« on: May 07, 2014, 04:40:34 PM »
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I am going to check this lens out tomorrow. The thing I like about this lens from specs is that it is lighter and smaller as the Sigma 35 f/1.4, it has IS and f/2 (compared to the pancake 40mm)
It may be a better indoor/streetphotography lens on my 6D as the Sigma 35mm - which is bigger and heavier.
But I am still in doubt...
haha. My 14MM II is just fine in the corners from 5.6 onwards. In fact, I prefer it to the Rokinon 14mm which has such stretched corners that I find it unusable. Yes the Canon at 2.8 is soft, but really 5.6 is just peachy keeno. Albeit expensive.............
Two of my latest shots with the 6D and the recently bought Samyang 14mm . I've got to thank Dustin Abott for his work and inspiration with the Samyang lens. Both shots can be seen also here:
I've shot these on a trip in Kenya, I'm still processing more shots from the travel.
Thx to Dustin Abbott for the referral, this was an impromptu shot after Easter service w/Canon 135mm L f2
Unfortunately, the resale value of Sigmas (especially mine was a refurb on top of that) is so poor, I couldn't afford to take a chance.I hope that improves with these newer lenses, but I took a beating (nearly 50% loss) on my mint condition Sigma 12-24 II when I sold it, while breaking even or making money on every Canon I've sold. My Tokina 16-35 held it's value quite, well, too.
My experience is that if you buy 3rd party lenses second hand, they hold their value (the hit is off of the retail price). Canon L lenses hold their value the best, although you are always going to have to swallow what you pay in taxes and some percentage off of a new purchase. I don't think I've ever taken a loss with buying secondhand Canon gear and later reselling it. I've made some many if anything.
P.S. It looks like B&H is sending me a copy of this lens to review, possibly next week. I look forward to spending some time with it and will post (or CR may post) my review when it is finished.
Well, the 35A sells for $ 700-720 on FredMiranda only a year and a half from its release, about $ 200 less than the new price. That wasn't promising. I got offers of $ 500-550 for my mint, refurb lens and realized returning it to Sigma was the smart thing to do.
Cecil on grandpa's lap
King Charles Cavalier Spaniel - she's about 4 1/2 months old.
Nice! Shot using one of your vintage lenses, no doubt?
Testing the new Samyang SFH-14 filter holder that was recently published.
The holder comes with double slideways so i used two filters (Cokin 154 ND8 + Cokin 121M ND4) to take this photo.
I can assure you that it will be plenty of comparison shots with the Otus. I need to know what the extra $3k is worthGot mine from Japanphoto (Norwegian mail order) today No time to try it before the weekend though.I find it weird that there is only 1 shop in Norway that have the lens in stock. When I preordered they said they will begin shipping next month.. Maybe this afternoon I will receive the lens, if the norwegian postal doesn't screw up with its delivery. They're notoriously known for their long delivery times.
Ordered from FotoVideo on Saturday and still haven't received tracking number and confirmation that it has been sent yet, so combine that with the slowness of "Posten" and we're looking at Friday instead of Tuesday.
Let us know how you like it Eldar
I am also crossing my fingers for the AF system. I don´t want to get the same will-it-focus-properly-worry I have with the 35A.