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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #165 on: January 10, 2014, 11:57:38 AM »
Yep, that's the same one. I got it for under 10 bucks.
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #166 on: January 10, 2014, 02:43:16 PM »
May I ask where you obtained the chip?

You can get that from ebay.  I am not handy and lazy people, so I bought Nikon version and use buy the converter with confirming chip.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AF-Confirm-Nikon-AI-Lens-To-Canon-EOS-EF-Mount-Adapter-For-7D-50D-60D-550D-/190978964133
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #167 on: January 10, 2014, 07:56:40 PM »
May I ask where you obtained the chip?

You can get that from ebay.  I am not handy and lazy people, so I bought Nikon version and use buy the converter with confirming chip.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AF-Confirm-Nikon-AI-Lens-To-Canon-EOS-EF-Mount-Adapter-For-7D-50D-60D-550D-/190978964133

That is an interesting product... almost makes me wonder if there is an adapter that allows AF too...
« Last Edit: January 11, 2014, 10:16:27 AM by mrsfotografie »
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #168 on: January 11, 2014, 06:48:46 PM »
I'm still trying to figure out which one of these AF chips to buy on eBay.  They all appear to be the same thing, but prices range from $4.15 to $38.99.  Descriptions and prices include:

  • New Optix V6 AF Confirm PCB Chip for Canon EOS ( Can Store 3 Lens Config) $38.99
  • New Optix V5+ AF Confirm PCB Chip for Canon EOS $28.99
  • AF Chip "Dandelion" for Canon EOS. Origin EMF chip made by Victor Lushnikov $23.98
  • *EURO* ETTL AF Confirm EMF Program Chip for Canon EOS 5D Mark3 MkIII 6D 600D 50D $22.77
  • EMF AF Confirm chip for Canon EOS EF camera $10.93
  • New generation easy install AF Confirm chip for canon + EXIF EDIT with installer $7.15
  • AF confirm chip chipset for Canon EOS EF lens adapter $4.15

???

I'm interested in the chip that will provide the most features and functionality.  I'd be happy to spend $39 instead of $4 if the more expensive chip had advantages that are worth $35 or more.  Any suggestions appreciated.

Bodies:  6D, EOS-M (22/2 and 18-55)
Lenses: Rokinon 14mm 2.8, 35mm 2.0 IS, 85mm 1.8, 100mm 2.8L IS Macro, 135mm 2.0L, 24-70mm 2.8L II, 70-200mm 2.8L IS II, Extenders: EF 1.4xIII, EF 2xIII ; Flash: ST-E3-RT, 600EX-RT (x3)

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #169 on: January 11, 2014, 07:08:46 PM »
I'm still trying to figure out which one of these AF chips to buy on eBay.  They all appear to be the same thing, but prices range from $4.15 to $38.99.  Descriptions and prices include:

  • New Optix V6 AF Confirm PCB Chip for Canon EOS ( Can Store 3 Lens Config) $38.99
  • New Optix V5+ AF Confirm PCB Chip for Canon EOS $28.99
  • AF Chip "Dandelion" for Canon EOS. Origin EMF chip made by Victor Lushnikov $23.98
  • *EURO* ETTL AF Confirm EMF Program Chip for Canon EOS 5D Mark3 MkIII 6D 600D 50D $22.77
  • EMF AF Confirm chip for Canon EOS EF camera $10.93
  • New generation easy install AF Confirm chip for canon + EXIF EDIT with installer $7.15
  • AF confirm chip chipset for Canon EOS EF lens adapter $4.15

???

I'm interested in the chip that will provide the most features and functionality.  I'd be happy to spend $39 instead of $4 if the more expensive chip had advantages that are worth $35 or more.  Any suggestions appreciated.

I purchased the "dandelion" chip myself.  It gives you quite a bit of functionality.  Programming it via the camera is a little awkward, but can be done.  The primary thing I wanted was not the focus assist aspect (I find the combination of prefocusing at more narrow apertures and then using live view x10 at wider aperture a more sure bet), but it was important to me to get some a reasonable EXIF data for cataloging, as I have other lenses that also don't report EXIF data and there are times that I want to sort my work by lens.
6D x 2 | EOS-M w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + EF Adapter| Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | 100L | 135L | 70-300L -----OLD SCHOOL----- SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5, Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5, SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8, Helios 44-2 and 44-4, Super Takumar 150mm f/4

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #170 on: January 12, 2014, 07:04:51 AM »
I'm still trying to figure out which one of these AF chips to buy on eBay.  They all appear to be the same thing, but prices range from $4.15 to $38.99.  Descriptions and prices include:

  • New Optix V6 AF Confirm PCB Chip for Canon EOS ( Can Store 3 Lens Config) $38.99
  • New Optix V5+ AF Confirm PCB Chip for Canon EOS $28.99
  • AF Chip "Dandelion" for Canon EOS. Origin EMF chip made by Victor Lushnikov $23.98
  • *EURO* ETTL AF Confirm EMF Program Chip for Canon EOS 5D Mark3 MkIII 6D 600D 50D $22.77
  • EMF AF Confirm chip for Canon EOS EF camera $10.93
  • New generation easy install AF Confirm chip for canon + EXIF EDIT with installer $7.15
  • AF confirm chip chipset for Canon EOS EF lens adapter $4.15

???

