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Rokinon 12mm f2

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by KillRamsey, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. RT Panther

    RT Panther All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    VERY nice use of tones, lines, & textures!

     
  2. Hazza

    Hazza Rookie

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    Dec 6, 2015
    Harry
    Thanks RT, I am trying to see more in B/W and learning what works and what doesn't. At least with raw I always have a back up. :) 
     
  3. Begi Nabara

    Begi Nabara Regular

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    Jul 2, 2015
    Basque Country
  4. Garzapix

    Garzapix New Member

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    Jan 9, 2016
    Victor Garza
    I got this lens in December. I'm finding it very difficult to remove it from my X-T1. It is an amazing lens! image.
     
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  5. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    I just used it again last night to shoot video while biking in rain. It was complicated... had a plastic cover over the front bucket of the cargo bike, wife was pedaling, daughter and I sat up front, she held the cover over me. At first I was using the 18-55, but eventually I swapped for the Rokinon 12, and it was much, much better. The direct focus link (vs drive-by-wire), the extra stop (2 vs 2.8), and the calming effect of the extra width on bumps and motion... it was delightful.
     
  6. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
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  7. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
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  8. Petach

    Petach Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
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  9. sdsyver

    sdsyver Rookie

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    Nov 12, 2016
    Shawn
    Here are a few I got while driving north on Hwy 22 in Alberta.

    1 (1).
    X-Pro2    ---    21mm    f/1.0    1/400s    ISO 200
    4.
    X-Pro2    ---    21mm    f/1.0    1/250s    ISO 200
    2.
    X-Pro2    ---    21mm    f/1.0    1/450s    ISO 200
    3.
    X-Pro2    ---    21mm    f/1.0    1/320s    ISO 200
     
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  10. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    Love that lens so much.
     
  11. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    These are really clean images. The Roki and the Samy have me thinking. This may be my first purchase for the short haul. Very nice.

    Is there any difference in the Rokinon and Samyang besides about 80 bucks on Amazon?
     
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  12. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    Not that I'm aware of. They seem to be made on the same line, and they apply a different sticker at the end. Mine's a rokinon, fwiw.
     
  13. the_prolonging

    the_prolonging New Member

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    Jun 27, 2017
    I bought one last week and just returned it - everything other than the centre of every image I took was mush, even stopped down. Guess I got a bad one, but it's put me off ever buying another Samyang.
     
  14. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    Oh damn! Yes that was a bad copy, then, mine's razor sharp.
     
  15. AndyMcD

    AndyMcD Veteran

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    Jul 15, 2017
    East Midlands, UK
    Ancient burial cairn, Caithness

    I like this and the Samyang 21/1.4

    XT1A3912-Edit.
     
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  16. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
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  17. Love the cat. Clever little thing, and asking so nicely by the looks of it :) 

    I've been wondering about getting a Rokinon 12mm for astro photography. I'm never going to get astrotracers and specialised gear, but for occasional shots of the milky way, it seems that 12mm might be just the ticket. or 10? or 8?
     
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  18. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    The rokinon/samyang 12mm is one of the most highly rated lenses for astro if you have an aps-c camera.
    Lonely Speck’s Ultimate List of Best Astrophotography Lenses – Lonely Speck
     
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  19. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    I've never read any other opinions about the Rok 12 for astro shots, but I LOVE mine for it. These are all shot exactly as you describe ... in-cam jpg, no tripod (propped on the bag on the ground usually), no special gear or software.

    37314924191_9cc6cc60a6_b. KBRX8285 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    34741803913_2d71786d7c_b. KBRX8623 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    20273951540_13c21f291d_b. KBRX1165 by gordopuggy, on Flickr
     
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