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Rokinon 10mm F2.8 ED AS NCS CS Ultra Wide Angle Lens Canon EF-S Type for Canon Digital SLR Cameras (10M-C)
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- Nano Crystal Coating System (NCS) for increased light transmission and reduced internal reflections
- Fast F2.8 maximum aperture + close-focusing to 9.5 inches = maximum versatility in all shooting conditions
- Optimized for excellent optical quality and true ultra-wide 106 degree edge to edge coverage with Canon APS-C sensor digital cameras
- Utilizes 3 high precision (2 Aspherical + 1 ED) lens elements for superior image quality
- Inner focusing system (IF) – length doesn't change and front element does not rotate – keeps integrated petal-type lens hood properly oriented
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|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF-S|
|Item Dimensions||3.38 x 3.38 x 3.1 inches|
|Item Weight||1.4 pounds|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||10 mm|
|Minimum Focal Length||10 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||105.9 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||2.05 pounds|
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|Focus Type||manual-focus||manual-focus||Stepper motor||manual-focus||Stepper motor||manual-focus|
|Item Dimensions||3.38 x 3.1 x 3.38 in||3.43 x 3.78 x 3.43 in||2.95 x 2.83 x 2.95 in||71.12 x 2.3 x 71.12 in||2.68 x 0.91 x 2.68 in||3.27 x 3.5 x 3.27 in|
|Item Weight||1.4 lbs||1.22 lbs||0.53 lb||0.6 lb||4.41 ounces||1.29 lbs|
|Lens Type||Wide-angle||wide-angle-prime||wide-angle||Wide-angle||Prime lens||Prime lens|
|Maximum Focal Length||10 millimeters||14 millimeters||18 millimeters||12 millimeters||24 millimeters||16 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||10 millimeters||14 millimeters||10 millimeters||12 millimeters||24 millimeters||16 millimeters|
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Rokinon's 10mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Lens is the newest addition to its highly regarded assortment of prime, fixed mount, wide angle lenses. Specifically designed for APS-C cameras, it utilizes a Nano Crystal Anti-Reflection Coating System, Aspherical Lens Elements and Extra Low Dispersion Glass to provide a high performance frame filling ultra wide view equivalent to a 15mm lens (16mm for Canon APS-C DSLR’s) on a full frame camera. The 106 degree angle of view with its fast f/2.8 aperture provides the performance required by architectural and landscape photographers to capture dramatic perspectives while its extreme depth of field and 9.5” (.24m) close focus capability allow commercial photographers and journalists working in tight spaces to get that needed shot. For full frame Canon cameras, see Rokinon's Canon EF Type 14mm F2.8 lens.
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Shooting during the day takes some adjusting of the shutter speed within the camera and the aperture on the lens, which is manual only. Once you get those set, its just a matter of making small adjustments as needed.
The lens is quite heavy, which I don't mind - I find it a sign of the quality of the product. The lens cap seems to fit quite well as well.
Overall, I definitely love the lens, and would recommend it to anyone looking for a wide angle lens for darker environments.
After working with this lens some more, I am starting to finally realize how awesome it is. I use it mostly for night sky shots, as seen in the pictures I uploaded, but it is also phenomenal for daytime landscape shots as well. Given the short 10mm focal length, it allows very long night sky exposures, with minimal star trailing, assuming you keep the exposures 50 seconds or less (going off the 500 rule: 500 / focal length = maximum exposure time to avoid blurring and star trails). To get the best sharpness out of it, you will have to live shoot, and zoom in digitally to make sure your subject is in focus. For long exposure night sky photography, I will take a shot, review the image and zoom in on some stars to see how well they focus. While the lens can focus to infinity, it actually goes slightly past it, so some adjustments are necessary, but this is due to the nature of long exposure photography, where automatic focus is useless anyways.
However, I still love this lens--and it is my "go to" travel lens for night sky shots. I also have purchased a Sony RX100M2, and it has a wonderful 10mm equivalent lens, but that's another story.
