« Last post by keithcooper on July 26, 2016, 04:21:38 PM »
I've really enjoyed my Rokinon 14mm rectilnear lens for many years now, almost as long as I've had my 5D3 when it came out....<P>
Bang for the buck, the little Rokinon has really been a workhorse lens for me when I needed a really nice wide lens...<P>
The newer models of the Rokinon I think have a focus assist chip in them, but I've not seen that in action.
I'm wondering how this new one will compare...?
I think I got my Rokinon on some kind of Social Living deal for under or about at $200 back in the day.....
No chip in this one, but in terms of image quality I feel it bests the Samyang.
I have now reviewed both if you're interested. You won't get the 12mm at anything near that price though!
As someone doing a fair bit of architectural work, the low distortion of the 12mm works well, but I do remember taking a lot of Samyang shots where it didn't show ... but where it did show, it was very obvious and correcting it took the effective focal length (after crop) to 15/16mm