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gabe23111 06-18-2013 04:31 AM

Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removeable Hood For Canon, Pentax, Sony A & E Mounts $225, or Nikon $265 from $225 + Free Shipping
 
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brisar 06-18-2013 04:31 AM

Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removeable Hood For Canon, Pentax, Sony A & E Mounts $225, or Nikon $265 from $225 + Free Shipping
 
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BuyDig.com has Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removeable Hood For Canon, Pentax & Sony A & E Mounts for $225 and Nikon for $265 when you apply promotion code FISHEYE75 at checkout. Shipping is Free. Thanks gabe2311

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wikipost 06-18-2013 04:31 AM

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Sony E Mount ---> OOS
Nikon $265 ---> $254

Tax in NJ only.

Nikon Lens is actually $254. Even better deal!!!!!

jdramirez 06-18-2013 07:11 AM

I have one for Canon and using a fisheye is harder than it looks. but at this price, if it's well worth experimenting with.

ionradcliff 06-18-2013 07:13 AM

Great deal . Note that this is the newer HD version with better Quality images and with Removable Hood

jdramirez 06-18-2013 07:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ionradcliff (Post 60169340)
Great deal . Note that this is the newer HD version with better Quality images and with Removable Hood

it has a removable hood, but the optics are the same... so same image quality.

Troublestylist 06-18-2013 08:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdramirez (Post 60169312)
I have one for Canon and using a fisheye is harder than it looks. but at this price, if it's well worth experimenting with.

Nah, don't worry. The people will always look like that with a fisheye, no matter what you do. ;)

If you mean that it's hard to get a worthwhile shot, that's true. You really gotta get up close and personal to get any subject detail (vs just a wide-angle distorted shot of the world.) IMHO, you can do fun things with kids that don't look too wacko, particularly if you undistort them. Adults, however, probably wouldn't appreciate the way they look. :)

Keep in mind this:

Quote:

On APS-C cameras, the pictures will fill the entire frame or screen. On full frame cameras, the lens will produce pictures with a semi-circular image and close images will appear proportionately large for a dramatic effect.
So it's a full-image fisheye for most users (on APS-C) and a circular fisheye for FF users. Tempted to get one since I have both formats...hmmm..

alfredob1 06-18-2013 08:24 AM

Must... resist...

erishun 06-18-2013 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ionradcliff (Post 60169340)
Great deal . Note that this is the newer HD version with better Quality images and with Removable Hood

As stated earlier, same exact lens... just a removable hood for the full frame users.

No changes to the lens itself, so the image quality will be exactly the same.

LexPlayer 06-18-2013 08:37 AM

WOW! I was actually looking to buy this lens today for a trip this weekend!

Thanks OP!

Yura 06-18-2013 08:49 AM

Why Nikon version is $40 more expensive?

Conspiracy much.

Hydraridaz 06-18-2013 09:01 AM

I had bad experience with the FE8M version (older version) it got water in it by just being around a water fall... , no i didnt stand in the water fall i stood decent enough so my camera lens wont get wet, but somehow the water still get in it. i read other review said that these lens can get dust in extremely quick compare to other brands. But for this price im buying one anyway. just have to avoid dust and water at all cost. ( avoid shooting in windy and moist condition)
I used both FE8m and HD8M , i have to say HD8M is huge improvement just for the removable hood. it made my life much easier. but bigger and heavier than older version i have no idea why.
so it is a bit bulkier, but i still didnt notice image quality change
another note is the focus ring is a joke. just set to infinity and you are all set.

limey2 06-18-2013 09:29 AM

Does this work full frame or aps-c only? Been looking for samples can't seem to find them on a 5d mk 3

BSoares 06-18-2013 09:30 AM

They don't have the Nikon model with chip for AE anymore?

MicahlW 06-18-2013 09:31 AM

this is the same as the pro optic lenses sold on adorama and bh. their normal prices are the same as this "deal" price...so...this isnt much of a deal.

bricker85 06-18-2013 09:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by limey2 (Post 60172670)
Does this work full frame or aps-c only? Been looking for samples can't seem to find them on a 5d mk 3

Yeah, the real benefit to this model is the removable hood, which does get in the frame a bit on full frame.

