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REVIEW: 14mm f2.8 Samyang / Bower / Rokinon

 
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Aug 04, 2011 11:33 |  #16

juanpafer wrote in post #12874061 (external link)
With a 14mm lens, at f8 the hyperfocal distance is 2.73ft. Your depth of field goes from 1.62 ft to infinity. It is hard to miss focus like that.
I suggest you read about it because chances are that even for your AF UWA you want to set it to manual focus and use hyperfocal distance. Understanding this concept will let you take full advantage of the optics of your lens. You are wasting a lot of DOF by focusing on an object that is more than a few feet away.

Hi juanpafer - I shoot at f2.8 a lot, so focus is critical at an event. I never stop down to f8. This approach would work for landscapes and street, but at a wedding I need every stop I can get.


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Aug 04, 2011 12:12 |  #17

briancmo wrote in post #12876641 (external link)
I ask that you please explain why my review is useless.

You didn't review the lens. You explained that manual focusing is hard and went on to say the lens has 'very very good' image quality.


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Aug 04, 2011 12:44 |  #18

plasticmotif wrote in post #12876890 (external link)
You didn't review the lens. You explained that manual focusing is hard and went on to say the lens has 'very very good' image quality.

I reviewed the build quality, price, miss-markings of the barrel, image quality, and personal findings.

Please see the definition of review at the link below.
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Aug 04, 2011 13:09 |  #19

Hyperfocal distance is not only for landscapes and it is also useful if you shoot wide open. Again, read about it. You will find it very useful for your UWA.

At 14mm f2.8 you can capture EVERYTHING in focus from 4.3 ft to infinity! It is hard to get an OOF shot like that.

(From DOF Master)
Depth of field Near limit 4.32 ft
Far limit Infinity
Hyperfocal distance 7.62 ft


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Aug 04, 2011 14:31 |  #20

I'm selling mine. Post is in For Sale forum


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Aug 04, 2011 16:17 as a reply to  @ AzzKicker's post |  #21

I love mine but if I shot events in low light I doubt it would find much time outside the bag.

However, when I see a shot that calls for the Roky ain't nothin' else will do :cool:

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Aug 04, 2011 17:26 |  #22

briancmo wrote in post #12877077 (external link)
I reviewed the build quality, price, miss-markings of the barrel, image quality, and personal findings.

Please see the definition of review at the link below.
http://www.thefreedict​ionary.com/review (external link)

:rolleyes:


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Aug 04, 2011 18:19 |  #23

briancmo wrote in post #12876641 (external link)
I ask that you please explain why my review is useless.

I think it was fine. You explained everything and those who aren't bothered by manual focus can pay attention to the rest. I don't see a problem with mentioning how it can be tricky for some shooters doing certain types of things.

I may eventually pick one up myself for the odd time i need something wide than 24mm on FF for landscapes.




  
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Aug 04, 2011 18:54 |  #24

...I wish Samyang made a 24 actually. My 14 doesn't get enough use being so wide.


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Aug 04, 2011 18:54 |  #25

I must have had a bad copy because mine was soft all over compared to my 10-22. Sent it back promptly.


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Aug 05, 2011 09:01 |  #26

Sp1207 wrote in post #12878941 (external link)
...I wish Samyang made a 24 actually. My 14 doesn't get enough use being so wide.

There is a thread here saying Rokinon has a fall release date for a 24 1.4. That could be a really nice one.

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Mar 16, 2013 23:33 as a reply to  @ kbColorado's post |  #27

I just ordered this lens because I used a copy of the Bowers from a friend and I loved it. It is important to know when and how to use an UWA lens. Here is some information.

http://www.kenrockwell​.com …use-ultra-wide-lenses.htm (external link)


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Mar 17, 2013 01:40 |  #28

when I had mine I purchased a focus chip from ebay that was cheap easy to install and setup focus confirmation for. I wonder if this would have tipped the balance for you. A quick twist till you got your focus blip and away with one of the sharpest bits of glass that exists.


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Apr 03, 2013 15:14 |  #29

I just ordered one of these after some exhausting research. This will be my first non-Canon and second non-L lens. As an old timer, manual stuff doesn't scare me one bit. Actually, the thought of having a f-stop ring is cool.
This lens seems to smoke the Canon 14mm f2.8 in a lot of ways.(not build quality though) I have a Canon 10-22mm but it won't work on the 5D Mark III. I really like the creative aspect of super wides, so I'm anxious to check this lens out.
Here's a resolution comparison between the Samyang/Rokinon/Bower versus the Canon 14mm f2.8 (external link)


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