02 May 2017
A wonderful cost & performance and a reputable portrait lens Samyang 85mm F1.4. As a Lens Buying Addiction.*
I had a chance for women portrait shooting indoors for a long time and I was troubled by the weakness of the middle telephoto single focus lens. Nonetheless, there is no guarantee that the perfect 85 mm of Old is as expensive as about 40,000 yen or better.
The owned Jupiter – 9 85mm looks better, but I also want to know the description of the other middle telephoto lens. So I found a secret strategy this time.
· Verify the modern lens Samyang 85mm / F1.4 of rumor and make use of it even for work
Introduction of lens
Samyang 85 mm F1.4
Medium telephoto of the single focus series released by Korean company Samyang.
Although it is rarely a complete manual focus lens for modern lenses, it seems that it often appears when you look at the net evaluation, and it is also cheap!
Condition of blur, focus resolution, sharpness when squeezing, color glue etc.
It is refreshing and it is a good feeling without unreasonable emphasis.
I do not like the lens that tends to be in modern lenses, the focusing surface becomes crispy, so it was good. With a lot of trouble. .
Although it can not say even delicate focusing surface, since the presence of eyes is sufficiently sharp, it can be used for portrait photography without problems.
Although I did not take a diaphragm with opening it, I wonder if she will complement the subject with a blurry enough soft and beautiful.
The reason not to release the diaphragm is that when it is F1.4, when the distance between the eyes becomes a little because of the profile of the face, it will be quite blurred, so I’m shooting at about F 4.0 ~ 8.0. Still it depends on the distance to the subject quite blurred, but it is the same with any lens.
I used light soft LED light etc on this day, but do not mind halation at all! How easy!
Although modern lenses may be commonplace. .
I feel that coloring of feeling color is strong, but it may be due to high saturation of clothes.
It seems that color sticking is unknown unless you try it in an environment with strong natural light.
I tried taking a picture with a little pull, but I should have taken it vertically. Considering the Web, because sideways has high convenience, I wonder if it is a habit of taking a picture next to the base.
The depiction of the focus plane of the pupil and the blurring condition from the neck down is a very good balance.
Whether this blur can be outputted with an old lens or not, I think that the focused surface is impossible, so it is a good lens that I can have as a representation method. It is 34,000 yen.
I fly a little strongly to my hair and I fly to it, but this neighborhood may be a place I would like to try a little further outdoors.
About Raw development
I searched for lens correction manually in Adobe Bridge, because Samyang 85 mm was available.
However, it was only a slight marginal loss of light that changed.
If it is medium telephoto it may be normal, but I think that it did not compensate for distortion.
As other work on raw development, we carefully perform exposure compensation for those that are posted, and we do partial exposure correction like hitting the reflector plate, as well as garbage collection with unwanted reflections that are reflected.
Since color adjustment and filter etc are not applied at all, I think that you can feel the depiction of the lens considerably.
Purchase route, repair and versatility, reference at purchase
Manual focus and aperture are not linked, but anyhow the picture is best for COSPA.
It is $229 by Amazon purchase!
Samyang 85 mm F1.4 Canon EF Mount
I bought a Canon EF mount for the mount, so I do not need a mount adapter.
The shortest shooting distance of 100 cm, weight 500 g may be light as a modern lens, but it has a heavy weight compared to the old lens. I did not feel that weight balance was particularly poor especially in 5 Dmark III.
Besides that, in 2010, 8 stops for the aperture spring, 7 lenses 9 lens configuration, filter diameter 72 mm.
In manual focus, aperture manual, in order of aperture brightness in the viewfinder (in 5Dmark III), exposure metering is a reference degree etc, if there is any problem if accustomed to the old lens.
Although it is a blog that is predicting an old lens, why is modern lens? Now, there is only lens Jupiter – 9 near 85mm which is currently possessed, and we use rental lens when we want descriptions and convenience of modern lens as shakki.
In addition, the middle telephoto of the old lens is quite expensive as the price range is $400 – it can not be tried easily. I was scared of bad products. .
However, in taking this portrait, I wanted to think about something other than Jupiter – 9, and I met Samyang ‘s 85 mm this time.
I also want the shoot and modern lenses, the reputation and sample on the net is abundant, the area around the price is also affordable linked.
Unfortunately because it was rainy we wanted to take with natural light, so I lighted 3 LED lighting and small strobe lights.
I use this type 3, I shine my hair from the top two, the top of my head.
You can also use it for movies Light is soft The steady state light of the LED is easy to use and it is easy to understand more than knowing the degree of the light by visual inspection.
Also, I use 4 small strobes wirelessly to erase the shadow of the wall or put it behind the subject and add accent like backlit.
Previously, I used a large parasol strobe or a Canon genuine small strobe, but last year when I sorted out equipment, I sold it and changed it to affordable Chinese makeup. There is no problem.
In many places where you need large strobe of umbrella, there are many things that are usually placed in the studio there, and I think that COSPA is better because it can be rented. Storage also takes place.
The camera was 5 Dmark III, the picture quality was raw uncompressed shooting only, I stopped leaving jpg. I thought that it was impossible to check the shooting with the camera unless you got jpg on it.
While adjusting lighting, I use Canon’s PC application to make lighting while checking the photo taken with PC at once.
Remove the light from the PC once it gets hardened. Because it is an obstacle to start taking.
Development / Adjustment
Since development is Adobe BridgeCC 2017 and we want to leave the characteristics of the lens in the photograph, the adjustment is limited to the extent that the brightness is equalized by the exposure dose.
This time, I make the face bright with pinpoint image with the image like a reflex board, remove the garbage etc, but do not adjust color tone, filter etc at all.
Liberation F4.0 ~ F8.0 It is about, it changes according to the distance and the pace.
Since there is also synchronization with the strobe, I take it at 1/100.
ISO depends on the strength and distance of the lighting, but it was about ISO 1000 in general.
For illumination shooting, K (Kelvin) is adjusted manually.
This time I took it around 4700K ~ 5000K and I fine-tune it during raw development.
This shooting is trying not only modern lenses but also old lenses. The content is here.
“Portrait with single-focus old lens part 3! Sonnar 135, Biotar 58, Orestor 100, and unexpectedly well-photographed Trioplan 50 ”
There are two other articles of portrait in addition.
“Jupiter-9 85mm portrait Easy-to-handle blurring and film feeling made by natural halation
Both of them are Jupiter – 9 being the center of shooting.
“Jupiter-9, Xenon, Pentacon Electric portrait the merit of unifocal old lenses”
Please by all means.
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