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Samyang Rokinon Vivitar 14 2.8 lens

 
Quiexo
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Mar 05, 2012 08:53 as a reply to post 14019631 |  #1411

First time posting some pictures in this thread. Went to a PIAF exhibition in Perth by some Korean guy by the name of Choi Keong Hwa. Something to do with "carnival of colour and plastic mimics and honours the beauty in nature as well as the processes of decay that are part of being alive"....um, yeah...anyways, thought it would be a good chance to use my Samyang 14mm to take some shots of my bubby and wife. Must admit, manual focus was pretty hard, especially with a 9 month old baby who just cannot possibly stay still...had to resort to sticking it to about 0.35-0.5m, turning on LIveView to 10x magnification, and either moving towards my bubby, or waiting for her to move to me!

Have to say though, really starting to love this lens...haven't actually had a chance to take some landscape shots with it, so I have mainly been taking people shots...and yes, it's not the most "ideal' portrait lens, but for me, there's just something about shooting wide open with a UWA lens like this that makes it pretty cool...:D

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Mar 05, 2012 17:45 |  #1412

Nice!! And it's nice to see people and some indoor stuff in the thread.:)


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Kris ­ P.
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Mar 06, 2012 11:00 as a reply to Mookalafalas's post |  #1413

Hi everyone! I haven't posted here in a while. You all have some great stuff, and this is me learning the hard way that landscape photography is a lot more difficult than I thought! Haha

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Mar 06, 2012 21:07 |  #1414

Close-focus, wide-angle:

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Mar 07, 2012 08:08 |  #1415

I was expecting a little bit bigger northern lights show last night, but I'm going to give another shot tonight :)

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jimmiegrunde
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Mar 07, 2012 13:15 as a reply to igora90's post |  #1416

I've just browsed through this entire thread and WOW! Holy moly, there's a ton of nice pictures in here.

I'm really considering buying this lens, although I have one question (and it might be a stupid one, but hey);
Will E-TTL work when using this lens together with an Speedlite 430 EXii?
Sorry if it's been asked and answered already!


Thanks alot in advance!


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Mar 07, 2012 16:52 |  #1417

igora90 wrote in post #14019631 (external link)
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You've got pretty much the same gear as me...and I think you've sold me on this lens with this shot. Awesome work! I think I'll be picking this up. :)


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Mar 07, 2012 17:03 |  #1418

Also, my preferred shooting is nightlife/club/party type stuff. Anyone shot any nightlife with this lens? I'm curious if the manual focus would be too much of a hassle in a club environment. Thoughts?


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Mar 07, 2012 19:23 |  #1419

mosesport wrote in post #14045260external link
Also, my preferred shooting is nightlife/club/party type stuff. Anyone shot any nightlife with this lens? I'm curious if the manual focus would be too much of a hassle in a club environment. Thoughts?

it'll work, but it will take some practice. for instance, if you are shooting landscape f/5.6+ and the closest object to the lens is further than say about 10 feet, they it's just a matter of finding the hyper-focal setting, which on most of these lenses is at 1.5 meters on the focus scale. at that point it's just shot-away. for objects closer than 10' aka close-focus/wide-angle, esp. at f/2.8 you will need to really get comfortable with the lens to nail better than 50%. I still use LV and 10X zoom which close subjects when there's enough light and time.

@jimmie, e-ttl in AV mode should work fine.


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Quiexo
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Mar 07, 2012 20:57 |  #1420

mosesport wrote in post #14045260external link
Also, my preferred shooting is nightlife/club/party type stuff. Anyone shot any nightlife with this lens? I'm curious if the manual focus would be too much of a hassle in a club environment. Thoughts?

motleypixel wrote in post #14046123external link
it'll work, but it will take some practice. for instance, if you are shooting landscape f/5.6+ and the closest object to the lens is further than say about 10 feet, they it's just a matter of finding the hyper-focal setting, which on most of these lenses is at 1.5 meters on the focus scale. at that point it's just shot-away. for objects closer than 10' aka close-focus/wide-angle, esp. at f/2.8 you will need to really get comfortable with the lens to nail better than 50%. I still use LV and 10X zoom which close subjects when there's enough light and time.

@jimmie, e-ttl in AV mode should work fine.

Agree with ya, MotleyPixel, pretty damn hard to close focus with this lens without Liveview...so given the fact that the 5Dc doesn't have Liveview, and that the lighting is pretty dark in night club situation, you will have your work cut out for ya, Mosesport, should you want to close focus...on the other hand, if your subjects are not that close, then set it focal length to 1.5m, aperture to f5.6-8, and fire away...:D

Question I do have though, can this lens be used in AV mode? Doesn't seem to work for me, have to use it in manual mode...in both AV and manual mode, the aperture registers at "00", so is it body-related, or do I need to have an AF-confirm chip installed to get the aperture registered on my 1D3?


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igora90
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Mar 08, 2012 00:54 |  #1421

mosesport wrote in post #14045204external link
You've got pretty much the same gear as me...and I think you've sold me on this lens with this shot. Awesome work! I think I'll be picking this up. :)

Thanks! It's an awesome lens, something that I can always rely on :D


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Mar 08, 2012 07:20 |  #1422

Thanks for the answer, motleypixel! Hm, in AV, you say? Would it work in full manual too?

Cheers!


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Mar 08, 2012 12:22 |  #1423

motleypixel wrote in post #14046123external link
it'll work, but it will take some practice. for instance, if you are shooting landscape f/5.6+ and the closest object to the lens is further than say about 10 feet, they it's just a matter of finding the hyper-focal setting, which on most of these lenses is at 1.5 meters on the focus scale. at that point it's just shot-away. for objects closer than 10' aka close-focus/wide-angle, esp. at f/2.8 you will need to really get comfortable with the lens to nail better than 50%. I still use LV and 10X zoom which close subjects when there's enough light and time.

@jimmie, e-ttl in AV mode should work fine.

Thanks for the info! I've heard a few people refer to "hyper-focal" setting now. Are you meaning that there's just some sort of 'sweet spot' aperture and distance setting that will always get everything in focus every time? I'm not really familiar with that term.


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Mar 08, 2012 14:32 |  #1424

Here is another one, like the shape of the aurora, looks like fire blast :D

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Mar 08, 2012 21:59 |  #1425

Hey guys I had the lens profile working with LR3 just fine. It show up as a lens profile choice for RAW, jpeg or tiff. If I remember I had to install the profile in two different lens profile folders, it was only working in jpeg and tiff at first. I just got LR3 and the lens profile only works with jpeg and tiff files, its not even a choice when working with RAW files. I've tried installing it in all the lens profile folders I can find and it still wont show up when working with a raw file. Im using windows7 64bit.

Any ideas how to get the profile to work with lightroom 4 raw files?


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