This lens was bought as a replacement for my much loved Samyang 12mm. Now, I think the 12mm is a great lens, but my main gripe had started to become the lack of autofocus, I found this to be most obvious at weddings. I started to look into the 16mm which I have mentioned before by after trying it out it seemed a bit to close in focal length to the 23mm and would mean I'd keep the 12mm to have an ultra wide.
So instead out went the 12mm in came the 14mm, and also out went the 18+35 as I don't like having more gear than I need. Here is a quick review of my first few months with this lens, enjoy.
These are the first two images I ever took with the 14mm back when it came out in January 2014, this was borrowed for a Fuji photo walk and even back then I liked the lens but never pulled the trigger on it, mainly due to price.
Since then my kit had changed a lot and the 14mm has found it's place, after a short wait it arrived from HongKong, and I set to work putting it through it's paces:
It's sharp, contrasty, small and quick to focus, on the downside it's fairly expensive and 'only' F2.8. For me the apertures doesn't really bother ma as |i'll always have the 23 by my side for my main work and low light stuff.
I can't compare this to the 16mm as I don't have one, but I can say this lens is well worth a look at, especially if your looking for a small and light kit.
Hope you enjoyed that,