What Better Way to Test a New Lens -- Camping in RMNP

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I've been wanting a new lens for landscapes for some time. After a lot of searching, and buying used lenses that weren't very good, I finally bit the bullet and bought a new, high quality lens. A Samyang 35mm F1.4 lens.

My lens arrived Friday night and I was happy with it from my initials shots of my dog in my backyard. BUT, I wanted to test it further, so late Saturday afternoon, I threw a few things in my car and headed to Rocky Mountain National Park for an overnight camp and photography session. I was wanting to do some wide open astrophotography shooting, but I didn't realize that it was the night before the super moon, so that spoiled my plans for any dark sky shooting.

I am EXTREMELY happy with it! I can't believe the detail and clarity of the RAW files at 100%. I just wish I was better at downsizing/sharpening for the web as these photos don't do the lens justice. I can't wait for a truly dark sky - no smoke night to see what this lens can really do.

Anyway, here are a few of the images taken with the new lens.

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22 June 2013 1 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr

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22 June 2012 2 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr

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22 June 2012 3 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr

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22 June 2012 4 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr

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22 June 2012 5 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr

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22 June 2012 6 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr

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22 June 2012 7 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr

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22 June 2012 8 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr

This last one was taken with a 300mm F4 lens.

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22 June 2012 9 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr
 
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Just superb, love them all...!

Ya, them new Samyang's are turning out to be the cat's-meow for a very
low price...! :cool:
 
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Congs. Very nice series and I know why youare so happy...Samyang produces some of the sharpest glass currently available... unfortunately, whithout AF.
 
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very good lens. I had been thinking of getting one as well. Well done.
 
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Awesome photos, is that a storm off in the distance in the first picture?
 

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