus is something some might purely hate.
As an 'old-school' film, darkroom guy and as a hobbyist, is there really anything you can't correct/live with in LR/PS, (except sharpness 'lens wise')
that you can't justify a huge savings over a name brand lens? Try this lens. Return it if you think you overspent.
Here is what I did. Find a brick wall. Use a tripod and set it 8-10 feet from the wall... lens 8-10 feet.flush to the wall.
Start shooting each f stop, and make sure each time that the camera IS IN FOCUS... I have a Nikon, so it shows a green dot when in focus.
Take your images into Lightroom or whatever you use to view them and look closely. I see a little softness on one side at the wider f stops. When I get to the middle f stops, this improves, but remember these are RAW unsharpened images, not jpgs. At the more narrow f stops to f/22 things look sharp and in focus. I will get my eagle eye photographer buddy to look at them and tell me his opinion. I will probably keep this, but if I do not, I will likely get a replacement and start over evaluating it. So far I like it. It is sort of challenging, but it's fun, too. More on this if I have to return it.