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GateCityRadio

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Nex 5t + Rokinon 12/2 at the outer banks, NC

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kwengca

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Some incredible shots in this thread! I got mine a few months ago, here are some of my snap! Overall, a beautiful lens, great bokeh for an ultrawide, excellent sharpness. Only fault is some fringing at f2, but even that ain't so bad. Highly recommend this lens to anyone even remotely considering it.

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Do you want to go outside?
by Kevin, on Flickr

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Posin.
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Row row row your boat.
by Kevin, on Flickr

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We're on a submarine.
by Kevin, on Flickr

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Sibling love.
by Kevin, on Flickr

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Textures.
by Kevin, on Flickr

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Granville Island.
by Kevin, on Flickr
 

ArendV

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This used to be our town hall, taken with the NEX-6 and mine is branded Samyang @ f/11

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NEX-6    ----       f/1.0    3.2s    ISO 100
 

michealj

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Lovely, lighting, colors and the reflection. I really like reflections and there is good detail in these reflections.
 

WT21

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After looking at my UWA zoom options, I don't like my choices, so now I'm looking at the Rokinon. The samples here seem pretty terrific. Also, looking at my use of my last UWA zoom, 80% of the time it was on the widest focal length anyway. Maybe I should just get an old NEX and marry it to this lens!

I've read the sharpness and distortion is well under control, and CA is reasonable. How is vignetting with this lens, and also, is there any kind of Lightroom 5 profile you can get for this lens (to handle the minimal distortion and the CA)?
 

ArendV

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Wide open it vignettes significantly and I have used the Zeiss Touit 2.8/12 lens profile in Lightroom, also for the picture above, and pretty happy with the results (Adobe does not provide a profile for the Rokinon 12mm).

Here are two pictures to illustrate the vignetting @f2, the second picture is after applying the Touit lens profile (not a perfect test as the light is not completely even, taken up in the air).
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myattunthit

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Is samyang 12mm and rokinon 12mm same?
Is this manual focus?
If it is,
Is this rokinon 12 mm hard to manual focus?
 

WT21

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Is samyang 12mm and rokinon 12mm same?
Is this manual focus?
If it is,
Is this rokinon 12 mm hard to manual focus?
Yes they are the same and yes they are both manual focus.

I don't own either, but I've had other Rokinons and my experience with those lenses (like the 85 and 8mm fisheye) is that the focus rings are stiff, but they have long throws.
 

Hawkman

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A few of my first shots with my new Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS for E-mount. Still trying to decide if it is as sharp as advertised (or if my copy is soft), but that might be more down to my inexperience with such a wide focal length combined with manual focus (and perhaps me being overly critical). It does however seem harder to nail focus than I expected.

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by SRHawk64, on Flickr
Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS @ f/4. Had to rotate and crop a tiny bit to correct the off-kilter horizon line... wish the a6000 had a built in viewfinder level.

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by SRHawk64, on Flickr
Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS @ 5.6. Again, I need some leveling help.

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by SRHawk64, on Flickr
Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS @ 2.0. A "what the heck" sort of shot.

By the way, has anyone noticed that Flickr seems to have stopped showing lens name and setting information for most photos? I thought it might be something with just my recent uploads, but I went back and noticed that a lot of older photos that I know included the info before no longer display the lens and camera setting info as before.
 

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