Samyang T-S 24mm F3.5 ED AS UMC / Rokinon T-S 24mm F3.5 ED AS UMC User Reviews

Announced Sep 7, 2012 •
Wideangle perspective control prime lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF, Sony/Minolta Alpha, Sony E
ashbashbeard
 

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 ...

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I am sorry, it is not a bad lens. But I bought it for really very good quality photos and all this lens was not able to provide is the best quality images. Very flat, color casted images. Tilt shift is bought to be without distortion but it had. Anyway, this price is a good entry level for a tilt shift lens, but a pro who wanna buy it for a reason and gonna be paid for the outcome should consider the better options I think. I am sorry, I really tried to love it but I sold even before buying a ...

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Introduction: Well, I have been usinng this lens for more than 2 years. It is surely not a lens which can be extensively used. Probably I shoot maybe 10% of my photos with Samyang T-S 24mm but I really enjoy it while using its tilt-shift features. In principle, I do not like modifying photos in post-processing in order to make them as if they had been shot with a tilt-shift lens. For this reason, I prefer to use a real tilt-shift lens instead. Opinion & Thought: As a tilt-shift lens option, ...

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This lens is difficult to use, but is rewarding in the right circumstances. Certainly not for "action" photography. I also wouldn't recommend unless your camera has live view with good magnification as you need that for focusing. The Good: 1. It's sharp. A bit soft wide open, it quickly sharpens up and works fine on my 36MP D810. 2. I find the tilt and shift controls work well enough, and the lens is much more flexible than the Nikkor. I don't have any problem with the small knobs or the ...

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DavidNJ100
 

This is a specialized lens. The alternatives under $1500 are pretty limited: old Canon's and the Samyang also sold as a Rokinon and Bower. Note that tilt-shift lenses are specialized and very interesting. The Samyang definitely enables nearly all of that. They can do this because they are basically medium format lenses that can handle the shift and tilt range. Also not LensRental blog has a review that disassembles the lens so you can see how its built. I bought a Nikon mount so that I could ...

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Yesterday i bought Samyang 24mm Tilt-Shift F3.5 lens. It's only option of wide-angle TS lens for Minolta|Sony A Mount (except cosmic-pricey 28mm SK). Immediately i've discovered that i cannot use shift-RISE function more than 9.5mm (of total 12mm) because lens base barrel touching a pentaprism housing of my Sony Alpha a900 (the same will be at least with a700 and 850). Do they ever ever test this lens on this cameras? Because User Manual shows only operation with oldish aps-c alpha 350. Secon ...

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