Some shots here are w/ the Nikon D600, although most are with the D7000. http://www.disneytouristblog.com/...ns-review/

mohan37 06-18-2013 09:35 AM

I bought the version with a fixed lens hood a few weeks ago (same optics as this) and I LOVE it. The depth of field is insane, and and if you shoot at f/8 or above and set the focus to infinity, and your shots will be sharp all over.

I took these a few weeks ago, literally 2 days after getting the lens. This was my first outing with it, and I was hooked.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/moha...539885078/

Great lens at a great price.

[[edit]] the link above seems to require redirecting, which may not play well with some firewalls. Just go to flickr and look up mohan37. The shots at the top of my photostream all use this lens ... it'll be obvious.

beaver.bandit 06-18-2013 09:36 AM

Has anyone tried filming skateboarding with a lens like this?

6971 06-18-2013 09:38 AM

[QUOTE=Yura;60171468]Why Nikon version is $40 more expensive?

Conspiracy much.[/QUOTE


seems it has Auto Aperture Chip in Nikon version

loofa 06-18-2013 09:38 AM

Those photos look great! For those who don't like the effect, I believe the fisheye distortion can be removed with post-processing software.

Just picked one up myself with Pentax mount. Thanks OP.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bricker85 (Post 60172780)
Yeah, the real benefit to this model is the removable hood, which does get in the frame a bit on full frame.

Some shots here are w/ the Nikon D600, although most are with the D7000. http://www.disneytouristblog.com/...ns-review/


primateking 06-18-2013 09:41 AM

wish I could pull the trigger, but alas I must wait to spend more money... pretty solid reviews on amazon

mohan37 06-18-2013 09:42 AM

FYI, in my experience, you're usually better off composing around the distortion, rather than trying to remove it. You can take some of it out for objects close to center, like slightly off-centered people, but if they're close to the edge, it's better to leave them obviously distorted. Trying to un-distort makes people look weirdly stretched.

Honestly, things close to the middle are barely distorted, and the effect is familiar to people, so it's not distracting. The wideness of the shot is far more powerful than the distortion if you compose well. Check out the top-most shots in my flickr (mohan37) for examples.

Quote:

Originally Posted by loofa (Post 60172948)
Those photos look great! For those who don't like the effect, I believe the fisheye distortion can be removed with post-processing software.

Just picked one up myself with Pentax mount. Thanks OP.


thumper300zx 06-18-2013 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MicahlW (Post 60172730)
this is the same as the pro optic lenses sold on adorama and bh. their normal prices are the same as this "deal" price...so...this isnt much of a deal.

You mean this?

http://www.adorama.com/searchsite...nual+Focus

Is this not their 'normal' price?

jdramirez 06-18-2013 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Troublestylist (Post 60170600)
Nah, don't worry. The people will always look like that with a fisheye, no matter what you do. ;)

If you mean that it's hard to get a worthwhile shot, that's true. You really gotta get up close and personal to get any subject detail (vs just a wide-angle distorted shot of the world.) IMHO, you can do fun things with kids that don't look too wacko, particularly if you undistort them. Adults, however, probably wouldn't appreciate the way they look. :)

Keep in mind this:



So it's a full-image fisheye for most users (on APS-C) and a circular fisheye for FF users. Tempted to get one since I have both formats...hmmm..

it isn't a perfect circle, the top and bottom are flattened out...

Troublestylist 06-18-2013 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdramirez (Post 60173868)
it isn't a perfect circle, the top and bottom are flattened out...

Good point...just noticed that on some samples.

I think that's more useful for most...crop it down to a 5x7 or 8x10 full-frame image. I'm not sure I've ever seen a circular fisheye image that was very interesting for more than its "shock" value.

felunk 06-18-2013 10:55 AM

Does not completely fill a full frame camera, 5D/6D/D600/D800+ users beware....

widjayaman 06-18-2013 11:11 AM

The Nikon mount is now 255.

a4suited 06-18-2013 11:30 AM

Just pulled the trigger. Thanks OP. I debated on this vs. a traditional wide angle lens. I figured I'd eventually get one and the images this glass produces look pretty awesome.

