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Archive 2013 · Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Lens for $299 shipped
  
 
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WiLLGT09 wrote:
Agreed. I thought this lens was for full-frame cameras. I thought Bower was the same as Rokinon? http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/769532-REG/Rokinon_FE14M_C_14mm_Ultra_Wide_Angle_f_2_8.html


Yes, it is confusing, especially after reading the descriptions on the B&H site. Can anyone confirm that Bower-Rokinon-Samyang are truly the same? It seems like a strange marketing ploy to brand identical lenses 3 different ways and sell them at the same retailer for different amounts. At any rate I just ordered the Bower for my 5Dmk2 and I'm hoping the B&H description about poor performance on a FF is not true as I've heard such good things about this lens.

Phil



Aug 21, 2013 at 12:12 AM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Lens for $299 shipped


this site is making me spend money


Aug 21, 2013 at 12:22 AM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Lens for $299 shipped


This fantastic shot was taken with it!:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1235057



Aug 21, 2013 at 12:26 AM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Lens for $299 shipped


snapsy wrote:
It's very good. Low coma even at f/2.8


yeah that is what I hear



Aug 21, 2013 at 12:26 AM
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py2000 wrote:
Is it true that the lens is "Optimized for APS-C Size Sensors"?


no!

it's much sharper edge to edge on FF than the optimized for FF 24-105 for one



Aug 21, 2013 at 12:28 AM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Lens for $299 shipped


Yes, it's sharp if you get a good copy.
It took til my 2nd one.
The distortion is big, but easily corrected in P/S & other tools

Dan



Aug 21, 2013 at 12:32 AM
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Charlie N wrote:
this site is making me spend money





Aug 21, 2013 at 12:40 AM
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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Lens for $299 shipped


how does this lens work for underwater photography and even video with the canon 5d mark II,, other choices for underwater pics with low budget, thanks



Aug 21, 2013 at 01:55 AM
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jcolwell wrote:
It's not impossible that it was optimized for APS-C, but if so, there's considerable "leakage" of excellence into larger formats.

It works just fine on the FF cameras that I attach it to, which are currently 1DX and 6D.


Hi Jim, wanna sell me yours?



Aug 21, 2013 at 02:11 AM
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jcolwell wrote:
It's not impossible that it was optimized for APS-C, but if so, there's considerable "leakage" of excellence into larger formats.

It works just fine on the FF cameras that I attach it to, which are currently 1DX and 6D.

py2000 wrote:
Hi Jim, wanna sell me yours?

I'm thinking... No.



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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Lens for $299 shipped


is this the UMC version? confused


Aug 21, 2013 at 03:02 AM
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unravel wrote:
is this the UMC version? confused


Mine is UMC.



Aug 21, 2013 at 03:05 AM
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p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Lens for $299 shipped


and this has probably been discussed, but just to double check, is saving $60 worth not having AE chip? I dont care about focus confirm, but wouldnt be fun if exif was compromised or anything like that!


Aug 21, 2013 at 03:18 AM
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unravel wrote:
... I dont care about focus confirm...


Nor do I. That's why I don't use focus confirmation chips.



Aug 21, 2013 at 03:34 AM
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jcolwell wrote:
Nor do I. That's why I don't use focus confirmation chips.


On the Samyang I leave mine set to hyperfocal or infinity at all times.



Aug 21, 2013 at 03:46 AM
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p.2 #16 · p.2 #16 · Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Lens for $299 shipped


unravel wrote:
is this the UMC version? confused


In 2009, they released the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED "MC" aspherical but this version had terrible flare and soft edges. They quickly worked on it and released a new "UMC" version.

So, all new lenses have the new UMC coating and a new optical design with better flare resistance, high edge resolution but at the expense of more distortion. BTW: It desired the distortion can be corrected in Lightroom or PTLens.



Aug 21, 2013 at 04:07 AM
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I've been on the fence with this lens for some time. According to someone who should know, the lens "is held together inside with plastic, glue, and small screws. You won’t be using it for years..."

I guess if you accept the fact that it's disposable from the outset...



Aug 21, 2013 at 08:44 AM
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p.2 #18 · p.2 #18 · Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Lens for $299 shipped


Ho, its a great cheap lens for wide angle.


Aug 21, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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p.2 #19 · p.2 #19 · Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Lens for $299 shipped


This lens is crazy good! I purchased it over a month ago from B&H, and it has been glued to my 5D3 since. It's perfect for astro work.

-Nick



Aug 21, 2013 at 02:52 PM
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p.2 #20 · p.2 #20 · Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Lens for $299 shipped


Here is a Samyang 14mm distortion correction Lightroom lens profile that works quite well and it's free:
http://www.photo-worx.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=49



Aug 21, 2013 at 03:58 PM
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