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Jul 04, 2012 16:27 |  #2371

TijmenDal wrote in post #14667046 (external link)
Great picture Luke! Very cute model and I absolutely love the brown pastel colors. Awesome!

thanks man! was a bit worried it's too much of a tint but it's grown on me well!


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Jul 04, 2012 22:43 |  #2372

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Love this lens...

makes me wanna get one too! :(


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Jul 05, 2012 04:25 |  #2373

Hey all, I'm about to jump the gun on this lens http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …514C_35mm_f_1_4​_Lens.html (external link)

I own a 60d. I don't want to completely depend on LV. But I know the razor thin DOF will be hard to work with. I think I might go with the Katz Eye Optics Focusing Screen. Any advantages or disadvantages? Please help. I am torn on whether I should purchase it or not. Thanks!


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Jul 05, 2012 06:10 |  #2374

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Hey all, I'm about to jump the gun on this lens http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …514C_35mm_f_1_4​_Lens.html (external link)

I own a 60d. I don't want to completely depend on LV. But I know the razor thin DOF will be hard to work with. I think I might go with the Katz Eye Optics Focusing Screen. Any advantages or disadvantages? Please help. I am torn on whether I should purchase it or not. Thanks!

Go for it. It's an amazing lens. I would recommend getting a focusing screen. You don't need a Katzeye screen, just buy the EF-S screen for the 40/50/60D. It does the job for like 30$ or so. Katzeye's are better though, so if you have the cash you should go for it.

paradiddleluke wrote in post #14670796 (external link)
thanks man! was a bit worried it's too much of a tint but it's grown on me well!

Definitely not. I love girls who wear pastel colors in general and the whole brownish tint is lovely. I saw the picture too on the f-stoppers FB page. Great work.


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Jul 05, 2012 09:05 as a reply to  @ paradiddleluke's post |  #2375

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Jul 05, 2012 10:10 |  #2376

omeqa wrote in post #14672660 (external link)
Hey all, I'm about to jump the gun on this lens http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …514C_35mm_f_1_4​_Lens.html (external link)

I own a 60d. I don't want to completely depend on LV. But I know the razor thin DOF will be hard to work with. I think I might go with the Katz Eye Optics Focusing Screen. Any advantages or disadvantages? Please help. I am torn on whether I should purchase it or not. Thanks!

I just got mine yesterday. I'm using it with a 5D classic and EE-S focusing screen. I'm not sure what the viewfinder is like on a 60D but I find it fairly easy to focus in my viewfinder. And to me, the shallow DOF makes it a little easier to focus but I could see how a smaller viewfinder would be more of an issue.

I haven't had a lot of time to try it out yet but I occassionally use manual focus on my other lenses so I think that helps. Do you have other fast lenses that you can try manual focus on?


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Jul 05, 2012 10:43 |  #2377

omeqa wrote in post #14672660 (external link)
Hey all, I'm about to jump the gun on this lens http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …514C_35mm_f_1_4​_Lens.html (external link)

I own a 60d. I don't want to completely depend on LV. But I know the razor thin DOF will be hard to work with. I think I might go with the Katz Eye Optics Focusing Screen. Any advantages or disadvantages? Please help. I am torn on whether I should purchase it or not. Thanks!

Get the Vivitar version from the same store, save only like $18 bucks but hey, "free"money :D

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_mm_f_1_4_Asphe​rical.html (external link)

That said, and this is just me, for a cropper I would really consider getting a APS-C lens around 30-35mm, unless you plan to move to FF later..I believe they're cheaper than this lens.


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Jul 05, 2012 13:30 |  #2378

omeqa wrote in post #14672660 (external link)
Hey all, I'm about to jump the gun on this lens http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …514C_35mm_f_1_4​_Lens.html (external link)

I own a 60d. I don't want to completely depend on LV. But I know the razor thin DOF will be hard to work with. I think I might go with the Katz Eye Optics Focusing Screen. Any advantages or disadvantages? Please help. I am torn on whether I should purchase it or not. Thanks!

Try it without the Katzeye first. It's not that hard to focus it. I have a T1i with a Katzeye and a 7D with no Katzeye and the 7D is easier to focus using this lens, especially if there are no straight lines in the image. With the Katzeye, the split screen makes focusing easy if there are lines in the image. Otherwise, not so much. And Katzeye screens aren't cheap and they're not easily swapped out when you want to use other lenses. Give it a shot without the Katzeye for a couple of weeks before you buy one.


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Jul 05, 2012 13:44 as a reply to  @ M_Six's post |  #2379

Shot this just now with the 7D using the normal viewfinder. This is wide open, so a very thin DOF. The focus point was the closest nose bridge foot and it's dead on. In fact, I hadn't noticed how dirty my glasses were until I brought this up in Photoshop. :o

I believe (but not 100% sure) that the 60D has an identical focus screen as the 7D, so you should be ok without a Katzeye.

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Jul 05, 2012 16:42 |  #2380

Thanks all. You guys are a helpful bunch. One more question, how does it compare to the Canon 35mm f/2?
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …2_Wide_Angle_EF​_35mm.html (external link)

Thanks again.

Also have any of y'all installed the dandelion confirmation chip or any confirmation chip? I know its not going to be 100% but does it help?


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Jul 05, 2012 17:47 |  #2381

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Oh my! That's some awesome stuff! Did you use macro rings for the two close up shots? Or is that the magnification a cropper gives?


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Jul 05, 2012 19:33 |  #2382

omeqa wrote in post #14675275 (external link)
Thanks all. You guys are a helpful bunch. One more question, how does it compare to the Canon 35mm f/2?
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …2_Wide_Angle_EF​_35mm.html (external link)

Thanks again.

Also have any of y'all installed the dandelion confirmation chip or any confirmation chip? I know its not going to be 100% but does it help?

I had the Canon 35mm F2. It's a decent lens and has AF, but it renders differently. I prefer the Roki for the IQ.

And you should play around with AF confirm with one of your other lenses. It's not all that accurate on a Canon, so getting a tack sharp image just by going with AF confirm is not going to be easy. Take one of your Canon lenses and turn off AF. The auto-confirm will still work. Then try to manual focus and watch for the auto-confirm light. You'll be surprised how much you can turn the focus ring while the AF confirm light is on. Snap a few pics and look at them closely to see if they're sharp.


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Jul 06, 2012 00:11 |  #2383

TijmenDal wrote in post #14675553 (external link)
Oh my! That's some awesome stuff! Did you use macro rings for the two close up shots? Or is that the magnification a cropper gives?

thank you!
they are actually taken without any macro rings... only the 1.6 macnification of my t2i.
thanks to the amazing sharpness of the samyang you can later crop the hell out of the images ;_)


@the whole focusing debate: im focusing via lv and its the most accurate thing ever. with a bit of practise its even very quick. the only thing im missing is the convenience of looking through the viewfinder. and people gotta think im a big noob looking at the screen instead of the vf.




  
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Jul 06, 2012 00:45 |  #2384

Okay guys. I'm stuck. I have a choice between four lenses. The Rokinon 35mm 1.4, the Canon 70-200mm f/4L non IS, or the Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 / 28-75mm 2.8. I mainly shoot portraits and cars. Thanks.


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Jul 06, 2012 07:46 |  #2385

omeqa wrote in post #14677149 (external link)
Okay guys. I'm stuck. I have a choice between four lenses. The Rokinon 35mm 1.4, the Canon 70-200mm f/4L non IS, or the Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 / 28-75mm 2.8. I mainly shoot portraits and cars. Thanks.

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