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Geez, that's a little too sharp! that's like what I get out of the 100mm IS L macro for portraits, so sharp it's brutal. At least your model is good-looking enough and has great skin, so there's no worries about flaws showing.


I love this lens when you look at Exif and half the stuff is all zeroes. It's funny as heck.

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Yeah, it's nice having a f/0 lens. It lets through a lot of light...unfortunately all my pictures come out overexposed :( But think of the bokeh!

Dividing by zero is fun.

Oct 07, 2010 02:55

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RaZe42 wrote in post #11050345external link
Dividing by zero is fun.

Only if you are a mathematician...

Oct 07, 2010 08:40

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Just received my Rokinon 85mm. Looking forward to posting some photos soon.

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My biggest issue with this lens is that it sits in the bag, because I have the 100mm IS L that I use. This poor lens only comes out when I'm bored. I think maybe I should go out and shoot with just this lens and leave everything else at home.

Oct 07, 2010 11:33

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katodog wrote in post #11052291external link
My biggest issue with this lens is that it sits in the bag, because I have the 100mm IS L that I use. This poor lens only comes out when I'm bored. I think maybe I should go out and shoot with just this lens and leave everything else at home.

My biggest issue is that I don't need this lens because I have the 85L (Mk1)... but I really am a sucker for bargains and this lens *IS* a bargain! If anything, I'd add it to my travel kit (T2i et al)...

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katodog wrote in post #11052291external link
My biggest issue with this lens is that it sits in the bag, because I have the 100mm IS L that I use. This poor lens only comes out when I'm bored. I think maybe I should go out and shoot with just this lens and leave everything else at home.

What about taking one camera and one lens(the Samylux in this case), and just walking around looking for things suiting that focal length. I find it immensely satisfying.

Oct 07, 2010 12:28

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ebann wrote in post #11051325external link
Only if you are a mathematician...

You sure? ;)

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Oct 07, 2010 12:30

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Stop it!!! I can't stand it no longer!

Nice shot. Do you plan to install the AF chip?

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ebann wrote in post #11055186external link
Stop it!!! I can't stand it no longer!

Nice shot. Do you plan to install the AF chip?



Thanks!
No plans to do so. I personally do not think it would make any difference or really help besides telling you that you are in the ball field of having correct focus. At f/1.4 the DOF is so small and the AF box is so big that there could still be a pretty large margin for error. Or at least to me it would seem that way, I could be completely wrong.

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Nice shots Joey!

Oct 08, 2010 09:27

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Thinking of getting this lens a try. I am currently using a 5DMk2. Is there any benefit of getting the new Nikon version with AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE METERING?

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No. All lenses meter on Canon SLRs. (Technically, lenses don't meter, cameras do. Nikon just won't meter without a lens detected. Same thing with Canon and AF confirm.)

Just get the cheapest version you can find. (in EF mount)

Oct 08, 2010 12:54

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