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| p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 85mm f/1.4 Samyang (Rokinon, B&H, Bower, et. al.) |
Johnny -- Good timing!
Yes, the flower shots (except the last "bouquet" through the OOF purple flowers) are all at MFD, as is the first 3-shot pano of the wind chime. It certainly could use a little more close focus (MFD = 1m), but I feel the same about the Canon 85/1.2 L -- surprised it doesn't go closer for portraits or small objects. I bought a set of manual close-up tubes, but they are bit of a hassle to tote around and take on and off. (Yeah, lazy, I know! ) I believe one is a short 7mm tube/ring. As I recall, the Canon EF 12mm doesn't work -- wants an electronic connection.
As I mentioned, no CA correction was done, and very little is evident in all these wide open shots. I didn't correct vignetting, which is fairly strong -- some shots were slightly cropped or tilted that reduced the vignetting a touch, but not too much. The lens is very sharp -- the license plate number stands out very clearly when enlarged.
I kept this lens thanks to Jim Colwell scolding me for some negative remarks I once made about it, forcing me to give it another chance. I'm glad he did, because beyond the vignetting, there isn't much to complain about. And the price is right -- just over $200!, and available used.
Keep in mind, the detail here was shot through a rain covered windshield looking into falling rain.