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    Default Well got a Rokinon 10mm today

    and well the lens is kind messed up. Can still take photos but the zoom ring has up and down movement (if holding the lens straight it would be vertical movement/backlash) which causes the focus to change. I didn't discover it till I was shooting something looking straight down and couldn't get it to focus. So lesson learnt, if you get a Chinese lens check for any non rotational play in the focus ring.

    I took the lens apart and it should be fixable, I'll try to take some shots but it might look like two of the lens metal pieces might have been glued together and the glue separated allowing the backlash. I thought it might have been some kind of lube but it wouldn't scrape off. I can't see it not being fixable and there's a camera repair shop in Vancouver I'll take it to next week. I got the lens for $200 so hopefully if its not more than $100 to fix still got a deal as I was about buy a new one for $600 CDN.

    After some reading the focus ring on the Rokinon/Samyang seems to have some issues in long term use. Will have to see if anyone other manufacturer (Canon/Pentax/Nikon/etc..) makes rectilinear lenses and use an adapter.

    Two images from it. Crappy day and well the lens needs either big landscape space or large city type setting to be useful. I didn't sharpen them.

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    Default Re: Well got a Rokinon 10mm today

    LOL should have done more reading http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/lens...-f2-8-pro.html this one is Rectilinear.

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    Default Re: Well got a Rokinon 10mm today

    How big is it? Looking at the spec sheet, it looks pretty big.
    Olympus OM-D EM-5
    12mm f/2.0 - 17mm f/1.8 - 25mm f/1.4 - 60mm f/2.8 macro - 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7
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    Default Re: Well got a Rokinon 10mm today

    Same size as the 4:3 12-60mm minus the adapter. Now I'm kinda pissed off at my self because I sold some of my synthesizers today (after I bought this one) and if I didn't get this lens I was still in the wife won't say any thing about the lens price territory lol. At $1499 CDN+ tax $1678 I'll wait for a used one to pop up on Craigslist.

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    Default Re: Well got a Rokinon 10mm today

    Here's a comparison shot

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