What Digital Camera – Samyang 85mm 1.4 Review

Here is a copy of the Samyang 85mm f1.4 lens review I wrote for the November 2012 edition of What Digital Camera magazine.

November 2012 - WhatDigitalCamera magazine

I shoot as a Model Photographer and Wedding Photographer. The featured photo was from a photo shoot in Ukraine with model Olga taken in an orchard close to the city of Uzhgorod.  I was shooting the Samyang 85mm f1.4 lens wide open at f1.4 on a Nikon D800 body. 

What Digital Camera – Readable Full Size PDF


Nikon D800: Model Photographer

Nikon D800 is my primary digital camera for model photography (and weddings).  Here are a few samples.  For B&W I shoot using the D800 B&W in camera JPEG settings then resized and tagged in LR3.

Roxana SOOC
Roxana with CZ Planar 80/2 T
Gina with Arri Light
Gina & Samyang 85/1.4
Stacy with 50/1.2 AIS
Stacy & Nikkor 50/1.2 AIS
Katie, as shot
Katie with Rollei Planar 50/1.8
Justina with Nikkor 50/1.2 AIS
Andra & ARAX 80/2.8
Katie with Nikkor 50/1.2 AIS
Katie & Nikkor 50/1.2 AIS
Katie (v2)
Katie & Samyang 85/1.4 (Tagged for Samyang)
Farrah Gibson
Farrah & Nikkor 50/1.2 AIS
Andra Getting Ready
Andra & Samyang 85/1.4
Devon & Samyang 85/1.4
Emma & CZ Planar 80/2 T
Photo Shoot with Maria
Maria & Nikkor 50/1.2 AIS
Galyna SOOC
Galyna & Samyang 85/1.4
Sensual (2)
Devon & Lottie & CZ Planar 80/2 T
Agnieszka SOOC, ISO 6400, 1/20, f1.8 Handheld
Agnieszka & CZ Pancolar 80/1.8
Elka 6x6 Crop
Elka & CZ Pancolar 80/1.8

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