Sanyang has been making plenty of waves recently as the brand continues to produce some truly amazing optics that are great on image quality while remaining reasonable on the wallet. However, one issue was that Nikon users were being slightly overlooked…that is until today, because Samyang has launched the AF14mm F2.8 F – the company’s first-ever autofocus lens for Nikon full-frame DSLRs.
The wide-angle lens will be sure to attract landscape photographers looking to capture wide vistas and the optic offers a 116.6-degree angle of view. Built around a ‘15 elements in 10 groups’ construction, the lens also features an extra low dispersion glass element to minimise distortion and chromatic aberration.
Samyang’s latest optic also features seven rounded aperture blades and, as the lens features a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8, photographers will be able to capture some awesome bokeh. What’s more, the lens features a quieter autofocus motor than previous versions, which will please those shooting video with the lens as there’s less risk of picking up ‘lens hum’ on the audio.
Despite the fast aperture and impressive specs, the lens is lightweight, tipping the scales at just 484g. Samyang say the optic includes weather sealing, a built-in AF/MF switch and a closest focusing distance of just 20cm, enabling landscape photographers to really make the mot of foreground interest in their frames.
Available from September, the Samyang AF14mm F2.8 F will cost Nikon photographers around £650. You can view some sample images taken using the lens here.