rokinon 85mm and 14mm

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  1. slieu92 macrumors regular

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    hello special interest,
    Is there anyone out there that has used either one of these manual focus lenses for canon? Any input is appreciated. Thanks :)
     
  2. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    Just picked a Roke for the Canon. The 14mm 2.8 I want to try out, and ofcourse I WILL buy the 35 1,4 when released in the near future (hopefully by May/June).

    Here is a forum at FredMiranda that is specifically "alternative" lenses (ie; Zeiss, Rokkor, Olympus, etc) on different bodies.

    Here are some threads on the 85mm. I have posted some shots in said threads (same username) : Just a warning..there are SOME AMZING results!

    Rokinon/Vivitar/Samyang/etc

    Samyang 35mm 1.4

    I will post an image here, just a second while I convert from TIFF>JPEG
     
  3. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    Here are some images. These are mostly just tests, as I haven't really gotten the chance to shoot with this lens. Some of these shots are to test the "bokeh", which I really like. All shot on a 1Ds. I do not have the AF confirmation chip added to this lens, although you can buy a dandelion confirmation chip from ebay seller "Big-IS", as many FM users swear by this guy!

    This first one was shot through my window as to not scare away the birds. Basically just to test wide open

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    About a week until full bloom..
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    again just a wide open test.
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    Tripod mounted yesterday early AM.
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    I had to hurry with this one, the train was coming..

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    What body are you going to use? If you are on a crop, I suggest that you use LV (live view) if you have it. I don't have that on my camera, but I have a super bright viewfinder which helps a TON.
     
  4. gameface macrumors 6502

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    I have the 85mm 1.4 and just got the 8mm 3.5 fisheye. Haven't really squeezed off too many pics with the fisheye but here are a couple with the 85. I have seven lenses and the Rokinon is one of the cheapest but absolutely one of my favorites. (note... live-view is very beneficial with this lens as sometimes, even with the nice viewfinder on the 7D it is hard to get accurate focus.

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  5. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    Nice shots! if this lens has autofocus, it probably would cost about the same as the Sigma 85 1,4 ($1000 ish). I just hope the 35mm 1,4 is as good as this one, which I have no doubt it will be! Hopefully the price will be close to the same..
     
  6. slieu92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i have a t1i and have been slowly going into video and the fact that these lenses have aperture rings really help out. thanks for the responses, i was hesitant at the wide open apertures because my rokinon 8mm fish eye is only useable at f8 and beyond.
     
  7. gameface, Apr 4, 2011
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    Thanks! Some people have beem comparing it to the Canon 1.2 and the Zeiss both of which are well over $1000. Seriously, this was the best $269 I have spent since I have been shooting!

    My copy has a bit chromatic aberration in the greens wide open. Nothing a little post won't fix but it isn't ideal. Notice the green in the fence behind the bike picture and the fence to the left in the bench picture I posted earlier. It's not as noticeable in other places and certainly liveable. I took a few tests with my 8mm today and noticed they were soft wide open. May have to crank it down a bit to make it useful but it was just too dark for f8 inside today.

    Took a few snaps with the 85 on set today. Nothing special, but just a couple more for your perusal.
     

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