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I've had the lens since about August 12th, here are some of the shots I've gotten from it with a 5d mkii.  It's not always the fastest focuser but I haven't really had any trouble with it back or front focusing.  Wish it was a bit sharper at 600mm but other than that it has been a great lens.


That is a beautiful series of images.  Very nice!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: November 06, 2014, 03:32:43 PM »
Dirty but happy as can be.

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This is a crop from a moon shot the other night.  600mm f/11.  Pretty impressed:

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Not many posts here, so I´ll add one to keep it alive. For this I added some fill light with two of my newly acquired soft boxes, with 600ex-rt flashes.

1DX, 1/250s, f2.0, ISO640

Classy portrait.  Very warm and inviting with a lot of character.  I'm reviewing the few year old 50mm Planar T 50mm f/1.4 right now, comparing it to the Sigma ART 50mm and hopefully the Otus in a big shoot-out later this week.  The Planar T doesn't have the killer sharp optics of the Sigma and Otus, but it does have a lot of character that reminds me of my vintage glass.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 31, 2014, 10:46:03 AM »
Tamron 150-600 @600mm wide open (f/6.3)

Gone Away... by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

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EOS-M / Re: My best new Lens for sweet heart EOS-M
« on: October 25, 2014, 02:37:52 PM »
I just got through reviewing this lens and added it to my kit.  If you want to read the review or watch it, here are the links:

The written review is here:  http://bit.ly/1uEJNwl
The video review is here:  http://bit.ly/1otFd7L


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EOS-M / Re: Recommendations for lens to supplement EF-M 22mm?
« on: October 25, 2014, 02:36:31 PM »
I just got through reviewing the Rokinon 12mm f/2 lens in an EOS M mount.  If you want a great wide angle lens with a very useful large aperture, take a look:  Here's some linkage:


The written review is here:  http://bit.ly/1uEJNwl
The video review is here:  http://bit.ly/1otFd7L

Both have a lot of sample images and real world observations.  The written review also has linkage a gallery with a lot of images, including some full size samples for download.  Take a look!


Lens Image Gallery:  http://dustinabbott.net/2014/10/rokinon-12mm-f2-ncs-lens-gallery/


My Conclusion:  In summation, this lens is (at least to me) one of the most exciting options available in the EF-M mount. It is a lens well situated for producing some “WOW” pictures from this compact system (along with the other camera systems that it is produced for). It has a very nice build quality, well-functioning manual controls, and has exceptional image quality even wide open. It’s a great focal length, has great color rendition, and is a lot of fun to use. It’s greatest challenge is that Canon makes a great compact wide angle zoom that has AF, IS, and costs no more. But it’s greatest asset is a fully usable f/2 aperture that is 2+ stops faster than the Canon zoom. That made the difference for me; I added this lens to my own kit at the end of the review period. It really boils down to your own personal priorities. The good news: I don’t think you can really make a bad choice here. Just be prepared to do your own focusing if you choose the Rokinon.


Partly Sunny by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

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Reviews / Dustin Abbott reviews the Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS for Mirrorless
« on: October 24, 2014, 02:03:32 PM »
Hello everyone,

My newest review, the Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS for Mirrorless systems, has just gone live.  I would be delighted for you to help me get the news out.  I liked this little wide angle option so much that I added it to my own kit.  I tested it on an EOS M body, but my observations cover the other mirrorless systems that this lens is available for.

The written review is here:  http://bit.ly/1uEJNwl
The video review is here:  http://bit.ly/1otFd7L

Both have a lot of sample images and real world observations.  The written review also has linkage a gallery with a lot of images, including some full size samples for download.  Take a look!


Lens Image Gallery:  http://dustinabbott.net/2014/10/rokinon-12mm-f2-ncs-lens-gallery/


My Conclusion:  In summation, this lens is (at least to me) one of the most exciting options available in the EF-M mount. It is a lens well situated for producing some “WOW” pictures from this compact system (along with the other camera systems that it is produced for). It has a very nice build quality, well-functioning manual controls, and has exceptional image quality even wide open. It’s a great focal length, has great color rendition, and is a lot of fun to use. It’s greatest challenge is that Canon makes a great compact wide angle zoom that has AF, IS, and costs no more. But it’s greatest asset is a fully usable f/2 aperture that is 2+ stops faster than the Canon zoom. That made the difference for me; I added this lens to my own kit at the end of the review period. It really boils down to your own personal priorities. The good news: I don’t think you can really make a bad choice here. Just be prepared to do your own focusing if you choose the Rokinon.


Partly Sunny by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

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Here's a 600mm shot wide open that I took yesterday.

Gone Away... by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

The lens is great - I just don't do a lot of this style of photography (or even particularly enjoy it).

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: October 21, 2014, 04:31:36 PM »

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My old beat up Soviet era Helios 44-2 rarely disappoints me.  It looks like garbage but takes amazing pictures:

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: SMC Takumar Lenses
« on: October 16, 2014, 10:20:12 AM »
Here's a selfie taken with a Super Tak 50mm f/1.4 and a 60D (used the 60D's articulating screen to watch focus.) The detail rendered in the skin is pretty amazing!

The Man with the Scarf by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

150mm Super Tak

Fade to Memory (Explored August 14th, 2012) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

55mm f/1.8
Gathering Dust - Explored January 30th, 2012 by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

28mm f/3.5

Cold as Ice by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

I could share images from these lenses all day - they are still amazingly competent.

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: SMC Takumar Lenses
« on: October 16, 2014, 10:13:48 AM »
I've taken a lot of photos over the years with Takumars.  The 50mm f/1.4 is also a winner, as is the 28mm f/3.5.

The 150mm f/4 is a very nice compact telephoto option that is actually a really great portrait lens.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces CN20x50 Cine-Servo Ultra Zoom Lens
« on: October 16, 2014, 10:12:01 AM »
Sounds amazing...but I can only image what this puppy is going to cost.  More than my car, I suspect.

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Probably a few of you have visited my site before to read reviews, but anyway:  www.dustinabbott.net.  There are plenty of links there that lead to the other places my work is shared.

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