Samyang's AF 14mm F2.8 F is the company's first AF lens for Nikon cameras

Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 F

Nikon users may be patiently awaiting the official announcement of the company's new mirrorless camera later this week, but there's some good news for any users planning on sticking with their DSLRs: Samyang is now developing autofocus lenses for Nikon DSLR bodies. 

The company has spent much of the past year releasing wide-aperture prime lenses for Canon and Sony bodies, such as the Canon-fit XP 50mm F1.2 and Sony-fit AF 24mm F2.8 FE. Its first contribution for Nikon owners, however, is the AF 14mm F2.8 F, a wide-angle, wide-aperture lens designed for full-frame cameras such as the D850 and D750.

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The optic promises a 116.6º angle of view, with 15 elements arranged in 10 groups, including two aspherical elements, four high-refractive (HR) elements and a single extra-low dispersion (ED) glass element. 7 rounded aperture blades, meanwhile, are on hand for "beautiful" bokeh.

Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 F

Not only is the lens capable of autofocus, but Samyang also claims that the system here is faster, more accurate and quieter than previous AF 14mm F2.8 lenses. The company doesn't specify which exact lenses this refers to, although it did announce a 14mm f/2.8 lens earlier this year for Canon users.

The weather-sealed lens weighs just 484g without any lens caps and its hood, and it also boasts a minimum focusing distance of 20cm.

Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 F price and release date

Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 F

Samyang expects the new lens to be available from September, and has set a suggested retail price £649.99 in the UK. We'll update this page with information on pricing for other territories as it becomes available.

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Matt Golowczynski

The former editor of Digital Camera World, "Matt G" has spent the bulk of his career working in or reporting on the photographic industry. For two and a half years he worked in the trade side of the business with Jessops and Wex, serving as content marketing manager for the latter. 

Switching streams he also spent five years as a journalist, where he served as technical writer and technical editor for What Digital Camera before joining DCW, taking on assignments as a freelance writer and photographer in his own right. He currently works for SmartFrame, a specialist in image-streaming technology and protection.