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Apr 16, 2016 13:32 |  #31

To be frank, the lens it needs to beat isn't the Samyang (or any other brand) of 14mm, it's the Sigma 12-24mm HSM DG II that it needs to beat. It's the only other lens that is a 12mm. Sure the Canon 11-24L is a little wider, but I don't think a £600 should ever be compared to a £3000 lens!


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Apr 16, 2016 15:31 |  #32

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To be frank, the lens it needs to beat isn't the Samyang (or any other brand) of 14mm, it's the Sigma 12-24mm HSM DG II that it needs to beat. It's the only other lens that is a 12mm. Sure the Canon 11-24L is a little wider, but I don't think a £600 should ever be compared to a £3000 lens!

Sometimes the comparison is about money more than just a quality optically of two lenses, for example, Canon 14mm and Samyang 14mm, i went with Samyang and it is really nice optically even the Canon is way sharper, many liked that Samyang/Rokinon and almost manual focus that made it less value, but also the distortion is a bit ugly, but overall the lens became one remarkable, even Sigma 35mm said to be a bit better than the Canon one and i think the Canon lens is more expensive, Sigma/Samyang/Laowa,..​.etc are trying to produce lenses that can be helpful and fun regardless of quality, but put the price in hand of many people to afford, I am really ready to buy this lens Laowa 12 over Canon 11-24 even if i have that $3000, i bought Tamron 15-30 over Canon 16-35L f4IS or Canon 14-24 which is more expensive than both.


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Apr 16, 2016 17:32 |  #33

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Sometimes the comparison is about money more than just a quality optically of two lenses, for example, Canon 14mm and Samyang 14mm, i went with Samyang and it is really nice optically even the Canon is way sharper, many liked that Samyang/Rokinon and almost manual focus that made it less value, but also the distortion is a bit ugly, but overall the lens became one remarkable, even Sigma 35mm said to be a bit better than the Canon one and i think the Canon lens is more expensive, Sigma/Samyang/Laowa,..​.etc are trying to produce lenses that can be helpful and fun regardless of quality, but put the price in hand of many people to afford, I am really ready to buy this lens Laowa 12 over Canon 11-24 even if i have that $3000, i bought Tamron 15-30 over Canon 16-35L f4IS or Canon 14-24 which is more expensive than both.

The Canon 35 mark ii is better than the Sigma Art.


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Apr 17, 2016 16:21 |  #34

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The Canon 35 mark ii is better than the Sigma Art.

For this example i was comparing with Canon 35 mk1, Canon i think produced this mark ii after the Sigma release, so they solved something, and that time i was planning on Canon 35mm mk1, Canon solved many of their lenses in mark ii versions.


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May 18, 2016 11:30 |  #35

Is this out yet? Do we have pricing yet?


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May 18, 2016 12:01 |  #36

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Is this out yet? Do we have pricing yet?

Waiting or as they say, finger crossing?


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May 18, 2016 14:50 |  #37

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Waiting or as they say, finger crossing?

There's been a few images of the lens and one taken with the lens on some Japanese sites. But there's nothing official announced since mid Feb.


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May 18, 2016 15:02 |  #38

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There's been a few images of the lens and one taken with the lens on some Japanese sites. But there's nothing official announced since mid Feb.

I saw the photos, but waiting the lens to hit the markets for sale, mostly it is produced so for sure it will be out, and sure there are some people will buy it and love it, somehow it will replace Samyang 14mm for a while i think, for me on FF any lens from 10mm up to 16/17mm with 2.8 will be a revolution for us, that is why i bought 15-30 VC to replace my 16-35 2.8 v1, and although i would like to have the new Canon lens 11-24 it is still way out of my reach.


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May 25, 2016 09:01 |  #40

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Sometimes the comparison is about money more than just a quality optically of two lenses, for example, Canon 14mm and Samyang 14mm, i went with Samyang and it is really nice optically even the Canon is way sharper, many liked that Samyang/Rokinon and almost manual focus that made it less value, but also the distortion is a bit ugly, but overall the lens became one remarkable, even Sigma 35mm said to be a bit better than the Canon one and i think the Canon lens is more expensive, Sigma/Samyang/Laowa,..​.etc are trying to produce lenses that can be helpful and fun regardless of quality, but put the price in hand of many people to afford, I am really ready to buy this lens Laowa 12 over Canon 11-24 even if i have that $3000, i bought Tamron 15-30 over Canon 16-35L f4IS or Canon 14-24 which is more expensive than both.

