Samyang Launches First AF Lens For Canon EF

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Best known for its line-up of man­ual fo­cus lenses (for both pho­tog­ra­phy and cin­e­matog­ra­phy), South Korean lens maker Samyang has in­tro­duced its first aut­o­fo­cus model for the Canon EF mount. All the com­pany’s pre­vi­ous AF primes have been for the Sony FE mount.

The new AF 14mm f2.8 EF is a com­pact lens and weighs in at 485 grams. It has a weather-sealed ex­ter­nal con­struc­tion with an in­te­grated petal-type lens hood, while the op­ti­cal con­struc­tion com­prises 15 el­e­ments in ten groups. Seven of these el­e­ments are spe­cial types – namely two as­pher­i­cal types, four with high re­frac­tive char­ac­ter­is­tics and one made from ex­tra-low dis­per­sion op­ti­cal glass. Col­lec­tively, these spe­cial el­e­ments cor­rect for dis­tor­tion and var­i­ous aber­ra­tions, in­clud­ing chro­matic and spher­i­cal. On a full-35mm for­mat sen­sor, the 14mm fo­cal length de­liv­ers a di­ag­o­nal an­gle-of-view of 116.6 de­grees.

Samyang says its new AF wide-an­gle in­her­its the high op­ti­cal per­for­mance of its man­ual fo­cus 14mm f2.8 model and the re­cently-re­leased XP Se­ries 14mm f2.4 lens.

Samyang lenses are dis­trib­uted in Aus­tralia by Maxxum Pty Ltd, tele­phone (03) 9314 4979 or visit

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