Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Sample Photo Archives Lens Sample Photo Archive 
Thread started 29 Jul 2010 (Thursday) 01:36
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Samyang Rokinon Vivitar 14 2.8 lens

 
Careyst
Member
Avatar
223 posts
Joined May 2012
Location: NYC
     
May 26, 2013 17:52 |  #2146

First day out with my Rokinon...

IMAGE: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5457/8846813949_c7c52d87f5_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …e_photography/8​846813949/  (external link)
Citibikewideangle (external link) by CareySt (external link), on Flickr

flickr (external link) | FaceBook (external link)
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Gripped |EF 70-200mm f/4L USM |Rokinon 14mm f/2.8]|EF 50mm f/1.4 USM | Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
brettjrob
Dr. Goodness PHD
Avatar
470 posts
Likes: 25
Joined Jun 2006
Location: Norman, OK USA
     
May 31, 2013 02:35 |  #2147

Now that I've got a good copy of this and have put it to real-world use, I couldn't be happier, and feel like I've practically stolen it for $329. I was concerned about color and contrast, given some of my previous experiences with off-brand lenses, but those are proving unfounded, for the most part. A few samples from the past three days of storm chasing:

IMAGE: http://www.skyinmotion.com/gallery/photos/chase/2013/2013-05-27/2013-05-28_2386.jpg


IMAGE: http://www.skyinmotion.com/gallery/photos/chase/2013/2013-05-28/2013-05-28_2408.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.skyinmotion.com/gallery/photos/chase/2013/2013-05-29/2013-05-29_2436.jpg

For the type of work I do (95% this stuff), this focal length isn't just a "specialty" lens that will come out of the bag once in a blue moon. Thankfully, it appears the Samyang is up to the task of being a workhorse, and has made me feel much better about my recent decision to switch from crop to FF.

Nikon D610, D5100
Samyang 14/2.8 | Nikon 18-35G, 24-85G VR, 70-200/4G VR

Flickr (external link) | 500px (external link) | skyinmotion.com (external link)
Feedback

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
phant0mv87
Senior Member
582 posts
Likes: 5
Joined May 2010
     
May 31, 2013 21:54 |  #2148

IMAGE: http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3699/8907797095_90252f3cac_c.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/phant0mv87/8907​797095/  (external link)
ginger (external link) by phant0mv87 (external link), on Flickr

Canon 5DmkII BG-E6
85/1.4||100/2.8||24-70/2.8L||70-200mkII
580EX || YN-467 || ST-E2 ||RF-602
Packed nicely in a Lowepro Flipside 300

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
drisley
"What a Tool I am"
Avatar
8,866 posts
Likes: 17
Joined Nov 2002
     
Jun 02, 2013 17:42 |  #2149

Wow, not an easy feat with a manual focus lens and a moving animal! You nailed the eyes perfectly too!


1D Mark III - 5D Mark IV - 24-70/2.8L - 70-200/2.8L Mark II - Samyang 14/2.8

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
drisley
"What a Tool I am"
Avatar
8,866 posts
Likes: 17
Joined Nov 2002
     
Jun 02, 2013 21:19 |  #2150

This is pretty much straight out of camera, handheld at F8, 1/400s (external link), set focus using liveview (set to about 10 feet on my lens).

I find the lens very nice, but the bottom right isn't quite as sharp as the other corners, but would you say this is acceptable?


1D Mark III - 5D Mark IV - 24-70/2.8L - 70-200/2.8L Mark II - Samyang 14/2.8

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
drisley
"What a Tool I am"
Avatar
8,866 posts
Likes: 17
Joined Nov 2002
     
Jun 02, 2013 23:31 |  #2151

Handheld F5.6

IMAGE: http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/325/pr1352681.jpg

1D Mark III - 5D Mark IV - 24-70/2.8L - 70-200/2.8L Mark II - Samyang 14/2.8

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
RobDickinson
Goldmember
3,976 posts
Gallery: 14 photos
Best ofs: 4
Likes: 992
Joined Apr 2010
Location: New Zealand
     
Jun 07, 2013 17:26 |  #2152

New owner checking in..

IMAGE: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5342/8982030868_b4437a210e_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/zarphag/8982030​868/  (external link)
A rock amongst the stars (external link) by robjdickinson (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7442/8956907850_052221239e_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/zarphag/8956907​850/  (external link)
Is there any body out there? (external link) by robjdickinson (external link), on Flickr

www.HeroWorkshops.com (external link) - www.rjd.co.nz (external link) - www.zarphag.com (external link)
Gear: A7r, 6D, Irix 15mmf2.4 , canon 16-35f4L, Canon 24mm TS-E f3.5 mk2, Sigma 50mm art, 70-200f2.8L, 400L. Lee filters, iOptron IPano, Emotimo TB3, Markins, Feisol, Novoflex, Sirui. etc.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Deron
Junior Member
26 posts
Joined Jan 2012
     
Jun 07, 2013 17:30 as a reply to  @ RobDickinson's post |  #2153

Welcome...

It was only a matter of time.