I'm interested in the chip that will provide the most features and functionality.  I'd be happy to spend $39 instead of $4 if the more expensive chip had advantages that are worth $35 or more.  Any suggestions appreciated.

I purchased the "dandelion" chip myself.  It gives you quite a bit of functionality.  Programming it via the camera is a little awkward, but can be done.  The primary thing I wanted was not the focus assist aspect (I find the combination of prefocusing at more narrow apertures and then using live view x10 at wider aperture a more sure bet), but it was important to me to get some a reasonable EXIF data for cataloging, as I have other lenses that also don't report EXIF data and there are times that I want to sort my work by lens.

The top one I would only use for an adapter because if you glue the chip onto a lens, it requires setup for one lens only.

Get an EMF chip. Mine has the following specs:

Chip  EMF type.
1. Lens maximum aperture can be programmed from F/1.0 to F/45
2. Focal length an be programmed from 1mm to 65535mm
3. Focus micro-adjustment possible in steps from 0 to 31.
4. Data is saved in the chip.
5. Supports AV and Manual modes.
6. Exposure data can be saved in EXIF.


And this is how I programmed it:

Samyang 14 mm: 14mm F/2.8, Micro focus adjust 26


Preparation:

1 Turn camera on and attach adapter with chip,aperture shows F1.4 on camera.
2 set Manual mode.
3 shutter speed to 1/60 second
4 aperture increment step to 1/3 EV. (it is the most Canon digital camera default setting).

set the aperture value to F/64 and press shutter button once.
set the aperture value to F/57 and press shutter button once.
set the aperture value to F/64 and press shutter button once.
Turn the aperture dial, set the Max aperture to F1.0.

For example: 14mm f2.8 micro adjustment 24

Enter  programing mode: F64 shutter, F57 shutter, F64 shutter


Setting focal length
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Setting focal length mode: F2.2 shutter

Enter focal length value:  F2.0 shutter F2.0 shutter F2.0 shutter F2.2 shutter F3.2 shutter (00014)

Store parameter to chip: F57 shutter F64 shutter F57 shutter

Focal length setting done to 14mm.


Setting Max aperture
====================

Setting Max aperture mode: F2.0 shutter

Enter Max aperture value: F2.8 shutter

Store parameter to emf chip: F57 shutter F64 shutter F57 shutter

Max aperture setting done to F2.8.


focus micro adjustment
======================

Enter programing mode: F64 shutter, F57 shutter, F64 shutter

focus micro adjustment mode: F2.5 shutter.

Enter focus micro adjustment value: F2.5 shutter F4.0 shutter.

Store parameter to emf chip: F57 shutter F64 shutter F57 shutter

Micro adjustment setting up done as 26.
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #171 on: January 12, 2014, 02:27:08 PM »
I purchased the "dandelion" chip myself.  It gives you quite a bit of functionality.  Programming it via the camera is a little awkward, but can be done.  The primary thing I wanted was not the focus assist aspect (I find the combination of prefocusing at more narrow apertures and then using live view x10 at wider aperture a more sure bet), but it was important to me to get some a reasonable EXIF data for cataloging, as I have other lenses that also don't report EXIF data and there are times that I want to sort my work by lens.

The top one I would only use for an adapter because if you glue the chip onto a lens, it requires setup for one lens only.

Get an EMF chip. Mine has the following specs:

Chip  EMF type.
1. Lens maximum aperture can be programmed from F/1.0 to F/45
2. Focal length an be programmed from 1mm to 65535mm
3. Focus micro-adjustment possible in steps from 0 to 31.
4. Data is saved in the chip.
5. Supports AV and Manual modes.
6. Exposure data can be saved in EXIF.

And this is how I programmed it:


Thanks for the detailed and informative responses!  I ordered a dandelion EMF chip today.  The programming instructions will really come in handy when it arrives.  Obtaining accurate EXIF data is my primary objective here as well.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2014, 02:35:43 PM by bholliman »
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Lenses: Rokinon 14mm 2.8, 35mm 2.0 IS, 85mm 1.8, 100mm 2.8L IS Macro, 135mm 2.0L, 24-70mm 2.8L II, 70-200mm 2.8L IS II, Extenders: EF 1.4xIII, EF 2xIII ; Flash: ST-E3-RT, 600EX-RT (x3)

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #171 on: January 12, 2014, 02:27:08 PM »

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #172 on: January 14, 2014, 01:25:14 AM »
I'm still trying to figure out which one of these AF chips to buy on eBay.  They all appear to be the same thing, but prices range from $4.15 to $38.99.  Descriptions and prices include:

  • New Optix V6 AF Confirm PCB Chip for Canon EOS ( Can Store 3 Lens Config) $38.99
  • New Optix V5+ AF Confirm PCB Chip for Canon EOS $28.99
  • AF Chip "Dandelion" for Canon EOS. Origin EMF chip made by Victor Lushnikov $23.98
  • *EURO* ETTL AF Confirm EMF Program Chip for Canon EOS 5D Mark3 MkIII 6D 600D 50D $22.77
  • EMF AF Confirm chip for Canon EOS EF camera $10.93
  • New generation easy install AF Confirm chip for canon + EXIF EDIT with installer $7.15
  • AF confirm chip chipset for Canon EOS EF lens adapter $4.15

???

