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Re: Yongnuo Develops a Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II Alternative, Not a Clone
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2018, 10:29:32 AM »
Reverse engineering is an issue with non-OEM lenses. I do like non-OEM lenses in manual (Voigtlander 125mm macro, Zeiss 21 mm, and the lowly but handy Samyang 14 f/2.8). However, if the protocol for aperture stop-down changes, the lens becomes useless. That's one thing about Nikon - all their F mount lenses are operable as full manual lenses.

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Re: Yongnuo Develops a Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II Alternative, Not a Clone
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2018, 12:30:26 PM »
Reverse engineering is an issue with non-OEM lenses. I do like non-OEM lenses in manual (Voigtlander 125mm macro, Zeiss 21 mm, and the lowly but handy Samyang 14 f/2.8). However, if the protocol for aperture stop-down changes, the lens becomes useless. That's one thing about Nikon - all their F mount lenses are operable as full manual lenses.
No they are not. There are close to 1,000,000 caveats associated with the F series 'universal' use. Some can't be focused, many can't change the aperture, a few can't even be mounted....

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/compatibility-lens.htm
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« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2018, 12:58:45 PM »
Did Private just quote Ken ? Wow 😯 what else is 2018 going to bring ? Looks like it’s going to be an interesting year !

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« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2018, 01:08:55 PM »
Did Private just quote Ken ? Wow 😯 what else is 2018 going to bring ? Looks like it’s going to be an interesting year !

 ;D

And a happy new year to you too  :)

Linking was much easier than collating it myself, that F mount is a nightmare of incompatibility way worse than EF, EFs, EFm etc.

I'll see what I can do to stir things up for 2018 though!
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« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2018, 01:18:37 PM »
Did Private just quote Ken ? Wow 😯 what else is 2018 going to bring ? Looks like it’s going to be an interesting year !

 ;D

And a happy new year to you too  :)

Linking was much easier than collating it myself, that F mount is a nightmare of incompatibility way worse than EF, EFs, EFm etc.

I'll see what I can do to stir things up for 2018 though!


Yes I’ve got no regrets in leaving the F mount in 2005.

I know just how to stir you up: “The EF 135L has a special magic to the images that no other lens can produce”

Happy New Year !

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Re: Yongnuo Develops a Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II Alternative, Not a Clone
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2018, 01:20:05 PM »
I know just how to stir you up: “The EF 135L has a special magic to the images that no other lens can produce”

Are you sure you're not referring to the EF 135mm f/2.8 SF?  ;)
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Re: Yongnuo Develops a Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II Alternative, Not a Clone
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2018, 01:26:21 PM »
I know just how to stir you up: “The EF 135L has a special magic to the images that no other lens can produce”

Are you sure you're not referring to the EF 135mm f/2.8 SF?  ;)

 ;D

So you remember that little faux pas ? Maybe your avatar should be an elephant  ;)

Happy New Year !



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« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2018, 01:26:21 PM »

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Re: Yongnuo Develops a Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II Alternative, Not a Clone
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2018, 01:27:25 PM »
I know just how to stir you up: “The EF 135L has a special magic to the images that no other lens can produce”

Are you sure you're not referring to the EF 135mm f/2.8 SF?  ;)

 ;D

So you remember that little faux pas ? Maybe your avatar should be an elephant  ;)

Happy New Year !

Just like the 50 f1.2 at f2.8 vs pretty much anything else?
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« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2018, 01:40:32 PM »
Just like the 50 f1.2 at f2.8 vs pretty much anything else?

Well, the 50mm f/1.2L Soft Focus is even more magical and special.  What, you don't believe such a lens exists?  How wrong you are...

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« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2018, 01:45:32 PM »
Just like the 50 f1.2 at f2.8 vs pretty much anything else?

Well, the 50mm f/1.2L Soft Focus is even more magical and special.  What, you don't believe such a lens exists?  How wrong you are...

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Or pay >$3,000 and get the soft focus f1.0  ;D
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Re: Yongnuo Develops a Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II Alternative, Not a Clone
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2018, 01:53:57 PM »
Just like the 50 f1.2 at f2.8 vs pretty much anything else?

Well, the 50mm f/1.2L Soft Focus is even more magical and special.  What, you don't believe such a lens exists?  How wrong you are...

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Or pay >$3,000 and get the soft focus f1.0  ;D

Or ask your model to remove her stockings and stick one over the lens ? 😁

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Re: Yongnuo Develops a Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II Alternative, Not a Clone
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2018, 03:01:09 AM »
Y'all joke, but Tiffen's mist filters do exactly that, and come at a premium thanks to increasingly high demand. Look them up. A Tiffen black pro mist in a low strength is a great way to make the most of an f/1.4 or f/1.2 lens.

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Re: Yongnuo Develops a Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II Alternative, Not a Clone
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2018, 05:58:14 PM »
Y'all joke, but Tiffen's mist filters do exactly that, and come at a premium thanks to increasingly high demand. Look them up. A Tiffen black pro mist in a low strength is a great way to make the most of an f/1.4 or f/1.2 lens.

Thanks for the tip aceflibble!!!
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