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    Hi Sorry if i sound like a newbie, any review on the Samyang lens? I saw it on one of the forum links, and just want to find out if anyone here has used it before and the quality of the shot?

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    Which lens?

    Samyang is generally good value for money, but you don't get Autofocus on their lenses, IIRC.

    Here's a review of their 85mm F/1.4 lens that I did a while back:

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/penta...et-wonder.html

    It's not a proper review, no lens charts, no comparisons, but hopefully you will have some takeaways..

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    Also look on photozone.de - they do various tests of many unusual lenses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danskie76 View Post
    Hi Sorry if i sound like a newbie, any review on the Samyang lens? I saw it on one of the forum links, and just want to find out if anyone here has used it before and the quality of the shot?
    There's a Lenstip review of the 8mm fisheye here: Samyang 8 mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye review - Introduction - Lenstip.com

    Samyang produces some good lenses. I have the fisheye, and I heard good things about their 14mm and 85mm primes as well.

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    Hi

    You can find some writeups and lens analysis here :
    http://www.photozone.de/improvedGoog...om_improvedgas
    While I do not own or tried any of them, the general ground feeling seems to be positive.

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    WOW thank you very much. I think i will go check it out since you guys have good things to say about Samyang. Ya saw a few lens that i am keen in but just wary of the brand as it is quite new. Pricing wise is definitely more affordable to Nikkor lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danskie76 View Post
    WOW thank you very much. I think i will go check it out since you guys have good things to say about Samyang. Ya saw a few lens that i am keen in but just wary of the brand as it is quite new. Pricing wise is definitely more affordable to Nikkor lens.
    You should weigh the benefits, it's not just about price or sharpness.

    Some people I know don't like the Samyangs because they don't like manual focus. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    You should weigh the benefits, it's not just about price or sharpness.

    Some people I know don't like the Samyangs because they don't like manual focus. Cheers.
    I <3 them with Focus Peaking.
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    Thanks guys for the comment. I looked through the links given, it is very helpful. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    You should weigh the benefits, it's not just about price or sharpness.

    Some people I know don't like the Samyangs because they don't like manual focus. Cheers.
    Thanks Edutilos. I get your point, i shall go try out if i am comfortable with manual focus. But it is about i guess weighing the benefit of sharpness to the ease of operation on this lens then. i will go try out first.

    Thanks for the heads up on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    I <3 them with Focus Peaking.
    Hi Rashkae

    sorry for asking. what is focus peaking? do explain.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by danskie76 View Post
    Hi Rashkae

    sorry for asking. what is focus peaking? do explain.

    Thanks!
    Focus peaking i a feature on the Sony NEX and SLT cameras where, when you use manual focus, whatever is in focus will be highlighted in red.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Focus peaking i a feature on the Sony NEX and SLT cameras where, when you use manual focus, whatever is in focus will be highlighted in red.
    Thanks Rashkae! Always glad to learn something new.

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    Samyang is generally good to outstanding, all full manual focus and no electronic coupling.


    8mm Fish Eye is really good. You dont need AF in this focal length.
    Also if you stop down to F8, you dont even need to focus. Just take note of the minimum focus distance.

    85mm F1.4 is basically the patent expired Nikon 85mm F1.4D lens elements design. Minus the electronics, AF. but Samyang added in better lens elements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawNature View Post
    Samyang is generally good to outstanding, all full manual focus and no electronic coupling.


    8mm Fish Eye is really good. You dont need AF in this focal length.
    Also if you stop down to F8, you dont even need to focus. Just take note of the minimum focus distance.

    85mm F1.4 is basically the patent expired Nikon 85mm F1.4D lens elements design. Minus the electronics, AF. but Samyang added in better lens elements.
    Actually Samyang lenses now come with electronic coupling for AE compatibility... especially for Nikon mount cameras

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Actually Samyang lenses now come with electronic coupling for AE compatibility... especially for Nikon mount cameras
    That's a even better news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawNature View Post
    That's a even better news.
    Yup.. so even Nikon bodies in the mid to lower range will be able to enjoy metering with the lenses.

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