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niXer
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andychen wrote:
I got a version with no chip and later on saw the deal and got the one with chip. My copy of the non-chip is lens is sharper than the chip lens, noticeably. So I returned the chip lens.


Could have been some QC problems though right?

Either way I'll find out myself tomorrow when it arrives!



Sep 19, 2013 at 02:38 AM
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p.14 #2 · p.14 #2 · some Samyang 14mm love


Received it early today and only got to take a few shots with it.

Nothing special but I'm in love!



My copy seems to be tack sharp and infinity focus seems to be infinity. Can't wait to take it out this weekend, downtown in the city.

Best $300 I've ever spent! I will say I was surprised how small it was. I thought it'd look menacing but it's small. The front bulb is scary but whatever. I wish the cap wasn't so cheap feeling though.



Sep 20, 2013 at 05:21 AM
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p.14 #3 · p.14 #3 · some Samyang 14mm love


niXer wrote:
Could have been some QC problems though right?


I would assume so. My chip lens is very sharp.



Sep 21, 2013 at 03:01 PM
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p.14 #4 · p.14 #4 · some Samyang 14mm love


as noted there are some QC issues, but for the price....


Sep 21, 2013 at 05:07 PM
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p.14 #5 · p.14 #5 · some Samyang 14mm love


Exchanged my chipped lens with a new copy and compared with my non chipped version. The non chipped version is still sharper at 100%. Don't get me wrong, the chipped version is still incredibly sharp, sharper than my 16-35 at 16mm, but my non chipped version is sharper. Maybe I got an extremely good copy of non chipped version. Will be keeping the non chipped version even though the price was the same with promotion.


Sep 23, 2013 at 04:52 AM
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p.14 #6 · p.14 #6 · some Samyang 14mm love


Just got mine today from the b/s forum. My 1st manual only lens as well. Very fun lens.

So I have a non chipped lens. Is there a way of "chipping" it so I can get the data, etc?



Sep 23, 2013 at 10:28 PM
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p.14 #7 · p.14 #7 · some Samyang 14mm love


First one is full size, the second is a ~150% crop












one of my sharpest pieces of glass, and its only a few hundred!



Sep 23, 2013 at 11:06 PM
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p.14 #8 · p.14 #8 · some Samyang 14mm love


This one is definitely on my shopping list! Might have to wait until next month though with a D800 and a Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 S already on the way.......


Sep 23, 2013 at 11:27 PM
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p.14 #9 · p.14 #9 · some Samyang 14mm love


I'm looking for one chipped if anyone decides to get rid of theirs

Otherwise, I may order from B&H once the holiday is over.



Sep 24, 2013 at 04:05 PM
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p.14 #10 · p.14 #10 · some Samyang 14mm love


Quick question:

Does the rear element move in and out like a 16-35mm f/4 or a sigma 35mm (art) f/1.4? On my recent trip to Mammoth Lakes the focus ring became rather stiff and I'm starting to freak out.



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p.14 #11 · p.14 #11 · some Samyang 14mm love


Dropsix wrote:
I'm looking for one chipped if anyone decides to get rid of theirs

Otherwise, I may order from B&H once the holiday is over.


Don't forget to check Dpreview.com's GearShop store.

DPreview is owned by Amazon so GearShop is essentially Amazon (even comes in an Amazon box).

I got my $50 credit by having a GearShop account and making a gearlist. Not sure if you can sign up and do the same but still.



Sep 30, 2013 at 01:46 AM
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p.14 #12 · p.14 #12 · some Samyang 14mm love


pburke wrote:
is that on a DX body? just doesn't look like a 14mm at first glance


Nope that's a D600 but that mountain is 20,000 feet high if that gives you any idea of how wide that shot really is



Sep 30, 2013 at 10:46 PM
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p.14 #13 · p.14 #13 · some Samyang 14mm love


Haven't been using my 14/2.8 much recently. Had a chance to get out and shoot with it Wednesday morning.


Dotterer Road by mkrepp, on Flickr



Oct 11, 2013 at 04:58 PM
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p.14 #14 · p.14 #14 · some Samyang 14mm love


found another Samyang lens correction plugin linked from a blog at


http://ennanhamillart.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/review-samyang-ae-14mm-2-8-first-impressions/

you find the link to the zip file at the bottom. I've used it and so far it is the plugin I like the best. At first I thought it was an official file by Samyang, but the hosting site is some sort of gallery page showing only Samyang photos.




Oct 15, 2013 at 01:26 PM
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p.14 #15 · p.14 #15 · some Samyang 14mm love


Sweet, thanks for the link ; )

I'll throw in a couple today.


COME AND GONE by jmarshphoto, on Flickr


MOONFLOWER by jmarshphoto, on Flickr



Oct 15, 2013 at 02:37 PM
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p.14 #16 · p.14 #16 · some Samyang 14mm love


Wow, lovely shot, and Orion is a bonus, Dustin! Where was that shot?


Oct 15, 2013 at 06:27 PM
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p.14 #17 · p.14 #17 · some Samyang 14mm love


Still loving this lens, I wish I could dedicate a whole day to using it.

I love how wide 14mm is. I never really respected it until I was able to take a picture of a whole exhibit at the zoo.

Though to be honest I don't know if that speaks to how wide 14mm is or how sadly small the zoo exhibit is.




Oct 15, 2013 at 07:30 PM
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p.14 #18 · p.14 #18 · some Samyang 14mm love


Just curious as to what everyone is using to straighten the horizon? I use LR5 but have not found a good profile to use.

Dan



Oct 17, 2013 at 04:25 AM
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p.14 #19 · p.14 #19 · some Samyang 14mm love


Technically speaking, there's no straight horizon on a round planet

I don't know of any profiles that can fix that, but the adaptive wide angle filter in CS6 lets you straighten just about any bent line with a little mouse clicking

If you are asking what we are using to correct lens distortion, I use the plugin I linked to 4 posts above yours. There are others linked in this thread, and there is PTLens, which works really well, but isn't free.



Oct 17, 2013 at 01:33 PM
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p.14 #20 · p.14 #20 · some Samyang 14mm love


pburke wrote:
Technically speaking, there's no straight horizon on a round planet

I don't know of any profiles that can fix that, but the adaptive wide angle filter in CS6 lets you straighten just about any bent line with a little mouse clicking

If you are asking what we are using to correct lens distortion, I use the plugin I linked to 4 posts above yours. There are others linked in this thread, and there is PTLens, which works really well, but isn't free.


Thanks will give the Wide angle filter a go



Oct 18, 2013 at 12:57 AM
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