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Canon 14 mm vs Zeiss 15 mm
« on: May 03, 2013, 01:36:55 AM »
How do they stack up.  I really don't need auto focus and seldom shoot wide up.

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Canon 14 mm vs Zeiss 15 mm
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Re: Canon 14 mm vs Zeiss 15 mm
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 01:45:43 AM »
Zeiss 15 is definitely better, if you don't need AF, but they both can't beat Samyang 14/2.8 UMC, for the price :)
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Re: Canon 14 mm vs Zeiss 15 mm
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013, 06:45:02 PM »
Zeiss 15 is definitely better, if you don't need AF, but they both can't beat Samyang 14/2.8 UMC, for the price :)

within reason I would select the best IQ and let price be a secondary consideration.  How is the Samyang IQ and will it stand up to usage

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Re: Canon 14 mm vs Zeiss 15 mm
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2013, 02:50:25 AM »
Zeiss 15 is definitely better, if you don't need AF, but they both can't beat Samyang 14/2.8 UMC, for the price :)

within reason I would select the best IQ and let price be a secondary consideration.  How is the Samyang IQ and will it stand up to usage

Canon 14L'II
 - soft corners, high aberrations, no front filter, unpleasant bokeh (in my opinion)
 + dust-moisture-proofed, relatively low distortion (for this lens class), AF

Carl Zeiss 15/2.8
 - bigger and heavier than other 2
 + sharp, relatively low distortion (for this lens class), low aberrations, great focusing ring, 95mm front filter, decent bokeh

Samyang 14/2.8 UMC
 - strong and complicated distortion, no front filter
 + sharp, low aberrations, great focusing ring, low price, decent bokeh

I'd say that Zeiss 15 is the best of this 3, but it is the most expensive. Samyang 14 - best price/performance. Canon 14 is not worth its $.

P.S. If you don't care much about size/weight, high price, AF, slightly narrower angle and aperture, then maybe Canon TS-E 17/4L is what you are looking for. 17L would be on the top of my list if I could afford it :).
« Last Edit: May 04, 2013, 03:07:00 AM by ecka »
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Re: Canon 14 mm vs Zeiss 15 mm
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