Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC review

October 27, 2012

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Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC

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Tim Coleman finds out if the optical quality of the manual-focus Samyang 24mm f/1.4 lens can match comparable own-brand versions costing two-thirds more. Read the Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC lens review...


Lens construction

Inside the Samyang 24mm f/1.4 lens is a complex construction of 13 lens elements in 12 groups, four of which are low dispersion (ED) elements and two are Aspherical. The aperture range runs from f/1.4 to f/22, and the eight diaphragm blades create a near circular aperture. A circular aperture is desirable to create high-quality out-of-focus areas (bokeh).

  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Construction: 13 elements in 12 groups including 4 low-dispersion elements
  • Diaphragm Blades: 8
  • Weight: 680g
  • Max diameter x length: 97x83mm
  • Mount: Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha, Samsung NX, four thirds
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.25m
  • Min Aperture: f/1.4
  • Max Aperture: f/22
  • RRP: Varies according to fit. Street Price £480 for all fits except £500 for Canon and £520 for Nikon fit (prices taken from
  • Focal Length: 24mm

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