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Re: Review - Canon 85mm f/1.8
« Reply #45 on: January 30, 2014, 11:50:00 AM »
flowers, thanks for some good discussion and 20 primes, wow, I thought I had a problem ;)!  The only thing I'm going off of in regards to Samyang is what I have read from Roger over at Lensrentals.  He has said that their warranty service and repairs are so bad that you might as well throw away the lens if it breaks, at least here in the US.  I see he's updated his last post about this to remove that language, but that's pretty much what he had said (http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/08/lensrentals-repair-data-2012-2013).  I know one thing, though, those lenses can't be beat for astrophotography - Canon's fast lenses (other the the 24-70 2.8II) all have horrible coma issues in the corners.
Oh wow, I did not know that. I've never had an issue with my Samyangs yet, so going on hope! But as someone pointed out, in some cases even two Samyangs don't make the price of one Canon/Sigma, so if both of the two lenses last for a long time... togther they might outlive the competition! But in complete seriousness, if the warranty doesn't work and the Samyangs start to need servicing often, I'll look to Canon or Sigma. Luckily I haven't had any Samyangs need any servicing yet. He did write this though: "I can give you a simple generalization, though: If you want to buy a lens that will last decades, then you want a completely mechanical prime lens." Based on that you've got little to worry about with the manual focus, manual aperture Samyangs!

Ps. Lensrentals seems to have removed the bit about Rokinon/Samyang/Bower lenses because Rokinon chose to lie to him about Rokinons being different. If you don't believe me, you (or Roger) can contact Samyang directly and ask them! The lenses are the exact same lenses as the Samyang, just rebranded.
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Re: Review - Canon 85mm f/1.8
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Re: Review - Canon 85mm f/1.8
« Reply #46 on: January 22, 2015, 12:20:54 PM »
Does anyone know a manufacturer that can make a Tulip shape lens hood for the EF 85 f/1.8 or EF 100 f/2?

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Re: Review - Canon 85mm f/1.8
« Reply #47 on: January 22, 2015, 03:02:24 PM »
Does anyone know a manufacturer that can make a Tulip shape lens hood for the EF 85 f/1.8 or EF 100 f/2?
Any lens hood with 58mm thread can be fitted to the 85mm F1.8 or 100mm F2. However, the protection of a lens hood tulip type is lower because these are designed for wide-angle lens (28 to 35mm on full frame) and allow the sun's rays reach the lens, causing flare.

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Re: Review - Canon 85mm f/1.8
« Reply #48 on: February 22, 2015, 05:16:30 AM »
Am I the only one who hate that purple fringing on 85 1.8 and 100 2.0?:


I know I can easily remove it during post-processing, but I don't wanna see it on the camera screen. 

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Re: Review - Canon 85mm f/1.8
« Reply #49 on: February 22, 2015, 05:42:13 AM »
I know I can easily remove it during post-processing, but I don't wanna see it on the camera screen.

Um, on newer digic5 and later camera bodies there is the in-camera CA correction to take care of this, isn't it?

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Re: Review - Canon 85mm f/1.8
« Reply #50 on: February 22, 2015, 02:15:50 PM »
I know I can easily remove it during post-processing, but I don't wanna see it on the camera screen.

Um, on newer digic5 and later camera bodies there is the in-camera CA correction to take care of this, isn't it?

On Page 150 of the 5D3 manual it says:
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If you play back a RAW image shot with the chromatic aberration corrected, the image will be displayed on the camera without the chromatic aberration correction applied.

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Re: Review - Canon 85mm f/1.8
« Reply #50 on: February 22, 2015, 02:15:50 PM »