Thanks for your feedback! I think I'll have no regrets letting go of my 17-40mmL either... though I use it mostly for Real Estate gigs... I may go back to a Tokina 16-28 for that if the 14mm Roki is too wide for that type of usage... I wouldn't foresee issues taking the exterior photos but not sure about interior photos with the 14mm...The UMC appears to be the difference between the two. Whatever they did worked. The resolution is just stunning from this lens!Dustin, your images are priceless as always! You've just about sold me on this lens. I'm not overly thrilled with my 17-40mmL like so many are, I miss my Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 with IS from my 7D days. Had the Tokina 16-28mm but it is a beast and something was really wrong with my copy. So now I'm without UWA, unless you consider the 17-40mm uwa, as most do, it's just not enough for me...
Is the 14mm Rok really the exact same lens as the Samyang and the others? Is there any difference you know between any of them? Looking forward to placing my order soon! Thanks for the great review!
First of all, thank you! Secondly, to my knowledge the same optical lens is rebranded and sold under all of the various other brands. Samyang is the most well known. If you have a chance to choose the brand, I would go with either Samyang or Rokinon, simply because they are better known and the other brands thus appear more "cheap" and might diminish resale value (although this will probably be a lens you hang on to).
I just sold my 17-40L yesterday and have no regrets.