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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #45 on: October 14, 2013, 08:49:06 AM »
P.S.  Another shot to share.  You can't tell at this size, but the original is so sharp that you can clearly see my family at the far end of this bridge.


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6D x 2 | 80D | 70D | EOS-M3 w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + 55-200 STM + Rokinon 12MM F/2 + EF Adapter| Tamron 15-30 VC | EF-S 24mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | Tamron 45mm VC | Zeiss 50 | 50 STM | 100L | 135L | Tamron 70-200 VC | 100-400L II | Legacy Glass

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #45 on: October 14, 2013, 08:49:06 AM »

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #46 on: October 16, 2013, 05:34:48 PM »
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Thanks, Dustin.

I've got one ordered. Should be here Friday for weekend fun.

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #47 on: October 16, 2013, 07:55:51 PM »
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Thanks, Dustin.

I've got one ordered. Should be here Friday for weekend fun.

Sounds like fun.  I ended up buying the review copy I had off the distributor, so my copy of the 17-40L is on Kijiji right now (like Craigslist).
6D x 2 | 80D | 70D | EOS-M3 w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + 55-200 STM + Rokinon 12MM F/2 + EF Adapter| Tamron 15-30 VC | EF-S 24mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | Tamron 45mm VC | Zeiss 50 | 50 STM | 100L | 135L | Tamron 70-200 VC | 100-400L II | Legacy Glass

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #48 on: October 16, 2013, 08:32:39 PM »
P.S.  Another shot to share.  You can't tell at this size, but the original is so sharp that you can clearly see my family at the far end of this bridge.


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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #49 on: October 16, 2013, 08:52:02 PM »
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Thanks, Dustin.

I've got one ordered. Should be here Friday for weekend fun.

Sounds like fun.  I ended up buying the review copy I had off the distributor, so my copy of the 17-40L is on Kijiji right now (like Craigslist).

That's pretty amazing. I could not imagine being without my 17-40!!!
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #50 on: October 17, 2013, 08:24:01 AM »
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Thanks, Dustin.

I've got one ordered. Should be here Friday for weekend fun.

Sounds like fun.  I ended up buying the review copy I had off the distributor, so my copy of the 17-40L is on Kijiji right now (like Craigslist).

That's pretty amazing. I could not imagine being without my 17-40!!!

I'm using the wide end of the Tamron 24-70VC for my ND long exposure work now.  My head to head comparisons found that it is actually sharper stopped down to my typical range here (f/8-f/11).  If I want to go really wide, I'll use that the 14mm.  I don't feel that I will miss the 17-40 much and am strongly considering using some of the proceeds from the sale of the 17-40 towards getting the new 35 f/2 IS.
6D x 2 | 80D | 70D | EOS-M3 w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + 55-200 STM + Rokinon 12MM F/2 + EF Adapter| Tamron 15-30 VC | EF-S 24mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | Tamron 45mm VC | Zeiss 50 | 50 STM | 100L | 135L | Tamron 70-200 VC | 100-400L II | Legacy Glass

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #51 on: October 20, 2013, 08:20:17 AM »
Here's another nightscape with the Rokinon.  It really is a fabulous tool for this kind of work.  I had never really down this type of photography (other than a couple of minor attempts), but have discovered a whole new passion since getting the Rokinon:


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6D x 2 | 80D | 70D | EOS-M3 w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + 55-200 STM + Rokinon 12MM F/2 + EF Adapter| Tamron 15-30 VC | EF-S 24mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | Tamron 45mm VC | Zeiss 50 | 50 STM | 100L | 135L | Tamron 70-200 VC | 100-400L II | Legacy Glass

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #51 on: October 20, 2013, 08:20:17 AM »

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #52 on: October 20, 2013, 10:47:32 AM »
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That's another amazing image, Dustin. If I were still in the Sierra foothills, I'd be attempting shots like that. Here in the Philadelphia area I think it's going to be more city lights and buildings for me.

