10-04-2017 06:52 PM
10-04-2017 07:42 PM
I have found a Rokinon 14mm T3.1 ED AS IF UMC, Canon Fit online used at a firm called MPB.Com for $250. The price seems good it is listed in like new condition does that seem to be a good deal? I am going to go ahead and place it, I can cancel it if it does not seem appropriate.
That could be a pretty good deal. Just remember, that it is a not new, it is like new.
I have never heard of that company before. Then again, I do not look for used gear. Exercise caution if you found it through eBay or Amazon. Look for reviews of the vendor. I think a great source for used gear is KEH.
10-04-2017 09:02 PM
10-05-2017 11:00 AM
" I will take many photographs, shooting in the "P" setting,..."
You know the "P" stands for Professional ?
10-05-2017 11:06 AM
"I have found a Rokinon 14mm T3.1 ED AS IF UMC, ..."
Just my .02 cents but I would never buy a used Rokinon unless I could put it on my camera and try it. I mean really TRY it.
Rokinon's QC is so bad they produce some of the biggest pieces of crap you can imagine. But, always a but, isn't there? They can make some truly fantastic lenses. You have to use them first to know.
You can easily see that a used Rokinon, that one, could just be one of those, let's say less desirable pieces of ----!
OK., maybe that was .03 cents worth.
10-05-2017 11:18 AM
Just to make the point, the reason I do not own a Rokinon lens, and I currently have some 40+ lenses, is that simple reason. I do not want to deal with the hassle of getting that good one. You buy a Canon lens and you get a perfect one. Period, end of story.
In my circle of friends there are several Rokinon lens owners. The Rokinon lenses they use and own are top notch. Very good and extremely sharp. I hate to say it but they are probably better than my Canon rival lens. However, none of them, not one, got that lens on the first try. They all got returned and/or replaced. Sometimes several times.
I will most likely buy a Rokinon lens, eventually, as the curiosity is just too much for me to handle. It is a disease, I know. I am addicted to lenses. There, I admit it.
It will be from B&H as I know they will take it back and replace it without hassle.
10-05-2017 12:21 PM
10-05-2017 12:47 PM
I think I am on step 13.
What you need to look for is the IQ completely around the sample or test photo. Most of the ones I have been involved with were pretty good at certain places in the shot but not all the way around. It is called de-centered. Rokinon don't get all the elements in the exact correct place.
Get a good one and you get a good one. The guys that have been successful at this are astro-photographers. That is the main use for one of these lenses.