Rokinon 16M-M43 16mm f/2.0 Aspherical Wide Angle Lens - Upcoming lightning deal

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by trav, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. trav

    trav New to Mu-43

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  2. RoadTraveler

    RoadTraveler Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 23, 2012
    Looks like the m4/3 mount version is $400, is that a great deal?

    Not sure what I'd do with a large manual focus 16 mm (32 AOV) lens but I can see it being good for street shooting/hyperfocal focusing and surely the f/2 is nice.
     
  3. audiodrive

    audiodrive Mu-43 Veteran

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    Prairies
    jef
    Link is not working
     
  4. trav

    trav New to Mu-43

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    Apr 22, 2011
    Works for me. :43: version is the fourth item from the left (second lens).

    Product page does not show gold box deal price, but here it is.
     
  5. RoadTraveler

    RoadTraveler Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 23, 2012
    X2
     
  6. Luger718

    Luger718 Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 13, 2013
    for that price you're pretty close to the 17mm f/1.8
     
  7. nuclearboy

    nuclearboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  8. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Paul
    Yeah, not really a lens intended for m4/3 - the 17mm is faster and probably weighs 1/5 of that lens (I have the rokinon 35mm 1.4 in Nikon mount and it is a beast of a lens)
     
  9. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Yeah but, yeah but... It looks really pretty.
     
  10. Spanjaart

    Spanjaart Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 6, 2010
    too heavy

    It's useless to spend similar money on MF heavy lenses when dedicated M43 lenses are available. Why bother at all?
     
  11. nuclearboy

    nuclearboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Exactly,

    When m4/3 just started, MF lenses were the only way to get fast glass in some focal lengths. The native lenses are filling in the gaps better and better each year. MF glass still has a place if it fills a gap or in some cases is just much cheaper. This 16mm lens does not meet any of those criteria with the 17mm available.
     
  12. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Well, if this lens is debuting at this price point, there's a chance it could fall considerably over time. I'd consider it @ ~$200.