Samyang 14mm or Tamron 14mm


Gwyn

Link Posted 20/09/2014 - 11:47
So which would you choose and why? the Samyang 14mm 2.8 or the Tamron 14mm 2.8AF?
I can buy either and the price is almost identical. The Tamron has a 5 year guarantee, auto focus, and a case. The Samyang a 3 year guarantee and MF.

Main use would be for night skies.

bforbes

Link Posted 20/09/2014 - 12:31
link to DPreview. Looks like Samyang is ahead if you can manage MF.
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McGregNi

Link Posted 20/09/2014 - 12:37
Well for overall IQ the Samyang is rated better than manufacturers options that cost nearly 3 times the price. You've probably seen many of the pics before, but check out my gallery on here for loads of examples. Autofocus is not a priority really at this focal length I would suggest. I don't know about the Tamron, but the Samyang is FF! Yup, covers a 135 image circle, something that was in the back of my mind when buying it

The Samyang is an 'a' type lens, giving full auto-exposure control. I use it mostly stopped down, but the charts sure its resolution remains high across the frame even wide open. Finally, the Samyang it's built to a professional standard, very solid and the focus ring is smooth and secure worth a huge throw.
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 20/09/2014 - 13:05

stu62

Link Posted 20/09/2014 - 12:56
think i would go tamron they have been round so long and always been reliable

Marat

Link Posted 20/09/2014 - 13:39
There's a nice Pentax 14mm f2.8 on ebay currently for 359 which ain't bad?

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Last Edited by Marat on 20/09/2014 - 13:40
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