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Oct 17, 2012 10:42 |  #3001

I agree with BobbyT and also think it just comes down to your definition of limitation - I would argue that this lens when compared to the Canon 35mm f1.4 simply trades one limitation for another - the limitation of the Samyang is that it doesn't autofocus and the limitation of the Canon is that its price places it out of reach for many amateur photographers. That's why I bought the Samyang: I for one am happy to live with the limitation of manual focus when it produces images that for my purposes can be considered equal to the Canon lens.


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Oct 17, 2012 10:44 |  #3002

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Oct 17, 2012 10:55 |  #3003

And once again, Ken posts excellent examples of why to buy this lens.

Ean, I remain in a small minority of people who sold a 35L for the Rok 35


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Oct 17, 2012 10:56 |  #3004

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This is fantastic, Ken. (and very nicely manually focused)


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Oct 17, 2012 11:02 |  #3005

BobbyT wrote in post #15133925 (external link)
Ean, I remain in a small minority of people who sold a 35L for the Rok 35

For me, the 35L was never even an option. It was either the Samyang 35/f1.4 or the Canon 35/f2. I feel like I made the right choice with the Samyang. Is every photo in focus? No, however, I'm really pleased with the ones that are. Even with the ones that are a little off, they still have a quality to them that I really enjoy. This one for example:

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Oct 17, 2012 11:15 |  #3006

This is gorgeous. Classic Gilbert deceptively casual seeming framing. Colors are stunning. Looks like film.


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Oct 17, 2012 11:18 |  #3007

Mookalafalas wrote in post #15134015 (external link)
Looks like film.

I think this is what I like best about this lens (as well as the samples I've seen from the Samyang 85mm/f1.4) The lens just seems to render photos with a film-like quality


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Oct 17, 2012 11:24 |  #3008

ean10775 wrote in post #15133970 (external link)
For me, the 35L was never even an option. It was either the Samyang 35/f1.4 or the Canon 35/f2. I feel like I made the right choice with the Samyang. Is every photo in focus? No, however, I'm really pleased with the ones that are. Even with the ones that are a little off, they still have a quality to them that I really enjoy. This one for example:

I was fortunate enough to get a 35L when I redid all my gear going full frame. Ride already had me heavily considering going manual focus with the Rok 85. It was maybe a month after getting the 85 that I sold the 35L for the Rok. I love the look of the images from the Rok lenses, and having to learn to use manual gear has made my shooting better. That and trying to keep up with Ken.


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Oct 17, 2012 11:56 |  #3009

BobbyT wrote in post #15134054 (external link)
Ride already had me heavily considering going manual focus with the Rok 85.

I've got the Canon 85mm/f1.8 and while I think its great, there is something about the Samyang 85mm that keeps calling to me.


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Oct 17, 2012 12:27 |  #3010

I've had the 85 1.8, and it is fantastic. But you're right in the call of the Rok/samy 85. It gives incredible image quality.


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Oct 17, 2012 12:46 |  #3011

Wow wow wow damn ride5000 them shoots are incredible what's your trick with this lens damn you caught the girl biting the apple as they where walking towards you now that's skills perfect in focus with manual lens very nice!


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Oct 17, 2012 14:01 |  #3012

ean10775 wrote in post #15133935 (external link)
This is fantastic, Ken. (and very nicely manually focused)

Mookalafalas wrote in post #15134015 (external link)
This is gorgeous. Classic Gilbert deceptively casual seeming framing. Colors are stunning. Looks like film.

thanks guys.

BobbyT wrote in post #15134054 (external link)
I love the look of the images from the Rok lenses, and having to learn to use manual gear has made my shooting better.

it's funny you say that. just tuesday afternoon at the bus stop i was talking to neighbor who's getting into slrs, and he kept asking me questions about the lens i had attached (the samyang 35). one of the things i said to him is that i actually enjoy the challenge of manually focusing.

it's much more engaging. kind of like the difference between driving an automatic transmission vs. a standard: the standard is surely a bigger "pain in the ass," but it is also a LOT more rewarding to feel your skills progress, and to have full control over things. very very few MTs can shift as fast as even a crappy AT, but that's not really why we like manual trannies.

so every time i take a manually-focused shot, it's like going to a target range and shooting some rounds... immediate feedback on accuracy and precision. and you absolutely, positively, have to practice to get better. i think that process actually makes me shoot MORE rather than LESS.

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I've got the Canon 85mm/f1.8 and while I think its great, there is something about the Samyang 85mm that keeps calling to me.

dude, the 85 is dirt cheap. it's silly. try to find a used one and you're basically not exposing yourself to any risk at all--if you don't like it/can't get used to it/etc, just resell. full manual lenses have the great advantage that they're robust as hell.

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Wow wow wow damn ride5000 them shoots are incredible what's your trick with this lens damn you caught the girl biting the apple as they where walking towards you now that's skills perfect in focus with manual lens very nice!

i must confess to walking backwards while i was squeezing that shot of my family off. the only trick is practice, and also to get used to having to TIME the shots properly. what i mean is that i'm not continually trying to TRACK focus per se, i'm getting focus very close, then using the natural subject-camera variations in range as we're both moving so that i hit the shutter at the moment where i think the focus is exactly where i want it. it sounds a bit more complicated than it is--just remember that expecting to lock focus and keep it precisely locked while you take your time with your shot isn't realistic when both you and your subject are moving: your shutter timing becomes much more critical.


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Oct 17, 2012 14:04 |  #3013

Agreed on all points and comparisons, Ken.


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Oct 17, 2012 14:16 |  #3014

ride5000 wrote in post #15134623 (external link)
dude, the 85 is dirt cheap. it's silly. try to find a used one and you're basically not exposing yourself to any risk at all--if you don't like it/can't get used to it/etc, just resell. full manual lenses have the great advantage that they're robust as hell.

No doubt, I just don't know that I need it. I'm trying to not duplicate focal lengths (except I'm failing miserably at 50mm, where I have 3).


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Oct 17, 2012 15:23 |  #3015

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