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Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC

Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC
alaAverage 3.8

17 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The price is also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the usability and size.

price, design

size, usability

On average, users rate this product 72/100 and experts rate this product 80/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on The usability and size get negative opinions.

size, usability

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samyang SY24M-C 24mm f/1.4 Wide Angle Lens for CanonSamyang SY24MAF-N 24mm Wide Angle Lens with automatic chip for Nikon

May, 2016

Expert review by: Bryan Carnathan (

Samyang 24mm f/1.4 US UMC Lens (Rokinon/Bower) Review


While I would like to complete a full Samyang 24mm f/1.4 US UMC Lens review in the future, please use the standard lens test results for now.

Expert review by: PhotographyBLOG (

Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC

May, 2012

Expert review by: Matthew Richards (

Samyang 24mm f/1.4 review


Samyang's old-school wideangle prime lens delivers thoroughly modern performance

Super-smooth focus ring ; Good overall image quality ; Value for money

Manual focus and exposure ; less sharp at very wide apertures ; some vignetting wide open

Apart from a lack of sharpness at very wide apertures, image quality is very convincing from this Samyang, making it very good value.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Amateur Photographer (

Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC review


When using such the shallow depth of field that an f/1.4 lens offers, a manual-focus-only lens is a good reminder of just how useful autofocus is. Even a skilled photographer will find that there are numerous occasions when the manual focus is ‘off' in...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: photodo (

REVIEW: Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC Lens Review

Aug, 2012

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Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC Lens Review


This manual focus wide angle lens, offers a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture for a budget price of around £480, Gary Wolstenholme reviews.

Very good value for the price; Excellent sharpness when stopped down; Good build; Good sharpness in the centre stopped down to f/2 or beyond

Pronounced falloff at f/1.4

Jul, 2012

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Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC (EOS) - Full Format Review


It may be a bit embarrassing for the original manufacturers but the Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC manages to produce a quality similar to its roughly double priced counterparts. Admittedly, the 24mm f/1.4 suffers from slightly lower contrast at large...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Szymon Starczewski (

Samyang 24 mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC


The Korean company Samyang builds its market position slowly but successively. It seems to be a part of their very well-thought-out strategy. They offer manual lenses, most often with short focal lengths in which the lack of autofocus is the least...

very good image quality on stopping down the lens by 1.5 EV ; chromatic aberration well-controlled ; decent work against bright light ; well-corrected coma on APS-C/DX and smaller detectors

real aperture of the lens is much closer to f/1.8 than to f/1.4 or/and wrongconctruction of the diaphragm ; distortion level higher than in the case of its competitors ; slackened manual focus ring ; very high vignetting on full frame ; no contacts in...

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications


Autofocus: No
Image Stabiliser: No
Ultra Sonic Motor: No

General Features

3D: No
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Canon / Canon EF / EF-S / Pentax K / Sony / Konica-Minolta
Camera Mount:Sony Alpha
Lens Mount:Not Applicable
Product Type:Single Focal Length Lens
Type Single Focal Length Lens:Super Wide Angle Lens