Talbot & beyond

Discussion in 'Nature' started by bmg123, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. bmg123

    bmg123 TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jan 15, 2013
    England, UK
    Spent my day off today walking around Bournemouth snapping away with my new Samyang 14mm lens. Safe to say I'll probably send it back; I didn't expect much for £240 but I just don't see a use for something with such bad barrel distortion and contrast in comparison to my Sony 28-70. Shame, but here are some ok photos nonetheless :D 

    26463092576_e446896e7c_c. 17Apr-2016-2 by Ben Grady, on Flickr

    25884123424_2b3cb19ffc_c. 17Apr-2016-3 by Ben Grady, on Flickr

    26216165560_be019a29cc_c. 17Apr-2016-1 by Ben Grady, on Flickr

    26425645631_ae5f8a4d57_c. Nightscapes 2 by Ben Grady, on Flickr

    26218926830_c08895b185_c. Nightscapes 2 by Ben Grady, on Flickr

    26491768075_51904b758c_c. Nightscapes 2 by Ben Grady, on Flickr
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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ

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  3. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Nice compositions! Too bad about the distortion and smeared edges. The 2nd shot of the bridge, would be brilliant if in sharp detail.
    I'm assuming you shot with the NEX-7. A bit surprised that it wasn't better. I have the Rokinon branded version of the same lens and it's excellent on my a6000.
    Wonder if you got a de-centered copy.
  4. bmg123

    bmg123 TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jan 15, 2013
    England, UK
    Just realised I haven't changed my signature in about a year :D  it was actually shot on my A7s, so perhaps it would be a better lens for APSC. I may just send it back and wait and save for a Zeiss 16-35, since they look fairly decent and was the original one I wanted before budget constraints.
  5. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    It does hold high regard in the astrophotography world, I believe. And for the price, I've considered getting one just for the odd times when I get the irrational urge to sleep in a tent out in the wilderness.

    Yeah, that's some excessive smearing in your first three images. But the nighttime shots look pretty good to me. Given the right sky, I bet this lens could punch above its weight.
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