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It's manual focus- tricky to use
on 22 June 2016
This lens is manual focus. I tested it on a Canon EOS 7DMark II, and found it difficult to focus average overcast light conditions. Fine if your shooting a landscape and can set it to infinity, or if you have plenty of time to compose your shot and re take if your not happy. Not great if there some action to capture. The lens has a manual aperture ring as well, feels a bit retro, reminded me of my Pentax ME Super from the 80s.
At 14mm I was expecting some thing verging on fish eye- but its not like that. If you’d shown me a picture and said guess the length I’d have said 20-28mm maybe (digital not 35mm film length) I did n’t notice any distortion at the edges nor vigneting. Wide angle lenses often seem soft, this is not bad- but I couldn’t describe it as really sharp. Perhaps not so important for wide angle picture that you’re less likely to crop.
Its ok but lacks any wow factor.