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A couple of weeks with Samyang 85mm f1.4
Lens: Samyang 85mm f1.4 Camera: Pentax K10D Photo Location: Finland 
Posted By: brkl, 07-02-2010, 02:57 AM

I've had the Samyang 85mm f1.4 for a couple weeks now and I haven't been disappointed. The depth effect can be really striking, although the field of view is a tad too narrow. I haven't been shooting film, but I'll have to try it soon. Here's a selection of the best shots from these few weeks.

BTW, if anyone can tell me how to do a proper focus trap with the K10D, please let me know. I had to keep tapping the shutter to get a shot, I'd rather just hold it down.


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07-02-2010, 03:44 AM   #2
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great depth! And I like bokeh on the last shot.

I noticed (and was surprised to see them) that white trees on the 1st shot - ...oh yes, you live in Finland! by the way - how do you call that white trees in Finland? (we call them "Beryozki" )
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Had never hear of a focus trap so I poked around. A fellow here seems to have the right idea, in theory. I'll need to test it myself.
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Cheers, oyatek Well call one a 'koivu'. Oh, and thanks for that link tybeck. Turns out I just had to switch over to M to get what I wanted. Here's a similar shot to the first one:


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And a later one:


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Wow ... the Smayang is not a bad lens at all ... this series is pretty damn good.
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