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shogo73 wrote:

i love the old 8mm 2.8 (despite the blue-purple left and right sides).

i wonder the same thing. i e-mailed samyang.pl. i will post what they say, when i hear back from them.


could not get any useful info from them. they appear to be taking the position that there was nothing wrong with the older 8mm.
How did they improve the new one over the old version? who knows...

got rerouted to "support at elite brand" with the question. if anyone knows how to contact samyang support, please let me know.



Apr 14, 2014 at 05:31 PM
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The new 8mm appears to have an added element and it is bit longer overall than the original 8mm at least for the Fuji X-mount. I think the write up also states ED glass in the second version.

Alan



Apr 15, 2014 at 03:57 PM
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I got my copy of the 12mm for x-mount a few days ago and did some preliminary testing.

distortion is quite low, easily corrected when and if needed
F2 is soft overall, not horrible but still softer than f2.8
quite a bit of vignetting at f2, less at f2.8 and much less at f4 and mostly gone by f5.6
corners are a little soft, not bad starting at f2.8 and much better at f5.6
my copy appears to have a strange yellowish cast in part of the image, not sure if this is just my copy, need to do some testing. It is not a conversion artifact, visible in viewfinder.

Still a very nice lens for the price. I am hoping that another copy will cure the problem that I saw over the weekend.

A write up I did and some sample images are here:
http://www.aps-photo.com/2014/04/rokinon-12mm-f2-0-for-x-mount-a-first-look/

Alan



Apr 15, 2014 at 04:02 PM
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Thanks for that writeup. That color cast blotching is very strange. Will be curious to see if a second copy does the same thing. Were you shooting under fluorescents?


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apsphoto wrote:
The new 8mm appears to have an added element and it is bit longer overall than the original 8mm at least for the Fuji X-mount. I think the write up also states ED glass in the second version.

Alan


thanks for this info!

and thank you for the write up for the 12mm!!!



Apr 15, 2014 at 05:56 PM
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apsphoto wrote:
The new 8mm appears to have an added element and it is bit longer overall than the original 8mm at least for the Fuji X-mount. I think the write up also states ED glass in the second version.

Alan


I just received the new 8mm and will post some shots tonight. I posted one image from last night here: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1097477/233#12279158




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Jman13 wrote:
Thanks for that writeup. That color cast blotching is very strange. Will be curious to see if a second copy does the same thing. Were you shooting under fluorescents?



No I was shooting outside on my deck, in the shade, it was a nice sunny day. It will take a couple of weeks to get a replacement as they are closed for Passover, so hopefully sometime next week or so.

Thanks all for the comments.

Alan



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