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Rokinon 14mm UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens Instruction Manual

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About Rokinon

Rokinon is a brand known for manufacturing camera lenses and other optical equipment. It is part of the Samyang Optics Company, which is a South Korean optical equipment manufacturer. Rokinon lenses are often praised for their affordability and good optical quality, making them a popular choice among photographers and videographers, especially those on a budget.

Thank you for purchasing the 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC lens. We believe that you will have a special photographic experience with the 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC lens.

Advantages of the 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC lens

  1.  It compensates for aberrations by using a complex aspherical and glass aspherical lens and, at the fully opened position, produces high resolution and high contrast at the center of the lens as well as around the periphery. 
  2. Controls chromatic aberration optimally by using premium optical glass with high refraction and extra-low dispersion. 
  3. Allows precision focus control by providing a soft and wide focus operation area 
  4. Ultra multi-coating design for optimum suppression of ghost images and vivid color image reproduction.
  5. Maintains an unchanged size with its inner focus design.

This product is designed with its mount so you can easily take photographs by mounting the lens directly onto the camera, without installing an additional adaptor. Read this manual carefully to familiarize yourself with your lens for correct use. Please read the Safety Precautions at the back of this instruction manual before use

1. Component NamesRokinon 14mm UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens-fig 6

  1. Mount
  2. Aperture adjustment ring
  3. Indicator mark
  4. Distance scale
  5. Focusing ring
  6. Hood
  7. CPU (electronic contacts)

2. Attaching and Detaching

The 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC lens mount is uniquely designed for Canon, Nikon (Fujifilm) F, Pentax (Samsung GX) K, Sony a (Minolta), Canon M, Sony E, Fujifilm X Samsung NX, Four Thirds, and Micro Four Thirds cameras.

[ Attaching]
Hold the lens hood gently and align the camera mount attachment point with the attachment reference point or line on the lens. Push the lens into the camera and gently rotate the lens in the attachment direction until it makes a clicking sound.

[Detaching]
Hold the lens hood gently and press the lens release button on the camera. Turn the lens in the opposite direction of the attaching direction to detach the lens.

3. Focus Adjustment

You can adjust the focus by turning the focusing ring when using the 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC lens, as it is a Manual Focus (MF) adjustment lens.

[Nikon (Fujifilm) F / Pentax (Samsung GX) K Mount]

  1. To change the focus from a subject that is far away to a close subject, turn the focusing ring to the left (∞ to 0.28 m) and focus on the clearest subject by using the indication signal on the camera, or by checking visually. 
  2. To change the focus from a subject that is close to a subject that is far away. turn the focusing ring to the right (0.28 m to ∞) and focus on the clearest subject by using the indication signal on the camera, or by checking visually.

Sony , E / Canon, Canon M / FT, MFT / Fujifilm X / Samsung NX Mount

  1. To change the focus from a subject that is far away to a close subject, turn the focusing ring to the right (∞ to 0.28 m) and focus on the clearest subject by using the indication signal on the camera, or by checking visually.
  2. ( To change the focus from a subject that is close to a subject that is far away, turn the focusing ring to the left (0.28 m to ∞) and focus on the clearest subject by using the indication signal on the camera, or by checking visually.

4. Brightness Control

You can set the depth of field and brightness by turning the aperture adjustment ring when using the 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC lens. The F numbers can be set from 2.8 to 22. 5.

5. About Photography

The 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC lens is a wide-angle lens and captures a vivid wide angle of view by minimizing image distortion. You can capture extensive panoramas. which is very useful for landscape shooting.

6. Camera Settings

Some cameras require special settings when using this lens. Please refer to the following and set the camera when necessary.

Canon Mount

The diaphragm of the 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC Canon mount is not compatible with the camera. if the brightness is set to F8 or above, you may not be able to set the correct fo due to difficulty in viewing the subject through the camera viewfinder. Turn the aperture adjustment ring so it is fully open when attaching the lens to the camera, then set the depth of field and brightness you want before shooting

  1. Set the camera mode dial to M.Rokinon 14mm UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens-fig 12
  2. Adjust the shutter speed to achieve the appropriate exposure for the brightness.Rokinon 14mm UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens-fig 13

For some Canon cameras, if you set the camera mode dial to Av and set the brightness by turning the aperture adjustment ring on the lens, the camera automatically changes the shutter speed. Therefore you don’t need to adjust the shutter speed as well, which is required in M mode.