Update: I was never able to make the movie work with the Amazon program. What I have substituted is the opening shot so you can see the clarity of the lens. Also included are shots from Yellowstone Lake, and the Cody Wyoming (Buffalo Bill) Dam.
For the shot with the house in it, the camera was tripod mounted on my pickup truck bed, and I used an intervalometer. Each single shot was about 22 seconds @ F2.8. It was 16 degrees Farenheit when these shots were were taken. I like winter much better than summer for night shots, as the haze is far far less.
You can clearly see Orion's belt and the Orion Nebula, and at the top of the frame, the Pleiades. I just really love this lens.
My goals were: clarity, focus, wide angle.
I think I should say upfront that I really hate fisheye lenses, and I don't even like to look at photos done with a fisheye lense. If I had to go that route to get what I wanted, I would, but I was trying to stay away from FE. Since everything below 10mm appeared to be fisheye (FE), I stayed away from that.
I had a Nikon D3300, which was a great camera, but I learned about the Canon 60Da, and purchased one. I chose this lens as my first choice for the night shots. WOW.
Yes, a 10mm lens will have the obvious curvature (especially if you take pictures of architecture) that comes from this wide angle, BUT oh, it's SO crisp! I really like this lens, and have bought others in different sizes. I like Rokinon (Rokinon/Bower/Samyang). I also like Sigma lenses. Now I understand why people like fisheye lenses--for the clarity). [I still don't like FE lenses, but after using this lens, I understand better why people like them].
It's a manual focus lens--what I wanted. It has a long throw, but it's also what I wanted. You have to have "pinpoint' sharpness for star shots -- even my Nikon 35mm 1.8G prime lens couldn't compete (for clarity). I can focus easily with his lens, and get good results.
My Canon doesn't recognize the aperature of this lens in manual mode -- but I don't use this camera in anything else but manual focus. I don't care -- I have fallen in love with it.
I've taken about 35 shots on a clear night with a full moon (the other nights were cloudy) from my house. I was extremely pleased with the results after I did a little processing, even with all that ambient light. Using the lens at 2.8, and no additional light, was shooting almost like daylight. I can't wait to get to the next clear night with dark skies to shoot more.
If you are looking for a good lens that can handle low light situations I would recommend this lens.
In fact, I've toyed with the idea of buying the Nikon version for my D3300, but I'm betting the results will be nearly identical. I have friends who shoot with Nikons and are getting good results.
If you have a Nikon, you don't have to buy a new camera like I did to get great shots on a DSLR. I do however, really like the Canon 60Da.
Update: 10/26/14: I've now had the lens (and it's brothers: 16mm and 85mm) out in dark skies--the results are what I have been looking for. Using the 10mm lens, I pointed my camera straight up at Cygnus, and fired off a bunch of shots. After processing, I got clear (very small, obvioulsy) shots of Andromeda and the Double Cluster). And terrific clarity on the Milky Way (shot in N. Virginia). I'm having a lot of fun and getting good shots with this lens. If someone knows of a way to upload a photo, I'll be happy to provide a picture using the lens. The 85mm lens requires a guider for long exposures; which I am acquiring.
Two things an amateur should know: If you are going to take night sky shots--regardless of the camera you use-- you'll need a piece of decent software to process them to bring out the stars. It's a must have, and not an option. You might find some free editors, but you should be shooting in RAW format to get the best from the camera. You can get 30 day trials of Adobe products--and I tried two, and bought one. Doing an internet search will yield many programs you can use.
To learn the settings: I also purchased a book previously on star photography that I found very helpful, and not overwhelming for a beginner: Photography: Night Sky-- Jennifer Wu.
Nothing thrills me more than the clear night sky. I want to capture it, and share it with everyone.
The lens if very sharp! The image stretching around the edges is a bit annoying but that's expected in a wide angle lens.
The aperture ring is nice but nothing to write home about. The focusing ring is very smooth and the whole lens seems to have an overall good build quality.