12 mm arrived in my bag

by Berckmans Peter October. 31, 2018 353 views

After work I went to the shop to order the Samyang 12mm f2.0. With some luck I would have it before the weekend. To my surprise he said, Oh we have them on stock here in the shop. This lens is very popular in combination with Sony and Fuji, so we always have a few. Do you want one? Do I, gimme gimme gimme. Daddy want.

From the shop straight home, get camera and gone I was. Now first time with this completly manual lens, it is always a bit of a search. How it reacts ,where is infinty, does it focus correct etc.

Went to the cemetry not fat from home, a place I know well and I go there for a walk sometimes. Well after some tries and errors the fun started.

first results are pleasing, I think this little lens will have a lot of time on my camera.

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George Kunschman 10 months, 3 weeks ago

GREAT pic's! I can sense your excitement through them!

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Berckmans Peter Replied to George Kunschman 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Always fun if you get a new toy

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 10 months, 3 weeks ago

I know the feeling! AND I can see the feeling in your pictures too. Amazing clear shots and of course the lens has a good user ...
#2, #10 and #11 are my favorites.

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks Sigrid.

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Andi Saw 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Love the bench! blue heart 
... quick question... so you look normal, but you take peaceful walks at the cemetery???

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Andi Saw 10 months, 3 weeks ago

It doubles as a nature park,and the old graves are pieces of art. And it is peacefull there

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Joe Zink 10 months, 3 weeks ago

What a great series, Peter, #2 is really nice !
Congratulations on your new lens, it looks like it found the right owner grinning

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Joe Zink 10 months, 3 weeks ago

I like lenses like this one, brings out your creativity more. Thanks

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Amisha Shukla 10 months, 3 weeks ago

#6superb!!!!! I love this photo

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Amisha Shukla 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks,glad you like it

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Helen Hooker 10 months, 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic set. I love the way you've framed these - there are so many creative things you can do with a wide angle lens. Looking forward to seeing more of the result from your new lens!

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Helen Hooker 10 months, 3 weeks ago

The feel from the lens is really nice. There will come more

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia 10 months, 3 weeks ago

WOW! WOW! WOW! Awesome captures!!!! I know what you mean as far as the focus, I have the same problem with 14mm it's always a guess, with a hope and fingers crossed. I had go to youtube yesterday again to remind myself how to focus, but it seems you have if all figured out. Very nice Peter!! smile

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Camellia 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Focuspeaking in my fuji helps a lot. Infinity is al the way to the stop of the focusring and than just a very small bit back. Seems every lens is different calibrated.

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Camellia Replied to Berckmans Peter 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Interesting enough when we were doing the milky way shots that is exactly how the "professional" helping us with the shots told me to do with this lens and it worked. I forgot all about that lesson yesterday when I was playing with the lens.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Camellia 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Read a lot of reviews before buying this lens. Picked up some tips.

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Jay Boggess 10 months, 3 weeks ago

WOW! What a thrill for you & a treat for us! Excellent! Looks like a real winner, Peter! Congrats!

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Jay Boggess 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Price quality they are hard to beat. Ok the fuji 14mm is better,bit 3 times the price of this one

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Jay Boggess Replied to Berckmans Peter 10 months, 3 weeks ago

I'll bet the Fuji isn't 3 times the quality for 3 times the price! Excellent images!

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Jay Boggess 10 months, 3 weeks ago

True,it is different in many ways

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Berckmans Peter 10 months, 3 weeks ago

You made an excellent choice in my opinion!

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Let the fun begin. smile Great wide images allowed by that lens. Love it.

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Antonio Gil 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Oh yeah,gonna have fun with this onr

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