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| p.4 #8 · Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Lens for $299 shipped |
Well, I'm feeling a little better, IF it is indeed the same lens.
I jumped, perhaps too quickly, on the $299 deal when Fred put out the word.
BH has this to say about the Bower:
- Optimized for APS-C Size Sensors
* Note: Though this lens will cover the imaging sensor of a full-frame DSLR, it is better optimized for use with DSLRs containing smaller APS-C format sensors. As such you might notice softer focus and some light fall-off towards the edges of the frame when using a full-frame DSLR. If you do plan on using this lens with a full-frame DSLR we recommend you set the lens no wider (faster) than f/8 for optimum image quality."
And more vaguely about the Rokinon:
"The 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon from Rokinon gives you approximately a 115° view with dramatic results when used with a full frame digital camera or 35mm film camera. With hybrid aspherical lenses, you will produce sharply defined images with a minimum of distortion and chromatic aberrations. This manual focus 14mm lens focuses as close as 0.9' (28 cm) from the the lens, and has a built-in petal-type lens hood. With some cameras, Shutter Lock must be disengaged on the camera's menu."
I have the Bower being shipped now, but hope I haven't made a mistake for the sake of $40 bucks.
My primary usage will be with the 6D, so FF. I may use it with the 7D, but that is not my reason for buying the lens.
I know B&H has a great return policy, so after I test the new Bower, if I'm not satisfied, I'll probably go the Rokinon route. Unless someone can convince me these truly are the same manufacture.