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Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: November 04, 2013, 08:30:27 AM »
I got mine a few weeks ago, and am playing with it, as it requires a new skill set.  I shoot mainly in manual, so not too hard.  It will require a few test shots to nail exposure, or perhaps a light meter.  For me, focus is a bit tricky.  I use a loupe to help.  Also, I "discoverdd" yesterday that the dof button works with the lens, so this helps.

sek

I ordered this lens today, can't wait to get out and try it!

I would say that developing a new skill set is probably an accurate assessment.  It is certainly unlike any other manual focus only lens that I have used because of the extreme nature.  The viewfinder will be mostly for composition, not focus.  I either prefocus using the distance markers (and knowing where my lens hits focus) along with live view in other situations.  I don't get out of focus shots with the lens at all, so my technique works fine for me.

Thanks Dustin. I'm prob gonna be using Live view to focus and viewfinder to find that comp that is all but elusive with UWA lenses! I find myself looking through the VF and waving the camera about in all kinds of angles, looking like a bit of an idiot in the process, to find the angle that employs the distortion to good use! It usually ends in me saying "I need a wider lens!" At which point I get the  ::) from the girlfriend!

I got mine for ¥28,000 which is a steal! Still waiting on delivery!

I think you will really enjoy it.

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Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: November 03, 2013, 02:44:51 PM »
I got mine a few weeks ago, and am playing with it, as it requires a new skill set.  I shoot mainly in manual, so not too hard.  It will require a few test shots to nail exposure, or perhaps a light meter.  For me, focus is a bit tricky.  I use a loupe to help.  Also, I "discoverdd" yesterday that the dof button works with the lens, so this helps.

sek

I ordered this lens today, can't wait to get out and try it!

I would say that developing a new skill set is probably an accurate assessment.  It is certainly unlike any other manual focus only lens that I have used because of the extreme nature.  The viewfinder will be mostly for composition, not focus.  I either prefocus using the distance markers (and knowing where my lens hits focus) along with live view in other situations.  I don't get out of focus shots with the lens at all, so my technique works fine for me.

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Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: November 03, 2013, 02:42:20 PM »
Here is another one from the Rokinon.  Two exposures, one for the foreground, one for the sky.  Purposefully dark and moody.  I have never captured such amazing detail with my wide angle work before.  Stunning!


Great, dramatic image, Dustin. And a fitting farewell to my favorite month!

Thanks.

It is one of my favorite months, too.  I think I get more great landscape stuff in October than any other month.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: November 03, 2013, 09:34:27 AM »
Here's another:  this is where the railroad tracks were recently ripped out...but the clouds are still zooming along the spot :)


Sky in Motion by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

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Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: November 03, 2013, 09:31:50 AM »
And another night shot.  This is along where the railroad used to come in, but the tracks have been pulled up.


Sky in Motion by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

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Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: November 03, 2013, 08:27:49 AM »
Here is another one from the Rokinon.  Two exposures, one for the foreground, one for the sky.  Purposefully dark and moody.  I have never captured such amazing detail with my wide angle work before.  Stunning!


Farewell to October by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: November 03, 2013, 08:22:43 AM »
This shot is purposefully rather dark for mood, but I personally love the color palette captured in the predawn light and the overall mood of the shot.  This is with the Rokinon (on a tripod) - one exposure for the foreground, one for the sky.


Farewell to October by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM
« on: November 03, 2013, 08:21:35 AM »
6D with the 70-300L in London, snapping The Shard

This is a 5 shot vertical stitch at f/8.  I am amazed at the sharpness!



The Shard by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr


That is very cool shot, and nicely executed.  70-300L is a very sharp lens.  One of Canon's hidden gems, to be sure!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New 6D and M42 lenses capability.
« on: November 02, 2013, 08:31:12 PM »
Just tested my 6D at infinity on the Super Tak 501.4 and it does stick! Not too bothered because I normally use it as a portrait lens

To be honest I am rarely impressed with M42 lenses at infinity anyway.  I don't feel like they resolve as well as modern lenses at that distance (perhaps due to the adapting process or just the nature of the optics).  At close to medium range, however, there are some fabulous options.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New 6D and M42 lenses capability.
« on: November 01, 2013, 05:43:10 PM »
I have a Super Tak 50 1.4 that I very much like. I would like to get a Helios 44-2. I love the images that come that I have seen. My question is do all the Helios 44-2 share the same Super Tak mount; basically will my current adapter work with any Helios 44-2 or do I need to be looking for specific mount descriptions on ebay?

Just make sure it is M42 (which most of them are anyway).

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New 6D and M42 lenses capability.
« on: November 01, 2013, 03:00:14 PM »
Hello! I am looking for a nice, sharp and not too expensive medium telephoto in m42 mount (at less 135mm, as I already have a 85mm f/1.8 ). Any idea? For now, the best price/quality ratio seems to be with the Jupiter 37A-AM 135mm f/3.5; any experience? Even more important, does anybody knows if there is mirror issues for that lens with the 6D? Thanks for the help!

Jupiter is a nice choice.  I actually like the Super Takumar 150mm f/4 quite a bit.  Very compact telephoto, but excellent Takumar color rendering and sharpness wide open is quite good.  Very nice portrait lens.

Thanks! Do you know if either as mirror clearance problem?

I've never encountered any mirror issues with any of the 135mm  and up M42 lenses I have tried (quite a few of them).  You almost never have mirror issues past 85mm

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New 6D and M42 lenses capability.
« on: November 01, 2013, 11:41:20 AM »
Hello! I am looking for a nice, sharp and not too expensive medium telephoto in m42 mount (at less 135mm, as I already have a 85mm f/1.8 ). Any idea? For now, the best price/quality ratio seems to be with the Jupiter 37A-AM 135mm f/3.5; any experience? Even more important, does anybody knows if there is mirror issues for that lens with the 6D? Thanks for the help!

Jupiter is a nice choice.  I actually like the Super Takumar 150mm f/4 quite a bit.  Very compact telephoto, but excellent Takumar color rendering and sharpness wide open is quite good.  Very nice portrait lens.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: November 01, 2013, 08:53:49 AM »
Here's another with the Helios 44-4.  This shot/effect was done in camera.  I stopped down the lens so that I could get a low shutter speed and then moved the camera up on the vertical axis through the exposure (and even after the shutter closed; follow through is important here just as it is in a golf swing).


Delirium by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New 6D and M42 lenses capability.
« on: November 01, 2013, 08:51:38 AM »
Here's one with the Helios 44-4.  This effect is in camera - I dragged the shutter while moving the camera up in a vertical line.


Delirium by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: November 01, 2013, 08:50:13 AM »
here's a few more

some nice perspectives on these, Chuck.

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