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Samyang/Rokinon 8 mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye

 
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Oct 13, 2012 07:17 |  #796

Not bad at all thanks for all that info definitely picking this up with the 35 1.4


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Oct 15, 2012 03:32 |  #797

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if its very soft for pics, i assume it's gonna be as soft on video, but then again, you dont pixel peep on video, or do you? :)

you're saying this lens is soft? have you calibrated yours? just making sure :) most people i've come across who think this lens is soft at ANY focal distance has yet to calibrate it.

I almost got rid of mine before I fortunately came across others with this issue and the super easy calibration fix! :D


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Oct 15, 2012 04:34 |  #798

first of all, its a fixed focal lense.

second of all, you cant callibrate the softness at 3.5, which is very soft, only at 5.6 and upwards this lens gets massively sharp! :)


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Oct 15, 2012 10:44 |  #799

Three from a trip to Singapore, last pictures with lens now i've sold my 40D. Fun lens even though I didn't use it much and has made me consider picking up a used Canon 15mm fisheye as some point if one comes along at the right price.

Hopefully the Canon will be more useable near wide open.

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Oct 18, 2012 18:00 |  #800

Good day folks. Just picked up this lens recently. I had been complaining about not having a lens wide enough to capture the northern lights adequately. Well that shouldn't be a problem anymore. Super duper excited. Hope you like my first share. We had clear skies so I went for a drive to test it out.

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Oct 18, 2012 18:06 |  #801

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Oct 18, 2012 18:59 |  #802

awesome shots, both of you! :)


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Oct 19, 2012 00:46 |  #803

Well it was an early birthday gift from the rents... but I got one. The opteka version.

Does anyone have a link to the focus test I can do on this? I'm new to manual lenses and I basically just want to set it and forget it. I've been playing around and it seems f11 is my best stop, but what about the focus ring?


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Oct 21, 2012 01:20 |  #804

This lens is fun and so easy to use!

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Oct 22, 2012 16:02 |  #806

Just got my lens Saturday and played with it to see what's up then found out f/5.6 and up is much sharper! Was shooting at f/3.5 and can't figure out what was going on!

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Oct 23, 2012 04:32 |  #807

Tigermack wrote in post #15155469 (external link)
Just got my lens Saturday and played with it to see what's up then found out f/5.6 and up is much sharper! Was shooting at f/3.5 and can't figure out what was going on!

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Off subject here, but what kind of mouse is that and do you like it? And why?


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Oct 23, 2012 19:48 |  #808

We are looking at the desk of a hardcore first person shooter gamer ;).

I used to have to make 2 huge frantic sweeps of the mouse just to do a 180 turn... I know some people who we'd to have to do 4 sweeps....  :p

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Oct 23, 2012 21:43 |  #809

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Oct 24, 2012 09:58 as a reply to  @ seattle1's post |  #810

On mine I set the aperture to f8 and the focus just shy of infinity and everything in the image is sharp. If light is a problem, f5.6 still works. Once you get below f5.6, though, the sharpness tends to fade a bit. At least on mine.


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