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Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: November 06, 2013, 10:16:21 AM »
Is there a way to get lens correction for the Rokinon 14mm within Adobe LR5 on a mac?

cayenne

Cayenne,

Do a Google search for Adobe Lens' Profiler.  You can download a profile that does quite a good job there.

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Here's a new one from the Tamron:


Land of the Larches 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 06, 2013, 09:02:14 AM »
Got it today.
A few quick tests in the studio reveal that my copy is plenty sharp but the real challenge is accurate focus.
Ironically using Live View on a camera stand was not a sharp as guessing at the focus while hand held.

Also, I noticed that the exposure through LV is not at all accurate even though the camera is set to exposure simulation.

Small bother as I plan on being on the tripod anyway.

I felt that way for the first several days with the lens (other than the exposure issue you are describing), but found after a few days that the massive depth of field made focus much easier than what I anticipated.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: November 06, 2013, 09:00:53 AM »
6D + Tamron 24-70 VC:


Land of the Larches by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: November 06, 2013, 09:00:29 AM »
I could have framed this a little bit better but I really couldn't see a thing since it's so dark.  This is taken after sunset while strolling by the beach after our flight.  I wasn't able to bring my tripod since it's still stuck in my luggage so I had to take this handheld @12800 ISO @ F5.6.

around 8PM, Pantai Cenang Beach, Langkawi, Malaysia


Looks very clean for SO 12800, but then again, I would expect nothing less :)  Pretty image, Jason

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM
« on: November 05, 2013, 08:12:26 AM »
This lens has also produced some great landscape shots for me, too.


Paint for Me 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 05, 2013, 07:51:01 AM »
Yep, still enjoying this lens!



Very powerful image Dustin!   :)

Thanks, Ken.  I really liked it, too.

You're welcome!  Dustin, is this someplace local to you?  The rocks leading into the image are very rough and almost unnatural looking, not unnatural in a bad way, just large and jagged... I'm not expressing it very well but it's giving it quite a different feel than your typical lake image...

This is a local location (on a very large river).  It is really all about what you choose to emphasize.  Here I chose a more rugged, desolate foreground to emphasize the mood that I was shooting for.

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Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: November 04, 2013, 07:04:09 PM »
Yep, still enjoying this lens!



Very powerful image Dustin!   :)

Thanks, Ken.  I really liked it, too.

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Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
« on: November 04, 2013, 07:03:28 PM »

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: November 04, 2013, 11:53:10 AM »
Some barn shots made with a 6D and a 24-105.

Really like that first shot.  Nicely framed, and the dried grasses on the bottom compliment the textures of the aged wood.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: November 04, 2013, 10:06:15 AM »
Still loving my 6D bodies.  If Canon had put a decent AF in this camera it would just about perfect for my applications.


Barren Beauty 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 04, 2013, 10:04:23 AM »
Yep, still enjoying this lens!


Barren Beauty 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 04, 2013, 08:40:38 AM »
I have this lens and I read that the Canon Extenders will not work with the lens.

Question is, is there some other extender I can use with this lens and get good results ?

Thanks.
I've used the Kenko 1.4x 'Pro 300' version perfectly fine. Most of the Kenko range should fit, but that's the only one I've experienced.
AF doesn't really happen at 300mm in dim light on my 7D, but in bright light it's fine. IQ doesn't take much of a hit at all (to my eyes)

+1.  I've been pleasantly surprised with the IQ from this combo.

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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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