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03-19-2011, 01:31 PM - 1 Like   #1
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the Samyang Lens Club

I thought I would start this club, and I will be posting photos soon from my new addition to my collection, the Vivitar 13mmF2.8 (AKA samyanf 14mmF2.8, Bower etc...)

I also have the 8mmFisheye and 85mmF1.4 and was suprised to see no one has yet started a club for these lenses.

So here it is.


Hopefully the moderators will move this to the lens club forum

03-19-2011, 01:35 PM - 1 Like   #2
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8mm Fisheye at times square

here is an offering from the 8mm fisheye. Branded Pro-Optic (from Adorama)

I think the fisheye performs very well for flare considering how hard it is to keep the sun out of the frame

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85mm F1.4 (Vivitar)

These have been posted before but this is a fitting home for them



@F2.2)

100% crop from above shot
03-19-2011, 05:45 PM   #4
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14 mm F2.8 (vivitar)

this lens in the B&H online catalog had initially shown a different lens design than the 14mm Bower (samyang et. al.) I could not get a good answer on line from Ask B&H but in visiting the store and looking at the actual specifications it is the same as the standard Samyang lens 14 elements and 12 groups not 16/13 as initially posted.

What I like about this lens is that there is very little CA noticable in the shots, even wide open. It covers a full frame viewfinder with no visible vignetting (I will have shots next week from my PZ-1 as well.

You can see the distortion at the top and bottom of the frame, but this is easily corrected if you want to remove it

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Bower 8/3.5

@f/5.6:

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Funny but I would have thought there were more of us of out there
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If i ever stop buying really cheap old lenses to save long enough to fill some holes lowell your pics have me sold on the 8 and the 85 is calling as well
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If i ever stop buying really cheap old lenses to save long enough to fill some holes lowell your pics have me sold on the 8 and the 85 is calling as well
Thanks. Now go out and spend. Actually I got these because you can't get these focal lengths in legacy lenses at the price. Although after I got the 85 I tripped over a super tak 85/1.9 for 200. I did what anyone with LBA would do of course

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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
These have been posted before but this is a fitting home for them



@F2.2)

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Lowell, I sent that middle picture to several people immediately after seeing it. It is both sad and beautiful; great capture.
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Lowell, I sent that middle picture to several people immediately after seeing it. It is both sad and beautiful; great capture.
Thanks

I have mixed reviews from the shot

Some purists who own the 77 limited complain it does not "pop" others love the mood and flat lift ing from the overcast day
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I have mixed reviews from the shot

Some purists who own the 77 limited complain it does not "pop" others love the mood and flat lift ing from the overcast day
I wouldn't worry at all about its technical merits and what people think they are. It has the emotional impact of several lesser photos put together. It made me want to cry and I didn't even know if I was happy or sad. Maybe one emotion for each eye?
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Wow, this street shot's really touching, it just really moves me - well done! Do you have this on flickr? I'd really like to favourite it


QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
These have been posted before but this is a fitting home for them



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03-22-2011, 07:23 PM   #13
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Wow, this street shot's really touching, it just really moves me - well done! Do you have this on flickr? I'd really like to favourite it
Nope. Just here on the forum

I like the 85 focal length for street portraits. It is long enough, considering the crop factor to avoid being in someone's face but not so long that you are a mile away and have to deal with a lot of people between you and the subject

This was shot in Paris not quite 2 years ago. Like most cities you donate a few coins when you take a shot
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QuoteOriginally posted by Laurentiu Cristofor Quote
@f/5.6:

I usually have no interest in fisheye scenes, but like this one.

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The flower is great--the street shot has certain poignancy. This is a great club you have begun---I look forward to stopping in now and then.
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My only Samyang lens, the 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye.
f/11, 1/90s


f/4, 1/8s


f/5.6, 1/20s


Demonstrating the distortion
f/8, 6s
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