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Mar 06, 2014 00:21 |  #1411

single_track wrote in post #16665301 (external link)
I have the Opteka branded lens. I love the way it handles flare and direct light.


Is this with the 70D? Thanks


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Mar 06, 2014 07:47 |  #1412

roseyposey wrote in post #16737963 (external link)
Is this with the 70D? Thanks

Yes, with the 70.


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Mar 07, 2014 14:56 as a reply to  @ single_track's post |  #1413

Hi guys!I just ordered the rokinon 8/3.5 CS II version,and this will be the first time i will use a manual lens in my eos cameras.
I would like to ask you what is the better way to have decent exposures.Are you using shutter priority?Aperture?Manu​al and auto Iso?Manual and a handheld light meter?


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Mar 08, 2014 06:13 |  #1414



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Mar 08, 2014 17:54 as a reply to  @ ride5000's post |  #1415

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I always want C&C on my shots.
Gear list: 70d, 5d & 40d | 70-200L/f4 IS | 24-70L | 17-40L | Sigmalux | 17-85 IS | Opteka 6.5mm fisheye | 580exII
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Mar 11, 2014 17:34 |  #1416



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Mar 11, 2014 19:54 |  #1417

^^^^^Awesome work, single_track. Easily some of the best pics I've seen taken with this lens. Well done.


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Mar 11, 2014 21:25 |  #1418

M_Six wrote in post #16751795 (external link)
^^^^^Awesome work, single_track. Easily some of the best pics I've seen taken with this lens. Well done.

Thank you. very kinds words.


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Mar 12, 2014 07:07 |  #1419

andreasthess wrote in post #16741757 (external link)
Hi guys!I just ordered the rokinon 8/3.5 CS II version,and this will be the first time i will use a manual lens in my eos cameras.
I would like to ask you what is the better way to have decent exposures.Are you using shutter priority?Aperture?Manu​al and auto Iso?Manual and a handheld light meter?

Shutter priority works (Aperture priority doesn't do anything). I usually mount the lens and take a couple test shots in Shutter mode, and adjust Exposure Compensation as needed. This works pretty well for me. I could see a situation in which you'd want to use Program AE if you want to minimize ISO noise and aren't taking pictures of anything fast, but I am not sure I've ever tried that.


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Mar 12, 2014 09:00 |  #1420

schris wrote in post #16752642 (external link)
Shutter priority works (Aperture priority doesn't do anything). I usually mount the lens and take a couple test shots in Shutter mode, and adjust Exposure Compensation as needed. This works pretty well for me. I could see a situation in which you'd want to use Program AE if you want to minimize ISO noise and aren't taking pictures of anything fast, but I am not sure I've ever tried that.

If I understand your comments, I do not agree. I use Aperture Priority all the time with this lens and it works perfectly. Just manually set the Aperture that you want and the camera automatically sets the shutter speed to achieve the correct exposure


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Mar 12, 2014 11:18 as a reply to  @ single_track's post |  #1421

Thank to both of you guys! :)


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Mar 14, 2014 08:53 |  #1422

single_track wrote in post #16752853 (external link)
If I understand your comments, I do not agree. I use Aperture Priority all the time with this lens and it works perfectly. Just manually set the Aperture that you want and the camera automatically sets the shutter speed to achieve the correct exposure

I agree. Aperture Priority is the way to go on a manual-aperture lens, IMHO. Using shutter priority is bizarre and just won't work, as far as I can see - I mean, how would the camera set the aperture?


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Mar 14, 2014 09:08 |  #1423

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I agree. Aperture Priority is the way to go on a manual-aperture lens, IMHO. Using shutter priority is bizarre and just won't work, as far as I can see - I mean, how would the camera set the aperture?

It works. I use TV all the time. When I use my 8mm in low light I wanna be down around 1/13 and this way my ISO is as low as I can get it...

TV mode with a manual lens is like basically being in manual mode but have exposure compensation on auto iso. Works great.


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Mar 14, 2014 21:57 |  #1424

I have the Rokinon, very difficult for me to focus during low light, but bumping up that f-stop in good light and going to almost infinity on the focus has given me some fairly decent results!

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I don't use it nearly as much as I'd like, but I will hopefully get to use it more when I get a second body.

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Mar 15, 2014 09:57 |  #1425

Talley wrote in post #16757874 (external link)
TV mode with a manual lens is like basically being in manual mode but have exposure compensation on auto iso. Works great.

OK, I can see how it would work with auto ISO.


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