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Title: Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED Tilt-Shift in Stock
Post by: Canon Rumors on May 06, 2013, 12:02:21 PM

Limited quantities

B&H Photo has stock of the new Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED tilt-shift lens. The lens retails for $999 USD.


Roger at LensRentals.com did a first look resolution test on the new tilt-shift and found it to be a solid performer for the money. The Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II is definitely better, but you also pay twice as much.


Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED Tilt-Shift at B&H for $999


cr


Title: Re: Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED Tilt-Shift in Stock
Post by: Rienzphotoz on May 06, 2013, 12:08:11 PM
Yippy ... thanks CR
Title: Re: Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED Tilt-Shift in Stock
Post by: Drizzt321 on May 06, 2013, 01:41:36 PM
This lens definitely has interested me. Glad to see it's at least fairly decent, resolution-wise, to the Canon 24 T-S. I'd hoped it would be a bit closer, especially at the larger apertures. If the other reviews on the Tilt and Shift functionality are positive, I think I'll be looking to add this to my lens collection at some point in time, maybe after it's been in the wild long enough that the price might come down a bit.
Title: Re: Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED Tilt-Shift in Stock
Post by: drjlo on May 06, 2013, 08:17:10 PM
According to Lensrentals test, the Samyang has even less resolution than Canon 24-105, nevermind the Canon TS-E.  Samyang's much-higher barrel distortion of 2.3% vs. 0.9% for the Canon is also concerning.  Oh, well, I guess my TS-E 24 II is not going anywhere soon.  I was secretly hoping the Samyang would come close, enabling me to sell it to free up some funds, but I don't think so..
Title: Re: Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED Tilt-Shift in Stock
Post by: dadgummit on May 07, 2013, 12:33:50 AM
Meh...

For 1,000 it is too expensive for a toy but does not have the resolution to compete with the big boys.  I would purchase a used TSE 24L over this any day of the week. 
Title: Re: Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED Tilt-Shift in Stock
Post by: Rienzphotoz on May 07, 2013, 03:31:27 AM
Ordered it 3 hours ago ... will receive it on Saturday ... excited to have bought my very first Tilt-Shift lens.
Title: Re: Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED Tilt-Shift in Stock
Post by: infared on May 07, 2013, 08:45:48 AM
In this case ...the Canon is definitely worth the extra money...
Title: Re: Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED Tilt-Shift in Stock
Post by: iMagic on May 07, 2013, 08:55:25 PM
Me so sad. I was hoping that it might be a worthy consideration to the canon.  Anyone else noted the bulbous front lens element?
Title: Re: Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED Tilt-Shift in Stock
Post by: Random Orbits on May 07, 2013, 09:47:40 PM
Me so sad. I was hoping that it might be a worthy consideration to the canon.  Anyone else noted the bulbous front lens element?

Why is that a concern?  It looks recessed enough and the front part of the housing has threads.  According to B&H's website, it takes 82mm filters.
Title: Re: Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED Tilt-Shift in Stock
Post by: verysimplejason on May 07, 2013, 10:46:20 PM
I'll wait for the price to go down a little bit...  $700 should be cheap enough for me to acquire.
Title: Re: Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED Tilt-Shift in Stock
Post by: Rienzphotoz on May 08, 2013, 03:57:33 AM
Me so sad. I was hoping that it might be a worthy consideration to the canon.  Anyone else noted the bulbous front lens element?

Why is that a concern?  It looks recessed enough and the front part of the housing has threads.  According to B&H's website, it takes 82mm filters.
+1 ... Yes it is recessed, I bought a 82mm B+W XS-Pro UV filter for the Rokinon 24mm Tilt-Shift lens.
Title: Re: Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED Tilt-Shift in Stock
Post by: Albi86 on May 08, 2013, 07:00:10 AM
I have to say I'm a bit disappointed. I was hoping it to reach the Canikon level of performance at f/5.6 maybe.

However, their 24mm (non TS) is maybe the weakest or at least the most controversial of their lineup. Hopefully they'll do a better 90/2.8 or something like that.
Title: Re: Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED Tilt-Shift in Stock
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on May 08, 2013, 12:46:29 PM
I see that The Digital Picture now has sample images as well.  They were polite in describing the disappointing images.
 
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Samyang-24mm-f-3.5-Tilt-Shift-Lens-Review.aspx (http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Samyang-24mm-f-3.5-Tilt-Shift-Lens-Review.aspx)
Title: Re: Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED Tilt-Shift in Stock
Post by: verysimplejason on May 08, 2013, 11:08:06 PM
I see that The Digital Picture now has sample images as well.  They were polite in describing the disappointing images.
 
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Samyang-24mm-f-3.5-Tilt-Shift-Lens-Review.aspx (http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Samyang-24mm-f-3.5-Tilt-Shift-Lens-Review.aspx)

Totally disappointing performance...  Thanks for posting.  I hope they release Mark II.
Title: Re: Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED Tilt-Shift in Stock
Post by: LetTheRightLensIn on May 09, 2013, 01:08:28 AM
I see that The Digital Picture now has sample images as well.  They were polite in describing the disappointing images.
 
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Samyang-24mm-f-3.5-Tilt-Shift-Lens-Review.aspx (http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Samyang-24mm-f-3.5-Tilt-Shift-Lens-Review.aspx)

Yeah Canon soooooooo FTW on this one (sad to say since $1000 for a top flight T&S woulda been nice hah).
Title: Re: Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED Tilt-Shift in Stock
Post by: Pitbullo on May 09, 2013, 02:39:17 PM
I hope Sigma comes with a TS - lens in their Art series.
Title: Re: Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED Tilt-Shift in Stock
Post by: Rienzphotoz on May 12, 2013, 02:16:49 AM
Just received the Rokinon 24mm Tilt-Shift lens ... this is my first Tilt-Shift lens ever ... anyway here is a quick image made today morning during a minor dust storm ... will try shooting in better locations once the dust storm settles down.
The first image is made with Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC lens set at 24mm f/2.8 ... the second image is with the Rokinon 24mm Tilt-Shift lens set at f/3.5 ... the only edit done to both images is adding Matt Klaskowski's "HDR Look" Preset in Lightroom 5 beta.