I have the Samyang version. I decided on this vs. a Canon uwa because I don't think I will be using it all that often, but then again, I want excellent iq. My version doesn't disappoint. However, one needs to practice on the focus, as things are really small at this focal length (dof preview helps, along with live view). If on the other hand, I needed the lens as a workhorse and planned to use it all the time, I would consider a Canon branded lens with AF and ability to communicate with the camera.
Looks really impressive and thinking of pulling the trigger. But with so many different names its hard to figure out which is which. Here in the UK its branded under Rokinon but in other samyang etc. Read a few other reviews which claim the lens isn't really much of a performer.
But on thedigitalpicture the lens comparison to the 16-35mm is that it is a tad softer.
I know were talking huge price difference but you also get autofocus and the the fact the canon is also a zoom. For the amount I would use a wide angle I think I would rather spend the extra and get the canon branded zoom… Any thoughts?
I was out the other night and only having 24mm is very limiting and vertical panoramas the only answer.
Not bad for the 24-105mm tho.
Hallin Fell, Ullswater Cumbria, starscape by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr
Been itching for a FF wide angle for ages after selling my 10-22mm but just can't decide. Always wanted the 16-35mm but have been put off by internet claims. A cheap lens with good IQ is a no brainer but I think I would use an AF lens more and the zoom is more versatile.