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Samyang/Rokinon/Vivitar/Pol​ar/Bower/Opteka/Falcon 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF

 
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Jun 17, 2014 21:24 as a reply to  @ post 16978341 |  #1306

and another of my car

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Jun 17, 2014 22:06 |  #1307

cbsvball wrote in post #16978304 (external link)
Here is one of my first shots taken with the Rokinon 85mm...needless to say it will stay on the camera for some major use!

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No doubt, it's a fantastic lens :)

vertigo235 wrote in post #16978314 (external link)
I get a copy tomorrow, hopefully I like it.

You will as long as you're patient. Nailing focus with it even stopped down a bit is tricky if you're not used to MF.

pablo0105 wrote in post #16978341 (external link)
Just picked up one of these on Saturday. Great lens, dont think i will be disappointed picking this over the canon 85mm 1.8.
With the money i saved i managed to get a nikon 55mm 1.2 also!

Awesome, my friend just picked one up over the Canon for his 5D3 also, I was really surprised, he's the type of guy that'll usually just go for the L even if he doesn't need it :lol:. There's a lot of new comers into this thread in one day, pretty awesome! :cool:

cbsvball wrote in post #16978371 (external link)
and another of my car

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I love this color, I was looking for a wagon in this color for a while before I settled with a sedan in Imola Red. Great car though :D

Here's a couple more shots of that purple R35, I really loved this car

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Jun 18, 2014 10:09 |  #1308

Like this lens, but the focus ring is a little slow.

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Jun 18, 2014 10:16 |  #1309

That focus ring is perfect for videographers ;)

BTW - You guys know of course, that the new Vivitars are not Samyang rebrands anymore? Hopefully they're not mixed in this thread.


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Jun 18, 2014 11:42 |  #1310

My copy just arrived, it's the newer samyang design referenced above, bought from B&H.

Anyhow, first impressions, what a great little piece of glass this is, I also got the EG-S screen which is a must for this beast, unless you want to be using live view for everything. Did a quick check for decenter, check, no issues there. The lens is nice and sharp, with the razor thing DOF. The focus ring is perfect for the manual focus, no accidental creeping possible. The lens is nice and compact and lightweight.

I need more practice manually focusing, but I have no regrets getting this over the canon 1.8. If sigma comes out with an 85mm ART, I might have to look into that though.

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Jun 18, 2014 11:55 |  #1311

Mrslinger85 wrote in post #16979270 (external link)
Like this lens, but the focus ring is a little slow.

It's dampened like that on pupose, I wish all my telephoto lenses were as well dampened. My 135mm is a PITA to use because it's focus ring is so light.

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BTW - You guys know of course, that the new Vivitars are not Samyang rebrands anymore? Hopefully they're not mixed in this thread.

Yhe "new" Vivitar (Opteka rebrand) is an f/1.8 not 1.4, I think the thread is safe ;)


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Jun 18, 2014 14:41 as a reply to  @ EverydayGetaway's post |  #1312

Another one from last night

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Jun 18, 2014 16:14 |  #1313

^Nice bike, Chad. I've thought about picking up an old Honda/Yamaha/Suzuki like that for cruising around on the weekends.

Last shot from this car event

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Jun 18, 2014 21:52 as a reply to  @ post 16972862 |  #1314

Well I got this and should be here next week. Got a deal for less than 140 shipped. :D Thanks for the help guys.

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Jun 19, 2014 07:36 as a reply to  @ actorlife's post |  #1315

Love this thing!

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Jun 19, 2014 10:39 |  #1316

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Portrait I took of my wife with my rokinon 85. This was my first attempt at a studio style shot used a ring light for lighting . I figured out really quick that studio type shooting is a whole different ball game lol. I found I had to underexpose everything by about a stop to get proper exposure.


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Portrait I took of my wife with my rokinon 85. This was my first attempt at a studio style shot used a ring light for lighting . I figured out really quick that studio type shooting is a whole different ball game lol. I found I had to underexpose everything by about a stop to get proper exposure.

Lighting looks good. Framing could be better, the subject is cut off too much.


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Jun 19, 2014 11:20 |  #1318

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Lighting looks good. Framing could be better, the subject is cut off too much.

Thanks Robin, ya I was kind of thinking that as well. Practice makes :)


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Jun 19, 2014 17:44 |  #1319

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Jun 21, 2014 09:58 |  #1320

This is a fun lens, I still like this shot even though I backfocused it. I didn't have an extra second as he was about to roll off.

Can only blame my self with this lens though!

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