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Old 6th of October 2010 (Wed)   #46
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Default Re: Samyang/Rokinon/Vivitar/Polar/Bower/Opteka/Falcon 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF

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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Old 7th of October 2010 (Thu)   #47
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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.
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Dividing by zero is fun.
Only if you are a mathematician...
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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.
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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.
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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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.
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Only if you are a mathematician...
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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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Stop it!!! I can't stand it no longer!

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


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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!
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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)
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