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01-02-2019, 09:23 AM - 1 Like   #46
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Based on a somewhat quick look, your copy of the K is looking pretty good...the FA slightly disappointing by comparison.

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Here is a shot I made when I first got my Rokinon 20mm. The only other glass I own that I can compare it with is a Polar (Samyang) 18-28mm lens I got new some 25 years ago and my DA 12-24 that I can use on my K1 from 18mm or so. Much better than the old Samyang and, it seems, just a bit better than the DA. All in all I am pretty happy with the lens. Hopefully it will get a better workout this year than last.
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01-02-2019, 10:41 AM   #48
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I've had a couple of K and M series primes in the past, I'm definitely not knocking them.
Unfortunately I don't have them anymore.
I never had a 20mm prime before the samyang/ Rokinon so I can't compare.
I can only speak for what I've tried myself, and for me, although the contrast may not be quite what we are used to from pentax glass, it is very easily remedied in post.
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I admire your good lady: stopped down she performs very well.
Thank you, I usually run her at F/8.0, but I notice in those examples it was from F/5.6 up to F/22.0...

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QuoteOriginally posted by texandrews Quote
Based on a somewhat quick look, your copy of the K is looking pretty good...the FA slightly disappointing by comparison.
Yes, but remember I have done no post processing. None whatsoever. Corrections for distortion and CA/PF will bring the FA20-35 up nicely. At this juncture, I wish to say that post processing is almost a necessity if you are serious about your photography. I just decided to not do it in this circumstance to make sure I was not accused of bias.

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Thank you, I usually run her at F/8.0, but I notice in those examples it was from F/5.6 up to F/22.0...
Running her at f8 would make sense - the FA20mm is optically the same and is not different. I would use this lens at f2.8 if I intended to crop the bottom and top using a 16:9 ratio.
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Yes, but remember I have done no post processing. None whatsoever. Corrections for distortion and CA/PF will bring the FA20-35 up nicely. At this juncture, I wish to say that post processing is almost a necessity if you are serious about your photography. I just decided to not do it in this circumstance to make sure I was not accused of bias.

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Running her at f8 would make sense - the FA20mm is optically the same and is not different. I would use this lens at f2.8 if I intended to crop the bottom and top using a 16:9 ratio.
It makes sense to me to compare unprocessed images. However, those from the older lenses can be improved in processing as well. Unless there are correction profiles for the newer lenses that are more effective.

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Thank you, I usually run her at F/8.0, but I notice in those examples it was from F/5.6 up to F/22.0...
Since the A20 is supposed to have the same optics as the FA20, I was wondering about the the distortion issue mentioned concerning the FA. Did you do correct any distortion in the images you posted from the A20?
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Did you do correct any distortion in the images you posted from the A20?
I'm certainly can't remember doing anything too clever, with me it's just usually a little converging verticals correction, due to pilot error on my part.
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Here are a few with the samyang 20mm f1.8 at night









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Samyang 20mm f1.8 makes beautiful stars.
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Samyang 20mm f1.8 makes beautiful stars.
It sure does.
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Yes, slipping the 20 in my pocket with a couple of 49mm filters is a light alternative to the 15-30 and wonderpana.

Id offer my M20/4 sharper than my copy of K24/2.8 by far.
Yeah, I wasn't really happy with my K24 on FF. I wanted to be happy but the lack of happiness in areas not even close to edge was stark. I would have to look back at pictures I took as sample to quantify the disappointment. I ended up using an A28 for a small wide lens. I realize this is 4-8 mm off topic but thought I would corroborate the comment above with respect to K24...

For a wider than wide lens, I have an IRIX 15 and it is a blipping monster. A nice monster but a bit needy when traveling; who wants to board a plane with a pet carrier full of camera stuff? I know small lens size limits lens design/quality but I wonder if small lenses could project acceptable results with modern lens design technology. There was a song in the 90's and the singer waxed bombastic that him like small lens and he did not lie. It never made it in the Top100.
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Here are a few with the samyang 20mm f1.8 at night
That last B&W shot is definitely a gallery print. All are good but that one is the cream of the crop. Well done.
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That last B&W shot is definitely a gallery print. All are good but that one is the cream of the crop. Well done.
Wow , thanks for that
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