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Samyang 85mm/1.4 mixed portraits

 
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Sep 30, 2010 14:37 |  #1

Alright! Here's some of my shots with the awesomesaucely Samylux, all on a 5Dc.
(Sorry if the vertical shots are too large, it was this or 640pix)

#1 Wide open. (Yes, I could have stopped down, but I like f/1.4 :D)

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#2 I'm guessing f/2

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#3 Wide open.

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#4 Wide open. Thank <insert deity of choice> for 1/8000sec shutter speed :D

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#5 Self portrait, f/2.8, red filter applied in PP. Natural light from large window camera left, reflector held by me camera right. I should do some sharpening on this one >.>

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Sep 30, 2010 14:46 |  #2

That lens is manual focus only right? Do you get a focus confirmation beep? Can set aperture digitally too?

Quality looks great for an inexpensive lens. I love the first one. I wouldn't stop it down either :D


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Sep 30, 2010 14:59 |  #3

Manual focus and aperture. The manual aperture setting is no biggie though, I actually prefer having the aperture setting on the lens(and almost alwaysuse Av, so what's the difference?).

I don't get focus confirmation. I find it unnecessary and distracting. Also, if you use focus confirmation you have to use teh AF points, which I find too restricting. If you want focus confirmation you can glue a AF confirm chip to the mount of the lens.

Quality? Hell yeah! It's probably the best bang-for-buck lens out there (when buying new). Sharpness wide open is equal to the oh-so-glorious 85L. I wouldn't try focusing it on a xxxD/Rebel though, the viewfinders on those are simply too small.


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Sep 30, 2010 15:03 |  #4

RaZe42 wrote in post #11009423 (external link)
I wouldn't try focusing it on a xxxD/Rebel though, the viewfinders on those are simply too small.

Exactly..
I have a love/hate relationship with my T2i.
I have some old Nikkor lenses adapted to fit my camera, and they are 'tricky' to get focus on, to say the least.

Thanks for answering my questions - that I could have easily googled... but I definitely prefer a non-biased personal review.


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Sep 30, 2010 23:08 |  #5

They are all very nice! I like them a lot! Good job!


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Sep 30, 2010 23:45 |  #6

Holy crap...I wouldn't have thought that Samyang can spits out photos that sharp...


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Oct 01, 2010 00:28 as a reply to  @ djvkool's post |  #7

@cousinpauly: No problem!

@LeahCoger: Thank you!

@djvkool: Look at post #18 in this thread: http://www.fredmiranda​.com/forum/topic/91016​8/0#8584386 (external link)

You can see that wide open it is superb. When stopped down to F/5.6 the Canon is sharper, but the Samyang is still "sharp enough", and some sharpening should lessen the difference.


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Oct 01, 2010 00:37 as a reply to  @ RaZe42's post |  #8

looks nice


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Oct 01, 2010 09:46 |  #9

beautiful shots, i love the coloring and contrast, well done!


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Oct 01, 2010 10:42 |  #10

Thank you!

The pics are processed using Bibble 5 and the Andrea plugin, which gives the pictures a nice pop, but still keeps them natural.


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Oct 02, 2010 02:58 |  #11

Really like 4 and 5 the not really a fan of the one eye in focus one eye not in number one but to each his own. Rest are really nice love the black and white conversion on the last one very nicely done.


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Oct 02, 2010 04:21 |  #12

Thanks! Yes, using color filters on b&w images helps a lot!


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Oct 02, 2010 21:14 |  #13

Just ordered one for my t1i, still learning about photography but this looked like a steal, can't wait to do some portraits with it


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Oct 04, 2010 12:41 |  #14

bfung I ansered your question in the other thread :) And yes, it's a steal.


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Oct 06, 2010 09:49 |  #15

I did some portraits with a friend(same as in opening post #1). Here are some picks.

Samyang 85 at f/2.8, flash through umbrella. Reflector in #1 and #2.

IMAGE: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12700470/Pictures/Sia/IMG_2210_v2.jpg

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IMAGE: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12700470/Pictures/Sia/IMG_2214.jpg

C&C is welcome, particularly on the postprocessing!

EDIT: I cut down the sharpening when resizing down a bit.

Gear: Canon 5D Mk II | Olympus 21/3.5 | Zeiss Distagon 35/2 | Sigma 50/1.4 ASPH | Samyang 85/1.4 ASPH | Canon 100/2.8 L Macro
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