Cheers.

bricker85 06-18-2013 11:54 AM

Another cheap option for full frame shooters is the Zenitar 16mm f/2.8, which is a full frame fisheye. Useless at f/2.8 (just like this lens at f/3.5), but pretty similar quality to this lens @ f/8. I think I paid around $225 for the Zenitar.

Here are a couple of my shots with the Zenitar:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomb...071571144/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomb...otostream/

Pandu.saMson 06-18-2013 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yura (Post 60171468)
Why Nikon version is $40 more expensive?

Conspiracy much.

Because the Nikon version has the 'Auto Focus' in it [ but pls double check with the seller before you buy ]

Quote:

Originally Posted by limey2 (Post 60172670)
Does this work full frame or aps-c only? Been looking for samples can't seem to find them on a 5d mk 3

Yes it works, i tested it... but you see the hood even in the pics :-)

Scoops5025 06-18-2013 12:23 PM

Anyone try to price match on Amazon?

glass_tiki 06-18-2013 12:26 PM

TU+Rep'd, thanks!

Choosebrews247 06-18-2013 12:30 PM

Thanks! Been looking at picking up a fisheye for a while now

ryanjg11 06-18-2013 12:47 PM

Just jumped on this, e-mount version for my NEX. This will be the perfect hiking/snowboarding lens, excited to try it out!

SENz 06-18-2013 01:26 PM

Does this HD lens support exposure metering in A or P mode?


Quote:

Originally Posted by Hydraridaz (Post 60171850)
I had bad experience with the FE8M version (older version) it got water in it by just being around a water fall... , no i didnt stand in the water fall i stood decent enough so my camera lens wont get wet, but somehow the water still get in it. i read other review said that these lens can get dust in extremely quick compare to other brands. But for this price im buying one anyway. just have to avoid dust and water at all cost. ( avoid shooting in windy and moist condition)
I used both FE8m and HD8M , i have to say HD8M is huge improvement just for the removable hood. it made my life much easier. but bigger and heavier than older version i have no idea why.
so it is a bit bulkier, but i still didnt notice image quality change
another note is the focus ring is a joke. just set to infinity and you are all set.


compuguy1088 06-18-2013 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SENz (Post 60178582)
Does this HD lens support exposure metering in A or P mode?

From what I've read, it does with the nikon version. Its more expensive because it has a special chip to allow automatic aperture adjustments.

icydog 06-18-2013 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SENz (Post 60178582)
Does this HD lens support exposure metering in A or P mode?

Metering isn't done by the lens. Metering will continue to work just like it does with auto lenses.

bch7 06-18-2013 02:10 PM

TU+Rep'd, thanks!

Glad I waited for this one rather than jumping on the recent FE8M deals. Is this not the best price we have ever seen on the HD8M?

breity 06-18-2013 02:19 PM

Ah, so tempting! Glad to see the new version with the removable hood at this price. Just spent all sorts of money on a kitchen remodel, so tough to justify. But I'm thinking I might get this and sell my Tamron 10-24, as I really only use it at the wide end and I think it would be cool to have the 180 degree view.

Bleuprint 06-18-2013 02:35 PM

In for one..had the one without removeable hood. I didn't feel like cutting it away to use on my 5D Mark ii so I sold it to a friend. Thanks OP!

stayhumble 06-18-2013 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdramirez (Post 60169312)
I have one for Canon and using a fisheye is harder than it looks. but at this price, if it's well worth experimenting with.

as a professional photographer and some one who's owned over 20 different canon lens....

fish eyes are the easiest lens to use as the depth of field is larger than any lens at any given aperture in comparison. don't let uneducated shooters scare you.

jdramirez 06-18-2013 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stayhumble (Post 60181150)
as a professional photographer and some one who's owned over 20 different canon lens....

fish eyes are the easiest lens to use as the depth of field is larger than any lens at any given aperture in comparison. don't let uneducated shooters scare you.

