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|Weight||1.50 lb (680 g)|
|Dimensions (DxL)||Approx. 3.39 x 4.43" (86 x 112.5 mm)|
|Filter Thread||Front:82 mm|
|Format Compatibility||35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
|Angle of View||83.5°
APS-C Picture Angle: 59.9°
|Tilt/Shift||Tilt ± 8.5°
Shifts ± 12mm
|Minimum Focus Distance||7.87" (.2 m)|
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 36 mm
|Camera Mount Type||Sony Alpha, Minolta AF|
The Samyang T-S 24mm F3.5 ED AS UMC is an affordable tilt-shift lens that's available in several mounts. It's an excellent value when compared with others of its type.
Wide-angle field of view. Full-frame coverage. Very affordable. Shift, tilt, and rotation adjustment.
Some barrel distortion. Should be stopped down for best image quality. Flare can be an issue.
Some lenses are introduced and quickly revert to near anonymity, while others garner a great deal of photographer interest – even prior to their availability. This lens fell into the latter category, which prompted me to promptly get my hands on one. The reason for this interest?
Handling and features Tilt-shift lenses are normally so expensive that many photographers cannot justify the cost, despite its benefits with control of the focal plane and of distortion.
Costing considerably less than other tilt & shift lenses, the new Samyang T-S 24mm boasts an impressive set of features and excellent build quality. But how will it perform when put through our tests?
Tilt-and-shift lenses feature the film-plane-movement control normally associated with large-format monorail or studio cameras. They are considered to be very specialist kit designed for architectural and landscape photography where adjustment of the plane of focus and distortion control are key...
The Samyang company proved again that they employ very gifted optics specialists who, with a budget much lower than that of more renowned rivals, can offer a lot. That company have launched several lenses and I have to admit I haven’t encountered an optically weak device yet.
very good image quality in the frame centre,, good image quality on the edge of the frame,, excellent control of chromatic aberration,, moderate distortion,, slight coma,, decent astigmatism correction,, low vignetting in normal working mode,, the cheapest, fully-fledged T-S available on the market.
weak work against bright light,, unacceptable mechanics quality at this price point.
Although this tilt-shift lens is far from being an inexpensive optic, with its launch price being over £500 less than equivalents from Canon or Nikon, it does bring tilt-shift control within the reach of more people.
Priced very keenly, Excellent optical performance, Solidly built, Good, solid controls over tilt-shift movements
CA a little high towards the edges of the image circle, Susceptible to flare in harsh lighting
First of all, this lens is completely manual. The aperture controls of this lens are on the lens and are not accessible on the camera. There is no metal ring for the camera to control the aperture of this lens. I knew this before I purchased this lens so I was fine with this.
This is a great lens if you are prepared to live with the compromises made to get it to this price point. It will need stopping down a little (F8 / F11) to sharpen up the corners. Flare resistance is OK. It is predominantly plastic, but a good glass-filled engineering plastic with a tight fit.
As a tilt-shift lens option, Samyang offers a very economic opportunity with optimal quality for all photographers to taste tilt-shift experience. Unless users go "pixel-peeping", the quality is nice and sufficient. The ideal aperture is f/8 for best sharpness.
1. Very economic opportunity to use tilt-shift lens, 2. Nice build quality but one "tick" lower grade than Canon, 3. Nice aperture control ring, 4. Nice resolution when not tilted, not shifted. 5. Light-weight and sturdy
1. Lock switches release lock completely when you turn them a bit 2. Tilted and shifted images have lower resolution at the edges 3. Focus ring is very easy to rotate; not well damped.
Haven't used the Nikon PC-E 24mm and probably will never try it as this Samyang lens is already giving me everything I need. I have been shooting with this lens for a few weeks and use it as a general walk around lens.
had to return this lens incredibly soft, i thoght Samyang had sorted there QC issues out, such a pity
I bought this lens for landscapes and architecture and although I am very pleased with the results, it takes a lot of care in setting it up and focussing. But I am getting used to it and getting ever improving results.
Great lens! 5 star
DSLR Gear UK provided me with a clear response to the Sony mount offered, they confirmed that in this instance it is an A series type. I can now make an informed decision and their help is greatly appreciated.
I opted to purchase this lens for use on my D600 instead of purchasing the Nikon version because the Nikon 24mm tilt/shift lens carried on the same tradition as their other tilt/shift lenses of not having these two functions rotate independently of one another.
I bought this lens for my 5D2. The image quality is not bad but there are some flaws of this lens. First, the tilt and shift parts are not so tight. Second, the mount does not match 5d2 perfectly-- it is also a little loose. These two problems do not bother me so much.