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damndude27 wrote in post #10719261external link
Anyone have pics on a crop body?

Yes! Here are some with the 50D.

Late to the thread, but here we go!

Shot at f/2.8, near MFD:

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Panning with an UWA :D:
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Post #31, Aug 18, 2010 23:55:24


Body: Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 • Lenses: Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC, Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, Lensbaby 2.0, Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, Canon EF 135 f/2L USM • Lighting: Canon Speedlite 580EX II • Support: Dolica CX620B104
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I'm so going to buy this lens when i have a full frame body.

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fnothaft
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JelleVerherstraeten wrote in post #10750285external link
I'm so going to buy this lens when i have a full frame body.

Why wait? :)

Post #33, Aug 19, 2010 11:16:53


Body: Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 • Lenses: Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC, Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, Lensbaby 2.0, Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, Canon EF 135 f/2L USM • Lighting: Canon Speedlite 580EX II • Support: Dolica CX620B104
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You're at Stanford? I've been a visiting doctoral researcher there for the Winter Quarter this year. Great place!

Oh yes, and a nice picture too ;-)a

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wem wrote in post #10757291external link
You're at Stanford? I've been a visiting doctoral researcher there for the Winter Quarter this year. Great place!

Oh yes, and a nice picture too ;-)a

Ha, wow! Very cool. What department are you in? I'm an undergrad in Electrical Engineering, and it's definitely a nice place!

Thanks for the kind words about the photo as well! ;)

Post #35, Aug 20, 2010 16:35:22


Body: Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 • Lenses: Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC, Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, Lensbaby 2.0, Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, Canon EF 135 f/2L USM • Lighting: Canon Speedlite 580EX II • Support: Dolica CX620B104
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Any opinions on how this fares against the 15-85mm Canon lens on a crop sensor?

Post #36, Aug 21, 2010 02:40:43


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Stir Fry A Lot wrote in post #10760827external link
Any opinions on how this fares against the 15-85mm Canon lens on a crop sensor?

Apples to oranges. This is a Prime UWA lens, that is a standard zoom. There is really very little about the two worth comparing.

Post #37, Aug 21, 2010 07:47:42


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A night shot:

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Full moons do not good star trails make!

Post #38, Aug 22, 2010 01:05:02 as a reply to mikemo618's post 17 hours earlier.


Body: Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 • Lenses: Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC, Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, Lensbaby 2.0, Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, Canon EF 135 f/2L USM • Lighting: Canon Speedlite 580EX II • Support: Dolica CX620B104
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I've taken this shot a few times on a few different bodies over the years and none of mine have looked this good. Nice shot.

Post #39, Aug 22, 2010 16:23:14


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Bave wrote in post #10767782external link
I've taken this shot a few times on a few different bodies over the years and none of mine have looked this good. Nice shot.

Haha thanks! Glad to hear you liked it!

Post #40, Aug 23, 2010 09:57:32


Body: Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 • Lenses: Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC, Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, Lensbaby 2.0, Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, Canon EF 135 f/2L USM • Lighting: Canon Speedlite 580EX II • Support: Dolica CX620B104
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A shot from this morning:

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Post #41, Aug 28, 2010 19:33:56 as a reply to fnothaft's post 5 days earlier.


Body: Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 • Lenses: Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC, Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, Lensbaby 2.0, Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, Canon EF 135 f/2L USM • Lighting: Canon Speedlite 580EX II • Support: Dolica CX620B104
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Got the lens just before our trip to NYC - it's a very fun lens to use, but it's quite hard to compose since you really need to think about what's in the frame, since it captures so much.
Here a few pictures from our trip - all taken on a 5D, some handheld, some on a Gorillapod:

NY By Night

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Times Square pt. 1
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Times Square pt. 2
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New York Public Library
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Pedestrian Lights
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Flatiron Building - gives an idea of how wide the lens is on full frame:
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Oh man, I'm really impressed. You did NY justice with these 14mm shots - and nice UWA technique, too. After seeing such great results I have to keep reminding myself that I have little use for a 14mm lens, but this Samyang looks fantastic for sure.

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drcph wrote in post #10838119external link
Flatiron Building - gives an idea of how wide the lens is on full frame:
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That is GNARLY wide.

Post #44, Sep 02, 2010 16:58:40


Body: Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 • Lenses: Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC, Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, Lensbaby 2.0, Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, Canon EF 135 f/2L USM • Lighting: Canon Speedlite 580EX II • Support: Dolica CX620B104
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ken2000ac wrote in post #10838446external link
Oh man, I'm really impressed. You did NY justice with these 14mm shots - and nice UWA technique, too. After seeing such great results I have to keep reminding myself that I have little use for a 14mm lens, but this Samyang looks fantastic for sure.

Thank you :)
For many, including myself, the Samyang 14mm is probably more nice-to-have than need-to-have, but given the price I thought I could justify it ;)

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