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The Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ultra wide angle lens is available in Canon or Nikon or Sony Alpha lens mounts in either its regular housing or a Cine style housing. It is a relatively low cost alternative to the Nikon 14mm f/2.8 or Canon 14mm f/2.8L II but is manual focus only.
Worth noting is that Samyang and Rokinon are apparently the same design with slightly different builds. It is unclear whether one is better than the other with either optics or build quality.
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