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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #90 on: November 05, 2013, 07:55:33 AM »
Yep, still enjoying this lens!



Very powerful image Dustin!   :)

Thanks, Ken.  I really liked it, too.

You're welcome!  Dustin, is this someplace local to you?  The rocks leading into the image are very rough and almost unnatural looking, not unnatural in a bad way, just large and jagged... I'm not expressing it very well but it's giving it quite a different feel than your typical lake image...

This is a local location (on a very large river).  It is really all about what you choose to emphasize.  Here I chose a more rugged, desolate foreground to emphasize the mood that I was shooting for.

In my opinion, you succeeded!  Very nice!
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #90 on: November 05, 2013, 07:55:33 AM »

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #91 on: November 05, 2013, 03:18:21 PM »
Got it today.
A few quick tests in the studio reveal that my copy is plenty sharp but the real challenge is accurate focus.
Ironically using Live View on a camera stand was not a sharp as guessing at the focus while hand held.

Also, I noticed that the exposure through LV is not at all accurate even though the camera is set to exposure simulation.

Small bother as I plan on being on the tripod anyway.

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #92 on: November 06, 2013, 08:36:37 AM »
The online store I ordered mine from said they're out of stock. Amazon.jp also out of stock. What the fricks going on with this lens, why can't I get one!!

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #93 on: November 06, 2013, 09:02:14 AM »
Got it today.
A few quick tests in the studio reveal that my copy is plenty sharp but the real challenge is accurate focus.
Ironically using Live View on a camera stand was not a sharp as guessing at the focus while hand held.

Also, I noticed that the exposure through LV is not at all accurate even though the camera is set to exposure simulation.

Small bother as I plan on being on the tripod anyway.

I felt that way for the first several days with the lens (other than the exposure issue you are describing), but found after a few days that the massive depth of field made focus much easier than what I anticipated.
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #94 on: November 06, 2013, 10:12:42 AM »
Is there a way to get lens correction for the Rokinon 14mm within Adobe LR5 on a mac?

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #95 on: November 06, 2013, 10:16:21 AM »
Is there a way to get lens correction for the Rokinon 14mm within Adobe LR5 on a mac?

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Do a Google search for Adobe Lens' Profiler.  You can download a profile that does quite a good job there.
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #96 on: November 06, 2013, 02:16:27 PM »
Is there a way to get lens correction for the Rokinon 14mm within Adobe LR5 on a mac?

cayenne

Cayenne,

Do a Google search for Adobe Lens' Profiler.  You can download a profile that does quite a good job there.

Actually, I did find that...but it appears to be a windows only application....

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

I'm not finding any analogous for the mac....

Goodness, I'd think LR would have this for both mac and windows...?

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #96 on: November 06, 2013, 02:16:27 PM »

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #97 on: November 06, 2013, 03:02:01 PM »
Is there a way to get lens correction for the Rokinon 14mm within Adobe LR5 on a mac?

cayenne

Cayenne,

Do a Google search for Adobe Lens' Profiler.  You can download a profile that does quite a good job there.

Actually, I did find that...but it appears to be a windows only application....

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

I'm not finding any analogous for the mac....

Goodness, I'd think LR would have this for both mac and windows...?

C

Wow, that is a bit stupid.  The other option is PTLens.  It isn't free, but is more fully featured.  It is available for Mac.
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #98 on: November 06, 2013, 04:04:16 PM »
You don't need the lens profiler to obtain a profile for lightroom. I got mine from somewhere on the internet (for 5D Mark II, that is), can't find the exact place, but it was created by Thomas Berndt. I think the file is basically a .xmp-format, so maybe readable also on a mac?

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #99 on: November 06, 2013, 04:34:13 PM »
Using Adobe Lens Profile Downloader, I found a profile made for D700 Nikon (labelled Samyang 14mm f11) which seems to work just as good on Canon. I can then select this profile manually in Camera Raw, don't know Lightroom but should be possible to do the same there.

