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| p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Tilt-Shift Lens Reviews! |
Thanks for the blog post Roger. For those that haven't read, the Samyang seems to sharpen up nicely upon stopping down, right where a lot of tripod shooters will be hanging out anyway (f8-f16ish) and it pretty much approaches the Canons performance...at least unshifted.
Seeing some shifted comparisons will be interesting.
at f/8 is still seems to measure quite a bit below, although at f/11 it seems the same (I wonder what large scale contrast is like) for stuff you could get away with at f/8 or tilt into DOF at f/5.6 the Canon seems much better, if you simply need f/11 or at least f/13 then assuming the contrast and PF and such are good maybe they are not so different
it's odd that the Samyang seems to hold onto performance at f/13+ better, maybe the apertures are not delivering the same values and the Samyang is running slow??
(the full-scale samples at LR blog look horrendous! f/3.5 maybe the focus was placed oddly and then with f/3.5 we got that, but man the OOF areas look vile a truly awful rendering by the lens, something seems to be weird with the shots but maybe it just performs like that. SOme of the shots seem like they'd require f/5 at least if not f/8-f/11, so if they were taken at f/3.5 it's hard to say what is up (other than OOF areas look gnarly to the max).