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Old Jul 21, 2010, 7:34 AM   #1
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Default I love my Samyangs

Samyang 85mm / 1.4
Samyang 14mm / 2.8
Samyang 8mm / 3.5

all with Canon EOS mount, very sharp, well designed lenses, manual - prices incl 20% VAT 250, 290, 250




factor = 1.6 ---> 22mm




factor = 2 ---> 28mm




factor = 1.5 ---> 21mm
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Old Jul 21, 2010, 7:43 AM   #2
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Now you're just showing off

Seriously though, I'm intrigued by these - they appear to be fast, have manual aperture control and are 'new' (i.e. not fungus-ridden 20+ year old eBay 'bargains').......

Any idea where I could buy in the UK? 250 seems pretty reasonable for the 85mm f/1.4. What EOS to m4/3 adaptor do you use or recommend?
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Old Jul 21, 2010, 2:54 PM   #3
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I'm using Rong Jin's ("jinfinance") adapters - Samyang you get either from walimex.de (named "walimex pro") or from Poland www.foto-tip.pl

You get them with different mounts .. Canon, Nikon, 4/3, ...

Canon EOS - m4/3 adapters $ 19.99 ...

http://cgi.ebay.com/lens-adapter-Can...item5ada91f3a7
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Old Jul 26, 2010, 6:35 PM   #4
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great photos!!! how does the 8mm look on the gh1? you have a sample photo of that vesrus the 50d?
THANKS! grats btw!
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Old Jul 29, 2010, 3:37 PM   #5
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GH1 + Samyang 85mm/1.4







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Old Jul 30, 2010, 2:49 PM   #6
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GH1 + Samyang 85mm/1.4 ... raining ..





















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To me, the little Sony did the best job out of the three cameras. Colors are more natural and there's plenty of details on the trees and bushes. However, I see a little dark spot in the sky right above at the end of the road. Is that sensor dust? All other images are excellent, very very sharp.
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DonaldDuc... how is manual focusing with the GH1? Did you use Live View or the EVF? I presume the Samyangs aren't yet offered with a micro four-thirds mount - maybe just regular four-thirds? But full metering with the GH1?
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Biro, I know you asked Donald but let me give you my 2c. I have the G1 and imagine that the two models are probably identical when it comes to MF capabilities, LV/EVF quality and all. I never ever use LV on my G1, always the EVF. It's sharp, pretty accurate and it makes MF a breeze. You can easily see when the image is in focus. I have several MF lenses. Some are Pentax K and some are Canon FD mounts. I find MF to be easier with my Pentax K lenses (not all are Pentax lenses). I believe that has to do with the lenses.
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Thanks, Tullio. That's helpful. I'm still working on how I will replace my lost E-PL1 with another micro four-thirds camera. I'm hesitating on simply replacing it with another E-PL1 because the VF-2 EVF is almost impossible to find anymore. And Photokina is only a month or so away.
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