I might have to sell my 15-30 :(... all my tamron zooms :( :( just to help pay for the 200L  :p


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May 25, 2016 09:07 |  #41

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Also check the plot on this web page:

http://www.lenstip.com …ish-eye_Introduction.html (external link)

It is for a crop sensor, so e.g. 8mm lens on a crop can have between 120 degrees (rectilinear) to 250 degrees (extreme fisheye projection) angle of view.

Look about halfway through this page:

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You'll see a comparison of an interior shot of with the 14mm rokinon vs. the 12mm defished = much much wider.


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May 25, 2016 15:06 |  #42

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I might have to sell my 15-30 :(... all my tamron zooms :( :( just to help pay for the 200L  :p

What is that 200L for? i know many L lenses above 135 are great [Such as 200, 300, 400,...etc], but i have 300L and 135L, what will 200L give me more than 300L[I use in sports] or 135L which i don't use at all?

Congrats anyway if you do.


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What is that 200L for? i know many L lenses above 135 are great [Such as 200, 300, 400,...etc], but i have 300L and 135L, what will 200L give me more than 300L[I use in sports] or 135L which i don't use at all?

Congrats anyway if you do.

just want to try it out see what happens for now. 200L and the 300 2.8 II are the two best IQ lenses canon has right now and after shooting my friends 400 2.8 IS v1 I realize that I was limiting myself in sports to 300mm so I'm leaving that option open for the end of the year. I really really really want to try the 200L + 1.4xIII and compare it to the sigma 120-300 I have now. The sigma has been good to me. I want ultimate IQ now. the 200L is it.

It's all about focal length and your end desire. The 200L is too short imho for sports and using a 1.4x would only be a bandaid BUT I shoot my kids and there would be alot of times the 200L would be great... especially on stage that extra stop to get me from a 12,800 ISO down to a 6400 would really help out too.

The look you get from the 300 2.8 is similar to the 200L you just get a different FOV


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May 25, 2016 19:03 |  #44

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just want to try it out see what happens for now. 200L and the 300 2.8 II are the two best IQ lenses canon has right now and after shooting my friends 400 2.8 IS v1 I realize that I was limiting myself in sports to 300mm so I'm leaving that option open for the end of the year. I really really really want to try the 200L + 1.4xIII and compare it to the sigma 120-300 I have now. The sigma has been good to me. I want ultimate IQ now. the 200L is it.

It's all about focal length and your end desire. The 200L is too short imho for sports and using a 1.4x would only be a bandaid BUT I shoot my kids and there would be alot of times the 200L would be great... especially on stage that extra stop to get me from a 12,800 ISO down to a 6400 would really help out too.

The look you get from the 300 2.8 is similar to the 200L you just get a different FOV

Well, if i didn't have 300L and/or 135L then i may dream about 200L, also i always want to have many L as i can, even 400 and 600, but i know i can't have anything else much more by now, and i let that 200L pass in my dreams, my only dream now is to get more medium format, and this time with 100mp if possible, i think i don't need to have so many gear from Canon anymore, and if i will do definitely will not be 200L unless i let that 135L go first and something else such as 100-400 mk1 for example.

Sony took my interest these years, and i have kids grown up so i don't need many or lenses, i do have Canon 70-200 2.8 mkII, this will be a good one instead of 200L even not in same IQ class, so that i asked you if you have Canon 70-200 mkII and 300L and 135L then why you will think about 200L if you were in my place? can't do that kids photography with 135L for example? 300L is heavy, but to me, the look from 300 is better than 200L even at f2, i saw photos from 400 f2.8, it is way better than 300 at f2.8, so it is not about only how wide is the aperture, i prefer longer FL and good enough aperture than so fast wide aperture and less FL, for example i will never sacrifice 300L or even 135L just to have 85 1.2 or even 100 f1.0, bokeh so so much isn;t always the best even it is fun, but i do have 135L and i saw how incredible amazing photos out of it and i don't use the lens already.


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Jun 03, 2016 21:34 |  #45

Whatever happened to this lens?? It has vanished from their website as well!


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