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Apr 25, 2018 20:56 |  #1

So after many years with my LOVELY Samyang 14mm F2.8, I decided to part ways and look for something with Autofocus. Sure it's not necessary for most things, but chimping the live view on my 5DIV was getting a bit old. Moustache distortion was the only optical flaw of this lens though.

I've been looking at the new Rokinon AF 14mm F2.8 ($1000 cdn) and the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 ($1700 cdn with a 7 year warranty)

I know the Sigma is stellar and in a league of it's own, but it's SO clean optically, NO distortion, I almost find the sample images "boring" and lacking character. Thoughts?


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Apr 25, 2018 22:08 |  #2

It's new and expensive. Give it 6 months and you can find it for $300 less.


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Apr 25, 2018 22:26 |  #3

what does that mean? you want backfocus or fringing?


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Apr 25, 2018 22:38 |  #4

Get the plugin for correcting the Samyang distortion. Apply it, then use fade tool to leave just a little bit of distortion, or "character" if you prefer.


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Apr 26, 2018 18:40 |  #5

I like wide, but I'd have a really hard time justifying $1300 for this lens when both the Sigma 12-24 II and 8-16 are available for less than a third of that. F/2.8 in UWA zoom? Why? I'd shoot it f/5.6 to f/11 98.3% of the time.

Not sure where you got the 'no distortion' thing from. MC @ TDP reports the usual barrel distortion at the wide end, and pincushion at the long end.


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Apr 26, 2018 19:00 as a reply to  @ ed rader's post |  #6

LOL, no just sometimes a bit of distortion adds character.


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Apr 26, 2018 19:00 as a reply to  @ Choderboy's post |  #7

Hah good idea!


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Apr 26, 2018 19:01 as a reply to  @ Bassat's post |  #8

Where is that? I see the Sigma 12-24 II for about $1200 cdn vs $1699 for the new Sigma 14-24


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Apr 26, 2018 22:12 |  #9

drisley wrote in post #18614265 (external link)
Where is that? I see the Sigma 12-24 II for about $1200 cdn vs $1699 for the new Sigma 14-24

I sold mine (http://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1488605) for $450. I think I bought it on E-Bay for the same. I got my Sigma 8-16 on E-Bay for $400. I think the 8-16 on crop (I use 80D, now) is better than the 12-24 II on 6D. Deeper DOF, and sharper into the corners. Distortion is a factor on neither of them. Shop around. You can do better than $1300. I wouldn't pay for f/2.8 I'm never going to use. That pretty much applies to any zoom, if you ask me.


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Apr 28, 2018 02:33 |  #10

Well, I ordered the Sigma 14-24, all the reviews I've seen show this as basically being optically as near to flawless as it can get.
I will report back with some images ASAP. :)


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Apr 29, 2018 09:13 as a reply to  @ drisley's post |  #11

Was always wanting this lens but now that the laowa 10-18 was announced I’d rather have it!!!


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May 13, 2018 21:41 as a reply to  @ Talley's post |  #12

Is that available for Canon Full Frame?

Loving this 14-24 so far. Images almost look more contrasty and sharp than my 35 and 85 Art lenses.


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May 13, 2018 21:59 |  #13

Wow, looking good!


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