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|05-20-2013 07:22 PM|
|KingArthur10||Arrived. Great lens. Thanks! Repped.|
|05-16-2013 10:59 AM|
|KingArthur10||Mine has finally arrived in my state. Waiting for the handoff to USPS, and then it should be here in one day.|
|05-13-2013 09:11 AM|
|05-11-2013 05:56 PM|
Ugh, still waiting for my shipping notice!
|05-10-2013 01:33 PM|
|big mike||As I remember they use one of those weird mail innovations services where your package usually shows up before the tracking ever starts working.|
|05-10-2013 01:29 PM|
|alopez71||For those that mention their purchased lens shipped, does it show it to be in transit? I received a tracking number 3 days ago and still no information. Had I done my research on 1saleaday I would have purchased elsewhere. I did read about them on other forums and this whole thing with providing tracking numbers but not actually shipping the item is pretty typical for these guys. I too am hoping that I receive my lens before an upcoming trip in two weeks but based on reviews I dont believe it will happen, even with tracking number in hand.|
|05-10-2013 07:59 AM|
And mine just shipped too! So excited, I am leaving for vacation in 2 weeks and was hoping to bring it along.
|05-10-2013 06:16 AM|
Wasn't criticizing. Just saying that 50mm is "nifty" because of the classic balance of utility it provides. That balance isn't there when you use it on a crop frame. You can travel the world with a true 50mm lens; an 80mm is not nearly as universal.
And no, pretty much everyone does not understand converting focal length. I'd venture to say a healthy portion of people looking at T3i-level bodies do not. Again not a criticism, but an opportunity to educate.
Also FYI, for anyone still reading this threat, my lens shipped yesterday.
|05-09-2013 10:26 PM|
Reasons why the 50mm should be your second lens:
-cheapest sharp bokeh you will get bar none
-short telephoto is a useful length
-using a prime teaches you to compose better by "zooming" with your feet
-light and fast
-works just fine on full frame
Sure, you can get the 30mm as well, and you probably should, but not before you get the 50mm. This is SD and we are all about best bang for your buck.
Lastly, if you really want to get a wider angle of view, you can play around by having fun with this widely copied method:
|05-09-2013 02:57 PM|
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|05-07-2013 05:53 AM|
|stingygrrl||Has anyone's shipped?|
|05-01-2013 03:44 PM|
|fizzler||I bought this last time there was a slickdeal for same price. It was pretty meh. Used it a couple of times and put it away. There is too much contrast in the photos and the fisheye efffect gets old fast.|
|05-01-2013 05:51 AM|
The Rokinon 8mm in this thread is 1. manual focus (not a huge issue as the depth of field is enormous) 2. has a fisheye projection so it has to be used carefully 3. really only useful for extremely creative photography, do a flickr search or google images search and look at the output of this lens in real world use and see if it's the kind of things you'd like to do. Fisheyes are not for everyone.
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