This new Samyang VDSLR (Video Digital SLR) Nikon Mount version has been developed primarily for cine / filming and video purposes with Nikon DSLRs or their professional camcorders with corresponding Nikon mount.
Like the Standard 14mm prime, this new model features the same superbly considered optics plus follow-focus gear rings and decoupled aperture. Such alterations allow the user to smoothly and quietly change focus and aperture / depth of field whist filming, and allows coupling to professional geared follow-focus systems. The aperture and focus scale have been relocated to the side of the lens, to aid videographers.
When hiring the Samyang 14mm for a Nikon mount APS-C DSLR - your will see the field of view is still equivalent to approximately 22mm (35mm equivalent) which is still rather wide, It produces an immense field of view - 114 degrees on full frame sensors, 93.9˚ (Nikon APS-C with 1.5x crop factor)
as with all wariants of the VDSLR, the Nikon mount Samyang 14mm T3.5 IF ED UMC Aspherical Lens features high build quality, with a built in petal shaped lens hood to help shade the lens from light sources behind the camera and a geared focus and aperture rings which is smooth and well-damped, and couples with follow focus systems. This provides a positive manual focus, particularly suitable for movie makers or professional filming with Nikon DSLR’s where manual focus is preferred, enabling focusing pulling whilst video recording.
The optical construction is 14 elements in 12 optical groups with 3 high refractive index elements, 2x ED element, an aspherical hybrid element plus a aspherical glass element.
You can also be sure that when you rent this then its anti-reflective layers: UMC - Ultra Multi Coated will help minimise unwanted flare or 'ghosting'.