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Sep 04, 2011 20:50 as a reply to  @ post 13049643 |  #886

Just stunning Helge.... perfect location and composition. You are so lucky. Lucky meaning you get to have locations like that to you shoot.




  
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Sep 05, 2011 04:21 |  #887

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Sep 05, 2011 13:46 as a reply to  @ ThomasW's post |  #888

One from last night at a local park:

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Sep 05, 2011 18:10 |  #889

i want a 16-35 but i think ill be trying to get a copy of this off B&H instead since its much more affordable




  
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Sep 05, 2011 18:44 |  #890

Brian_R wrote in post #13055545 (external link)
i want a 16-35 but i think ill be trying to get a copy of this off B&H instead since its much more affordable

And wider and sharper. It seems that the initial problems with Tokina's 16-28 have been ironed out. Personally, if I get another UW zoom, that's the direction I will go in...

And terrific shots the last couple of pages! Nice to see this thread moving again:)


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Sep 05, 2011 23:26 as a reply to  @ Mookalafalas's post |  #891

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Sep 06, 2011 23:05 |  #892

Jason L wrote in post #12971852 (external link)
5 days in my Bower 14mm is dead. The aperture ring no longer functions and appears to be stuck at around f4. Anyone else have this problem? Any suggestions on how to fix it? I don't see a point sending in a $300 lens for repair.

Oh, read it first now:
Has something like that - at my lens the aperture is stuck sometimes - not the ring itself.
And this has a relation, with the screws that hold the front part of the lens - bad mechanical construction.
I think Sam 85/1.4 owners have sometime the problem that the lens is stuck wide open.


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Sep 07, 2011 01:28 |  #893

Hi

I didn't read through all the comments in this thread, so I would like to ask a question.

Can I assume that MF is very easy as this is an ultra wide angle lens.

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Sep 07, 2011 03:29 |  #894

Since I'm planning on getting a wide angle lens for my 550D, I was at first thinking of getting the 8mm fisheye, which on my camera would be a 13mm, more or less.. but then I realized that it might be a bit TOO wide in the long run, therefore I was thinking of this one instead, plus it's a f2.8 compared to the 3.5 on the 8mm.

Also, what do you guys think of the idea of getting the Nikon version and then a Nikon to Canon adapter with AF-chip? That way, I don't have to mess around with gluing one on myself (which I'd screw up, believe me :p), and if I ever decide to sell it, I can cover both the Nikon and Canon crowd :D Any negative sides to this? I reaaally want focus confirmation..


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Sep 07, 2011 07:31 |  #895

LV 5 or 10X manual focus FTW! You really know you are comparing apples to oranges...no wait, correction...one apple to a butt ton of apples between this lens the the Nikon with adapter (about $300 vs $2000, if you are talking about the 14-24/2.8). If you really only want to run around and snap pictures of your pets or kids, then don't get this lens...if Canon owner then buy the 10-20 for that stuff...otherwise...MF w/o focus chip and some practice and patience will yield a happy photographer.


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Sep 07, 2011 07:44 |  #896

motleypixel wrote in post #13063491 (external link)
LV 5 or 10X manual focus FTW! You really know you are comparing apples to oranges...no wait, correction...one apple to a butt ton of apples between this lens the the Nikon with adapter (about $300 vs $2000, if you are talking about the 14-24/2.8). If you really only want to run around and snap pictures of your pets or kids, then don't get this lens...if Canon owner then buy the 10-20 for that stuff...otherwise...MF w/o focus chip and some practice and patience will yield a happy photographer.

Motley, I think you're confused. He just means he'll get the Nikon mount of THIS lens, since you can get an adapter with a built in focus chip for about $40 (although the Nikon version is more expensive, it's less that 100 bucks more). Then he'll use the Nikon version of the Samyang on his Canon.


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Sep 07, 2011 07:48 |  #897

Wait, what? $2000? 14-24? Did I just misunderstand you, or did you misunderstand me? :p

What I mean was to get the Samyang 14mm f2.8 lens, just with Nikon MOUINT instead of Canon mount - that way, I can buy a simple $25 Nikon to Canon EF adapter that has a focus chip already installed, and that way use the lens exactly like a Canon EF-mount lens, but with focus confirm.

And, should I want to sell it later on, I can sell it with the adapter, that way both Nikon and Canon users could buy it and use it.

Edit: Mookalafalas got it exactly right :D


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Sep 07, 2011 07:56 |  #898

I see now...so not comparing the 14-24 nikkor to this lens...got it...but I still don't see how necessary AF is...I guess it's personal taste. Yea, isn't the Nikkor 14-24/2.8 $1999.99?


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Sep 07, 2011 08:37 |  #899

ZoneV wrote in post #13062138 (external link)
Oh, read it first now:
Has something like that - at my lens the aperture is stuck sometimes - not the ring itself.
And this has a relation, with the screws that hold the front part of the lens - bad mechanical construction.
I think Sam 85/1.4 owners have sometime the problem that the lens is stuck wide open.

The problem with my lens was that the aperture assembly between the ring and the blades were bent. The blades themselves were fine, but the damage was likely the result of being dropped or handled badly in shipping.


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Sep 07, 2011 09:07 as a reply to  @ Jason L's post |  #900

Finally got around to shooting with this lens.

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In the limited use I have had so far, broken lens then brutal weather, I can say that I am very impressed! I have used manual focus regularly, but I did not realize how hard it would be to focus on a 14mm, even on FF and 1.3 crop viewfinders. Hyper-focal is so easy to set on a 14mm, that I have not had one missed shot, which is more than I can say for every AF lens I have owned.

Sharpness and contrast are incredible, distortion is negligible for the type of photography I do. I am starting to get the urge to replace all my gear with primes...especially the 17-40L. I thought this lens would compliment the 17-40L, but I find myself never reaching for the 17-40L. I usually switch to the Tamron 28-75, which I prefer the image quality over the Canon.

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