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Anyone with rokinon 14mm 2.8 on a nex?
  
 
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p.1 #1 · Anyone with rokinon 14mm 2.8 on a nex?


Looking for a wide angle for my eventual a6000, and looking to see if anyone has any feedback on the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E Mount on a nex5/6/7?


Mar 31, 2014 at 02:58 AM
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p.1 #2 · Anyone with rokinon 14mm 2.8 on a nex?


1. It performs quite well, but the barrel distortion is still somewhat visible.
2. It's ginormous in this context.

For similar cost, the Sony 16/2.8 is actually rather good (some issues in the very extreme corners but that's it) and has an available 0.75x wide adapter that causes no optical degradation. So 12mm and 16mm in a small package with the occasional corner issue or 14mm in a massive package with sharp corners and moderate distortion.



Mar 31, 2014 at 03:49 AM
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p.1 #3 · Anyone with rokinon 14mm 2.8 on a nex?


That's what I was debating on purchasing. So I think I'll stick with the 16mm since I wouldn't mind playing with the fisheye adapter as well.


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p.1 #4 · Anyone with rokinon 14mm 2.8 on a nex?


The 16mm is better than the onslaught of bad forum press would lead you to believe; but it is not in the same league as the 14 2.8

The one thing that bugged me about the 14 was the forever-long focus throw; the helicoid is finer than it needs to be for such a wide lens IMO.

Plus, the 14 does not take filters..



Mar 31, 2014 at 10:25 PM
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p.1 #5 · Anyone with rokinon 14mm 2.8 on a nex?


After looking into it more I pulled the trigger on the 16, with wide and fisheye converters. Even if there was a night and day difference, the no filters on the 14mm killed it for me since I use nd's a lot as well as cpl's from time to time.


Mar 31, 2014 at 10:45 PM
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p.1 #6 · Anyone with rokinon 14mm 2.8 on a nex?


I think that's a solid choice -- I find the 16 very usable. IF anything, the wide adapter improves it, which is a nice surprise.

The real competition from Rokinon is the new 12/2 that they've announced. Remains to be seen how good it is (probably not as good as the 14/2.8, since it's a much smaller lens designed for a crop frame), but it's a step in a welcome direction.



Apr 01, 2014 at 12:00 AM





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