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Dec 26, 2010 23:02 |  #211

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Just purchased it. :) I would have gladly paid $500 (or more even) for this lens judging by user comments and reviews. Now, my problem is going to be a lens arriving in a few days time and an adapter arriving a couple of weeks later. :( I guess I can just cuddle with it and we'll get to second base later. ;)

you know what they say patience is bliss.... a little foreplay never hurt no one... after that wait imagine what its going to feel like when you finally get to home base... ;) 14mm in all its glorious wideness!


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Dec 27, 2010 00:25 as a reply to  @ JayStar86's post |  #212

:lol:

Home base isn't too far away. I have a piggy bank that is almost fat enough to gut. I've been eyeing it for the past two weeks and it's getting nervous. :lol:


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Dec 27, 2010 12:24 |  #213

This looks lime a very cool landscape alternative


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Dec 30, 2010 03:56 |  #214

zincozinco wrote in post #11522430 (external link)
This looks lime a very cool landscape alternative

it is indeed great for landscape, one from last friday:

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Dec 30, 2010 19:45 |  #215

Absolutely surreal, toshiro. :)

I'm thinking of trading this lens for the 17-40, as it's a bit more versatile. Might not be nearly as sharp though.




  
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Dec 31, 2010 02:42 |  #216

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Absolutely surreal, toshiro. :)

I'm thinking of trading this lens for the 17-40, as it's a bit more versatile. Might not be nearly as sharp though.

don't trade, keep the 14 and also get a 17-40 . The samyang can't take filters, has no weather sealing and has no AF so a 17-40 will become it's best friend in those situations when you need any of those. The same for the samyang when you need to shoot at f2.8 or f4 without a tripod as the 17-40 only shines at f8 and above.

I habe both the samyang and the 17-40 and don't feel one can substitute the other. BTW, the difference between 14mm and 17mm is bigger than it looks. Once you try a 14mm there will be many situations where 17mm won't do it.


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Dec 31, 2010 03:42 |  #217

ohnoes wrote in post #11544182 (external link)
Absolutely surreal, toshiro. :)

I'm thinking of trading this lens for the 17-40, as it's a bit more versatile. Might not be nearly as sharp though.

this lens looks WAY sharper to me than the 17-40L ever has to me. The Samyang looks sharp at all apertures for the most part and most importantly has way sharper edges not to mention looks better to me overall in sharpness as well including the centre. But thats my opinion based what on my eyes are seeing.


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Dec 31, 2010 03:51 |  #218

JayStar86 wrote in post #11545999 (external link)
this lens looks WAY sharper to me than the 17-40L ever has to me. The Samyang looks sharp at all apertures for the most part and most importantly has way sharper edges not to mention looks better to me overall in sharpness as well including the centre. But thats my opinion based what on my eyes are seeing.

It's not only your opinion. I had the same experience and I had a damn good copy of 17-40L. Samyang is just miles away. Of course, different focal length for different applications, and the 17-40 still makes a great convenient holiday lens. But I sold it because the gap in image quality between it (the 17-40) and my other lenses was just too big. No compromises :D


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Jan 02, 2011 03:29 |  #219

JayStar86 wrote in post #11545999 (external link)
this lens looks WAY sharper to me than the 17-40L ever has to me. The Samyang looks sharp at all apertures for the most part and most importantly has way sharper edges not to mention looks better to me overall in sharpness as well including the centre. But thats my opinion based what on my eyes are seeing.

This is all true...however, the 17-40 allows the use of filters, and I could use the zoom for other things.

I did finally take the lens out for landscaping. Here's a picture I whipped up...doubt it's the best in my set but oh well.

IMAGE: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5123/5314637420_bba4a9472a_b.jpg

I AM pretty happy with the quality, but there's certainly reasons why I could go with the 17-40 too.



  
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Jan 02, 2011 05:47 |  #220

Is this lens sharper than the Tokina 11-16mm at 14mm?




  
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Jan 02, 2011 07:26 |  #221

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Is this lens sharper than the Tokina 11-16mm at 14mm?

Yes it is! The tokina is a great lens when stopped down. But this Samyang is sharp from 2.8.


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Jan 02, 2011 11:09 |  #222

Just bought mine so now the wait for the mail :)
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Jan 02, 2011 17:35 |  #223

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Yes it is! The tokina is a great lens when stopped down. But this Samyang is sharp from 2.8.

I see, I'm in a slight dilemma.

I have the Tokina 11-16mm and it's a Nikon mount for my D50, I am using a Canon 7D now and was going to get the Nikon to Canon adapter to mount it on my 7D simply because I love the Tokina. I love taking landscapes and if this 14mm is sharp then I want one! But should it be a Nikon or Canon mount?

I also have the Rokinon 85mm and while it is awesome I find myself needing liveview to focus a lot.




  
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Jan 03, 2011 05:06 |  #224

mrsamo wrote in post #11559768 (external link)
I see, I'm in a slight dilemma.

I have the Tokina 11-16mm and it's a Nikon mount for my D50, I am using a Canon 7D now and was going to get the Nikon to Canon adapter to mount it on my 7D simply because I love the Tokina. I love taking landscapes and if this 14mm is sharp then I want one! But should it be a Nikon or Canon mount?

I would get the Nikon mount if you want AF-confirm, just buy a Nikon adapter with AF-confirm. It's easier than buying a chip for the Canon mount and try to glue it on the lens.


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Jan 03, 2011 05:34 |  #225

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it is indeed great for landscape, one from last friday:

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Thats just sick!!! In a good way!!!


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