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More valuable information.  I know you were really diligent in trying to gather information before you pulled the trigger, so I'm glad that you are initially pleased with the lens.

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Photography Technique / Re: How (and Why) I Took the Shot #1: Overlook
« on: February 10, 2014, 08:42:29 AM »
Again, thanks for the feedback (whether positive or negative).  It helps give me a sense of where I would like to take this series.

BTW, this series is being requested by a certain very large company in the industry, and so I will write them despite opinions on a message board.  But I do value your feedback, as I obviously want to make them as beneficial (and enjoyable) as possible.

Maybe the next shot will be a little more glamorous... ;D

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Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: February 10, 2014, 08:39:41 AM »
Here's a new shot from the Rokinon, featuring the new profile (not that it makes much of a difference here).


Enter Sun, Stage Right by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

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Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: February 09, 2014, 05:27:41 PM »
Stylish shot.  You've used the distortion to your benefit here, and the textures are nice and crisp.

Thanks Dustin. Actually, I did use a lens correction profile but because of mostly curve lines, it's really hard to differentiate whether one was used or not. I downloaded my lens profile from Adobe using the lens profile downloader from the following link:

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5492

I've not hard a chance to compare the differences between Adobe's vs Sven's. Has anyone tried both of these profiles?


I've used them both, and the new profile (from Sven) is considerably better.  Still, as you have shown in this image, perfect lines aren't always the most desirable quality.  I have used quite a few shots from the Rokinon without correction at all because I like the result.

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Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: February 09, 2014, 02:39:59 PM »
Speaking of distortion.  Someone sent me a link to my website of a great profile for Rokinon/Samyang.  It is "technically" for a D600, but does a fabulous job with all FF bodies.  I've been impressed by it in the last couple of days

http://www.svenstork.com/2013/10/02/rokinon-14mm-lightroom-lens-profile/


Thanks Dustin, I will have a go at this and try to make it work for my MkII and III.


Ok I modified the text file so it can now be selected from the lens profile list under make 'Samyang'. This way it is independent of the camera model or brand. Download it below:


Nice work.  Thank you.  It is a great profile.

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Photography Technique / Re: How (and Why) I Took the Shot #1: Overlook
« on: February 09, 2014, 02:38:56 PM »
Thanks for the feedback all around, everyone.  Discussion is good.  This image is far from being one of the most glamorous in my portfolio.  Of the images I have posted in the past year on Flickr, for example, it probably got the least amount of favorites.

As a few have noted, however, the point of sharing this image and writing the article was to explain, in part, why we take photos that we do.  It was to communicate that there is meaning in even the simple (or broken) things.  I'm fine with your criticism.

As far as being uninvited, that is patently untrue.  I have been asked repeatedly in various threads to write tutorials and to explain my workflow.  Not everyone wants that, but not everyone has to read this.  It is posted in the appropriate area, I believe.

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« on: February 09, 2014, 09:01:34 AM »
From a recent trip to Kuala Lumpur.

That top shot is really killer.  Fabulous work!

Thanks Dustin, your advice regarding manual focusing on this thread was extremely useful!

Glad to hear it!

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Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: February 09, 2014, 09:01:07 AM »
Speaking of distortion.  Someone sent me a link to my website of a great profile for Rokinon/Samyang.  It is "technically" for a D600, but does a fabulous job with all FF bodies.  I've been impressed by it in the last couple of days

http://www.svenstork.com/2013/10/02/rokinon-14mm-lightroom-lens-profile/

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Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: February 09, 2014, 09:00:08 AM »
I was skeptical about this old school lens originally, but thanks Dustin for the nice review and beautiful shots, just pulled the trigger for this lens. :D Here is a shot I did yesterday evening. ISO 100, f22, 0.4 sec, 7 ft. C/C is welcome. Thanks.




Stylish shot.  You've used the distortion to your benefit here, and the textures are nice and crisp.

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Photography Technique / Re: How (and Why) I Took the Shot #1: Overlook
« on: February 09, 2014, 08:58:21 AM »
Hi everyone!  I've been encouraged from multiple sources to start writing smaller pieces that tell the story of what was in my mind while shooting.  This first shot is a simple subject that tells a story.  Thought you might enjoy reading the piece if you are interested:

http://dustinabbott.net/2014/02/how-and-why-i-took-the-shot-1-overlook/


Thank you, Surapon.  Glad to share

Dear Dustin , my friend and my teacher.
I love your posts and your links, That make me learn your point of views and " How to " with your great knowledge of photography.
Thank you, Sir.
Surapon

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Photography Technique / Re: How (and Why) I Took the Shot #1: Overlook
« on: February 08, 2014, 06:10:50 PM »
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Yep, there's a lot of you in that image -- I saw it before I read a word.

I've done a lot of the kind of work you do, and I always see our brokenness. Yet, off in the distance is always that vague promise of something better. We are all broken people hoping for oneness.

Compositionally, I love the stacked horizontal lines -- and the dark/light contrasts between them.

Thanks for sharing this -- and I'll look forward to more of these.

Insightful and meaningful response.  Thank you.

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Photography Technique / Re: How (and Why) I Took the Shot #1: Overlook
« on: February 08, 2014, 04:38:10 PM »
Great post Dustin.  I always enjoy your work.

Thank you.  That's very kind

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Photography Technique / How (and Why) I Took the Shot #1: Overlook
« on: February 08, 2014, 03:25:52 PM »
Hi everyone!  I've been encouraged from multiple sources to start writing smaller pieces that tell the story of what was in my mind while shooting.  This first shot is a simple subject that tells a story.  Thought you might enjoy reading the piece if you are interested:

http://dustinabbott.net/2014/02/how-and-why-i-took-the-shot-1-overlook/

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« on: February 08, 2014, 03:23:30 PM »
From a recent trip to Kuala Lumpur.

That top shot is really killer.  Fabulous work!

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