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  • Samyang 14mm t3.1 vs Tokina 11-16mm f2.8

    Posted by Dominic Reagan on May 17, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    ‘m trying to decide between the Samyang 14mm and the Tokina 11-16mm. I’m looking at these lenses because I need a very wide angle budget option with a wide aperture (and Canon’s wides aren’t exactly budget-friendly). I’ve seen a review for each of these lenses, and the main issues with each are:

    The Samyang has issues with distortion and vignetting. Also, not to sound like a cliché youtuber, but its bokeh isn’t great.

    The Tokina has issues with soft and blurry corners and sometimes heavy chromatic aberration.

    Samyang review:

    Tokina review:

    I’m leaning more toward the tokina but am worried that the problems with sharpness will render it unusable for a professional shoot, both for photography and videography.

    Note: I am an amateur photographer/videographer who is just getting into paid jobs. I might be able to get away with these issues, since I will not have any high-end gigs for a while. Still, I want the footage coming out usable ☺

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

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    Steve Crow replied 5 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Steve Crow

    May 18, 2019 at 4:16 am


    Steve Crow

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