:cool:




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
RobDickinson
Goldmember
3,976 posts
Gallery: 14 photos
Best ofs: 4
Likes: 992
Joined Apr 2010
Location: New Zealand
     
Jun 07, 2013 17:35 |  #2154

and money!


www.HeroWorkshops.com (external link) - www.rjd.co.nz (external link) - www.zarphag.com (external link)
Gear: A7r, 6D, Irix 15mmf2.4 , canon 16-35f4L, Canon 24mm TS-E f3.5 mk2, Sigma 50mm art, 70-200f2.8L, 400L. Lee filters, iOptron IPano, Emotimo TB3, Markins, Feisol, Novoflex, Sirui. etc.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Deron
Junior Member
26 posts
Joined Jan 2012
     
Jun 07, 2013 17:40 |  #2155

RobDickinson wrote in post #16009955 (external link)
and money!

How much did it cost? Mine was £260 in the uk.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
RobDickinson
Goldmember
3,976 posts
Gallery: 14 photos
Best ofs: 4
Likes: 992
Joined Apr 2010
Location: New Zealand
     
Jun 07, 2013 17:42 |  #2156

$525nz which is almost identical I think. I would have gone for the 14L but, you know..:D


www.HeroWorkshops.com (external link) - www.rjd.co.nz (external link) - www.zarphag.com (external link)
Gear: A7r, 6D, Irix 15mmf2.4 , canon 16-35f4L, Canon 24mm TS-E f3.5 mk2, Sigma 50mm art, 70-200f2.8L, 400L. Lee filters, iOptron IPano, Emotimo TB3, Markins, Feisol, Novoflex, Sirui. etc.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
EverydayGetaway
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
10,118 posts
Gallery: 7 photos
Likes: 2842
Joined Oct 2012
Location: Bowie, MD
     
Jun 07, 2013 17:49 |  #2157

RobDickinson wrote in post #16009942 (external link)
New owner checking in..
ww.flickr.com/photos/z​arphag/8956907850/]
QUOTED IMAGE
Is there any body out there? (external link) by robjdickinson (external link), on Flickr

Really cool shot. If only he was looking up a little bit, then it'd look like he was breathing out the milky way! :cool:

I'm still torn between this lens or the 24mm... either one will have to come after a good portrait lens anyway though :(

Also, as an aside, thanks for your in-depth opinions on the 6D! Your advice in a large way swayed me to purchase mine and I'm loving the camera, I use it daily :)


Fuji X-Pro2 // Fuji X-T1 // Fuji X-100T // XF 18mm f2 // XF 35mm f1.4 // XF 60mm f2.4 // Rokinon 12mm f2 // Rokinon 21mm f1.4 // XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 // XF 55-200mm f3.5-4.8 // Rokinon 85mm f1.4 // Zhonghi Lensturbo ii // Various adapted MF lenses
flickr (external link) // Instagram (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
RobDickinson
Goldmember
3,976 posts
Gallery: 14 photos
Best ofs: 4
Likes: 992
Joined Apr 2010
Location: New Zealand
     
Jun 07, 2013 18:06 |  #2158

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #16009984 (external link)
Really cool shot. If only he was looking up a little bit, then it'd look like he was breathing out the milky way! :cool:

I'm still torn between this lens or the 24mm... either one will have to come after a good portrait lens anyway though :(

Also, as an aside, thanks for your in-depth opinions on the 6D! Your advice in a large way swayed me to purchase mine and I'm loving the camera, I use it daily :)

Cheers, thats a selfie so its hard to judge positions and view in the pitch black, balance the sky, torch and flash!

I have the 24tse so I wont get another 24 prime I think.

Glad your liking the 6d its an awesome camera!


www.HeroWorkshops.com (external link) - www.rjd.co.nz (external link) - www.zarphag.com (external link)
Gear: A7r, 6D, Irix 15mmf2.4 , canon 16-35f4L, Canon 24mm TS-E f3.5 mk2, Sigma 50mm art, 70-200f2.8L, 400L. Lee filters, iOptron IPano, Emotimo TB3, Markins, Feisol, Novoflex, Sirui. etc.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
powerslave
Goldmember
1,643 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 10
Joined Feb 2008
     
Jun 07, 2013 18:21 |  #2159

New owner joining in. Been a fan of this lens since it was launched and the no-filter block kept me from buying it. Did it anyway.

The color reproduction, contrast and sharpness are blowing my mind.

Here's a quick test shot from today, focus is a little off in this one, but I have now figured out the sweet spots for this lens for hyperfocal (even though the distance scale doesn't seem to match at all).

Thanks to Thomas Berndt for the awesome Lens Profile. I was all set to purchase PTlens, but I no longer see the need!

f/2.8 SOOC except for a -0.5 on exposure in LR.

IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7287/8982370840_e99fcb0d89_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …s/garagenoise/8​982370840/  (external link)
Rokinon 14mm (external link) by power slave (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3818/8982376886_66bbe61c7b_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …s/garagenoise/8​982376886/  (external link)
Untitled (external link) by power slave (external link), on Flickr

flickr photostream (external link)
DP2 Merrill | 6D | TS-E24LII | EF24-105L | Fuji X-M1 | XC 16-50

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
gmikol
Senior Member
272 posts
Joined Nov 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA, USA
     
Jun 07, 2013 21:45 |  #2160

Nice...reminds me of Ben Canales (external link)

Also, if you gel the flash with a warming filter, and then lower the color temp in post, you could probably neutralize some of that light pollution...

Hoping to get out myself this evening if the clouds don't blow in...

--Greg




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,270,839 views & 1,353 likes for this thread
Samyang Rokinon Vivitar 14 2.8 lens
FORUMS Sample Photo Archives Lens Sample Photo Archive 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is 4bosing
794 guests, 361 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.