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New Samyang Lenses Go On Sale Tomorrow
« on: April 28, 2014, 08:09:32 AM »
The new lenses from Samyang that go on sale tomorrow: Samyang 35mm f/1.4 Canon AE, 300mm f/6.3 Mirror DSLR photo lenses and a VDSLR/Cinema series is set to be released on April 29th 2014. Samyang 10mm T3.1, 12mm T2.2 and 7.5mm T3.8.

While all of these lenses are manual focus, the Canon AE 35mm f/1.4 does have auto exposure.

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New Samyang Lenses Go On Sale Tomorrow
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Re: New Samyang Lenses Go On Sale Tomorrow
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 10:50:31 AM »
A version 35mm F1.4 with auto exposure? ??? Honestly, I preferred a focus confirmation chip. ::)

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Re: New Samyang Lenses Go On Sale Tomorrow
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014, 10:59:40 AM »
If it has auto exposure (auto aperture) it will have focus confirm as well.  Like a Zeiss lens I am assuming.

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Re: New Samyang Lenses Go On Sale Tomorrow
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2014, 11:05:59 AM »
If it has auto exposure (auto aperture) it will have focus confirm as well.  Like a Zeiss lens I am assuming.
If this have confirmation of focus and auto exposure, and the price is not much higher, it would be a good competitor for 35L and 35Art.
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Re: New Samyang Lenses Go On Sale Tomorrow
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2014, 11:37:03 AM »
Why in the world would anyone produce a mirror lens in the year of our lord 2014? 

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Re: New Samyang Lenses Go On Sale Tomorrow
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2014, 11:41:01 AM »
Why in the world would anyone produce a mirror lens in the year of our lord 2014?

Small, light, and cheap.

And maybe an unexplained fondness for the bokeh typical of catadioptric lenses:



Mmmmmm…donuts!   ;)
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Re: New Samyang Lenses Go On Sale Tomorrow
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2014, 12:06:16 PM »
Why in the world would anyone produce a mirror lens in the year of our lord 2014?

Mmmmmm…donuts!   ;)

"Donuts - is there anything they can't do?" -- Homer Simpson

Neuro, do you know what causes donut bokeh?  Is it the primary mirror itself, or is it to do with the support mechanism for the secondary mirror, or poor coatings typical of cheap lenses, or...?

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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2014, 12:14:22 PM »
Neuro, do you know what causes donut bokeh?  Is it the primary mirror itself, or is it to do with the support mechanism for the secondary mirror, or poor coatings typical of cheap lenses, or...?

It's the fact that the entrance pupil (the image of the aperture itself) is an annulus.  Actually, you can give that look to a regular lens by sticking a small, round sticker like one of these:



…on a cheap UV filter and putting it on the lens.  If you like donuts, that is…  ;)  Same principle as those bokeh effects kits.
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Re: New Samyang Lenses Go On Sale Tomorrow
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2014, 12:18:16 PM »
Neuro, do you know what causes donut bokeh?  Is it the primary mirror itself, or is it to do with the support mechanism for the secondary mirror, or poor coatings typical of cheap lenses, or...?

It's the fact that the entrance pupil (the image of the aperture itself) is an annulus.  Actually, you can give that look to a regular lens by sticking a small, round sticker like one of these:

…on a cheap UV filter and putting it on the lens.  If you like donuts, that is…  ;)  Same principle as those bokeh effects kits.

Thanks.

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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2014, 12:18:46 PM »
Neuro, do you know what causes donut bokeh?  Is it the primary mirror itself, or is it to do with the support mechanism for the secondary mirror, or poor coatings typical of cheap lenses, or...?

It's the fact that the entrance pupil (the image of the aperture itself) is an annulus.  Actually, you can give that look to a regular lens by sticking a small, round sticker like one of these:



…on a cheap UV filter and putting it on the lens.  If you like donuts, that is…  ;)

Are you sure? On the occasions I have had very bad "stuff" on my front element I haven't noticed that, I'd like to try it, not that I want to revert to 1970's lens releases, purely curiosity.

I would have thought you'd need a surprisingly large dot sticker to get "the look".

P.S. The "Bokeh kits" you can get, that give you stars and custom shapes etc, cover a startling amount of the lens.

http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/bokeh-kit/
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Re: New Samyang Lenses Go On Sale Tomorrow
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2014, 12:23:33 PM »
Neuro, do you know what causes donut bokeh?  Is it the primary mirror itself, or is it to do with the support mechanism for the secondary mirror, or poor coatings typical of cheap lenses, or...?

It's the fact that the entrance pupil (the image of the aperture itself) is an annulus.  Actually, you can give that look to a regular lens by sticking a small, round sticker like one of these:



…on a cheap UV filter and putting it on the lens.  If you like donuts, that is…  ;)

I would have thought you'd need a surprisingly large dot sticker to get "the look".


Presumably, it would not need to be any bigger than the secondary mirror on one of those reflex lenses.

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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2014, 12:25:43 PM »
Are you sure? On the occasions I have had very bad "stuff" on my front element I haven't noticed that, I'd like to try it, not that I want to revert to 1970's lens releases, purely curiosity.

I would have thought you'd need a surprisingly large dot sticker to get "the look".

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Re: New Samyang Lenses Go On Sale Tomorrow
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2014, 01:22:11 PM »
If I wanted a cheap and light 300mm I'd get a Canon Powershot that has wider aperture, AF, IS etc for the same price as the Samyang mirror. Or, if I wanted something to go on a mirrorless I'd get the 55-250 which again has a wider aperture, AF, IS etc and I bet outperforms the mirror. 
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« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2014, 01:27:37 PM »
Are you sure? On the occasions I have had very bad "stuff" on my front element I haven't noticed that, I'd like to try it, not that I want to revert to 1970's lens releases, purely curiosity.

I would have thought you'd need a surprisingly large dot sticker to get "the look".

See: http://photocornucopia.com/1053.html

Sweet, now I don't have to get some dots :-)

The green one is more what I was thinking, but the blue dot is surprisingly effective, thanks for the link.

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Re: New Samyang Lenses Go On Sale Tomorrow
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2014, 01:42:49 PM »
Hmm...a 7.5mm lens is intriguing to me. I like wide field, but I don't necessarily always want a fisheye for the really ultra wide stuff. I wonder of that lens will have an EF mount (it says Cine, but Canon's cine bodies still use EF...)

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