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27 Jul Samyang / Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 review (Fuji X, Sony E, Canon M, Micro Four Thirds)

Source: Mirror Lessons

Samyang has been doing an excellent job with its manual focus lenses. They provide affordable products that in many cases fulfil the “good quality / low price” requirement while sacrificing some other aspects like autofocus and electronic contacts (but that might change since the brand recently launched its first AF lenses). They also have a popular line-up of Cine lenses.

Some of these products have become very popular amongst mirrorless users. The most noteworthy example is the 12mm f/2. This time we are looking at another lens designed for APS-C systems that is appealing in many ways: it has a fast aperture, small dimensions and a competitive price.

Did the lens meet our expectations? Let’s find out.

Important note: The 21mm f/1.4 is available for Fuji X, Sony E, Canon M and Micro Four Thirds mounts. For this article, I reviewed the X-mount version but the optical quality and characteristics of the lens are the same across the board. Only the weight and length of the barrel vary slightly. In some countries the lens is sold under the Rokinon brand like the USA.

X-Pro2, 1/280, f/8, ISO 200 X-Pro2, 1/150, f/2.8, ISO 200 X-Pro2, 1/680, f/11, ISO 200 Mount: Fuji X, Sony E, Canon M, micro four thirds Format coverage: APS-C Focal length: 21mm Focal length (equiv. 35mm): 31.5mm approx. Maximum aperture: 1.4 Minimum aperture: 22 Number of aperture blades: 9 circular aperture blades Angle of view: 69.3° Closest focusing distance: 28cm Lens configuration: 8 elements / 7 groups Special elements:

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