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Samyang 35mm F1.4 UMC

 
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Jun 25, 2011 09:00 |  #181

v_lestat wrote in post #12652406 (external link)
but the nikon version is more expensive plus the cost of the adapter ring with chip on it.... is it worth it??

The more I look, the more I think "no." It's about $59 more for a Nikon version, and then over $40 for the adapter with chip. That adds 20% to a $500 lens. The chips for the Canon are from $12 to $32 (or so) and should, theoretically, do the same thing. If I do make the plunge, I think I will go that route. I've actually just gotten three really good new lenses (in the last 5 weeks or so) and shouldn't even be considering buying a new one, but I've got the fever...


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Jun 25, 2011 19:54 |  #182

here is one.
http://cgi.ebay.com …ens-adapter-/120440800679 (external link)

has alot of programming to do to it when you get it, but what they dont say is if all you want is AF confirm then you do not need to do all the programming.

the programming looks like focal distance for the lens and aperature.
so on a manual lens or a lens i dont care about i wouldnt program them anyways unless it was something that would screw with the AF confirmation.

anyways i suppose i would buy a couple of these and strap them to the Samyang lens....




  
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Jun 25, 2011 23:19 |  #183

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Jun 26, 2011 03:14 |  #184

Photozone.de just did some reviews of this lens. He did Nikon FF and Canon crop (so far). He is very enthusiastic. In fact, he gives it 3.5 stars on (Nikon) FF. The Canon 35L only gets 3 (poor edges/corners).


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Jun 26, 2011 05:56 |  #185

Wow excellent IQ. Now i'm itchin'. :((




  
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Jun 26, 2011 12:28 |  #186

Finally got a chance to take my Rokinon mini-35L out yesterday (all taken @ f1.4):

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Jun 26, 2011 20:14 |  #187

Great photos rich. :)




  
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Jun 26, 2011 20:24 |  #188

Thanks, it sure is tough to get that f1.4 focused properly :D.


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Jun 26, 2011 21:41 |  #189

This lens produce very good IQ. Isn't it hard to focus manually?




  
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Jun 26, 2011 21:52 |  #190

It's not the easiest thing to do, but it is made easier using a focusing screen other than the original piece.


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Jun 26, 2011 22:08 |  #191

so.. in order to get AF confirmation you have to get the Nikon mount and then adapter?


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Jun 26, 2011 23:38 |  #192

JimmyDude911 wrote in post #12662711 (external link)
so.. in order to get AF confirmation you have to get the Nikon mount and then adapter?

Not at all. You can buy a Nikon adapter with a chip already attached to it, or you could just buy a chip and stick it on by yourself. In general, it doesn't sound like the chip is going to guarantee you correct focus at 1.4...it's helpful but not magic. I follow the samyang 14mm thread, and over there they say the chip will only get your focus in "the neighborhood"--and that is for a UWA with deep DOF. If it's not all that dependable for that, I wouldn't expect wonders at 1.4.
If anybody has information or opinions to the contrary, please contradict me. It would make me a happy man.


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Jun 27, 2011 02:53 |  #193

JimmyDude911 wrote in post #12662711 (external link)
so.. in order to get AF confirmation you have to get the Nikon mount and then adapter?

This is interesting. I hope someone would volunteer to experiment this or give this a try. :D




  
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Jun 27, 2011 09:29 |  #194

A few recent snaps:

f/5.6

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f/1.4

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All manually focused, with a bit of practise and getting a feel for when the focus is sharp, starting to get some good results. Used a B+W 77mm KAESEMANN CP FILTER on these shots.

Also received the Dandelions - AF confirm chip (Programmable) for Canon EOS Camera from Tago Tech (http://store.tagotech.​com …_info.php?produ​cts_id=139 (external link)). It was a bit tricky getting the chip on the lense, I used some regular tape :D. After getting it on I had to read the programming manual to program the chip. Programmed it to read f/1.4 and 35mm to start with. Found that the focusing confirmation was totally out of wack so I set the focus adjustment forward from the value of 9 to about 6 and now it nails pretty much perfectly. Only catch is it seems to be spot on only when turning the focus ring left. Going right the focus is a bit off. Funny.. but still happy to have some sort of reliable focus confirm, just need to work with the idiosyncrasies of this lense! I'll have to see how I go in the field proper with the chip but shooting around the house it's looking good. Anyway heres a shot of the quick and dirty focus chip on the lense!

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Jun 27, 2011 10:08 |  #195

Very interesting, Noodlz. Thanks for the info. Very attractive shots, btw. Color and focus are great. Tape job on the chip is...probably not going to win you any DYI awards. Still, if you can get it working with a wad of scotch tape, I guess we should all be good to go :)


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