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Apr 17, 2012 21:50 |  #1546

Got mine from Ebay. International sale...

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should I sell my 17-40L for this one? Need a wide angle lens for interiors of cars. Or better get the sigma 15mm ?

For a wide angle prime, this is probably THE bargain lens. You would probably want to invest in a focusing screen (just the regular canon ee- series, or whatever it is, about $40) and you should be good to go.


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Apr 18, 2012 03:07 |  #1547

Mookalafalas wrote in post #14284091 (external link)
Got mine from Ebay. International sale...

For a wide angle prime, this is probably THE bargain lens. You would probably want to invest in a focusing screen (just the regular canon ee- series, or whatever it is, about $40) and you should be good to go.

i have to disagree on this.. u dont need a focusing screen for this lens. i never actually focus while using it. i always set it on about 1.6 meters and f8 and everything is nice and sharp.. and if u need to focus on something really up close just use live view.

i do however have a focusing screen and would recommed getting the precision matte for anyone :)

And yes. this is The Bargain lens, mooka is right. its very sharp even in the corners, the only problem is that for architecture the distortion might be a pain in the ass.. its quite easily fixable in lightroom with a lens profile but still very annoying


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Apr 18, 2012 03:20 |  #1548

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i have to disagree on this.. u dont need a focusing screen for this lens. i never actually focus while using it. i always set it on about 1.6 meters and f8 and everything is nice and sharp..

I don't use a focusing screen either:), (my new camera doesn't allow them) but he says he wants to photograph the insides of cars. I'm assuming the things he wants to focus on will be closer than 1.2 meters, in general, and will often be in odd places in the frame. Perhaps he could do that with live view, but I still think a focusing screen would make it much easier. They are wonderful, almost magical, in my opinion, for close focusing things that are not near the center of the frame.


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Apr 18, 2012 03:52 |  #1549

i missed that part ;) but even with a focusing screen i find it really hard to focus on up close subjects accurately with this lens.


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Apr 18, 2012 04:38 |  #1550

Yeah, probably depends on camera and type of screen, etc. I had a 5Dc and just got the regular canon insert screen and was really happy. I could turn the lens and really see the part I wanted "pop" into focus. I would generally focus (my concentration, that is) on one tiny contrasty part and wait til that spot really came into the zone. I had terrible luck with the Samyang 35mm, though, for far away objects (although always fine with close stuff.


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Apr 18, 2012 10:59 as a reply to  @ Mookalafalas's post |  #1551

which one is better: samyang or canon 15mm fisheye or sigma 15mm fisheye for my purpose ( only interior shots of cars ) I mean I like the quality i see on this forum of the samyang.


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Apr 18, 2012 16:37 |  #1552

Clignoteur wrote in post #14286715 (external link)
which one is better: samyang or canon 15mm fisheye or sigma 15mm fisheye for my purpose ( only interior shots of cars ) I mean I like the quality i see on this forum of the samyang.

I don't think you want a fisheye at all! This lens (samyang 14mm) is not a fisheye, it's a rectilinear lens--straight lines look straight. A fisheye lens curves everything like crazy. They are fun lenses, and you can see more, but it's a whole different ball of wax. If you are shooting car interiors professionally, my guess is you would want this lens. If it's just for fun...I've no idea. Why don't you check out the pictures in the different threads? Or go to Flickr and spend some time in the photostreams for each and get an idea of what the lenses can do, and what kinds of images they generate. Good luck with your decision:)


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Apr 18, 2012 20:26 |  #1553

Well said Mookalafalas, but it's funny that the packaging says fisheye, at least my retail Rokinon branded one does.

Here's the most extreme case were you see distortion with this lens, but realize that a fisheye would be way worse...much more curving/bowing:

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Apr 18, 2012 20:45 |  #1554

My guess is that the packaging department just saw that bulging front element and said, "Right, fisheye". Of course "mustache distortion" can look pretty funky, but here is a picture I took yesterday with a 15mm Sigma fisheye. Quite a difference! The below is NOT with a Sam/Rok 14mm

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Apr 18, 2012 21:02 as a reply to  @ Mookalafalas's post |  #1555

A shot taken of the Bell Tower in Perth, on one of the rare occasions where we actually have some fog to add some moodiness to shot...

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Apr 19, 2012 04:23 |  #1556

nice quiexo.. i like the little person in the triangle at the bottom there


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Apr 19, 2012 09:30 |  #1557

that fog with the odd structure works really well. A really neat feel to the shot.


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Apr 21, 2012 18:36 |  #1558

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nice quiexo.. i like the little person in the triangle at the bottom there

THanks....actually considered cloning that person out of the shot to give it a completely deserted shot, but think have to agree with you, having him in is better..:D

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that fog with the odd structure works really well. A really neat feel to the shot.

Cheers, and nice work too..:) Actually entered this shot as part of a photo comp involving the Perth Bell Tower, but personally, don't think it's a winner...but gotta be in it to win it, so keeping my fingers crossed...


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Apr 22, 2012 17:33 as a reply to  @ Quiexo's post |  #1559

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Apr 22, 2012 18:42 |  #1560

That looks like it's from Mars :)


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