Samyang 14mm F2.8 Lenses

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Samyang 14mm F2.8 Lenses

Postby zafra52 on Tue May 14, 2013 7:35 pm

Anybody has a Samyang 14mm F2.8 Lens or has even
heard of it? I want a wide lens for a Canon 5d that
provides a reasonable image quality and doesn't cost
the earth.
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Re: Samyang 14mm F2.8 Lenses

Postby aim54x on Tue May 14, 2013 7:56 pm

Yep I have heard very good things about this lens, and have even handled it a few times (branded as Rokinon). Here are some review links:

http://www.photozone.de/canon_eos_ff/532-samyang14f28eosff

http://www.lenstip.com/index.php?test=obiektywu&test_ob=239
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Re: Samyang 14mm F2.8 Lenses

Postby Remorhaz on Tue May 14, 2013 10:04 pm

I've heard of it - MF only of course but optically apparently very good
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Re: Samyang 14mm F2.8 Lenses

Postby zafra52 on Wed May 15, 2013 3:25 pm

Thank you for your help. I had read some
reviewsm but the above are by far the most
comprehensive and the picture samples
quite impressive.
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Re: Samyang 14mm F2.8 Lenses

Postby aim54x on Wed May 15, 2013 9:19 pm

zafra52 wrote:Thank you for your help. I had read some
reviewsm but the above are by far the most
comprehensive and the picture samples
quite impressive.


I have found that these two are often as unbiased and systematic as I can find, so if they have a review I tend to lean on them to get a feel for a lens
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Re: Samyang 14mm F2.8 Lenses

Postby sirhc55 on Wed May 15, 2013 10:03 pm

I have nothing but praise for Samyang or Rokinon or a few other names too. I have the 7.5mm and it is a lens that I use very often.
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Re: Samyang 14mm F2.8 Lenses

Postby aim54x on Thu May 16, 2013 10:24 am

sirhc55 wrote:I have nothing but praise for Samyang or Rokinon or a few other names too. I have the 7.5mm and it is a lens that I use very often.


I would love to see some more pictures from this lens!
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Re: Samyang 14mm F2.8 Lenses

Postby sirhc55 on Thu May 16, 2013 9:45 pm

Nothing brilliant here but it does show what the lens can do:

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Re: Samyang 14mm F2.8 Lenses

Postby aim54x on Fri May 17, 2013 9:32 am

I feel like G.A.S is creeping up on me again.
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Re: Samyang 14mm F2.8 Lenses

Postby gstark on Fri May 17, 2013 10:27 am

sirhc55 wrote:Nothing brilliant here but it does show what the lens can do:


Point of order, Chris, but it shows what the photographer can do. These are all nice images, well controlled, focused, etc., but unless I've missed something, these would have been your doing, with the lens being a part of your toolkit?

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Re: Samyang 14mm F2.8 Lenses

Postby zafra52 on Tue May 21, 2013 6:36 pm

All I can say is wow! Thanks guys for the comments.
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