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Samyang/Rokinon 8 mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye

 
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Jan 16, 2013 11:00 |  #946

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Excellent shots. Makes me miss city life.

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Jan 16, 2013 16:46 as a reply to  @ BB Snapshots's post |  #947

Great shots in this thread. Makes me miss this lens. Anyone selling one


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Jan 17, 2013 20:13 |  #948

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Jan 17, 2013 20:39 |  #949

Nice! I have to get me one of these!!!


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Jan 17, 2013 21:23 |  #950

Here's another from my Project 366

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Jan 18, 2013 04:46 |  #951

great idea brian


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Jan 19, 2013 06:04 |  #952

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@pas very nice man damn that's wide what was the fstop..

f11 exp. 1/320


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Jan 19, 2013 10:32 |  #953

ride5000 wrote in post #15503846 (external link)
great idea brian

Thanks!

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Jan 19, 2013 22:23 |  #954

I just purchased one of these (Rokinon 8 mm f/3.5 Aspherical Fish-eye) and hope to be adding some stuff to this thread in the near future.


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Jan 21, 2013 04:04 |  #955

A few from lately... Some cropped, mainly so the horizon isnt on centre every time.

This one was on an iron sand beach, with dried white salt on top, and bushfires blowing over from a neighbouring country causing the hazyness. Camera sitting on the ground to make the foreground texture look a bit bigger I guess.

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If you find just about any pool of water that's a few cm deep or less, hold the camera as low as you can to it, with horizon on centre... Even if you wouldnt think so, mirror image every time, and because this lense captures so much of the immediate foreground, it doesnt even have to be more than a few meters ahead of you to get the effect. Flippy outy screen earns its keep here!
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and some genericish scenery shots, always horizon on centre, F8, expose to the right and drop it back in post. Need to learn some new tricks :lol:

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Jan 21, 2013 05:45 |  #956

Hey all,

I have just got this lens and I'm having focus issues, I have read about the calibration that can be done so I'm aware there is this problem but I just wanted to check whether or not to try and calibrate it myself or send it back.

At f8 at 1 meter it looks sharp enough but I'm convinced it could be sharper.
At f3.5 at 1 meter it's clearly out of focus and worsens the more you head to infinity.

Does this sound like a candidate for a recalibration?




  
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Jan 21, 2013 07:32 |  #957

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Hey all,

I have just got this lens and I'm having focus issues, I have read about the calibration that can be done so I'm aware there is this problem but I just wanted to check whether or not to try and calibrate it myself or send it back.

At f8 at 1 meter it looks sharp enough but I'm convinced it could be sharper.
At f3.5 at 1 meter it's clearly out of focus and worsens the more you head to infinity.

Does this sound like a candidate for a recalibration?

Hard to tell from what you are saying. I have never had any issues with focus. Perhaps you could post a sample of the images?


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Jan 21, 2013 07:57 |  #958

BB Snapshots wrote in post #15514970 (external link)
Hard to tell from what you are saying. I have never had any issues with focus. Perhaps you could post a sample of the images?

Neither had I until I went looking. This review mentions it and how to calibrate it and upon looking further it seems that it's common enough.
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Basically when I use it at F3.5 it's always out of focus

The first pic is at .5 meters and when set at infinity it gets even worse as per the second pic.

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Using it at f8 and 1 meter seems to be not so bad at all but it seems F3.5 is not usable and given some of the results I've seen posted with this lens wide open I'm wondering if I do need to calibrate it.



  
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Jan 21, 2013 08:16 |  #959

It was my understanding before ever even getting this lens that you never shoot below f/5.6 - the images just aren't sharp. If you want sharp wide-open shots, go buy a 8-15L fisheye. Do you have samples at 5.6+?


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Jan 21, 2013 08:26 |  #960

From the same set but at f/8 and infinity.
It's darker which doesn't help greatly.

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Also f/8 at 1 meter.
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I can live with never using f3.5 if that's the case but my pics at 3.5 are very different from others, I just didn't expect it to be that bad at 3.5 as others have mentioned it's very forgiving given the DoF is so large.

I still think it's worth measuring out some distances and seeing how well it corresponds.



  
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