Further readings for the Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherique IF Canon
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In the first part of our comprehensive lens recommendations for the new entry-level Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D, we’ve assessed a raft of primes from both the maker and third parties to see how well they perform on the camera. As well as highlighting the best performers we’ve also taken a closer look at the best on a budget.
In the lead up to Photokina 2012, Canon announced the new Canon EOS 6D full-frame entry-point model within days of Nikon publicizing their most-affordable full-frame camera to date, the 24-Mpix D600. While the EOS 6D boasted some attention grabbing features including built-in WiFi and GPS and slightly undercut the Nikon on price, it couldn’t match its rival in one or two key areas, namely the less populated AF system and lower resolution sensor.
After comparing the imaging chain of the full-frame Canon EOS 5D Mk III across a raft of lenses, we’ve now turned our attention to the APS-C format EOS 700D / REBEL T5i / Kiss X7i. The 18.1-Mpix ‘Hybrid CMOS’ sensor in this camera is similar to those of the same size and pixel count used in the firm’s other models, including the semi-pro EOS 7D, so it may still be of interest even if you don’t own a EOS 700D / REBEL T5i / Kiss X7i.
This new Sony “easy choice lens” is fully built in plastic, which means it’s quite light (175g). Manufactured in China, it has a pretty affordable price tag at about 249 USD. It’s safe to assume that its lower price means lower quality, and with its plastic shell, people who prefer metal bodies may want to skip this one. Those who don’t mind plastic camera lenses may be interested in the image quality results....
There are new additions to the DxOMark Samyang lens database with these two 14mm lenses. See the whole measurements with the Canon mount: Samyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical, Canon, the Nikon mount tests are available too. Once again Samyang provides us with a wide angle prime with an attractive set of features for a very competitive price.