As an amateur photographer with 32 years of experience, someone who can properly spell 'someone', and one who has owned 18 lenses (5 of which are L lenses), allow me to further elaborate on my previous statement.

Shooting with a fisheye lens to achieve results that are actually interesting and captivating is a challenge. I tripod mount and stop down the lens to f/8 or so and depth of field is basically within 3 inches to infinity. But having an interesting subject while at the same time having some level of composition isn't that easy to do.

I have some interesting shots with my fisheye... but more often than not, I have a photos that are just ehh. I'll post a few images to further elaborate my points...

jdramirez 06-18-2013 04:50 PM

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Here are some that I would call boring. I didn't do any post production other than substantially reducing the size.

The 2nd image I tried to bounce light... which I am usually pretty good at doing... but not with the fisheye lens. I could have and probably should have spot metered, but the left side of the image still would have been blown out...

So as I said... the fisheye can be a challenge, because it acts so differently than your other lenses and it will take some getting used to.

jdramirez 06-18-2013 05:09 PM

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And now some that aren't perfect, but they highlight what the lens is really good at...

I believe the first is on my full frame 5d mkii... and the snowman and guinea pig were done on my 60D which is a crop sensor.

tonkotsu 06-18-2013 06:23 PM

just got one

will have a lot of fun

LexPlayer 06-18-2013 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bricker85 (Post 60176442)
Another cheap option for full frame shooters is the Zenitar 16mm f/2.8, which is a full frame fisheye. Useless at f/2.8 (just like this lens at f/3.5), but pretty similar quality to this lens @ f/8. I think I paid around $225 for the Zenitar.

Here are a couple of my shots with the Zenitar:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomb...071571144/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomb...otostream/

Tom,

You know I only bought this today after listening to Episode 50 and 51 of the iso5571 podcast. Interestingly, I just heard you mention "slickdeals" on podcast 51 (fully manual lenses) as I was driving to an appointment this afternoon. What a coincidence!

Going to try this out this weekend on a trip to Ocean City, VA, although I doubt there will be sufficient "symmetry" for good shots with it.

skhomer 06-18-2013 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdramirez (Post 60183046)
Here are some that I would call boring. I didn't do any post production other than substantially reducing the size.

The 2nd image I tried to bounce light... which I am usually pretty good at doing... but not with the fisheye lens. I could have and probably should have spot metered, but the left side of the image still would have been blown out...

So as I said... the fisheye can be a challenge, because it acts so differently than your other lenses and it will take some getting used to.


Is that second picture of someone in your torture chamber?

jdramirez 06-18-2013 07:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skhomer (Post 60185362)
Is that second picture of someone in your torture chamber?

it puts the lotion on its scaly skin, else it gets the hose.

espanola 06-18-2013 09:16 PM

is this lens good?

muchakucha 06-18-2013 10:19 PM

20 dollars shipping to Hawaii but still that's still cheaper than the cheapest it's been on amazon for this model. Bought one and repped thanks!

SDreseller 06-19-2013 01:59 AM

cant tell if this lens has the nikon focus confirm chip or not

Binar 06-19-2013 02:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SDreseller (Post 60190130)
cant tell if this lens has the nikon focus confirm chip or not

I have the same question

SDreseller 06-19-2013 02:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Binar (Post 60190206)
I have the same question

And if it doesnt...why does it cost like 40 more than previous front page deals for the rokinon 8mm?

bch7 06-19-2013 07:37 AM

Called this morning and the lenses are on backorder BUT BuyDig is scheduled to receive and ship them out today.
FYI- Tried to stack coupon code with them and they wouldn't do it... I have a $15 coupon they sent along with the 64 GB Sony SDHC card purchased from them a few weeks back. According to CSR only one code will be accepted and it must be entered on the web page when ordering.

widjayaman 06-19-2013 07:54 AM

Got the lens (nikon mount) already. The hood is on the way for Full frame Nikon but I'm planning to shoot this in DX mode anyway so it's all good.

It does have the focus confirm - if by that you mean that the focus indicator lit up when the subject on your focusing point is in focus.