Note
The procedures above are for the 40D. The settings for the camera or the menu may vary based on the model or due to a functional upgrade. Refer to the camera instruction manual or contact the camera manufacturer for detailed information.)

Nikon (Fujifilm) Mount
Your Nikon mount has electronic contacts that allow it to communicate with Nikon AF cameras. These contacts enable the A, S, and P modes of the camera. When a subject is correctly in focus, the camera emits a beep or an indicator light comes on. 

Pentax (Samsung GX) K Mount
The 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC Pentax (Samsung GX) K Mount supports Av mode.

  1. Align the A mode indicator to the distance scale indicator mark by pressing the A button on the aperture adjustment ring of the lens.
  2. Set the mode dial of the camera to Av.Rokinon 14mm UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens-fig 18
  3. Set the focus adjustment lever of the camera to MF.Rokinon 14mm UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens-fig 19
  4. Camera Settings The user sets the menu.
    • The aperture ring is used.
    • Not allowed.
  5. Adjust the brightness by turning the dial at the back of the camera.

The procedures above are for the K20D. The settings for the camera or the menu may vary based on the model or due to a functional upgrade. Refer to the camera instruction manual or contact the camera manufacturer for detailed information.)

Sony (Minolta) @ Mount

The diaphragm of the 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC Sony (Minolta) mount is not compatible with the camera. If the brightness is set to F8 or above, you may not be able to set the correct focus due to difficulty in viewing the subject through the camera viewfinder. Turn the aperture adjustment ring so it is fully open when attaching the lens to the camera, and then set the depth of field and brightness you want before shooting.

  1. Set the camera mode dial to M.Rokinon 14mm UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens-fig 1
  2.  Set the focus adjustment lever of the camera to MF.Rokinon 14mm UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens-fig 2
  3. Adjust the shutter speed to achieve the appropriate exposure for the brightness.

(The procedures above are for the a350. The settings for the camera or the menu may vary based on the model or due to a functional upgrade. Refer to the camera instruction manual or contact the camera manufacturer for detailed information.)

Mirrorless Cameras (Canon M, Samsung NX, Sony E, Fujifilm X)
The diaphragms of the 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC Canon M, Samsung NX, Sony E, and Fujifilm X mounts are not compatible with the cameras. If the brightness is set to F8 or above, you may not be able to set the correct focus due to difficulty in viewing the subject through the camera viewfinder. Turn the aperture adjustment ring so it is fully open when attaching the lens to the camera, and then set the depth of field and brightness you want before shooting.

[ Canon M Mount]

  1. Set the exposure to manual exposure (M) and change the focus mode to MF.

    Rokinon 14mm UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens-fig 9

(The procedures above are for the Canon M. The settings for the camera or the menu may vary based on the camera model or due to a functional upgrade. Refer to the camera instruction manual or contact the camera manufacturer for detailed information.)

Fujifilm X Mount I

  1. Set the focus mode to M. Rokinon 14mm UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens-fig 14
  2. Press the MENU/OK button, and select ON at ‘Shoot without lens’ in the shooting menu.

(The procedures above are for the X-Prof. The settings for the camera or the menu may vary based on the camera model or due to a functional upgrade. Refer to the camera instruction manual or contact the camera manufacturer for detailed information.)

[ Samsung NX Mount ]

  1. Set the camera mode dial to M.
  2. Adjust the shutter speed by turning the dial to achieve the appropriate exposure for the brightnessRokinon 14mm UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens-fig 15
  • For some Samsung NX cameras, if you set the camera mode dial to A and set the brightness by turning the aperture adjustment ring on the lens, the camera automatically changes the shutter speed. Therefore you don’t need to adjust the shutter speed as well, which is required in M mode

The procedures above are for the NX200. The settings for the camera or the menu may vary based on the camera model or due to a functional upgrade. Therefore refer to the camera manual or contact the camera manufacturer for detailed information.)

[ Sony E Mount ]

  1. Set the camera mode dial to M.
  2. Adjust the shutter speed by turning the dial to achieve the appropriate exposure for the brightness.Rokinon 14mm UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens-fig 20
  • For some Sony E cameras, if you set the camera mode dial to A and set the brightness by turning the aperture adjustment ring on the lens, the camera automatically changes the shutter speed. Therefore you don’t need to adjust the shutter speed as well, which is required in M mode.

