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Samyang 35mm F1.4 UMC

 
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May 13, 2012 19:48 |  #2086

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i am blown away by the images on this thread and i read all 139 pages! I really want this lens on my 5d ii, the only thing that bothers me is that there is no AF confirmation, i suck with MF even with AF confirmation...hopeful​ly they will release a chipped version soon.
how did you guys manage to get things in focus without AF confirmation? i know alot of people using live view, but in real world situation i think it is really hard if you are on the street or without a tripod

I use a Katzeye focus screen in my T1i. With a 5D MkII, you can get a Canon Eg-s focus screen (external link) that makes it easier to focus.


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May 13, 2012 21:36 |  #2087

M_Six wrote in post #14426696 (external link)
I use a Katzeye focus screen in my T1i. With a 5D MkII, you can get a Canon Eg-s focus screen (external link) that makes it easier to focus.

thanks, i considerd the EG-S screen too, but after a little bit of research online, some say the different is subtle, i am thinking to buy the nikon mount and get a nikon to canon Adapter, does anyone using a nikon mount on their canon camera?


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May 14, 2012 04:58 |  #2088

justdamnit wrote in post #14427155 (external link)
thanks, i considerd the EG-S screen too, but after a little bit of research online, some say the different is subtle, i am thinking to buy the nikon mount and get a nikon to canon Adapter, does anyone using a nikon mount on their canon camera?

subtle?

i guess it depends on your expectations.

if you're serious about MFing there is absolutely no reason you should avoid getting a screen. it will only help accuracy. frankly i think the cameras should come with a "faster" matte screen from the factory instead of these slow, bright screens.

also keep in mind MFing is a skill that must be learned and practiced and gets easier with time.


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May 14, 2012 06:40 as a reply to  @ ride5000's post |  #2089

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May 14, 2012 10:06 |  #2090

justdamnit wrote in post #14427155 (external link)
thanks, i considerd the EG-S screen too, but after a little bit of research online, some say the different is subtle, i am thinking to buy the nikon mount and get a nikon to canon Adapter, does anyone using a nikon mount on their canon camera?

ride5000 wrote in post #14428321 (external link)
subtle?

i guess it depends on your expectations.

if you're serious about MFing there is absolutely no reason you should avoid getting a screen. it will only help accuracy. frankly i think the cameras should come with a "faster" matte screen from the factory instead of these slow, bright screens.

also keep in mind MFing is a skill that must be learned and practiced and gets easier with time.

I can see why many people would think installing the EG-S focusing screen (or any precision matte screen) would produce subtle differences, because I also thought the same.

I bought the EF-S screen for my 40D, and have recently bought the EG-S for my 5D2 because I realized I've been missing too many shots.

Let me tell you honestly: when I first slapped it on, I really didn't notice a difference. After all, I had JUST bought the focusing screen for my 40D and the Samyang lens the same day. I figured, "well, since I installed it, might as well just use it."

One thing I DID notice was that the viewfinder got darker, especially at f/4 and narrower apertures.

I used it for a good 3 months before I got my 5DII. After that, I started using my Samyang 35mm on my 5DII. I was getting pretty good results, but sometimes the lens would frustrate me because I got OOF (out of focus) shots frequently.

Since I bought my 5DII, I rarely touched my 40D. It wasn't until recently that I slapped on my Samyang 35mm onto my 40D that I noticed how much more ACCURATE setting the focus was with the screen! Using the 5DII has made me lazy with nailing the focus; the margin of error was much bigger on the 5DII. On the 40D, if I moved even a tiny pinch, I would instantly notice the image being OOF through the viewfinder (and the installed screen).

I learned how important having a focusing screen is (for manual focusing lenses) by having two different bodies to compare it to.


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May 14, 2012 10:23 |  #2091

I love using this lens for candids. I use this lens so much now that I don't hesitate to manually focusing in front of my subjects.

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May 14, 2012 10:26 |  #2092

justdamnit wrote in post #14427155 (external link)
thanks, i considerd the EG-S screen too, but after a little bit of research online, some say the different is subtle, i am thinking to buy the nikon mount and get a nikon to canon Adapter, does anyone using a nikon mount on their canon camera?

ill never understand why people do this... just get the canon mont and a focus screen, you’ll be fine. the focus screen helps out a bunch , trust me


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May 14, 2012 10:45 |  #2093

Do you really need a focussing screen for this lens ain't the live view screen enough?


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May 14, 2012 10:48 |  #2094

pkilla wrote in post #14429464 (external link)
Do you really need a focussing screen for this lens ain't the live view screen enough?

it probably is, I’m just speaking for those of us with grandpa cameras like myself haha


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May 14, 2012 11:22 as a reply to  @ JimmyDude911's post |  #2095

I finally had time to go use my lens for a male photoshoot this weekend. Took this lens plus my 70-200 as back up. And I gotta say, I love my sammy 35. I ended up having to rely on live view to focus, my AF chip needs more fine tuning, although even when i did use the AF assist I was still getting decent workable images unless you zoom in to the eyes haha.

I will be posting later in the evening.


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May 14, 2012 16:37 |  #2096

JimmyDude911 wrote in post #14429401 (external link)
ill never understand why people do this... just get the canon mont and a focus screen, you’ll be fine. the focus screen helps out a bunch , trust me

maybe you are right, i will pull the trigger when there is a deal on this lens. but i still feel insecure without the "beep" lol


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May 14, 2012 16:48 |  #2097

justdamnit wrote in post #14431200 (external link)
maybe you are right, i will pull the trigger when there is a deal on this lens. but i still feel insecure without the "beep" lol

haha i know what you mean. the 35 is really easy to focus with, especially after some practice.


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May 14, 2012 16:54 |  #2098

It's easy peasy, use f/1.4 to focus everything from viewfinder, then once focused select your wanted f/ stop.

Nothing to it....


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May 14, 2012 19:05 as a reply to  @ macvisual's post |  #2099

This is one of my photos from Sunday.


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May 15, 2012 07:12 |  #2100

pkilla wrote in post #14429464 (external link)
Do you really need a focussing screen for this lens ain't the live view screen enough?

there's a viewfinder for a reason... ;) plus, it uses no batteries and is arguably much faster


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