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Re: Wide or ultra-wide angle with excellent corner performance
« Reply #45 on: October 07, 2012, 03:58:23 PM »
I enjoyed my Samyang 14mm for a couple shots at the zoo today. It takes a little getting used to MF without focus confirmation but I'm happy I get the benefits from the precision matte focus screen in my 5DmkII. I found it's easiest to focus wide open, then stop down (like canon AF works).

Because in several reviews it was mentioned that infinity was not at the infinity focus mark, I did a quick test to confirm this and happy to report my focus scale is OK! I also noticed the infinity mark on my my focus scale is in a different position and has a leader, other than the one on Photozone. Looks like Samyang does silent updates :)

Shooting into the sun there was significant lens flare shooting wide open, but it immediately disappeared when slightly stopping down the diaphragm. I kinda like this sun burst effect though.

Sun shot and focus test:

First shot: at infinity, f/2.8
Second shot: at ~1m, f/2.8

As said before, the lens flare disappeared when stopping down.

All in all, great colors and I love the creative potential for this lens.
5D3, 5D2, Sony α6000, G16 | EF: SY14/2.8, V20/3.5, 24/2.8, 35/2, Ʃ35/1.4, 50/1.8, Ʃ50/1.4 EX, 100L Macro, 17-40L, 24-105L, 70-200/2.8L IS II, 1.4x II, 2.0x III, 70-300L, T28-300 Di VC PZD | E: SY12/2, 35/1.8 OSS, 16-70 ZA OSS, 55-210 OSS, SY300/6.3 ED UMC CS, Metabones SB | Vintage FD & FL glass.

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Re: Wide or ultra-wide angle with excellent corner performance
« Reply #45 on: October 07, 2012, 03:58:23 PM »