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Dylan777

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New Samyang 12mm f2 for EOS-M
« on: April 17, 2014, 09:48:53 PM »
For those interested:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/03/21/samyang-announces-12mm-1-2-0-ncs-cs-wideangle-for-mirrorless#press

Here is one review with Fuji camera: http://www.aps-photo.com/2014/04/rokinon-12mm-f2-0-for-x-mount-a-first-look/

19mm equivalent to FF, which I think is very nice focal lenght for landscape.
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New Samyang 12mm f2 for EOS-M
« on: April 17, 2014, 09:48:53 PM »

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Re: New Samyang 12mm f2 for EOS-M
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014, 11:43:39 PM »
oh that's really cool, I didn't realize 3rd party have started to embrace the M mount!

However, I'm not sure why I would prefer this over Canon's excellent 11-22 IS zoom?

I prefer IS over fast aperture for UWA any day, and AF is just really nice to have, not to mention a convenient range of focal lengths in one lens.

Granted the OEM option likely costs 50%-100% more...
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Re: New Samyang 12mm f2 for EOS-M
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2014, 01:09:54 AM »
oh that's really cool, I didn't realize 3rd party have started to embrace the M mount!

However, I'm not sure why I would prefer this over Canon's excellent 11-22 IS zoom?

I prefer IS over fast aperture for UWA any day, and AF is just really nice to have, not to mention a convenient range of focal lengths in one lens.

Granted the OEM option likely costs 50%-100% more...

+1....16-35 III with IS would be nice ;)
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Re: New Samyang 12mm f2 for EOS-M
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2014, 03:12:02 AM »
+1....16-35 III with IS would be nice ;)

+100

I sold my 16-35II and replaced it with the 11-22 IS  :o
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Re: New Samyang 12mm f2 for EOS-M
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2014, 03:00:30 PM »
I bought this little lens for my Sony NEX because I just had to have it as a tiny WA option :). The lens is built like a tiny tank and is a useful small prime wide angle that handles very well on the NEX. The focus ring is very tight but I found it to be an asset because due to the high DOF you can set focus to the hyperfocal distance and be done with it; you then only need to adjust focus again if the subject distance changes drastically.

There is some chromatic aberration but that's easily corrected in post. I didn't encounter any issues with distortion and think it can get by without any correction unless in the most critical of application. Overall I'm very pleased, and I didn't encounter any of the yellowish patches mentioned in the Fuji review.

Here are a few CA corrected sample shots from my NEX-6 (1.5x crop). Most of these were shot at f/5.6 and they were processed in Adobe Lightroom. Sorry they're not from an EOS-M ;)
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Re: New Samyang 12mm f2 for EOS-M
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2014, 03:12:28 PM »
Two more. This is a FUN lens when I want to have a light weight little set-up  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: New Samyang 12mm f2 for EOS-M
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2014, 03:12:28 PM »