Samyang 18-28mm f:4.0-4.5 Ultra Wide Angle Zoom
Any body having hands on experience with Samyang 18-28mm f:4.0-4.5 Ultra Wide Angle Zoom?
#1. "RE: Samyang 18-28mm f:4.0-4.5 Ultra Wide Angle Zoom" | In response to Reply # 0jrp Charter MemberSun 05-Aug-01 01:43 PM
Nope, not me.
But I know that Samyang is a Korean manufacturer of lenses for Phoenix and others, maybe even Vivitar. They are supossed to have decent optics for new entry amateurs but do require extreme care.
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#2. "RE: Samyang 18-28mm f:4.0-4.5 Ultra Wide Angle Zoom" | In response to Reply # 0scooby Basic MemberSat 10-Nov-01 03:22 AM
Yes I once owned one of these lenses.
My impressions- well built, actually , built like a tank!
good handling but....
The edges are soft,soft ,soft.
This does improve once stopped down, which is fine if you use it for landscapes .
Central definition is acceptably sharp, contrast is good.
Sharpness seems better at the 18mm end.
Plenty of edge distortion throughout zoom range.
Generally an OK but not great lens if you find one cheap and want to dabble into ultra wide - but be warned, once you get the taste you may want to trade it for a better quality ( and more expensive) ultrawide.
This lens seems to be a 'generic' model also made by Centon and Soligor.