SDreseller 06-19-2013 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by widjayaman (Post 60193574)
Got the lens (nikon mount) already. The hood is on the way for Full frame Nikon but I'm planning to shoot this in DX mode anyway so it's all good.

It does have the focus confirm - if by that you mean that the focus indicator lit up when the subject on your focusing point is in focus.

You bought this lens from this deal and already received it? Do you live down the street from them or something?

widjayaman 06-19-2013 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SDreseller (Post 60197586)
You bought this lens from this deal and already received it? Do you live down the street from them or something?

Hey I'm as surprised as you are :lol: I'm in Lancaster, PA and I placed the order yesterday afternoon. It shipped from NJ.

SDreseller 06-19-2013 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by widjayaman (Post 60199000)
Hey I'm as surprised as you are :lol: I'm in Lancaster, PA and I placed the order yesterday afternoon. It shipped from NJ.

just ordered. thanks :D

Binar 06-19-2013 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SDreseller (Post 60199450)
just ordered. thanks :D

same..

Dr.Tek 06-19-2013 03:29 PM

Worth getting for a FF Nikon? Workarounds if any?

doggyworld 06-19-2013 03:41 PM

Decided to get one.. already shipped out today too!

jdramirez 06-19-2013 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by widjayaman (Post 60199000)
Hey I'm as surprised as you are :lol: I'm in Lancaster, PA and I placed the order yesterday afternoon. It shipped from NJ.

Sup from Mechanicsburg.

Binar 06-19-2013 09:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by widjayaman (Post 60199000)
Hey I'm as surprised as you are :lol: I'm in Lancaster, PA and I placed the order yesterday afternoon. It shipped from NJ.

How do you like it , so far?

widjayaman 06-20-2013 06:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gamo62 (Post 60204518)
Worth getting for a FF Nikon? Workarounds if any?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Binar (Post 60210096)
How do you like it , so far?

Yeah, I think for $250 it's a great deal. I've been looking for a fisheye to be used once a shoot and the Sigma 15mm was a bit of an overkill. I already shoot manual T/S lenses so the manual focus isn't an issue.

For FF, just shoot in DX mode and you're all set. I set my front function button to switch the image area from FX-DX so this can be done really fast.

Can't tell color/sharpness just yet but for $250 I really don't expect anything earth shattering lol.

dealsquirrel 06-20-2013 01:07 PM

Deal is dead.



- Coupon FISHEYE75 is not found.

blakediamond 06-21-2013 12:15 AM

FISHEYE65 WORKS.

I tried it randomly along with some others. Just ordered one. Thanks OP.

Binar 06-21-2013 12:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blakediamond (Post 60235378)
FISHEYE65 WORKS.

I tried it randomly along with some others. Just ordered one. Thanks OP.

It might work but it discounts $65 instead of $75 ... Have you tried fisheye85?

blakediamond 06-21-2013 10:46 AM

Yeah but for those who missed the deal (like me) $10 more isn't that bad. And yes. I tried all the way up to FISHEYE200

bch7 06-22-2013 11:31 AM

Thanks to those who convinced me to invest in this lens. I've been shooting for a day now with a T4i and it's been a blast. I can't wait to put it through its paces at Disney & other family outings. Any inexpensive distortion software recommendations? I have LR4 & PE11.

SDreseller 06-22-2013 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bch7 (Post 60262596)
Thanks to those who convinced me to invest in this lens. I've been shooting for a day now with a T4i and it's been a blast. I can't wait to put it through its paces at Disney & other family outings. Any inexpensive distortion software recommendations? I have LR4 & PE11.

Have you been shooting handheld or with a tripod? Mine's coming on Weds. Cant wait!

bch7 06-23-2013 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SDreseller (Post 60266332)
Have you been shooting handheld or with a tripod? Mine's coming on Weds. Cant wait!

All handheld at this point. Snapping pics of the kids in the back yard and one or two shots of each room in the house to show off our new place.
Capturing sharp images of the kids inside with incandescent lighting appears to present a challenge with this lens (T4i w/o a decent flash) but that can be a challenge with the kit lenses too. Disclaimer- I'm only a few months into shooting DSLR and maybe a month into manual mode shooting. Tom Bricker and a few others continue to provide inspiration.

