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A test samyang 14mm F2.8 ED

 
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Apr 22, 2010 08:20 |  #16

PaulB wrote in post #10043361 (external link)
With such a wide angle of view it is difficult to assess sharpness in the corners unless photographing brick walls in close-up (and this type of lens isn't designed for that purpose anyway - a fact often lost on some people)

Is any lens really made for the explicit purpose of photographing brick walls close up? :p

Anyway you can post some sample pics whenever you have time (and it stops raining)? I'd be very interested to see them!


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Apr 22, 2010 08:23 |  #17

Darn it. I'm going to order it tonight when I get home. Resistance is futile.


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Apr 22, 2010 08:27 |  #18

With that bloody europeen closed airports, I won't receive it before this week end :( .
I still don't know how I am going to use it, and for what, but, I expect, creativity must be an important point to keep in mind :D. So, architecture should'nt be my obsession ...


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Apr 22, 2010 08:38 |  #19

newworld666 wrote in post #10043834 (external link)
With that bloody europeen closed airports, I won't receive it before this week end :( .
I still don't know how I am going to use it, and for what, but, I expect, creativity must be an important point to keep in mind :D. So, architecture should'nt be my obsession ...

The review on the lens was too good to resist. It's cheap considering the alternatives.


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Apr 22, 2010 09:01 |  #20

fnothaft wrote in post #10043794 (external link)
Is any lens really made for the explicit purpose of photographing brick walls close up? :p

Anyway you can post some sample pics whenever you have time (and it stops raining)? I'd be very interested to see them!

If I need to photograph brick walls close up - and I do sometimes, honestly! - then I use a Macro lens.
Forgot to mention the hood - petal shape obviously and plastic, heavily ridged internally but more of a front element protector - and the lens cap: this is very deep and clips firmly onto the hood, using those internal ridges, much better than a slip on design.

If anyone is thinking of buying one of these lenses can I recommend checking the prices on both Foto-tip's own online shop and their eBay shop - you may be pleasantly surprised at one versus the other...............

I'll try and post an image.




  
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Apr 22, 2010 09:22 |  #21

PaulB wrote in post #10043991 (external link)
If I need to photograph brick walls close up - and I do sometimes, honestly! - then I use a Macro lens.
Forgot to mention the hood - petal shape obviously and plastic, heavily ridged internally but more of a front element protector - and the lens cap: this is very deep and clips firmly onto the hood, using those internal ridges, much better than a slip on design.

If anyone is thinking of buying one of these lenses can I recommend checking the prices on both Foto-tip's own online shop and their eBay shop - you may be pleasantly surprised at one versus the other...............

I'll try and post an image.

Bing has cashback. I paid 460 for the lens and got an instant 37 bucks back.


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Apr 22, 2010 09:46 as a reply to  @ plasticmotif's post |  #22

A couple of small images, straight out of camera (1DsMkII), no PP just resized to attach here.


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Apr 22, 2010 09:58 |  #23

Not bad at all !! .... no flare, that's a very good news !!! ...
For distorsion, at least, as I expected, if you are not making achitecture pictures, it shouldn't be a major isuue ...
On full frame that seems to be a promizing cheap good lens. Pity they didn't include an actual afconfirm chip which can memorize aperture and lengh too in exif..


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Apr 22, 2010 10:01 |  #24

Where to order it from?


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Apr 22, 2010 10:15 |  #25

farrukh wrote in post #10044297 (external link)
Where to order it from?

Foto-tip - on eBay, or better still their own Polish online shop.




  
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Apr 22, 2010 10:21 as a reply to  @ farrukh's post |  #26

More sample photos:

http://www.4photos.de/​test/Samyang-14mm-2.8-en.html (external link)
http://photo.net …gital-camera-forum/00WHaq (external link)


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Apr 22, 2010 10:42 |  #27

:shock: :shock: .. on some pictures, distorsion is really significant ..

Luckily PTLens has got a profile to correct that issue

Without correction

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With PTlens correction (not perfect, but at least much better)
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... good flare resistant, distorsion can be corrected, and sharpness almost satisfying ... mean a very good study UWA lens for fullframe :D:D:D..

I didn't try to correct vignetting .. but seems possible to manage it with PTlens too..

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Apr 22, 2010 10:49 |  #28

newworld666 wrote in post #10044545 (external link)
:shock: :shock: .. on some pictures, distorsion is really significant ..

Luckily PTLens has got a profile to correct that issue

... good flare resistant, distorsion can be corrected, and sharpness almost satisfying ... mean a very good study UWA lens for fullframe :D:D:D..

I didn't try to correct vignetting .. but seems possible to manage it with PTlens too..

Oh legit! Not bad. It doesn't look like the vignetting is that bad wide open, so it shouldn't be too bad to fix.


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Apr 22, 2010 11:02 as a reply to  @ fnothaft's post |  #29

My copy doesn't seem to exhibit the 'wave/moustache' distortion that others have reported though, just plain old barrel distortion which in my experience is to be expected on an ultrawide anyway.
I'll check the PTLens update out.




  
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Apr 22, 2010 11:09 as a reply to  @ PaulB's post |  #30

I updated Ptlens this morning and there was already the Samyang barrel correction.. :cool:


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