Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Landscape Photos

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 25, 2011, 6:17 PM   #1
spy
Senior Member
 
spy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,129
Default Troll Falls, Kananaskis Country, NEW LENS!!

I am so excited to let you all in on this amazing wide angle lens!! It's the Samyang 14mm 2.8 prime manufactured in Poland - http://cgi.ebay.com/Samyang-14mm-f-2...item4cf1ac1c6f

It's an excellent lens, sharp and looks very well on the outer edges. Canon and Sigma will run you $2400, roughly, and I paid $409 CAD included shipping for this lens. It is fully manual but you can also purchase a focus confirmation chip on ebay for $25.

Horizon lines are straight therefore is not a fisheye lens. The slight barrel or moustache distortion is easily repaired with a click of the mouse using PTLens software ($25) Research will tell you that paying $2400 for Canon, Nikon or Sigma does not guarantee against their distortion either so you'd have to have correction software for these too.

Getting 118 degree views has opened up many more photo opps that I just wouldn't have otherwise. So if your looking for that wide look I personally would give this lens a 4.5 stars out of 5 rating!

Here are my shots from my walk to Troll falls a couple days ago. What is so cool about these falls is the fact you can shimmy your way behind them, set up the tripod and get so many different perspectives you otherwise couldn't. For the shot through the falls, I used my live view to zoom in on the trees in the distance to get a focus lock on them.

Hope you enjoy!

5dMII, Samyang 14mm 2.8, 24 - 70mm 2.8, 70 - 200mm 2.8

Kevin
www.poetryofmotion.com
Attached Images
     

Last edited by spy; Jul 25, 2011 at 7:17 PM.
spy is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jul 25, 2011, 6:18 PM   #2
spy
Senior Member
 
spy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,129
Default

2nd bunch....
Attached Images
    
spy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 25, 2011, 6:22 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 4,288
Default

Welcome to the world of wide angle!!! These are all beautiful, the trees shot through the water fall is just stunning!!!!

Bob
bhammitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 25, 2011, 7:21 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
JeannieBug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 650
Default

The last and second-to-last photos are my favorites.

One thing I have not tried yet, with my new camera... Long exposures... I assume there aren't the annoying color changes, like there are with film cameras?
JeannieBug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 25, 2011, 7:30 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
squirl033's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 6,699
Default

i've heard that lens get rave reviews elsewhere as well, Kevin... the widest i currently own is a 17-35, but this lens sounds as though it might need to go on my wish list! hard to pick a favorite among these, but i really like the second one in the first set, and the last on in the second...
__________________
Rocky

Out where the rivers like to run, I stand alone, and take back something worth remembering...
~ Three Dog Night

www.northwestnaturalimagery.com
squirl033 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 25, 2011, 7:58 PM   #6
Super Moderator
 
Hards80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 9,046
Default

hi kevin.
glad to hear you are enjoying your new lens. it looks good here.

really love shots #3 and #4 and then the final image. great set! look forward to seeing some more from your thrifty fourteen
__________________
MyFlickr
Hards80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 25, 2011, 8:06 PM   #7
spy
Senior Member
 
spy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,129
Default

JeannieBug and Rock, thanks for stopping by. I'm not sure of the colour changes that take place with long exposures of film cameras but the ones that happen with digital are complimentary to the image. A slight hue in a horizon will look deep and saturated with a long exposure depending on the length or if clouds in a night sky are slightly lit up with nearby light pollution, they will be bright and orange if your pushing 20 + seconds.

Nothing that looks bad but I can't comment on how film reads long exposure.
spy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 25, 2011, 8:07 PM   #8
spy
Senior Member
 
spy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,129
Default

Thanks Dustin!
spy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 27, 2011, 1:38 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
banksy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 2,144
Default

Great shots Kevin - don't wear out the new lens too soon
banksy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 27, 2011, 9:24 AM   #10
spy
Senior Member
 
spy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,129
Default

LOL! Now with the added photo opps with this lens, I worry about wearing me out!
spy is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:36 PM.