Samyang T-S 24mm F3.5 ED AS UMC

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

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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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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