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Showcase Rokinon 12mm f/2.0

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Jman13, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. Jman13

    Jman13 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 4, 2014
    Surprised there's no archive for this lens yet. A nice, affordable ultra wide prime with a nice fast f/2.0 aperture. The lens is surprisingly small...smaller than the Zeiss 12mm, even though it's a stop faster. Initial impressions are that it's VERY sharp in the center and pretty good on the edges, though the corners still have a hint of softness even stopped down (though not bad at all). Biggest image quality issues are fairly significant CA (that can be corrected in LR) and pretty heavy vignetting. For the price, though, excellent performance.

    Buckeye leaves: f/2
    buckeye_sidewalk.

    Ohio Statehouse (first two at f/5.6, last at f/2)
    ohio_house.

    ohio_senate.

    house_column.
     

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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    It is one of those less known lenses.
     
  4. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2013
    Awesome. I have been thinking on upgrading from my SEL16 with UWA and this looks sweet! :)
     
  5. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I think you did a great job of minimizing the perspective distortion on those interior shots, Jordan. Really impressive.
     
  6. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    I think that's just because it's new - just released a few months (weeks?) back. The price / performance ratio for sure is incredible! Were this lens available back when I bought my 12mm Zeiss Touit, I might well have considered this lens instead, and were it just for the brighter aperture.
     
  7. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Nice shots Jordan. The lens is really nice. I posted several pics already. I was waiting for someone else to create a thread. The last one I created (SELP18105), I screwed up the name twice and had to ask the moderator to fix it. It's still kinda messed up. :)

    Anyway here are some more for the sample thread.

    14690322382_4a04263c83_b. Hemlock Falls by iShootPics (westOkid), on Flickr

    14640981191_075dff3428_b. A worhwhile journey 2 by iShootPics, on Flickr

    14621246676_b922ea2120_b. A worhwhile journey by iShootPics, on Flickr

    14616421073_821f67db03_b. Peeking into Eden by iShootPics, on Flickr
     

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  8. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

    938
    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    Well, now I know what lens to put on the wish list for wide angle! :)


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  9. Mattithjah

    Mattithjah TalkEmount Veteran

    244
    Jan 17, 2013
    Czech Republic
    Matěj
    Me too!

    Matej (sent from phone)
     
  10. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

    370
    Feb 5, 2014
    Australia
    Me three.

    Looks like a very nice alternative.
     
  11. sirkillalot

    sirkillalot TalkEmount Rookie

    10
    Jun 25, 2014
    Hi Jman, just a question.
    Is it an aps-c lens or a FE one?
     
  12. Mattithjah

    Mattithjah TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 17, 2013
    Czech Republic
    Matěj
    For crop sensors only unfortunatelly… Heavy vignetting on ff, I saw sample on dpreview or somewhere.

    Matej (sent from phone)
     
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  13. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    A rectilinear full frame 12mm f/2 lens would be quite a stunt, let alone for that price point.
     
  14. Mattithjah

    Mattithjah TalkEmount Veteran

    244
    Jan 17, 2013
    Czech Republic
    Matěj
    I wrote it somewhere here, FF 12/2 is nearly impossible lens design :)

    Matej (sent from phone)
     
  15. sirkillalot

    sirkillalot TalkEmount Rookie

    10
    Jun 25, 2014
    Are there any news about an FE UW-A lens?
     
  16. Mattithjah

    Mattithjah TalkEmount Veteran

    244
    Jan 17, 2013
    Czech Republic
    Matěj
    Hmm, somethink like 16/2.8 pancake would be nice for FF…

    Matej (sent from phone)
     
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  17. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    The FE 16-35 f/4 is supposed to be released in the very near future.
     
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  18. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    As a pancake, that sounds just about as mythical as a 12mm f/2 for FF.
     
  19. Mattithjah

    Mattithjah TalkEmount Veteran

    244
    Jan 17, 2013
    Czech Republic
    Matěj
    Maybe, but when there is 16/2.8 for aps-c, why not to use nearly same design for ff? A little bit bigger lens…

    Matej (sent from phone)
     
  20. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Because the quality is already bad on APS-C, and scaling lens designs also scales their downsides.