Samyang SWA options for Fuji

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by EyesUnclouded, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. EyesUnclouded

    EyesUnclouded Rookie

    Oct 17, 2014
    Hi all,

    I'm looking for a super wide angle choice that would be (a) optically good and (b) economical. I have narrowed it down to two options from Samyang: either the 12mm f/2 (Fuji X-mount) or the 14mm f/2.8 (adapted). In fact, since I'm using a focal reducer with manual lenses on Fuji (shameless plug: check out my review on my website here and here), the 14mm will be closer to a FF equivalent of ~16mm and f/2 light gathering ability on my Fuji cameras.

    I understand both have their pros and cons and I'm asking for feedback from members with practical experience

    • Smaller, ligher
    • Native mount
    • Takes regular filters

    14mm + Camdiox adapter:
    • Somewhat wider
    • Bulkier/heavier
    • Can be used on other systems also (adapted)
    • Needs special filter holder/filters

    Thank you!
  2. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Personally, I'd go for a Voigtlander LTM 15 or 12mm; slightly more expensive but optically...