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Samyang/Rokinon 8 mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye

 
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Mar 08, 2010 08:25 |  #16

Like Willy b said, this lens is designed for croppers. All the shots I've posted have been from a crop. I'm kinda scared to mount it on the 5d. It would be so wide, I could probably see my knuckles in every shot.


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Mar 08, 2010 09:16 |  #17

Well... I've just bought this lens :D

FOr anybody that isn't sure, please look at this Flickr group. It may however cost you £180/$220 (ish)
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Literally can't wait for it now!!


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Mar 09, 2010 12:53 |  #18

I have the ProOptic version, $290 from Adorama. Here's a barnyard shot:


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Mar 09, 2010 13:04 |  #19

I tried the lens on an old Elan 35mm film camera, and it does go a bit wider, though there's vignetting caused by the built-in lens hood. I don't believe the focal length is really 8mm, the results look very close to the 10mm Sigma diagonal fisheye for crop cameras. The optics and build quality on this lens are as good as any -- the low cost is because of the lack of autofocus and auto-aperture (which I don't miss on this lens.) Also, if anything goes wrong, it's probably a throw-away... but it's so simple, I don't expect any problems.

Here's a shot of the sky using the film camera, with the vignetting cropped out:


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Mar 10, 2010 10:53 |  #20

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Mar 12, 2010 05:18 as a reply to  @ icebat's post |  #21

4 first are "HDR's". 3 exp, handheld
5 is cropped from 5D II

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Mar 12, 2010 05:40 |  #22

^^^
wow, 2nd and 3rd and great! What HDR software did you use? I'm thinking I may need to invest, as looking at shots it seems that this lens works very well with HDR.


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Mar 12, 2010 06:26 |  #23

willy b wrote in post #9780728 (external link)
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wow, 2nd and 3rd and great! What HDR software did you use? I'm thinking I may need to invest, as looking at shots it seems that this lens works very well with HDR.

Thanks, I used Photomatix, next some PS (curves and some actions) to make colors more saturated.


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Mar 12, 2010 06:53 |  #24

Thats cool, I have the trial version on Photomatix, but I may have to get the full version soon...


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Mar 12, 2010 07:07 |  #25

willy b wrote in post #9780933 (external link)
Thats cool, I have the trial version on Photomatix, but I may have to get the full version soon...

In my opinion it's a good software. I've tried also other popular HDR soft, but Photomatix seems to be the best for me.

There is also some new program, MACHINERY, which is developed by the member of canon-board.info, I didn't use it but maybe you should try it if you like this kind of photos?

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Mar 12, 2010 08:56 as a reply to  @ Konrado84's post |  #26

Konrado84, very nice pics! Those are on your 40D, right?


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Mar 12, 2010 09:05 |  #27

kirschplunder wrote in post #9781420 (external link)
Konrado84, very nice pics! Those are on your 40D, right?

Thx.
Yes, pics from my 40D.
I remember it was very cold day, about -4 F but no problems with gear.


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Mar 15, 2010 22:20 |  #28

So, the pro-optic version is the only one available new?


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Mar 16, 2010 04:21 |  #29

Got mine yesterday :D I love it. I thought I would really struggle with the manual focus, however it doesn't really seem a major issue. Seems that if you put the lens at F8 then you don't need to focus "that" much.

Anyway here is a shot I have been wanting to do for ages...

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Mar 16, 2010 10:14 |  #30

willy b wrote in post #9805862 (external link)
Got mine yesterday :D I love it. I thought I would really struggle with the manual focus, however it doesn't really seem a major issue. Seems that if you put the lens at F8 then you don't need to focus "that" much.

Anyway here is a shot I have been wanting to do for ages...
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lol nice.. i'm gonna try that too!




  
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