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #100 on: November 07, 2013, 09:59:23 AM »
Using Adobe Lens Profile Downloader, I found a profile made for D700 Nikon (labelled Samyang 14mm f11) which seems to work just as good on Canon. I can then select this profile manually in Camera Raw, don't know Lightroom but should be possible to do the same there.

Again, the Adobe Lens Profile Downloader seems to be a Windows only product.

:(

I have found some sites that seem to show a manual way to get it to work in LR5 on mac.

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #101 on: November 07, 2013, 10:03:09 AM »
Looks really impressive and thinking of pulling the trigger. But with so many different names its hard to figure out which is which. Here in the UK its branded under Rokinon but in other samyang etc. Read a few other reviews which claim the lens isn't really much of a performer.

http://dancarrphotography.com/blog/2012/07/18/rokinon-14mm-f2-8-review/

But on thedigitalpicture the lens comparison to the 16-35mm is that it is a tad softer.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=769&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=4&LensComp=412&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=4

I know were talking huge price difference but you also get autofocus and the the fact the canon is also a zoom. For the amount I would use a wide angle I think I would rather spend the extra and get the canon branded zoom… Any thoughts?

I was out the other night and only having 24mm is very limiting and vertical panoramas the only answer.

Not bad for the 24-105mm tho.


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Been itching for a FF wide angle for ages after selling my 10-22mm but just can't decide. Always wanted the 16-35mm but have been put off by internet claims. A cheap lens with good IQ is a no brainer but I think I would use an AF lens more and the zoom is more versatile.


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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #102 on: November 07, 2013, 12:48:46 PM »
Looks really impressive and thinking of pulling the trigger. But with so many different names its hard to figure out which is which. Here in the UK its branded under Rokinon but in other samyang etc. Read a few other reviews which claim the lens isn't really much of a performer.

http://dancarrphotography.com/blog/2012/07/18/rokinon-14mm-f2-8-review/

But on thedigitalpicture the lens comparison to the 16-35mm is that it is a tad softer.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=769&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=4&LensComp=412&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=4

I know were talking huge price difference but you also get autofocus and the the fact the canon is also a zoom. For the amount I would use a wide angle I think I would rather spend the extra and get the canon branded zoom… Any thoughts?

I was out the other night and only having 24mm is very limiting and vertical panoramas the only answer.

Not bad for the 24-105mm tho.


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Been itching for a FF wide angle for ages after selling my 10-22mm but just can't decide. Always wanted the 16-35mm but have been put off by internet claims. A cheap lens with good IQ is a no brainer but I think I would use an AF lens more and the zoom is more versatile.

That is a beautiful photo.  As far as sharpness goes (not to mention color rendition, coma, etc...), the Rokinon BLOWS AWAY the copy of the 17-40L I owned, not to mention the Tokina 12-24 f/4 and the Canon 10-22mm I've owned.  I don't understand the reviews that say that sharpness isn't great, unless there is a tremendous amount of sample variation.
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #102 on: November 07, 2013, 12:48:46 PM »

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #103 on: November 08, 2013, 08:47:08 AM »
Another nightscape.  The sharpness and low coma of the lens allows for really sharp sky/star definition.


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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #104 on: November 08, 2013, 01:43:27 PM »
Another nightscape.  The sharpness and low coma of the lens allows for really sharp sky/star definition.

Another nice shot Dustin!  I'm looking forward to taking some night shots.

I received my lens on Monday, but haven't had any time to get out and shoot with it until lunch hour today.  Here are a couple of pedestrian shots in mid-day light.  I'm impressed with the sharpness and color rendition.  Manual focusing was easy after a little experimentation. 

I'm going to really enjoy this lens.  Hopefully, I can get out this weekend to capture some of the fall color before its gone in better light.

Both shots taken at f/11, ISO 160.

Glad you are enjoying it.  I'm actually surprised that the depth of field isn't deeper with these shooting at f/11.
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #104 on: November 08, 2013, 01:43:27 PM »