This New Samyang 14mm Wide Angle Lens Is Aimed At Nikon Shooters
Samyang introduces first Nikon F mount autofocus lens for videographers and photographers.
With Photokina but a month away, camera and lens news is piling up. Canon is said to be releasing the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM, Panasonic could be showing off its new Lumix LX100 II, Sony might launch its FE 24mm f/1.4 GM and a6500 successor, the a6700...
The biggest confirmed news is from Nikon. The company will be announcing two new mirrorless cameras, the Z6 and Z7 along with new Z-Nikkor lenses, on August 23 via live stream.
Nikon has been rolling out teaser videos for several weeks now and its fifth one dropped yesterday. While rumored, this latest video confirms both mirrorless cameras will be compatible with older Nikon F mount lenses.
Samyang, which is distributed in the U.S. under Rokinon, announced a new AF 14mm F2.8 full frame lens for Nikon F mount cameras. It's the company's eighth autofocus lens and first aimed at Nikon users. While full frame, it can be used with APS-C sensors with a 21mm equivalent focal length.
For its build, Samyang put together 15 elements in 10 groups, including two aspherical, one extra-low dispersion, and four high refractive index lenses to control distortion and bump resolution. The 14mm has a wide angle of view at 116.6° and its odd number of aperture blades (7) will produce twice as many sunbeams for a rounded bokeh look.
Ergonomics are similar to previous models with an aluminum alloy housing, a M/AF switch, and weather sealing. Samyang also added a manual focus override feature while operating in autofocus mode and a UMC coating to minimize flare and ghosting. The lens will be available in September with a price tag of $799.
- AF 14mm F2.8 F
- Aperture range: F2.8 ~ 22
- Lens optical construction: 15 Elements in 10 Groups
- Special lens: ASP 2, ED 1, HR 4
- Coating: UMC
- Minium focusing distance: 0.20m (0.66ft)
- Maximum maginification ratio: x 0.15
- Number of blades: 7
- Mount: Nikon F