The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN is a monster! Sample image f/1.4.
I’ve been on a lens buying spree since pre-ordering the a7s III: first, the sensational 20mm f/1.8, then the massive 135mm f/1.8 and today, the Sigma 85mm f/1.4.
I just added the 135mm f/1.8 GM to my collection, my favorite focal length for portraiture. When I used to shoot micro four-thirds, my go-to was the Olympus 75mm f/1.8, still among the sweetest lenses in their lineup., as well as being an outstanding value. Best of all, I snatched the GM for $500.00 less… Read More
In a test I posted a while back, I demonstrated how the Samyang 85mm f/1.4 made abrupt changes visible on the edges of the frame during continuous autofocus. Till this day, no other filmmaker I’m aware of has written about this type of behavior – until now, that is. During his comparison of three E-mount… Read More
Hate to say, but the Samyang’s autofocus might only be good for subjects that are keeping relatively still. Even walking very slowly, the lens just cannot keep up.
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A down and dirty autofocus test with the a7 III, firmware v.3.0 (both camera and lens). The Samyang’s a pretty chubby affair – it just barely clears the base plate on my Zhiyun Crane Plus – but is remarkably light for an 85mm f/1.4. When it comes to autofocus, the Samyang isn’t a speed demon… Read More
It’s mad just how clean HLG HDR videos uploaded to YouTube are when compared to standard dynamic range ones. And a by-product of the exceptional local contrast happens to be that your lenses will for the most part look much more detailed in 4K HDR than in ordinary 4K. So while the Voigtlander is crazy-good… Read More
Having second thoughts about the Sony 135mm f/1.8 GM…