Samyang AF 14mm EF – Its First Autofocus Lens for Canon

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    The new Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 EF is the company’s first autofocus lens for Canon EF mount. The wide-angle lens will cover full frame and APS-C sensor sizes, using existing Samyang autofocus technology.


    Samyang initially blurred the lines against larger lens manufacturers by announcing its venture into the autofocus market in Sony E mount. Once known for its cost-effective, fully-manual primes, its autofocus line for Sony mirrorless cameras has slowly started to take shape.

    The Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 EF is unique in that it is the company’s first lens to offer autofocus for the Canon EF mount, as Sony E mount lenses are not compatible due to their shorter flange distance.


    It’s a full-frame lens, so will resolve 14mm on the Canon 5D and the like, and around 22mm on APS-C cameras. It is also apparently weather sealed.

    The aesthetics are almost identical to current Samyang autofocus lenses: a sleek body with a broad focus ring and a single red band. The difference to Samyang AF E mount offerings is a manual switch on the side to engage autofocus.


    True to other wide-angle Samyang lenses, the AF 14mm f/2.8 EF has a non-removable petal hood and bulbous front element, and therefore no front filter thread.

    “15 lenses in 10 groups, 7 special optic lenses have been chosen in the production of this lens, to maximise the image quality. The use of 2 aspherical lenses, 4 high-refractive lenses, and 1 extra-low dispersion lens minimises distortion and various aberrations while producing crystal clear resolution.”

    Users will be pleased to know that this construction is a slight re-configuration of the current Samyang manual focus 14mm. The former wide angle suffers from unique moustache distortion, something that will hopefully be rectified in this newer design.



    • Aperture Range: F2.8-22
    • Mount: Canon EF
    • Construction: 15 Elements/10 Groups
    • Coating: UMC
    • MFD: 0.20m (0.65ft)
    • Magnification Ratio: x0.15
    • Filter: None
    • Diaphragm Blades: 7
    • Sensor Size: Full Frame/APS-C
    • Length: 95.6mm
    • Weight: 485g

    Availability is marked for February 2018, priced at around €699.

    Looking for a wide-angle lens with autofocus capabilities for your Canon camera? Could this option from Samyang fit the bill? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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