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Re: Samyang 14mm f2.8
« Reply #45 on: June 27, 2013, 02:53:34 PM »
Agreed. The point of the first shot was only to show the distortion. The greens, well, perhaps. It´s a quick and dirty job and I should really return next spring with more than 5 minutes to stay... Or this fall perhaps? The location has greater potential than my photographic skills.

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Re: Samyang 14mm f2.8
« Reply #45 on: June 27, 2013, 02:53:34 PM »

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Re: Samyang 14mm f2.8
« Reply #46 on: June 27, 2013, 08:07:33 PM »
Agreed. The point of the first shot was only to show the distortion. The greens, well, perhaps. It´s a quick and dirty job and I should really return next spring with more than 5 minutes to stay... Or this fall perhaps? The location has greater potential than my photographic skills.

Well as for the green color, I meant you could have adjusted it slightly in post.  The shot itself is great!  I happen to love trees.  A huge percentage of my outdoor shots are a type of "tree portraiture".  Green foliage can be very difficult to portray in a dimensional way that draws you in and gives a sense of depth, I have found.  Also, even though early to mid spring gives a nice "alive" green palette, it can also become so vivid that the color saturates.  By late summer here, the greens turn to a dull and faded color.  Fall is a nice change to that.

Could you take a night exposure of distant, dim city lights, or else stars, (or even something inside your house) closed to f/3.5, and post side and top/bottom border crops at 100% sometime?  Place or frame, small light sources near the borders...

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Re: Samyang 14mm f2.8
« Reply #47 on: June 28, 2013, 01:21:58 AM »
"Could you take a night exposure of distant, dim city lights, or else stars, (or even something inside your house) closed to f/3.5, and post side and top/bottom border crops at 100% sometime?  Place or frame, small light sources near the borders..."

I can give it a go. Luckily I moved south in Sweden so it does get dark at night even in the summer. Or well it gets rather dark, not pitch black. At least for two or three hours in the middle of the night... I´m not sure what to look for, so perhaps I´d just send som raw files instead of posting?


Oooo the greens.. I love the "spring greens" They are so full of life. So vibrant in their rather pale tone. Just as you say, high summer greens are more dull. Darker, not so alive. And it´s stressfull because I only have a few weeks to get all the spring images, then I have to wait for a whole year to get a new chance.

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Re: Samyang 14mm f2.8
« Reply #48 on: June 28, 2013, 01:36:12 AM »
"Could you take a night exposure of distant, dim city lights, or else stars, (or even something inside your house) closed to f/3.5, and post side and top/bottom border crops at 100% sometime?  Place or frame, small light sources near the borders..."

I can give it a go. Luckily I moved south in Sweden so it does get dark at night even in the summer. Or well it gets rather dark, not pitch black. At least for two or three hours in the middle of the night... I´m not sure what to look for, so perhaps I´d just send som raw files instead of posting?


Oooo the greens.. I love the "spring greens" They are so full of life. So vibrant in their rather pale tone. Just as you say, high summer greens are more dull. Darker, not so alive. And it´s stressfull because I only have a few weeks to get all the spring images, then I have to wait for a whole year to get a new chance.

Wow, your effort sounds admirable then.  I hate being limited by time.  Just try the test shot whenever you can, no rush at all!

I bet you have some great aurora shots!

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Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« Reply #49 on: September 21, 2013, 02:11:44 PM »
I've got a copy of the 14mm Rokinon in hand for a review right now, so I'll be posting some images.  That wide a lens makes for some very creative options!


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Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« Reply #50 on: September 21, 2013, 03:29:29 PM »
I've got a copy of the 14mm Rokinon in hand for a review right now, so I'll be posting some images.  That wide a lens makes for some very creative options!

Thanks for the inspirational photo Dustin! No autumn colors here, yet - but I will be sure to whip out the 14 mm when the time is right! Last year I took some great shots with my 20 mm Siggy so let's see what I can do with the 14mm Samyang :)
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Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« Reply #51 on: September 21, 2013, 04:25:10 PM »
I've got a copy of the 14mm Rokinon in hand for a review right now, so I'll be posting some images.  That wide a lens makes for some very creative options!

Thanks for the inspirational photo Dustin! No autumn colors here, yet - but I will be sure to whip out the 14 mm when the time is right! Last year I took some great shots with my 20 mm Siggy so let's see what I can do with the 14mm Samyang :)

It is a great "tree" lens, particularly in vertical orientation.  I haven't had any great light or skies yet, but I feel like I'll be able to produce some great stuff with it!
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Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« Reply #51 on: September 21, 2013, 04:25:10 PM »

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Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« Reply #52 on: September 22, 2013, 09:14:11 AM »
Here's another I took yesterday.  My favorite aspect using UWA is the ability to emphasize foregrounds.


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Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« Reply #53 on: September 22, 2013, 12:13:43 PM »
Here's another I took yesterday.  My favorite aspect using UWA is the ability to emphasize foregrounds.

It is, and that's the proper way to use an UWA im many cases, imho. What did you do with the colors???
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Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« Reply #54 on: September 22, 2013, 01:03:36 PM »
Here's another I took yesterday.  My favorite aspect using UWA is the ability to emphasize foregrounds.

It is, and that's the proper way to use an UWA im many cases, imho. What did you do with the colors???

It was raining, and the light wasn't amazing, so I did an infrared type conversion and then selectively (and lightly) painted back in certain colors to enhance the mood.
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Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« Reply #55 on: September 22, 2013, 02:25:24 PM »
Here's another I took yesterday.  My favorite aspect using UWA is the ability to emphasize foregrounds.

It is, and that's the proper way to use an UWA im many cases, imho. What did you do with the colors???

It was raining, and the light wasn't amazing, so I did an infrared type conversion and then selectively (and lightly) painted back in certain colors to enhance the mood.

Thanks for the explanation, I suspected a little IR in there.  :)
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Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« Reply #56 on: September 23, 2013, 09:05:32 AM »
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Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« Reply #57 on: September 23, 2013, 09:49:59 AM »
I've got a copy of the 14mm Rokinon in hand for a review right now, so I'll be posting some images.  That wide a lens makes for some very creative options!

Thanks, Dustin. I'm looking forward to what you have to say!
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Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« Reply #58 on: September 23, 2013, 10:03:25 AM »

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Excellent! I love the lens-flare on this one. At what aperture was this taken?
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Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« Reply #59 on: September 23, 2013, 10:46:49 AM »

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Excellent! I love the lens-flare on this one. At what aperture was this taken?

I'm pretty sure I stopped down to f/11 to enhance the sunstar.  That is my personal favorite aperture on most of my lenses for achieving the effect.  The arms on the sunstar become more defined.
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Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« Reply #59 on: September 23, 2013, 10:46:49 AM »