I'll share more photos here as I share them on Flickr.
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I always enjoy your photographs and your amazing artistry. My highest compliments!
I basically traded my 10-22mm for the Rokinon 14mm as my kit now includes a 6D. I have a strong interest now in doing nightscapes/Milky Way. My initial testing with the Rokinon seems to show a sizable difference in sharpness between f2.8 and f4 so I'm not sure if I have a good copy of the lens or not. Apart from that, what are your typical exposure settings for nightscapes? Do you usually shoot wide open at f2.8? Focusing in the dark also presents a challenge with this lens, at least for me.
im glad i read dustin's review on 6d.. 5 months with this camera improved my style, from 50d to 6d, is a lot of image quality improvement.. let your 6d speak for it self.. happy new year every one.. heres some picture i can share.. im no pro i just love taking pictures .. some pictures i took when i visited rome and pisa.. those where the days my camera is on break-in period..
I have to add my voice to the chorus of approval for this lens. I've had it a few months, and it's been great. The price was so low (~£350 I think), that I felt able to take a gamble, and it paid off (I was heartened by the consistently good reviews I found online).
It is solid, and I dropped mine (don't ask!) a few feet onto a concrete floor, and it survived with no more than scuffs - the built-in hood does seem to protect the bulging front element. It has next to no fringing, as the reviewer said, and the sharpness is great.
A few gripes: when mounting/removing the lens, it's pretty much impossible not to twist the aperture ring, so it's hard to keep set (although easy to put back). On my copy at least, the distance scale seems wildly inaccurate - for astrophotography, I find 0.7m the right setting for stars - and anything closer to infinity is out of focus. Flare is often present, even from relatively minor light sources, but it's often unobtrusive. And of course, the inevitable lack of exif means you can easily forget precisely what aperture you were using.
But these are minor, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this lens to anyone looking for an ultrawide, unless money was no object. I have a small Flickr set of images taken with this lens here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scyrene/sets/72157636579799955/, and I'll include a couple of images below to give an idea.
One last note, it is very challenging to get good composition with this lens, but that's down to the focal length. I'd never shot wider than 24mm on full frame, so it was a shock (even having seen lots of other images). It's very tough getting symmetry and a level horizon, and when you adjust for distortions, this can be a problem. But it can yield fantastic results when things go right.
Have any of you had any information about the new Samyang 10mm F2.8? The rumored price make me think they need to be much higher quality than 14mm to be more expensive, considering that serves only in APS-C.
Scarlet Macaw, Disney's Animal Kingdom
(6D, 24-105 @ 1/125, f8, ISO800,105, about 1:1 crop)
Boats moored on the River Alde, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England.
Shot with the 6D and 24-70 f4L IS @50mm. A four frame panoramic.
The IQ from the 6D is really first class and the high ISO capability is incredible. However I find the soft click stops of the two command wheels annoying. They are so soft that when working under pressure I can't feel them. I'm sure it has been done to differentiate between this camera and the 5DIII and 1Dx.
Many thanks to you both!
And here's another Thanks to you Mr. Dustin Abbot!
I'd say that about 98% of what I've seen you post here has left me in awe, almost speechless. I think you have a very impressive body of work, I'm always pleased to see a fresh post of yours.
I did step up to a 6D late last summer, what a delightful piece of gear to own.
While I have a few issues with it's ergonomics, I have absolutely no issues at all with the image quality it produces.
Part of my purchase decision was influenced by your posts and your review.
It's beautiful ! Well done Dustin.