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#1 Leaviathan

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:53 PM

Has anyone tried their manual focus only Fisheye lenses? Are they close to the Nikkor's as far as what you can get out of it?


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:05 PM

I have the Rokinon 14 f2.8 and it is very easy to focus and the models made for Nikon have electrical contacts(the older ones do not) so you get focus assist if you like  use it and full communication with the camera except AF of coarse.

 

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Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

MF Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AE UMC(Ai-P)

MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)

 



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:09 PM

Let me add that the focus throw is so well done that it is one of the easiest manual focus lens I have ever used.

 

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Nikon P900 Nikon P330

F100 w MB-15, N80, FM3a, FE2(Black and Silver) and EM.

Nikkor 24-85G ED AF-S VR, 70-300G ED AF-S VR, 28-105 3.5-4.5 AF-D, 50 1.8 AF-D

Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

MF Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AE UMC(Ai-P)

MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)

 



Pro Manfrotto 055XV with Markins M10 ,Sirui P-326 6-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod with Markins Q3 Emille, Manfrotto Compact MKC3-H01M with Combo Head, 3Pod PTT1H Table Top Tripod with Giottos MH1304 Ballhead.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:30 PM

Thanks for the info, how is the image quality?

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:49 PM

Very good sharp with excellent contrast. There is some distortion but was easy to fix in LR. CA was well controlled over all an excellent kens at a great price.

Jim

I'll try to post some examples Monday I'm working thru the weekend.

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Nikon P900 Nikon P330

F100 w MB-15, N80, FM3a, FE2(Black and Silver) and EM.

Nikkor 24-85G ED AF-S VR, 70-300G ED AF-S VR, 28-105 3.5-4.5 AF-D, 50 1.8 AF-D

Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

MF Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AE UMC(Ai-P)

MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)

 



Pro Manfrotto 055XV with Markins M10 ,Sirui P-326 6-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod with Markins Q3 Emille, Manfrotto Compact MKC3-H01M with Combo Head, 3Pod PTT1H Table Top Tripod with Giottos MH1304 Ballhead.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:02 PM

Look forward to the pics, Jim.
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Posted 18 February 2017 - 04:23 AM

Thanks for the info, how is the image quality?

 

They're sold here under the name Samyang (identical) and have an excellent reputation.

 

I don't think you can go wrong...

 

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 08:02 AM

BH Photo has Rokinon and Samyang in stock, they have what's referred to as AE Chips, or focus confirm chips. I'll have to read up on that.


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 12:55 PM

AE chips provides full electronic communication with tha camera giving you the ability to use all the exposure modes. Nikon called this Ai-P back in the day from what I remember there were only 3 Ai-P lens the 45 f2.8 Ai-P, 500 f4 Ai-p and an exotic lens that was a crazy 1200-1700 f5.6-8 Ai-P. The chip also lets you adjust the aperture with the command dial. Plus some older Ai and Ai-a lens can be chipped as an after market conversion.

This is not to be confused with the new AF-P lens that are autofocus vs Ai_P that are old school MF lens.

Jim

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Nikon P900 Nikon P330

F100 w MB-15, N80, FM3a, FE2(Black and Silver) and EM.

Nikkor 24-85G ED AF-S VR, 70-300G ED AF-S VR, 28-105 3.5-4.5 AF-D, 50 1.8 AF-D

Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

MF Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AE UMC(Ai-P)

MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)

 



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Posted 18 February 2017 - 05:52 PM

I shoot with a Samyang 12mm f2 and it is one of the nicest lenses I have ever owned. It is sharp, small, well made, the colour and contrast are good and for the price an absolute bargain.


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