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    Default Samyang 14mm F2.8 UMC (Rokinon version) review

    Hi guys, just would like to share my experience with Rokinon 14mm F2.8

    I shot using K-7 with f 5.6 most of the time and you know what, despite manual lens, I just set the aperture to 5.6 with focusing ring to infinity, I can get excellent shots without buffer time to adjust the auto focus, hehehe.... Just see it if you don't believe me

    All without PP and shot in around 9am



    Around 100% crop (sorry could not really get the exact crop, since I dun really know how to crop it at exact 100%)




    With the updated UMC, flare won't be a problem unless you do it on purpose like this


    Conclusion: This Rokinon truly shines and it always has a place inside inside my bag. Before I purchased it, my only options are pentax 15mm, sigma 10-20 and rokinon 14mm. One thing for sure, I don't regret buying this lens, coz it is cheaper, faster (f2.8) with great to excellent IQ; even though the only drawbacks are hefty distortion and manual focus

    Thanks for viewing
    Last edited by WITANZA; 15th April 2011 at 06:33 AM.
    K-5, Takumar 50, DA 18-135, Samyang 14, Samyang 85, Sigma 70-200, DFA 100; Nex 5N, Voigtlander 15

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    Default Re: Samyang 14mm F2.8 UMC (Rokinon version)

    Another pictures


    Around 100% crop




    Around 100% crop
    Last edited by WITANZA; 14th April 2011 at 09:47 PM.
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    Default Re: Samyang 14mm F2.8 UMC (Rokinon version)

    nice review gan

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    Thanks for sharing your experience w/ the lens. Looks like a good one.

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    Default Re: Samyang 14mm F2.8 UMC (Rokinon version)

    No prob, it is a pleasure to review the uncommon lens and help others to know the capability of the lens
    K-5, Takumar 50, DA 18-135, Samyang 14, Samyang 85, Sigma 70-200, DFA 100; Nex 5N, Voigtlander 15

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    the colours are so warm! Not to my liking.
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    Default Re: Samyang 14mm F2.8 UMC (Rokinon version)

    Quote Originally Posted by machiavellian View Post
    the colours are so warm! Not to my liking.
    I purposely used the 'shade' white balance coz it was in the early morning, so I need the warmth color to add on the mood, I did try to use the auto white balance, make it a cold blue but turned up no good for this shot
    K-5, Takumar 50, DA 18-135, Samyang 14, Samyang 85, Sigma 70-200, DFA 100; Nex 5N, Voigtlander 15

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