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Samyang 24mm tilt-shift

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I've been using a Canon FD 35mm tilt-shift lens on my Fuji XT1 for a while with good results but I wanted something a bit wider. After searching for a while I picked up a Samyang 24mm tilt-shift in Canon fitting. Once my adapter arrives I'll test out the two side by side and report back.

For now, some first impressions of the Samyang:

1. I read some reviews on-line that mentioned the plasticky-feel. All I can say is that I am glad it is more plastic than metal as it is a big old beast compared with the FD version. 82mm filter size means I'll need a whole new set of filters.

2. The knobs to control tilt and shift are pretty small - another thing often pointed out on-line - but I think I can put up with that. Having a locking wheel and a separate adjustment wheel is annoying, but as you have to take your time using tilt-shifts this isn't a biggie either. The big main elements mean this lens is front heavy so release the locking wheel and the front is likely to tilt or shift down fully unless you pay attention. Again, Just something to get used to I hope.

3. This lens is going to look pretty big on the front of a little Fuji, especially my XE1 that I use if travelling. A tripod collar on the lens would have been nice (not that there is any obvious space for one).

 


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