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Jul 06, 2012 09:24 |  #2386

Geeze, you guys are making me regret not saving up a little more to get this lens. WOW



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Jul 06, 2012 09:30 |  #2387

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Okay guys. I'm stuck. I have a choice between four lenses. The Rokinon 35mm 1.4, the Canon 70-200mm f/4L non IS, or the Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 / 28-75mm 2.8. I mainly shoot portraits and cars. Thanks.

As much as I love my Samyang 35mm, I lived with a Tamron 17-50 before this (until I broke it) and I must say that for what you shoot, the Tamron would be much more useful for you, especially if you want to shoot cars.

A 35mm lens would be kind of restrictive for that type of shooting, but it also depends on your shooting style. I find that my Tamron was extremely sharp and pleasing to use.


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Jul 06, 2012 14:36 |  #2388

I'm a total newbie when it comes to food photography, but I made bruschetta the other night and decided it was too pretty to not take pics of!

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Jul 06, 2012 22:33 |  #2389

Hi all! First off, that is some amazing looking food there, Paradiddleluke!

Second, I haven't been here in a while, so please let me know if my abilities are getting sloppy or are decent. Thanks!

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Jul 07, 2012 03:41 |  #2390

I've narrowed it down to the two lenses, Canon 70-200mm f4L non IS or this Samyang 35mm 1.4? Can anyone lend an opinion? I want to shoot portraits, and there's this Canon lens selling locally here for a great price, similar to that of a new Samyang 35mm, which one would you guys take?


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Jul 07, 2012 04:04 |  #2391

omeqa wrote in post #14682564 (external link)
I've narrowed it down to the two lenses, Canon 70-200mm f4L non IS or this Samyang 35mm 1.4? Can anyone lend an opinion? I want to shoot portraits, and there's this Canon lens selling locally here for a great price, similar to that of a new Samyang 35mm, which one would you guys take?

For portraits given your 1.6x sensor, I'd go with the 35mm.

I made that call awhile back too, figure I either cover a good range or I specify more with lens that I can use for portraits and a decent focal length on a crop close to 50mm. So far I haven't really regretted it. I have been borrowing a friends 24-105 for awhile now and realize I hardly shoot anything at the longer end unless I am doing panoramic stitches. I did some portrait photography for a friend recently and between the 50 1.4 and 35 1.4 2/3 shots came from my 35 because I love the wider perspective more, and every shot I gave him was from the 35. So I immediately downgraded my 50 as the 35 has become my main portrait lens.

So - if you are looking to shoot portraits, I think the 35 1.4 would be better based off my own experience. Once you get used to using manual focus in live view you fall in love with this lens. I shoot freehand no tripod at around f/2-f/4 for most portraits, 1.4 is really pushing it I noticed unless you have really steady hands, just my 2 cents.

Hope that helps.

And most 70-200f4s are around 500 and you can grab a good deal for 450 or so every now and then just as another piece of info.


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Jul 07, 2012 16:39 |  #2392

I think I'm so attracted to the 70-200 just because of the fact that it's an L series lens. I'm going to go with the Samyang, because thats whats realistic for what I shoot. 70mm to start is too close anyways. I'll be sure to post pictures once I get it!


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Jul 07, 2012 16:49 |  #2393

omeqa wrote in post #14684547 (external link)
I think I'm so attracted to the 70-200 just because of the fact that it's an L series lens. I'm going to go with the Samyang, because thats whats realistic for what I shoot. 70mm to start is too close anyways. I'll be sure to post pictures once I get it!

Yup hard not to be attracted to that red ring. But the Samyang has one too ;)

the 70-100mm range is actually good for portraits, it's just an odd adjustment when you first shoot from that range and it's a little harder to communicate with your subject. I have yet to stray from the 35/50 range, it just feels weird backing up so far to shoot, but some of the best portrait lenses fall within that 70-135mm focal lengths so don't let the distance deter you, I just think the IQ is better on the samyang anyhow compared to that 70-200f4 which Ive used, and that its more comfortable to shoot with as far as portraits go (at least for me). Once again just my 2 cents :P but hope it helps, you will enjoy either lens I know.


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Jul 07, 2012 20:43 |  #2394

paradiddleluke wrote in post #14679920 (external link)
I'm a total newbie when it comes to food photography, but I made bruschetta the other night and decided it was too pretty to not take pics of!

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That looks really good :)

I'm not a pro at food photography, but I do help my wife in her cooking blog (www.cookingwithlibby.c​om (external link), shameless plug) in a lot of her shots (disclaimer - a lot of her shots are old, before I started helping her...you can tell the difference)

From learning what I have from food magazines, you generally want to avoid high-contrast shots. Most food photography borders on near-high-key stuff, making it light, airy, clean, delicate, etc. Eliminate almost all shadows, clean background etc.

A lot of the time it's a total PITA to set up a good food shot (which is why there are jobs such as food photographer), but if you learn A) clean background and B) almost overexpose the shot and watch for shadows, you'll go a long ways :)


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Jul 07, 2012 22:38 |  #2395

I was wondering what felt off about the shot to me! it's definitely how high-contrast it is, thanks :) I am a total newb at food photos hahah


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Jul 08, 2012 01:58 |  #2396

Got a chance to play with it today and am confident to say that I'll miss it very much. Seriously one of the sharpest lenses I own. Hit me up if you're interested in buying it!




  
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Jul 08, 2012 10:19 |  #2397

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Jul 08, 2012 10:54 as a reply to  @ fotuwe's post |  #2398

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Not sure why this isn't showing up. Linked image from Flickr. Any ideas? (Fixed thanks to cputeq007!)

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Jul 08, 2012 11:12 |  #2399

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Not sure why this isn't showing up. Linked image from Flickr. Any ideas?


Your link is not an image, I think it's the direct link to the file and not the "embedded" code.

Click "Share", "Grab the HTML/BBCode" "BBCode" option and copy the text up to 1024x big.


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Jul 10, 2012 00:51 |  #2400

Just placed my order for my Samyang 35mm 1.4. So anyone else using this without a focusing screen?


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