I'm interested in the chip that will provide the most features and functionality.  I'd be happy to spend $39 instead of $4 if the more expensive chip had advantages that are worth $35 or more.  Any suggestions appreciated.

AF Chip "Dandelion" for Canon EOS. Origin EMF chip made by Victor Lushnikov $23.98

this is the one i have
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #173 on: February 08, 2014, 09:22:21 PM »
I was skeptical about this old school lens originally, but thanks Dustin for the nice review and beautiful shots, just pulled the trigger for this lens. :D Here is a shot I did yesterday evening. ISO 100, f22, 0.4 sec, 7 ft. C/C is welcome. Thanks.

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #174 on: February 09, 2014, 09:00:08 AM »
I was skeptical about this old school lens originally, but thanks Dustin for the nice review and beautiful shots, just pulled the trigger for this lens. :D Here is a shot I did yesterday evening. ISO 100, f22, 0.4 sec, 7 ft. C/C is welcome. Thanks.



Stylish shot.  You've used the distortion to your benefit here, and the textures are nice and crisp.
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #175 on: February 09, 2014, 09:01:07 AM »
Speaking of distortion.  Someone sent me a link to my website of a great profile for Rokinon/Samyang.  It is "technically" for a D600, but does a fabulous job with all FF bodies.  I've been impressed by it in the last couple of days

http://www.svenstork.com/2013/10/02/rokinon-14mm-lightroom-lens-profile/
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #176 on: February 09, 2014, 09:19:49 AM »
Speaking of distortion.  Someone sent me a link to my website of a great profile for Rokinon/Samyang.  It is "technically" for a D600, but does a fabulous job with all FF bodies.  I've been impressed by it in the last couple of days

http://www.svenstork.com/2013/10/02/rokinon-14mm-lightroom-lens-profile/

Thanks Dustin, I will have a go at this and try to make it work for my MkII and III.
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #177 on: February 09, 2014, 09:48:07 AM »
Speaking of distortion.  Someone sent me a link to my website of a great profile for Rokinon/Samyang.  It is "technically" for a D600, but does a fabulous job with all FF bodies.  I've been impressed by it in the last couple of days

http://www.svenstork.com/2013/10/02/rokinon-14mm-lightroom-lens-profile/

Thanks Dustin, I will have a go at this and try to make it work for my MkII and III.

Ok I modified the text file so it can now be selected from the lens profile list under make 'Samyang'. This way it is independent of the camera model or brand. Download it below:
5D3, 5D2, Sony α6000, S90 | SY14 f/2.8, Ʃ20 f/1.8, 24 f/2.8, 35 f/2, Ʃ35 f/1.4A, 50 f/1.8 I, Ʃ50 f/1.4 EX, 100L Macro, 17-40L, 24-105L, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, 1.4x II, 70-300L, 100-400L | E-mount: SY12 f/2, Ʃ19 & 30 f/2.8 EX DN, 16-70 ZA OSS, 55-210 OSS, Metabones SB | FT-QL, AE-1P | FD(n) & FL lenses

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #178 on: February 09, 2014, 12:02:26 PM »
Here's the adobe lens profile in action:
5D3, 5D2, Sony α6000, S90 | SY14 f/2.8, Ʃ20 f/1.8, 24 f/2.8, 35 f/2, Ʃ35 f/1.4A, 50 f/1.8 I, Ʃ50 f/1.4 EX, 100L Macro, 17-40L, 24-105L, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, 1.4x II, 70-300L, 100-400L | E-mount: SY12 f/2, Ʃ19 & 30 f/2.8 EX DN, 16-70 ZA OSS, 55-210 OSS, Metabones SB | FT-QL, AE-1P | FD(n) & FL lenses

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #179 on: February 09, 2014, 02:39:59 PM »
Speaking of distortion.  Someone sent me a link to my website of a great profile for Rokinon/Samyang.  It is "technically" for a D600, but does a fabulous job with all FF bodies.  I've been impressed by it in the last couple of days

http://www.svenstork.com/2013/10/02/rokinon-14mm-lightroom-lens-profile/

Thanks Dustin, I will have a go at this and try to make it work for my MkII and III.

Ok I modified the text file so it can now be selected from the lens profile list under make 'Samyang'. This way it is independent of the camera model or brand. Download it below:

Nice work.  Thank you.  It is a great profile.
6D x 2 | EOS-M w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + EF Adapter| Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | 100L | 135L | 70-300L -----OLD SCHOOL----- SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5, Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5, SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8, Helios 44-2 and 44-4, Super Takumar 150mm f/4

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #179 on: February 09, 2014, 02:39:59 PM »