Hi Fellow Photozoners,
Samyang caused quite a stir with some of their lenses. (By the way, I would love to see a 24mm tilt/shift lens from Samyang.) But I wonder can we expect more brands like Samyang or are there already brands in the same league? I came across Arax for example, but don't know much about it yet.
[url="http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=lt&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.horusbennu.com%2Fproduct%2Fproduct_list.html"]Horusbennu[/url]? Some say it is even bigger than Samyang.
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Samyang caused quite a stir with some of their lenses. (By the way, I would love to see a 24mm tilt/shift lens from Samyang.) But I wonder can we expect more brands like Samyang or are there already brands in the same league? I came across Arax for example, but don't know much about it yet.[/quote]
I've long wondered if the (astronomical) telescope manufacturers might dabble in photographic lenses. I know it is easy enough to adapt existing scopes for use with cameras, but I think they have the ability to do some more interesting modern takes on the compact mirror lens with today's technology.
<a class="bbc_url" href="http://snowporing.deviantart.com/">dA</a> Canon 7D2, 7D, 5D2, 600D, 450D, 300D IR modified, 1D, EF-S 10-18, 15-85, EF 35/2, 85/1.8, 135/2, 70-300L, 100-400L, MP-E65, Zeiss 2/50, Sigma 150 macro, 120-300/2.8, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Olympus E-P1, Panasonic 20/1.7, Sony HX9V, Fuji X100.
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If you want an affordable T/S for A-mount (or any other), and can live with 35mm/2.8, run and get the one from Arax.
Their (and some others') custom lenses are based on Nikon-mount originals made by Arsenal in Kiev, Ukraine. The historical Arsenal company went out of bussiness recently, but Arax managed to buy parts that will suffice for some time. But it won't be long before they run out. Unfortunately...
hi olegk - thanks for this -
yes that lens appears to cost about $700 to be sent down here - i'd have to look at some results from it, or a test - the only pictures i've seen from it are of selective focus (you can do that in post), ie. the opposite of what i'd use it for - i'd want increased depth with good rez (ahem, you can do it in post? - not really) -