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Samyang T1.5 VDSLR Lenses

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Hi there,

 

So as I was waiting forever to try to buy a BMCC, I got myself a 7d and I am now looking at which lenses to buy.

 

I don't have a lot of money to buy glass, probably around 2500-3000$, so there are a lot of things that come in the equation, including resell value.

 

I was originally thinking of getting:

Tokina 11-16

Canon 16-35

Canon 24-70

 

But then I saw the Samyang lenses and now I'm wondering if these are any good. These are faster, with de-clicked aperture primes which are pretty cheap as I can buy the 14mm, 24mm, 35mm and 85mm for about 1800$.

 

So now the questions are:

 

Are these any good built quality?

Would these be of any use if I end up buying the BMCC (crop factor 2.2)?

Would these be worth anything at resell since they are really less popular than the first three photo lenses I lister earlier?

 

Thanks for letting me know what your thoughts are.

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>> But then I saw the Samyang lenses and now I'm wondering if these are

>> any good. These are faster, with de-clicked aperture primes which are

>> pretty cheap as I can buy the 14mm, 24mm, 35mm and 85mm for about 1800$.

 

I've had some experience with the 14mm. We had several on the last project I worked

on (a stop-motion animated feature).

 

For a $300 lens, the 14 was a surprisingly well built, surprisingly sharp, and

surprisingly contrasty.

 

It did, however, have truly wicked distortion. Over an APS-C sized area it was

simple barrel distortion, and reasonably managable if you didn't have a lot

of straight lines giving the game away, but then it distorted back the other

way into significant pincussion over the larger 8-perf frame, so if you had

lines you'd get a weird triple bend as they ran through the frame.

 

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I have a rokinon 35 for stills. It's really sharp and contrasty. I use it with my ultra 16 camera and looks just as sharp as a cine lens. I am considering to buy its cine version for oher focal lengths to complete my ultra 16 format prime lens set. However, bear in mind that these aren't really cine lenses despite the fact that those are de-clicked etc. Look at focus marks, not detailed at all. Those focus marks are same as its stills version, only written sideways. If you wanted to work with a focus puller, you would have real hard time.

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I've got the 14mm, 24mm, and the 35mm for use on the FS100.

 

No complaints at all given their low cost.

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