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05-28-2013, 01:15 PM   #31
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I also dislike built-in hoods. I actually had the built-in hood removed from my Tokina AT-X 17mm f3.5, because it prevented me from mounting my 77mm filters. It's nice to have a set of lenses that are compatible with one's entire set of accessories, and built-in hoods are a detriment to that.

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QuoteOriginally posted by vodanh1982 Quote
"The weight of the lens is just about 571g, as a result this lens will be a attractive carry on..."
That's funny. They act like 571g is small. At that weight, with 77mm filters, this lens is a beast.

This lens is bound to be very expensive. Otherwise, the 14mm f/2.8 (which is one of my favorite lenses, BTW) has no more place in the lineup. I don't expect it to be any cheaper than the 24mm f/1.4.

My only gripe with the 14mm is its size, and it actually weighs less than this new lens. I always take it on hikes, but I really have to cram it in the bag. For that reason, I'm pining for a DA15 instead.

I think this new 16mm lens would be awesome for night shots and indoor photography. Landscapes? Not so much. You'd be much better served by the DA15, which is way smaller, or the 14mm f/2.8, which is bound to be way cheaper.
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QuoteOriginally posted by scratchpaddy Quote
This lens is bound to be very expensive. Otherwise, the 14mm f/2.8 (which is one of my favorite lenses, BTW) has no more place in the lineup. I don't expect it to be any cheaper than the 24mm f/1.4.
I guess it's a matter of perspective. $600 for a 24mm f1.4 (which may have never existed before for the K mount) is not what I would consider "expensive." It's a lot to pay, but there is obviously value in it. If the 16mm f2.0 is also $600...I may have to think twice about purchasing it. But I'll probably still get it.

In comparison, I recently shot something with Canon's $2400 14mm f2.8 lens. It was disappointing. The quality was noticeably lower than the lenses in my kit (including my Samyangs). Luckily, the Canon was just a rental. I don't see any way to justify paying $2400 for it, unless the money is simply not an issue.

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Mmh, but if I pay under $300 I can forgive the lack of AF and uncalibrated distance scales, lack of contacts
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QuoteOriginally posted by scratchpaddy Quote
This lens is bound to be very expensive. Otherwise, the 14mm f/2.8 (which is one of my favorite lenses, BTW) has no more place in the lineup. I don't expect it to be any cheaper than the 24mm f/1.4.
Except that the Samyang 14mm is a FF ultra-wide angle lens, and this 16mm is an APS-C only 24mm "equivalent" lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cannikin Quote
Except that the Samyang 14mm is a FF ultra-wide angle lens, and this 16mm is an APS-C only 24mm "equivalent" lens.
Good point. Yet even when used on APS-C cameras, they give a FoV of 21mm and 24 mm lenses respectively. I would not see these as mutually exclusive in a lens line-up.
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B&H has preorder up at $450, released on July 8: Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Pentax SY16M-P B&H

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FWIW, that's the same list price as the 14/2.8. Street price should fall to similar levels in a year or so.
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This looks like an interesting lens. As far as I know it's the fastest lens under 20mm available for Pentax mount. If it's anything like their 14mm lens, then it should be great for astrophotography. I don't think it will take away from sales of the 14mm, since that has full frame coverage. I hope the 10mm f2.8 lens that they announced last year is available soon. I'm planning to trade my 14mm lens for that. I would buy this 16mm lens too if I had the money.
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Ephotozine has just posted the review - looks good.

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I would seriously consider this, if I didn't already have the 14mm f2.8. Seems like a more friendly focal length, with a slight speed boost, at a good price.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
That is one way of putting it, though knowing samyang this lens is probably capable of covering an APS-H sensor at the least - which would account for its size. The 77mm filter size is revealing, the DA15mm f/4 uses 49mm filters - and you don't have to use the slim ones. There are many photographers would would be better off sticking to the DA15 f/4, unless the corner performance of the new samyang lens can beat the sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 I won't be getting one any time soon. At 16mm one stop of lens speed isn't exactly going to open up a new realm of possibilities.


Actually the advise should be for lots of photographers to sell the DA 15 cheaply on PF and buy the Samyang. But of course the DA15 is next on my list (maybe the only lens on my list) of lenses to buy.
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QuoteOriginally posted by redrockcoulee Quote
Actually the advise should be for lots of photographers to sell the DA 15 cheaply on PF and buy the Samyang. But of course the DA15 is next on my list (maybe the only lens on my list) of lenses to buy.
They should listen to you. Sell them cheaply, preferably to me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cannikin Quote
I hope the coma and flare is fairly low wide open. If so, it would be a nice lens for wide field astrophotography/night landscapes.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
I would seriously consider this, if I didn't already have the 14mm f2.8. Seems like a more friendly focal length, with a slight speed boost, at a good price.
I`ve got the 14, 15 and the 16-50 but if priced well and performance is good I will buy this without letting one of the others go
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