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    Re: Samyang 14mm

    Did anyone of you test the resulting sharpness after ptlens correction applied to the 14mm Samy ?
    Sharpness is strong before, wonder what's left after lens distortion correction.

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    Re: Samyang 14mm

    PTLens and PTGui created profiles use the same methodology, assigning straight line type control points to what should be straight lines. I'm not sure if left/right/up/down convergence due to a non planar sensor to subject is a significant factor as long as one assumes the top and bottom as well as left and right are symmetrical, an unsafe assumption but that's what have to work with. Shooting a grid of straight lines while angled to it should result in the same profile as when being plane parallel with it. If anyone knows more about PanoTools, I'm open to correction.

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    Re: Samyang 14mm

    Argh. I give up. I bought the Rokinon 14mm through Groupon.

    Rokinon Wide-Angle Lenses Deal of the Day | Groupon Abilene, TX

    Two more days from now. (I'm not benefitting if you use this link)

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    Re: Samyang 14mm

    has anyone tried the Samyang 24mm and managed to get a good one?

    I would love to have the Zeiss 21mm but its a bit pricey

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    Re: Samyang 14mm

    Just received the Groupon Rokinon 14mm for $340 incl tax (see my post above).

    Not bad at all! Here is a low contrast scene (I am quite convinced that high contrast works well). There is a wee bit of misalignment - the right edge/corner has more distortion than the left.

    D800E @ 8.0. Processed in LR, then PTLens:


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    Re: Samyang 14mm

    I just renovated my office . Painted and put new tile down and all new furniture. Need to hang some images on the wall but thought I would take a shot of it with the 14mm. I did correct this with PT lens only. I painted the walls and ceiling about a 40 percent grey card. LOL. I don't normally keep the fan lights on


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    Guy, your office will never look this neat and organized again. Ever.

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    I was going to say how surprised I was at its immense tidiness...

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    Re: Samyang 14mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Jan Brittenson View Post
    Guy, your office will never look this neat and organized again. Ever.
    Why I took a shot of it. LOL

    I figured it was a 10 year redo. That's a eternity , just think of all the gear that went in and out of the door. **** that is just scary
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    Btw look how clean the lines are after PT. I'm telling you this lens maybe a good interior lens after all. Folks you should really order one.
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    Re: Samyang 14mm

    Now, if I could only find the mouse under all the mess on my desk, I'll click "Like" on that photo. Maybe it's faster to buy another mouse

    The Samyang 14mm does indeed seem to be a fine lens, and a huge money saver at a focal length where manual focus isn't really an issue for anyone.

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    Lol. Now I should mention its about 9 ft deep from the camera and 10 ft wide. So a really small space and the wide angle effect seems pretty subdued. That's really important doing interiors

    Trying to find a home for those prints on top shelf on left there. I'm thinking of sandwiching them in a foam core box. Btw that is the new IPad mini. Love it
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    Re: Samyang 14mm

    Reviving and old thread, are you guys still enjoying the Samyang 14mm?

    Hope everyone is well, have not been here for a while.

    Dan

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    Re: Samyang 14mm

    I ended up selling mine after I got a good copy of the Nikon 17-35. Not as wide as the Sammy, but has AF. Notwithstanding, the Sammy remains a stellar bargain Ultra-wide.
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    Re: Samyang 14mm

    Thanks Jack, just ordered one a few minutes ago, still have your Zeiss ( for now )

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    Re: Samyang 14mm

    The Sammy 14 is pretty remarkable, but then so is the ZF18 -- tough call for sure, but the Sammy 14 is a LOT wider in use.
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