Decent for the price

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ashbashbeard Regular Member • Posts: 128
Decent for the price
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Got it used from MPB, had my eye on a tilt shift lens for quite some time.

Build quality wise, I don't find it too bad - people complain about the plastic, but it does seem sturdy in use, with no wobble or bending. The knobs are fine to turn in my experience, although I don't have any experience with Canon's equivalent.
Wide open I found mine to be decently sharp, definitely acceptable for my needs. Perhaps the complaints here are due to copy variation.

Focusing is quite easy, but the focusing ring is a little too loose for my liking, with little friction. I worry I'll knock it out of focus easily.

Main real downside is 82mm for filters, a shame since all of my filters are 77mm.

Overall, quite a fun lens and have found use for it in everything from portraits to landscape.

 ashbashbeard's gear list:ashbashbeard's gear list
Canon EOS R6 Canon EF 135mm F2L USM Canon EF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM +6 more
Samyang T-S 24mm F3.5 ED AS UMC / Rokinon T-S 24mm F3.5 ED AS UMC
Wideangle perspective control prime lens • Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF, Sony/Minolta Alpha, Sony E
Announced: Sep 7, 2012
ashbashbeard's score
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