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Re: Suggestions for a new replacement camera

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.
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Re: Suggestions for a new replacement camera


UncleJoe wrote:
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.

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Re: Suggestions for a new replacement camera

Thank you for the response! The company is out of the city and there inventory seems fairly vast from Canon to Nikon, Hasselblad and lenses of all make and model. While I understand that does not instantly qualify them for greatness they did come as a stand alone with a straight search on google. Not though ebay nor amazon of which I agree whole heartedly with you on their varsity. I prefer to purchase new as well but these are uncharted grounds for me and in those situations I thought it more prudent to test the waters or skies so to speak without a major investment. Thank you again!
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Re: Suggestions for a new replacement camera

" I will take many photographs, shooting in the "P" setting,..."

 

You know the "P" stands for Professional ?

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Re: Suggestions for a new replacement camera

"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.  Smiley Wink

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Re: Suggestions for a new replacement camera

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. Smiley Surprised It is a disease, I know.  I am addicted to lenses.  Smiley Very Happy  There, I admit it.

 

It will be from B&H as I know they will take it back and replace it without hassle.

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Re: Suggestions for a new replacement camera

Well I guess I will keep my fingers crossed on this one with what I have read the return policy seems to be fairly liberal so if needed I will be able to do what is necessary. I saw this particular lens suggested several times on different posts and web sites so I felt as though it had been reasonably vetted. One article I read was a review of this very lens. The reviewer said that this lens sells around the world under about ten different names, so that kind of days it all. It is a real roll of the dice and I know that. I understand the basic rule that you get what you pay for, my reasoning for choosing this was to make an attempt at trying my hand in astrophotography. I guess that my hopes are to have this lens give me an idea of whether or not this is an investment of time and money that I wish to make or if this branch of photography is more than I want to take on at this time. If I went right out and bought the great lens I would never return it whether I liked it or not. In this way if it sits in the closet for the next year I will not feel guilty about it. I am grateful to you that you are willing to offer the counterpoint, that will help to keep me from making too many foolish errors! Unfortunately I have a closet full of those!
I am terribly sorry to hear of your addiction! I believe that I have a touch of that myself! I am quite sure that there is some type of 12 step program that can help you with this horrible disease! :-) Although my understanding is that admitting it is the first step so good for you!!
Thank you again for your help! At the very worst, I am not out a great deal!
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Re: Suggestions for a new replacement camera

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.

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