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Does this work in conjunction with DSLR cameras
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Da heck. I just learn that Rokinon, Samyang, and Bower Lenses are the same. These three companies, which are actually one, have emerged from South Korea. :v
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Does this work in conjunction with DSLR cameras
That's A-Mount lens, where as E-mount lens like this is for Sony mirrorless camera.
However, you can always get a adapter of convert it to A-mount for your Sony DSLR.
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Da heck. I just learn that Rokinon, Samyang, and Bower Lenses are the same. These three companies, which are actually one, have emerged from South Korea. :v
Yup. Samyang may also be behind the Irix brand of lenses.
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My 70 dollar canon 35mm 2.8 fd (old lense) works great on the A7.
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That's A-Mount lens, where as E-mount lens like this is for Sony mirrorless camera.
However, you can always get a adapter of convert it to A-mount for your Sony DSLR.
I don't believe that there are adapters to put an e-mount lens on an a-mount body.
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My 70 dollar canon 35mm 2.8 fd (old lense) works great on the A7.
I bet the autofocus is faster than this one, too! /s
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Da heck. I just learn that Rokinon, Samyang, and Bower Lenses are the same. These three companies, which are actually one, have emerged from South Korea. :v
The reason why I don't have a Samyang lens yet despite all the rave reviews and good price. The Bower accessories are garbage and the thought of these accessories are coming from the same factory makes me hesitant.
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The reason why I don't have a Samyang lens yet despite all the rave reviews and good price. The Bower accessories are garbage and the thought of these accessories are coming from the same factory makes me hesitant.
I've looked at the Rokinon 14mm for astrophotography. Ended up returning it for QC issues. I guess this is a pretty common problem.

These are great lenses, if you get a good one. I'd rather skip over the issue and just buy a quality lens to start with. You get what you pay for.
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I've looked at the Rokinon 14mm for astrophotography. Ended up returning it for QC issues. I guess this is a pretty common problem.

These are great lenses, if you get a good one. I'd rather skip over the issue and just buy a quality lens to start with. You get what you pay for.
Were the issues blatantly obvious? I'm a total noob here, also just got a Rokinon for astrophotography. Not sure I'd even know what to look for to make sure it's not defective. Any tips? Thanks.
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Were the issues blatantly obvious? I'm a total noob here, also just got a Rokinon for astrophotography. Not sure I'd even know what to look for to make sure it's not defective. Any tips? Thanks.
Things to look for would be the focus at the edges of the lens (edge of the picture). Others would be the motor (if it AF) and how smooth you can turn the focus or aperture dials.

If there's anything like dust inside the lenses or if moisture gets in it.
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Were the issues blatantly obvious? I'm a total noob here, also just got a Rokinon for astrophotography. Not sure I'd even know what to look for to make sure it's not defective. Any tips? Thanks.
I did testing on my lens after it arrived. I just used a marker board with red dot stickers or images of test patterns stuck to it in various places to verify they were all reasonably in-focus.

If one area is noticeable out-of-focus versus the opposite side, or if you see round dots begin smearing into ovals (what I saw), it indicates one or more of the lens elements is either crooked or off-center. Also check that the lens is reasonable sharp all-around.

This is a problem for astrophotography. As you'd imagine, we expect stars to be round dots. Now, you'll always get some coma around the edges and corners. But decentered elements result in funky focusing (one side not in focus, while the other side is sharp) and exaggerated coma or blurring in one direction, rather than mild coma toward the center of the lens around the corners. Not good...

I'd take some test shots in daylight when it comes in the mail. Stuff that should be easily sharp and in-focus. And just investigate to see if you find any of these issues. Use repeating patterns, test patterns, brick walls, stuff without so much detail you can't find issues.
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I bet the autofocus is faster than this one, too! /s
I mostly do zone focusing on the street so yea, it's way faster than autofocus.
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I've looked at the Rokinon 14mm for astrophotography. Ended up returning it for QC issues. I guess this is a pretty common problem.

These are great lenses, if you get a good one. I'd rather skip over the issue and just buy a quality lens to start with. You get what you pay for.
I have Tokina firin 20mm. Full manual tack sharp lens
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