Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
11-03-2012, 05:45 PM   #1
mcgregni's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Surrey, England
Posts: 1,805
A Wider (Samyang) View on my K7, Finally

After moving to Pentax early this year with the K7 and 18-55 WR, I soon picked up some nice older manual lenses - but I struggled to find anything really wide (and budget) for my favourite landscape work. Got a bit of advice via the UK forum and from a few reviews, and finally settled on the Samyang 14mm f2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical.

As I'm sure many here will know, this is a manual focus lens and it comes with an aperture ring including the 'A' setting for Pentax, giving full Av & M exposure control on the body. Its functionality on a DSLR therefore is similar to Pentax A series manual focus lenses. It has a reputation for high image resolution, with noticable barrell distortions at the edges. It covers a full 35mm frame however (will be interesting to use it in the future on a FF body!) so actually on APS-C sensors you're cutting off a fair bit of this distortion as I see it. I have had it out and about over the last couple of months, and I have got a few shots to share and throw up for your opinion and general comment, and for those interested in this lens.

Firstly I've got a few shots of the lens and K7 combination - it is a serious bit of kit 'feel-wise', with its large front element, and both the focus and aperture rings are tight in movement. Very solid and reassuring in use. You can't fit a polariser, but I hae 'ont found this to be a problem as the sky colours from it are deep, and contrast is high. I also use a software polarising filter if it helps an image.

Then I've got a few shots, taken in generally good light conditions. The garden is Canazarro Park, Wimbledon, London, and the houses are just around my area.

Last edited by mcgregni; 04-22-2016 at 04:26 AM.
11-03-2012, 05:50 PM   #2

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: GMT +10
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,801
Nice shots and congrats on the lens. This lens has lots of fans here, with good reason it seems.
11-03-2012, 06:03 PM   #3
Veteran Member
causey's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Arlington, VA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 3,758
A truly excellent lens--one of my favorites. Congrats, and show us many more pics taken with it!
11-03-2012, 06:26 PM   #4
Veteran Member
Docrwm's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Somewhere in the Southern US
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,275
Congratulations on finding a wide lens for your K-7.


  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
aperture, bit, focus, image, k-mount, k7, lens, lenses, pentax, pentax lens, samyang, shots, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
can't view video files on my laptop Mymon88 Pentax K-r 4 11-17-2012 11:31 AM
Samyang / Rokinon 14mm: Angle of View on APS-C richard balonglong Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11 11-01-2011 07:22 PM
I finally got my K7! I upgraded from the Kx and I LOVE IT! crossover37 Pentax DSLR Discussion 25 05-05-2011 01:10 PM
Finally found peace with my K7 Tony3d Pentax DSLR Discussion 14 11-19-2010 03:56 PM
Finally digital! with a Pentax K7 Abo LXK7 Welcomes and Introductions 3 05-19-2010 08:43 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:08 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]