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    Posted: 17 February 2012 at 11:12
http://www.eoshd.com/content/7024/samyang-24mm-f1-4-ed-as-if-review


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Edited by stiuskr - 17 February 2012 at 12:19
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Nice lens.

However, I tend to agree with the reviewer. It might not be 500 GBP worth of nice for most of us.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote EarthQuake Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2012 at 16:01
Yeah for the cost I would expect an AF lens, for not much more you can pick up a used EF 24/1.4(not much use to Sony guys I know, but still).

I'll stick with my Sigma 24/1.8. =P
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This is the only 24/1.4 available in our mount, so has some value in that alone.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote EarthQuake Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2012 at 21:43
Originally posted by Carl Carl wrote:

This is the only 24/1.4 available in our mount, so has some value in that alone.


Yeah, if you need the speed its the only choice.
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Not just speed. It looks decently sharp corner to corner wide open.

But who needs 24mm f/1.4 that desperately? Indoor non-flash comes to mind but mostly that has to be catch as catch can party, wedding and politics stuff. Lack of autofocus is not going to help.

I could do with a really sharp landscape lens and it would take great sunsets but nobody is going to pay me for them.
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I will be getting a Rokinon copy probably this Monday (tracking shows that it's arrived locally, but didn't get delivered today )
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Post Options Post Options   Quote horizon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 February 2012 at 07:10
Such a fast WA lens would be good for astrophotography and sharp corner to corner at F1.4. I'd imagine there will be those who will be standing in line to buy one.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Carl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 February 2012 at 08:25
Originally posted by Blame Blame wrote:

it would take great sunsets but nobody is going to pay me for them.

Well, that is definitely something to factor into the cost/benefit analysis, but nevertheless I think there is room out there for lenses that aren't targeting commercial photography, at least in the sub-$1k range.

It wouldn't surprise me if Samyang sold more lenses to videographers than to photographers, and on Super-35 format a 24mm is probably more generally useful than on full frame..
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dunadan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 February 2012 at 08:43
Originally posted by horizon horizon wrote:

Such a fast WA lens would be good for astrophotography and sharp corner to corner at F1.4. I'd imagine there will be those who will be standing in line to buy one.

Especially that is hag got REALLY small coma:
Samyang coma test
But it warth reading this summary of the lens:
is Sam 24/1.4 really f:1.4?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote horizon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 February 2012 at 10:09
After reading that summary, I suppose those who have purchased this lens, will be checking it carefully and if found to have the same results, I suppose they will be sending it back if it doesnt perform as specified.

Sounds like they may have a bit of a Q.C issue. Or they have fudged the figures trying to grab some of the higher end $$ and thinking that those who would consider this lens would not check to see if it delivered as promised.

If they really want to save face with this lens, one would expect a recall to check the lens and ensure that it performs as it should. If they dont, it could cost them dearly on future potential sales.

One could hold hope that the review was done on a faulty lens and the rest are as promised/specified.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote puddleduck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 February 2012 at 10:32
Shame... interesting lens in theory - although the Sigma 24mm f/1.8 is a VERY decent lens and I don't know if the difference between f/1.4 and f/1.8 is significant, especially if Samyang is 'faking' that f/1.4...

From the Samyang lenses I've used, the 14mm is the most impressive by far... the 35mm f/1.4 is also very decent..

I'll be sitting this one out though
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just got it today. I'm not much of a lens tester, so if anyone would like to request any test shots please feel free. My camera bodies are in the sig.

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Originally posted by trainerKEN trainerKEN wrote:



just got it today. I'm not much of a lens tester, so if anyone would like to request any test shots please feel free. My camera bodies are in the sig.



Hi Ken

Yes, images demonstrating qualities and limitations (distortion) are most interesting. Also how it feels in your hands - please post your impressions from this lens used if possible with both a900 and a77.

Also, was the price as costly as the article in 'LensTip' indicates?

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