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Old 8th of October 2010 (Fri)   #61
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Default Re: Samyang/Rokinon/Vivitar/Polar/Bower/Opteka/Falcon 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF

overstock.com has them, last time I checked.
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Old 8th of October 2010 (Fri)   #62
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So just to confirm, the best option is a EOS mount with AF confirmation chip?


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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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Old 8th of October 2010 (Fri)   #63
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I'd skip the focus confirmation chip too. If you have the Eg-S focusing screen it's not needed. Just trust your eyes.
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Sounds good. I do have the EG-S screen. Time to order one.


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Here are some more. Im getting the hang of manually focusing this lens, really starting to love it.








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All of you here are a bad influence! I have been debating between this and a Canon 85 1.8 and your pictures won me over. I also ordered a programable chip to install to see how well it works; however if that doesn't cut it there is always live view. Meanwhile back at the ranch...waiting for the big brown truck to show!
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All of you here are a bad influence! I have been debating between this and a Canon 85 1.8 and your pictures won me over. I also ordered a programable chip to install to see how well it works; however if that doesn't cut it there is always live view. Meanwhile back at the ranch...waiting for the big brown truck to show!

Once you get it use it for a while. The first day I sucked at manually focusing this lens, but everyday it got easier and my keeper rate went up. As long as my subject isn't moving, or at least isn't moving fast I can get just as high of a keeper rate as any other lens I have.
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This lens looks great!

Just thought I would try to find the lowest prices (I searched all 7 brands)

Rokinon 85mm $249.95 + free s/h
http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.a...5MN&sku=RO85MN

I would like to get this and test it against my 85mm 1.8

I wonder how this compares to the new Sigma 85 1.4? The Sigma is $649.05 more than the Rokinon! Whoa!
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Can anyone comment on the focus ring of this lens? I'm thinking of picking one up for video work on the 7D. I'm used to manual focusing but I just hope it isn't like the Canon 50 1.4's ring which is the worst I've used. Lots of play and a 'gravelly' feel.
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Can anyone comment on the focus ring of this lens? I'm thinking of picking one up for video work on the 7D. I'm used to manual focusing but I just hope it isn't like the Canon 50 1.4's ring which is the worst I've used. Lots of play and a 'gravelly' feel.
I've found mine to be very smooth, if a bit tight when you first get it. It will loosen as time goes on, though. Though I don't do video (I had a 7d for a while and did video with this lens) on a regular basis, I would imagine that you'd like the feel.
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I've found mine to be very smooth, if a bit tight when you first get it. It will loosen as time goes on, though. Though I don't do video (I had a 7d for a while and did video with this lens) on a regular basis, I would imagine that you'd like the feel.
I can second that. If you haven't used MF lenses before you will be awed by the feel.
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I've used tons of manual focus lenses, just ones that usually cost 8-12k a piece! Still photo lenses are a different story. Some have decent rings, some do not. Optically this lens looks like a winner, I just want to make sure, mechanically, it is as well. I think I'm going to pull the trigger and judge for myself!
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