SDreseller 06-23-2013 09:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bch7 (Post 60275730)
All handheld at this point. Snapping pics of the kids in the back yard and one or two shots of each room in the house to show off our new place.
Capturing sharp images of the kids inside with incandescent lighting appears to present a challenge with this lens (T4i w/o a decent flash) but that can be a challenge with the kit lenses too. Disclaimer- I'm only a few months into shooting DSLR and maybe a month into manual mode shooting. Tom Bricker and a few others continue to provide inspiration.

dont be afraid to shoot at a higher ISO to shoot with a higher f-stop

crakarjax 06-24-2013 09:28 PM

My a-mount lens hasn't shipped yet... anyone else still waiting?

SDreseller 06-25-2013 12:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crakarjax (Post 60310848)
My a-mount lens hasn't shipped yet... anyone else still waiting?

When did you order? I ordered last weds and mine is coming in tomorrow! Cant wait to bring it to the beach for some night pics

crakarjax 06-25-2013 07:02 AM

Ordered on the 19th.

Binar 06-26-2013 05:10 PM

Returning mine

I'm getting fEE error on my nikon d7000

It looks it doesn't sync with the camera

My first 3rd party lenses my first returned/defective one

Doug13 06-27-2013 06:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Binar (Post 60357648)
Returning mine

I'm getting fEE error on my nikon d7000

It looks it doesn't sync with the camera

My first 3rd party lenses my first returned/defective one

Just wondering... I don't have a nikon, but did you set the aperture to 22? Since it's a manual lens.

https://support.nikonusa.com/app/...ra-mean%3F

Binar 06-27-2013 08:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doug13 (Post 60367048)
Just wondering... I don't have a nikon, but did you set the aperture to 22? Since it's a manual lens.

https://support.nikonusa.com/app/...ra-mean%3F

Did it and had the same problem

Doug13 06-27-2013 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Binar (Post 60368586)
Did it and had the same problem

Darn :( I wonder if it's the contacts.

I had the same sort of thing happen when I first got a Rokinon lens. On my Rokinon 35mm I set it to "A" above F22 and then it worked fine. (I have to hold down the little metal button to get it to "A".) Not sure if this lens is different. Some you set to F22. I also enabled the camera setting that allows you to use the aperture ring manually.

The only other thing I can think of is setting the camera to Aperture Priority or Manual mode. And maybe manual focus. :(
I have a Pentax K-5 so don't know much about Nikon settings.

Binar 06-27-2013 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doug13 (Post 60376294)
Darn :( I wonder if it's the contacts.

I had the same sort of thing happen when I first got a Rokinon lens. On my Rokinon 35mm I set it to "A" above F22 and then it worked fine. (I have to hold down the little metal button to get it to "A".) Not sure if this lens is different. Some you set to F22. I also enabled the camera setting that allows you to use the aperture ring manually.

The only other thing I can think of is setting the camera to Aperture Priority or Manual mode. And maybe manual focus. :(
I have a Pentax K-5 so don't know much about Nikon settings.

I returned it already...it might've been the contacts . I had to put a lot of pressure to screw the lenses in... It was more than a tight fit.

Ohh well at least they took it back without a restocking fee or having me pay for the return. Buy dig took care of everything

Doug13 06-27-2013 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Binar (Post 60377704)
I returned it already...it might've been the contacts . I had to put a lot of pressure to screw the lenses in... It was more than a tight fit.

Ohh well at least they took it back without a restocking fee or having me pay for the return. Buy dig took care of everything

Ah that's a shame. Disappointing :( At least they made it as painless as possible.

crakarjax 06-28-2013 11:15 AM

Got my sony a-mount lens after contacting buydig,,, seemed like my order just fell through the cracks. Now I just need to figure out how to use this lens! Manual focus, manual aperture, and manual shutter speed.... going to take some reading for sure.

glass_tiki 07-05-2013 12:45 PM

the hood and caps came with a crack, anyone know where one can obtain a replacement? Going to ask for an exchange for now, but would like to have a back up replacement just in case


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