Wednesday, March 2, 2016

eileen the winter queen

I was looking at pictures of my grandson that I took recently in my newly remodeled portrait studio and just was not completely happy with the sharpness. I've been eyeing the Samsung 85 mm lens for quite some time but just not ready to throw down $1000.

Every review I read said 85mm was the lens to have for portraits. I don't even know how I stumbled upon this lens, but I'm so glad I did.

I ended up buying a Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Fixed Lens for Samsung NX 85M-NX.

I have a SamSung NX30 and it works great. If you can handle manipulating the focus and aperture settings manually, then this lens is for you.

The lens retailed at $269.00 - but I found one through the Amazon warehouse with damaged packaging and got another $50 off.

So I spent $200 on the lens.

And I can't believe how sharp it is.

Once I figured things out - most of my pictures turned out great. I spent some time photographing my Santa figure and think I've got a good handle on how to use it. I still get some blur and sometimes it difficult for me to get the small aperture sliver on par. Most of these were shot at 2.8 aperture and ISO of 100.

I'm totally in love with this lens.

1 comment:

  1. not to mention the awesome backdrop which is our back yard