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14mm Nikon is $299 not $229.
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great price on the 14mm..
such a fun lens to work with
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14mm Nikon is $299 not $229.
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Samyang I am still waiting for a deal on 85mm F1.2 .....
And did I mentioned that I won't buy anything from Adorama due to their special CS.
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What kind of photos do you take with these lenses? I have a don't a6000 and have been looking for glass
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So these are manual focus? So it won't focus automatically? Sorry newb question.
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So these are manual focus? So it won't focus automatically? Sorry newb question.
Everything in this list is manual, although Rokinon does have a few auto focus lenses recently.
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Everything in this list is manual, although Rokinon does have a few auto focus lenses recently.
Ok maybe I'm missing something but why buy manual when there are so man automatic focus lens? I mean it may look sharp in the viewfinder but on computer it might be blurry. Right?
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I switched to mirrorless (sony) in part to use the Samyang 12/2 and 8/2.8. I don't see the 8/2.8 on the list but they are both great lenses with very sharp, low coma and low astigmatism. Just great and stellar for...stars. I've seen a few people saw they got bad samples, but IMO no more than from OEM lenses or other 3rd party like Tamron and Sigma. The value here is solid.
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A newbie question: what's the difference between the Rokinon 12mm f2 lens and Samyang 12mm f2 lens (like this one [bhphotovideo.com] on BH) Thanks.
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Everything in this list is manual, although Rokinon does have a few auto focus lenses recently.
Can you provide more info on the automatic wide angle lens of rokinon for full frame cameras. I searched but didn't found anything.
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So these are manual focus? So it won't focus automatically? Sorry newb question.
That's right
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A newbie question: what's the difference between the Rokinon 12mm f2 lens and Samyang 12mm f2 lens (like this one [bhphotovideo.com] on BH) Thanks.
I was wondering this myself and I after doing some googling I found out this thread in some forum: https://www.fujix-forum.com/threa...f-2.64183/. Basically they are the same lenses, just branded differently
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So these are manual focus? So it won't focus automatically? Sorry newb question.
These lenses require manual focusing. And also manually setting aperture (turning a ring on the lens body) and manually determining the shutter speed in M mode.
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Ok maybe I'm missing something but why buy manual when there are so man automatic focus lens? I mean it may look sharp in the viewfinder but on computer it might be blurry. Right?
Some of them may have "focus confirm" chips, which allow the camera to show a focus indicator in the view finder. Well, maybe not some but just the one Samyang 14mm for Nikon with Focus Confirm Chip. Check the specs carefully.

Yes, otherwise you will have to judge the focus with your own eyes. Using Live View and zooming in may give you more details for judging focus. You can also check the markings on the lens that shows the current focus distance when rotating the focus ring, but they may not be very precise or reliable.

But the point is it may not matter much with these ultra-wide angle lenses (except the 35mm and 50mm). Ultra-wide lenses typically have very large depth of field. It's not that hard to get your subject in focus.
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