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02-14-2014, 05:38 AM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by Woolcott Quote
I'm peeved that they're no longer releasing the 50mm f/1.2! At least this might mean that the demand for their lenses might wane a bit on evilbay. Really want a 16mm f/2 if I can find one for the right price.
Wait what? They cancelled the 1.2?!? Why? Do you have any sources?

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Wait what? They cancelled the 1.2?!? Why? Do you have any sources?
Scared of the Sigma? Samyang kills the 50mm f/1.2 Original rumor is from photorumors
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Scared of the Sigma? Samyang kills the 50mm f/1.2 Original rumor is from photorumors
Too bad
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Zeiss recently made the Otus and Sigma made a promising 50mm. These are both huge lenses, with high IQ. The Samyang would have a difficult time competing with them. It would be around the same size, but manual. And the IQ of 1.2 might not be "high enough" to impress, considering the alternatives. Too bad, though. I wouldn't mind a "cheap" ultra fast lens. Pentax needs some bright lenses, although I guess the DA* 55mm f1.4 is bright enough

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Zeiss recently made the Otus and Sigma made a promising 50mm. These are both huge lenses, with high IQ. The Samyang would have a difficult time competing with them. It would be around the same size, but manual. And the IQ of 1.2 might not be "high enough" to impress, considering the alternatives. Too bad, though. I wouldn't mind a "cheap" ultra fast lens. Pentax needs some bright lenses, although I guess the DA* 55mm f1.4 is bright enough
Those lenses would be in a different price range. The Otus is $4000, the Sigma will probably over $1000, a Samyang could be around $600 if not cheaper.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
The Otus is $4000
droool - the images i've seen that were made through that...
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QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
I'm OK with a lens going slightly past infinity. Guarantees that I can get infinity right.

I haven't run into the problem, but theoretically expansion/contraction due to temperature fluctuation mean that you never 'always' get infinity at a hard stop.

YMMV.
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Pretty much all lenses should go slightly past infinity, even my Pentax and Sigma lenses go slightly past
Yes, a little past is normal. Even some of the limiteds go a little beyond the infinity mark. However when you are able to go another 90degrees PAST I think this is beyond temperature tolerance and into the area of poor manufacturing quality control.
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$4k is a lot of money for a lens.

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It would be interesting to get their 24mm in af.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
going slightly past infinity
You are bringing back memories of set theory. Maybe different lenses just have different cardinalities.
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Well, personally I'd be very happy if Samyang continued to just do what they have been doing - making fast prime lenses of excellent optical and mechanical quality with smooth focusing actions at a very reasonable price. I'd much rather they concentrated on bringing out more focal lengths in this vein than doing AF like virtually every other manufacturer on the planet. Do we need another range of lenses with 30 degree focus throws and horrible focusing actions? Ok it would be nice if they bothered to calibrate their focusing scales but other than that, their lenses are great already and give us something that cannot be bought elsewhere (with money that we actually have).
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Ok it would be nice if they bothered to calibrate their focusing scales

Maybe this is why they will go into AF - so they can make lenses with short focus throw and no focus ring markings like the DA lenses!
And I agree with you. I even miss DoF scales.
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So it seems like this rumor never materialized. The source in OP said "The company will make the official announcement in the next few days" the week of CP+. I don't think it is going to happen now, at least not any time soon.

Too sad.
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Never tried a Samyang. What shooting scenarios are their lenses designed for?
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What shooting scenarios are their lenses designed for?
Any that doesn't require zoom or AF, basically. They are pretty high quality in terms of image output. Problem could be QC and lack of AF, for some users.
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