(The procedures above are for the NEX-5. The settings for the camera or the menu may vary based on the model or due to a functional upgrade. Refer to the camera manual or contact the camera manufacturer for detailed information.)

Four Thirds, Micro Four Thirds

The diaphragms of the 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds mounts are not compatible with the cameras. If the brightness is set to F8 or above, you may not be able to set the correct focus due to difficulty in viewing the subject through the camera viewfinder. Turn the aperture adjustment ring so it is fully open when attaching the lens to the camera, and then set the depth of field and brightness you want before shooting.

Four-Thirds Mount

  1. Hold down the MODE button and turn the dial until it is set to M. (shooting conditions) MODE + control dial » M mode setting (manual shooting)Rokinon 14mm UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens-fig 3
  2. Hold down the AF button and turn the dial until it is set to MF. (Focusing) AF + control dial
    • MF setting (manual focusing)Rokinon 14mm UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens-fig 4
  3. Adjust the shutter speed to achieve the appropriate exposure for the brightness by turning the dial.Rokinon 14mm UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens-fig 5

(The procedures above are for the Olympus E-3. The settings for the camera or the menu may vary based on the camera model or due to a functional upgrade. Refer to the camera manual or contact the camera manufacturer for detailed information.)

[Micro Four Thirds Mount ]

  1. Set the camera mode dial to MRokinon 14mm UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens-fig 7
  2. Adjust the shutter speed by turning the dial to achieve the appropriate exposure for the brightness.Rokinon 14mm UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens-fig 8
  • For some Olympus (MT) and Panasonic (MT) cameras, if you set the camera mode dial to A and set the brightness by turning the aperture adjustment ring on the lens, the camera automatically changes the shutter speed. Therefore you don’t need to adjust the shutter speed as well, which is required in M mode.

The procedures above are for the E-P2. The settings for the camera or the menu may vary based on the camera model or due to a functional upgrade. Refer to the camera manual or contact the camera manufacturer for detailed information.)

7. SpecificationsRokinon 14mm UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens-fig 10
Rokinon 14mm UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens-fig 11

8. TroubleshootingRokinon 14mm UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens-fig 16
Rokinon 14mm UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens-fig 17

9. Safety Precautions

The following precautions are divided into two types according to the level of danger.

WARNING If this instruction is not followed, it may cause death or severe injury to the user.

CAUTION If this instruction is not followed, it may cause death or severe injury to the user.

WARNING! Do not wet this product or expose it to a moist environment. It may cause a fire or electric shock.

CAUTION!

  • Do not use this product or store it close to devices that generate heat i.e., heaters, thermal regulators, stoves, or stereo amplifiers.
  • Do not leave the lens in conditions where drastic temperature changes can occur
  • Do not touch the surface of the lens by hand, and avoid making contact with sharp objects. 
  • Avoid dropping the lens. 
  • Do not soak the lens in water, and avoid water splashing onto the lens. 
  • If there are foreign bodies on the lens, use a lens cleaning kit only.

FAQS About Rokinon 14mm UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens

What advantage does a 14mm lens provide?

Given that the 14mm focal length is far wider than what the human eye can see, it provides an unusual viewpoint.

Rokinon lenses are weatherproof.

II SERIES ROKINON lenses come with weatherproofing.

Is the 14mm Rokinon full frame?

When used with a full frame digital camera or 35mm film camera, the Rokinon 14mm F2. 8 ED AS IF UMC Lens provides you with an approximately 115° field of view and spectacular results.

What is a 14mm lens’ field of view?

When using a full-frame (35mm) DSLR camera body, the field of view is 115 degrees, and when using an APS-C crop sensor DSLR, it is roughly 94 degrees.

What classification does a 14mm lens fit into?

extreme wide

Why is the lens’s size important?

Better image clarity, a broader field of view, and a deeper depth of field are all made possible by larger lenses.

Where are lenses created by Rokinon?

Korea, South

All Rokinon lenses have manual focus, right?

The cost of Rokinon lenses is well known to be quite low. The majority of lenses have manual focus.

For landscapes, is 14mm too wide?

On a 35mm camera, the wide-angle focal length range is typically thought of as 14 to 35mm.

Is a 14mm lens suitable for taking real estate photos?

When standing against a wall in a very small interior space, you’ll typically only need to go wider (16mm, 14mm, or 11mm!) to “fit in” as much of the available space.

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