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p.1 #1 · Samyang/Rokinon 24/1.4


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/819106-REG/Rokinon_RK24MAFN_24mm_F1_4_ED_AS.html

I am going to ignore this so hard I won't be able to sleep. I am going to ignore the hell out of it.
It's intriguing though, I wonder if it's chipped.. it doesn't say that it is but then it says it works in PASM modes so I guess it is chipped.
I have the AI 24/2 Nikkor, so I probably don't need it. f/1.4, f/1.4... hmmm seven hundred bucks



Feb 19, 2012 at 04:22 PM
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p.1 #2 · Samyang/Rokinon 24/1.4


Reviews so far have been mixed.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1035184



Feb 19, 2012 at 04:27 PM
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p.1 #3 · Samyang/Rokinon 24/1.4


Oh forget it, I am too slow.

EBH

Edited on Feb 19, 2012 at 04:37 PM · View previous versions



Feb 19, 2012 at 04:30 PM
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p.1 #4 · Samyang/Rokinon 24/1.4


If you're depending on the 24/2, I'm afraid you do need it or the Nikkor 24/1.4 and not for the f/1.4. Pretty much every other aperture shy of f/8 (had one for 10 years).

For reasons that I don't get, the Nikkor fetches a pretty penny still. Sell it while the plaebians aren't the wiser....



Feb 19, 2012 at 04:30 PM
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p.1 #5 · Samyang/Rokinon 24/1.4


j.liam wrote:
If you're depending on the 24/2, I'm afraid you do need it or the Nikkor 24/1.4 and not for the f/1.4. Pretty much every other aperture shy of f/8 (had one for 10 years).

For reasons that I don't get, the Nikkor fetches a pretty penny still. Sell it while the plaebians aren't the wiser....


+1 In the 80s I thought it would be better than the 24/2.8 or 28/2 that I had, but was disappointed. The 35/1.4 was another lens of that ilk.

EBH



Feb 19, 2012 at 04:43 PM
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p.1 #6 · Samyang/Rokinon 24/1.4


j.liam, I do agree that the 24/2 Nikkor underwhelms as a general purpose wide angle lens. The thing is, I use it for low light candids where edges and corners don't even begin to matter. It's film too, not digital, so I am not after stunning detail... Finally, I paid less than $100 for it - pocket change for the lens plus $70 to realign the helicoid - but I do wonder how come a lens of that overall quality still costs as much as it does.

Now I will have to read the reviews.



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p.1 #7 · Samyang/Rokinon 24/1.4


EB-1 wrote:
+1 In the 80s I thought it would be better than the 24/2.8 or 28/2 that I had, but was disappointed. The 35/1.4 was another lens of that ilk.

EBH

Manual focus 35/1.4 Nikkor is the best lens ever made in the history of the universe, and then some.



Feb 19, 2012 at 04:54 PM
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p.1 #8 · Samyang/Rokinon 24/1.4


j.liam wrote:
If you're depending on the 24/2, I'm afraid you do need it or the Nikkor 24/1.4 and not for the f/1.4. Pretty much every other aperture shy of f/8 (had one for 10 years).

For reasons that I don't get, the Nikkor fetches a pretty penny still. Sell it while the plaebians aren't the wiser....


Some people get good results from the Nikon 24 f/2...

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/35#9190141

The lens isn't on my list of future purchases but then this is not a focal range I'm inclined toward.



Feb 19, 2012 at 04:58 PM
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p.1 #9 · Samyang/Rokinon 24/1.4


RVorinsky wrote:
j.liam, I do agree that the 24/2 Nikkor underwhelms as a general purpose wide angle lens. The thing is, I use it for low light candids where edges and corners don't even begin to matter. It's film too, not digital, so I am not after stunning detail... Finally, I paid less than $100 for it - pocket change for the lens plus $70 to realign the helicoid - but I do wonder how come a lens of that overall quality still costs as much as it does.

Now I will have to read the reviews.


If low-light is your thing, the 28/2 AIS is way superior. If 24 is what speaks to (as it does to me) go for something else. If its an AIS and in good shape after the repair, you can likely sell it for at least $300-400, netting you a profit.

The 35/1.4 AIS is a tricky lens; wide-open, it shows it's design age with haze from uncorrected SA. Beyond f/4 though, it's really stellar, up there with the ZF 2/35 though if memory serves, colors are on the cooler side. Too cool for my tastes.



Feb 19, 2012 at 04:58 PM
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p.1 #10 · Samyang/Rokinon 24/1.4


The Rokinon/Samyang 35mm f1.4 has extremely good reviews. Something to consider, while we are talking about the 35mm FL.


Feb 19, 2012 at 05:22 PM
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p.1 #11 · Samyang/Rokinon 24/1.4


Curtis, those are definitely speaking for the 24/2 but then it's Don and he knows how to use his lenses. In both of those shots corners and edges are not where your eyes go, at least not looking for details.

j.liam, I used to have the 28/2 but the 35/1.4 suited me better and I couldn't have both.
The 24 is AI and in BGN condition, so not worth as much as a good looking AI-S, but still more than what I paid. More importantly, it does well what I got it for.
The 35/1.4 is fantastic, if you like what it does. It really isn't hard to see what throws people off as it's performance below f/2 is very... characteristic... but if you like its character wide open, coupled with insanely good performance stopped down, it's hard to beat (at that price). Maybe Samyang 35/1.4, but it's a bit big for a "walkaround" lens on F3.
Thanks for the tips though.



Feb 19, 2012 at 05:23 PM
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p.1 #12 · Samyang/Rokinon 24/1.4


I wouldn't dismiss the more modern optics of the Samyang. I loved the compact size of the Nikkor but the low contrast wide open wasn't my thing. The ZF 2/35 acquitted itself better at f/2 IMHO. For 1.4, the Samy can't be beat for the price.


Feb 19, 2012 at 05:56 PM





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