One of the measures that shows a new system is doing well is when third-party lens manufacturers start backing the brand and launching compatible optics. Well, that’s exactly what’s started happening for Canon’s RF mount.
Users of the brand’s full-frame mirrorless cameras, the EOS R and RP, now have an extra option when wishing to shoot wide-angle views as Samyang has launched the 14mm F2.8 RF – the first third-party autofocus lens for the RF mount and a move that backs up Samyang’s manual focus lenses for the RF mount (14mm and 85mm) which were released back in February.
Suitable for landscape and architecture photography, the Samyang 14mm (known in the US as the Rokinon 14mm), features a compact design measuring 9.5cm long and tipping the scales at just 484g.
Featuring a design that includes 14 elements in 10 groups and two extra-low dispersion lenses, the 14mm F2.8 RF, which offers users a switch to move between autofocus and manual focus, also provides so pro features. Along with a rear filter holder, the lens is weather sealed to protect against moisture and dust.
Offering a 113.9 degree angle of view, the Samyang 14mm F2.8 RF is capable of producing some amazing images and Samyang shared a selection on the brand’s website. What’s more, Samyang also offer a new Lens Station which allows USB updating of firmware and other lens settings. There’s even more good news for Canon RF as the price-tag for this new optic is also pretty impressive. Available from November, the Samyang 14mm F2.8 RF will cost around $600/£629.