It has been discontinued by Canon since the Rebel T5i (EOS 700D) (price & specs) was announced, but Top rated plus eBay seller getitdigital (>42000 ratings, 99.6% positive) has the still excellent Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) body only on sale for $555 (click here). Bonus items: a 16GB memory card and a spare battery. Deal found via dealsrunner.com.
- Patent Publication No. 2013-114133
- Publication date 2013.6.10
- Filing date 2011.11.30
embodiment Focal length Fno. The overall length of the lens BF Lens constitution One 85.00 1.24 122.56 38.35 10 pieces of six groups Two 83.30 1.80 116.11 39.11 10 sheets in 7 groups Three 132.30 2.06 162.67 43.23 10 sheets in 7 groups Four 51.70 1.41 87.84 38.94 7 group nine
Image height Y = 21.64mm
- Factors that chromatic aberration of magnification chromatic aberration or axial chromatic aberration occurs
- Reducing the total length
- Focal length for a long time
- Glass material Abbe number 70-90, of 1.4-1.5 refractive index
- Possible correction of axial chromatic aberration
- Must increase a curvature, spherical aberration and curvature of field is generated
- Canon patent
- I use a glass material having an anomalous partial dispersion of the predetermined
- Consisting of organic and inorganic compound
Ron Martinsen compared the Rokinon/Samyang/Bower Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC vs the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, two tilt-shift lenses with a huge price difference: around $989 for the Rokinon, $2000 for the Canon. About the Rokinon’s build quality he says: the Rokinon didn’t feel like a cheap lens. It has more substance and quality feel than a typical Canon EF-S lens.
In the conclusion Ron writes:
My overall conclusion was that you have to look pretty hard to see the differences, so the Rokinon impressed me quite a bit. Really all that I could fault the Rokinon for was a seemingly inferior bokeh and the fact that it was a little darker. Sure, the Rokinon controls are garbage but they work so if you are gentle on your gear it should probably be fine. Image quality wise I’d call it “as good as” Canon.
Be sure to check out Ron’s blog for more samples.
Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay
Product descriptions after the jump.
About the EF 28mm f/2.8 IS:
Canon 28mm f2.8 IS is a stunning lens. It has an excellent build quality, can deliver wonderful images, focuses fast, and is nice and small
About the EF 35mm f/2 IS:
[...] delivers some wonderful image quality, has a solid construction to it, focuses quickly, and is extremely portable.
Photographic authority dpreview published their in-depth review of the Canon Rebel T5i (EOS 700D). They are not very happy with the hybrid AF performance in live view and video modes. These is what they liked:
- Comprehensive touchscreen interface that is intuitive and efficient
- High image quality with good balance between detail and noise reduction in JPEG output
- Good subject tracking AF in viewfinder shooting mode (compared to mirrorless competition)
- 5 fps with ample buffering in JPEG-only mode
- Very responsive operation, with menu access available even when buffer is full
- Good-looking video output with manual exposure and audio controls
- Built-in lens correction for vignetting and CA
- Effective HDR, lowlight and noise reduction multi-exposure modes
- Wireless strobe triggering via built-in flash
- Eye sensor to toggle LCD on and off
- Built-in stereo mics
- External microphone socket
- Updated LCD screen minimizes fingerprint smudges from touchscreen use
- High quality raw converter in software bundle
The Rebel T5i (EOS 700D) got an overall score of 76% and a silver award. The sample pictures gallery is here.
DxOMark tested 130 lenses to see how well they perform on the Rebel T5i.