I have been considering this lens for months but couldn't quite make a decision. What bothers me the most is the concern of complex distortion. I'm glad that it may be correctable post, but it'd be nice if someone could post some pre and post process pictures.
The other option is 17-40 which is a safer choice. At least the resale value is good. I tried it once. Corners seem a little fuzzy.
I have both the 17-40 L and the Samyang 14 mm. No direct comparison is possible because 17 mm is nowhere near as wide as 14 mm
Btw the 14mm SY rules, especially with AF confirmation chip (I glued one onto the back of my mount and calibrated it just so )
That's what a lot of people say, but does the distortion bother you and how do you correct it?
I can generally live with the distortion because I don't use this lens for serous architecture work. In fact I like the creativity it offers when trying for exaggerated lines, even in architectural work.
When shooting subjects close-up the distortion can also be used in a positive way because it emphasizes the subject in the middle of the frame. This exaggerates the perspective even more; really makes them 'pop' out of their environment.
For critical applications, lens correction profiles exist for Adobe Photoshop / Camera RAW. I've attached two of them for the 5D MkII and others are available on the web.
For 32bit operating system copy the file to: "C: \ Documents and Settings \ Username \ Application Data \ Adobe \ CameraRaw \ lens profiles \ 1.0"
For 64bit operating system copy the file to: "C:\ ProgramData \ Adobe \ CameraRaw \ LensProfiles \ 1.0 \ Canon"
« Last Edit: June 26, 2013, 02:07:53 PM by mrsfotografie »
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