Mine came Friday. Doing a lot of event shooting I haven't had a chance to use it much, but the few shots I've taken indicate it's devastatingly sharp. Sort of nostalgic to go back to the full manual days, setting aperture on the dial and manual focusing!

Thanks for putting me onto this!

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #53 on: October 22, 2013, 08:39:14 AM »
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That's another amazing image, Dustin. If I were still in the Sierra foothills, I'd be attempting shots like that. Here in the Philadelphia area I think it's going to be more city lights and buildings for me.

Mine came Friday. Doing a lot of event shooting I haven't had a chance to use it much, but the few shots I've taken indicate it's devastatingly sharp. Sort of nostalgic to go back to the full manual days, setting aperture on the dial and manual focusing!

Thanks for putting me onto this!

It is certainly very sharp.  The ability to magnify images and not see detail break down is wonderful.  And yes, if you have some manual background there is a certain magic to thinking about aperture and focus as a part of the shot.  I personally believe that some time invested in those things makes one a better photographer.

Here's another image that shows what the Rokinon is great for:  I've chosen a foreground element that is sharply in focus, but the focus remains strong throughout this deep image.


The Road through the Woods by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr
6D x 2 | 80D | 70D | EOS-M3 w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + 55-200 STM + Rokinon 12MM F/2 + EF Adapter| Tamron 15-30 VC | EF-S 24mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | Tamron 45mm VC | Zeiss 50 | 50 STM | 100L | 135L | Tamron 70-200 VC | 100-400L II | Legacy Glass

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #54 on: October 25, 2013, 02:41:53 AM »
I love all your pictures! You have a wonderful eye! Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #55 on: October 25, 2013, 09:15:57 AM »
I love all your pictures! You have a wonderful eye! Thanks for sharing!

Thanks, Mark.
6D x 2 | 80D | 70D | EOS-M3 w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + 55-200 STM + Rokinon 12MM F/2 + EF Adapter| Tamron 15-30 VC | EF-S 24mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | Tamron 45mm VC | Zeiss 50 | 50 STM | 100L | 135L | Tamron 70-200 VC | 100-400L II | Legacy Glass

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #56 on: October 25, 2013, 04:41:33 PM »
Here's a link to a little piece on the lens that I was hired to write for PhotoNews magazine:

http://www.photonews.ca/index.php/widen-your-horizons-by-dustin-l-abbott/

6D x 2 | 80D | 70D | EOS-M3 w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + 55-200 STM + Rokinon 12MM F/2 + EF Adapter| Tamron 15-30 VC | EF-S 24mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | Tamron 45mm VC | Zeiss 50 | 50 STM | 100L | 135L | Tamron 70-200 VC | 100-400L II | Legacy Glass

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #57 on: October 26, 2013, 11:13:42 AM »
Beautiful images. I remember reading somewhere that this is the second incarnation of this lens, and the first one was much worse. Do you happen to know when this second incarnation was conceived? A friend has got the lens but is not really impresses, but looking at you images it might be that he got hold of the first incarnation.

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #57 on: October 26, 2013, 11:13:42 AM »

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #58 on: October 26, 2013, 11:50:10 AM »
Beautiful images. I remember reading somewhere that this is the second incarnation of this lens, and the first one was much worse. Do you happen to know when this second incarnation was conceived? A friend has got the lens but is not really impresses, but looking at you images it might be that he got hold of the first incarnation.

I just recently heard that myself, and it was helpful to me because I had read other reviews and had seen so many conflicting reports.  Unfortunately, I don't know when that changeover was made.  I would presume that any of the lenses on sale currently would be the updated design (if that is in fact the case).
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #59 on: October 26, 2013, 12:21:00 PM »
Well, he bought it some two years ago, I believe. I was able to borrow it for some photos of the local fun-fair (as can be seen here http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=13015.90 ), and those seemed ok to me.

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #59 on: October 26, 2013, 12:21:00 PM »