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

 
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Oct 08, 2010 14:03 |  #61

overstock.com has them, last time I checked.


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Oct 08, 2010 15:57 |  #62

So just to confirm, the best option is a EOS mount with AF confirmation chip?

RaZe42 wrote in post #11059056 (external link)
No. All lenses meter on Canon SLRs. (Technically, lenses don't meter, cameras do. Nikon just won't meter without a lens detected. Same thing with Canon and AF confirm.)

Just get the cheapest version you can find. (in EF mount)




  
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Oct 08, 2010 16:37 as a reply to  @ mtakako's post |  #63

I'd skip the focus confirmation chip too. If you have the Eg-S focusing screen it's not needed. Just trust your eyes.


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Oct 08, 2010 17:29 |  #64

Sounds good. I do have the EG-S screen. Time to order one.

RaZe42 wrote in post #11060152 (external link)
I'd skip the focus confirmation chip too. If you have the Eg-S focusing screen it's not needed. Just trust your eyes.




  
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Oct 10, 2010 22:36 as a reply to  @ mtakako's post |  #65

Here are some more. Im getting the hang of manually focusing this lens, really starting to love it.


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Oct 11, 2010 20:46 as a reply to  @ JoeyBowman's post |  #66

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Oct 17, 2010 00:35 as a reply to  @ JoeyBowman's post |  #67

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Oct 18, 2010 14:27 |  #68

All of you here are a bad influence! I have been debating between this and a Canon 85 1.8 and your pictures won me over. I also ordered a programable chip to install to see how well it works; however if that doesn't cut it there is always live view. Meanwhile back at the ranch...waiting for the big brown truck to show! :(




  
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Oct 18, 2010 15:05 |  #69

LynC wrote in post #11120357 (external link)
All of you here are a bad influence! I have been debating between this and a Canon 85 1.8 and your pictures won me over. I also ordered a programable chip to install to see how well it works; however if that doesn't cut it there is always live view. Meanwhile back at the ranch...waiting for the big brown truck to show! :(


Once you get it use it for a while. The first day I sucked at manually focusing this lens, but everyday it got easier and my keeper rate went up. As long as my subject isn't moving, or at least isn't moving fast I can get just as high of a keeper rate as any other lens I have.


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Oct 19, 2010 01:26 as a reply to  @ post 9920698 |  #70

This lens looks great!

Just thought I would try to find the lowest prices (I searched all 7 brands)

Rokinon 85mm $249.95 + free s/h
http://www.buydig.com …ampaign=RO85MN&​sku=RO85MN (external link)

I would like to get this and test it against my 85mm 1.8

I wonder how this compares to the new Sigma 85 1.4? The Sigma is $649.05 more than the Rokinon! Whoa!


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Oct 25, 2010 09:13 |  #72

Can anyone comment on the focus ring of this lens? I'm thinking of picking one up for video work on the 7D. I'm used to manual focusing but I just hope it isn't like the Canon 50 1.4's ring which is the worst I've used. Lots of play and a 'gravelly' feel.


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Oct 25, 2010 10:23 |  #73

Photostock wrote in post #11160496 (external link)
Can anyone comment on the focus ring of this lens? I'm thinking of picking one up for video work on the 7D. I'm used to manual focusing but I just hope it isn't like the Canon 50 1.4's ring which is the worst I've used. Lots of play and a 'gravelly' feel.

I've found mine to be very smooth, if a bit tight when you first get it. It will loosen as time goes on, though. Though I don't do video (I had a 7d for a while and did video with this lens) on a regular basis, I would imagine that you'd like the feel.


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Oct 25, 2010 14:18 |  #74

Hamfist wrote in post #11160831 (external link)
I've found mine to be very smooth, if a bit tight when you first get it. It will loosen as time goes on, though. Though I don't do video (I had a 7d for a while and did video with this lens) on a regular basis, I would imagine that you'd like the feel.

I can second that. If you haven't used MF lenses before you will be awed by the feel. :D


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Oct 25, 2010 15:55 |  #75

:) I've used tons of manual focus lenses, just ones that usually cost 8-12k a piece! Still photo lenses are a different story. Some have decent rings, some do not. Optically this lens looks like a winner, I just want to make sure, mechanically, it is as well. I think I'm going to pull the trigger and judge for myself!


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