Samyang’s 14mm f/2.8 autofocus lens is now available for the Canon RF mount
Samyang has today announced the new Samyang 14mm f/2.8 RF Autofocus lens. Designed specifically for mirrorless cameras, it’s technically the same Samyang 14mm f/2.8 autofocus lens that’s been out for Sony E for a while now, but with a Canon RF mount. The lens offers a 113.9° ultra-wide-angle field of view, and what Samyang describes as “excellent optical performance”.
|Angle of View
|Minimum Focus Distance
|7.87″ / 20 cm
|14 Elements in 10 Groups
|Gel Filter (Rear)
|3.39 x 3.75″ / 86 x 95.3 mm
|1.15 lb / 523 g
The Canon RF version comes in at a hair heavier than the 505g Sony E Mount version and shares the same rear gel filter arrangement, rather than a screw-on filter on the front. Of course, with lenses this wide, screw-on filters aren’t exactly the best choice. Landscape photographers might be a little disappointed, though if they can’t attach their favourite polarisers and ND grads to it.
Still, for a general-purpose ultra-wide-angle lens, particularly for things like events, it should work out rather well. And for Canon EOS RP users with that 1.6x crop when shooting 4K (offering a full-frame equivalent field of view to 22.4mm), it could be a great lens for vloggers.
The Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 RF lens is available to pre-order now for $799 (£629 in the UK) and starts shipping in November.
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.