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Samyang 35mm f1.4 on the Sony A7

Discussion in 'Sony E-Mount (incl. NEX, A7, A7R, A3000) Forum' started by Ghosthunter, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
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  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Looks great, Andy! Love the cat shot.
     
  3. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Thanks Amin. He just turned up at the right time. Timing is everything!!!!
     
  4. DigitalD

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    Jan 3, 2015
    Miami (originally from NYC)
    David Fonseca
    Though if size really doesn't matter to you then you would be hard pressed to find a lens better than this lens in sharpness and overall render beauty. I did very little if any color correction on these and they where all shot jpeg. Let me know what you think!

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  5. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I like these, the colour is lovely. I use the Voightlander 35mm 1.2 II on my 7R but although it's large and heavy, it feels well balanced.
     
  6. You are getting some great results
     
  7. DigitalD

    DigitalD Lounge Lizard

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    Jan 3, 2015
    Miami (originally from NYC)
    David Fonseca
    I should have said "for the price" lol. Because arguably, the CV 35mm 1.2 is one of those "holy grail" lenses. If I didn't use the funds to round out my M43 lenses it would surely be mine. For now I must stick with my FD 35mm F2. Someday though :D

    Thanks Dave! Well the size of this lens was just too great for me in the end. While I loved the output, I just couldn't see using it often so it went back.
     
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  8. ean10775

    ean10775 SC Regular

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    Feb 25, 2013
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Eric
    This was my favorite lens on my 5DII before I sold the camera...MF at f1.4 was just too hit or miss in the end. I can imagine the size could be quite unwieldy on a Sony A7 though.
     
  9. DigitalD

    DigitalD Lounge Lizard

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    Jan 3, 2015
    Miami (originally from NYC)
    David Fonseca
    And that's the difference that the Sony makes. Focus peaking and magnification makes the A7 series prefect for all types of MF glass; ;)
     
  10. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I'll second that, I can manual focus all my lenses on the A7R so much more quickly than on the Leica M.
     
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  11. ean10775

    ean10775 SC Regular

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    Feb 25, 2013
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Eric
    I had focus peaking on the 5DII though Magic Lantern. It definitely helped, but it was still a challenge shooting moving subjects with such a shallow DOF to work with wide open (which was the look I liked)