So, I recently bought the Rokinon 14mm from Amazon. After reading all of the crazy review stories on it I figured I had better check it out right away. The first thing I did was remove both caps and look through it to see if there were any glaringly obvious defects. Sure enough there was a little hair or something in there, I of course quadruple checked to make sure it was somewhere I couldn't get to it, sure enough, it was. Sigh. So, I contact Amazon and they send me another one and I have like 28 days to return the original. Ok, cool, so I do the same check, this one is good, woohoo! I took another look at the old lens and the hair or whatever it was had fallen away or something I suppose and wasn't visible anymore. I hooked up the old lens and fired off a shot, then I switched to the new lens and fired off a shot.
At this point I'm feeling pretty pro, I'm switching lenses and shooting cool things to compare the lenses, etc, etc.. I load the two files onto my computer and come to the realization that I have absolutely no idea what to look for.... *facepalm*
Would anyone be so kind as to review these two images and tell me which one looks better to them? I'd appreciate it more than you probably know
Also, I found it odd that the images were slightly different zooms from what I could tell, they were both shot at f11 with the focusing ring set at 2 meters, but I've heard that the focus ring markings are off on some of them, so, yeah, I don't know exactly what to do there either *shrug*
Any sort of feedback at all about this would be very much appreciated.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to read my wall of text and help me figure this one out!!
P.S. I intentionally picked the messiest most cluttered part of the house so as to have the most objects possible for comparison, forgive me that <3
P.S.S. I have not modified these in any way other than converting them from CR2 to DNG (LR Import) and then to Jpg
P.S.S.S. They both have the same exact white balance and tint, I just doubled checked that since I believe it was set to Auto when I took these two shots.