Sony Samyang 35mm f1.4 on the Sony A7

DigitalD

Lounge Lizard
Jan 3, 2015
Miami (originally from NYC)
David Fonseca
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.
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

You are getting some great results
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.
 

ean10775

All-Pro
Feb 13, 2013
Cleveland, Ohio
Eric
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.
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.
 

DigitalD

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

ean10775

All-Pro
Feb 13, 2013
Cleveland, Ohio
Eric
And that's the difference that the Sony makes. Focus peaking and magnification makes the A7 series prefect for all types of MF glass; ;)
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)
 

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