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Samyang Rokinon Vivitar 14 2.8 lens

 
Careyst
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May 26, 2013 17:52 |  #2146

First day out with my Rokinon...

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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

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brettjrob
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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:

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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

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phant0mv87
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May 31, 2013 21:54 |  #2148

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85/1.4||100/2.8||24-70/2.8L||28-75/2.8||70-200mkII
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drisley
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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

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drisley
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Jun 02, 2013 21:19 |  #2150

This is pretty much straight out of camera, handheld at F8, 1/400sexternal 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

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drisley
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Jun 02, 2013 23:31 |  #2151

Handheld F5.6

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

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RobDickinson
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Jun 07, 2013 17:26 |  #2152

New owner checking in..

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Deron
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Jun 07, 2013 17:30 as a reply to RobDickinson's post |  #2153

Welcome...

It was only a matter of time.

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RobDickinson
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Jun 07, 2013 17:35 |  #2154

and money!


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Deron
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Jun 07, 2013 17:40 |  #2155

RobDickinson wrote in post #16009955external link
and money!

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




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RobDickinson
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Jun 07, 2013 17:42 |  #2156

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


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EverydayGetaway
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Jun 07, 2013 17:49 |  #2157

RobDickinson wrote in post #16009942 (external link)
New owner checking in..
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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 // Rokinon 12mm f2 // XF 35mm f1.4 // 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
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RobDickinson
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Jun 07, 2013 18:06 |  #2158

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #16009984external 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!


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powerslave
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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.

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DP2 Merrill | 6D | TS-E24LII | EF24-105L | Fuji X-M1 | XC 16-50

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gmikol
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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




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