Samsung 85mm f/1.4 on sale at Amazon.

Started Jun 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
psperl Regular Member • Posts: 164
Re: Samsung 85mm f/1.4 on sale at Amazon.

Zdman wrote:

Don't stress about manual focus as the autofocus is pretty accurate. I love old manual focus lenses and although 80% of my shots are still made with manual lenses even I will trust the camera on this one. Rather concetrate on holding the lens as steady as possible and let the camera get the focus right and take a few extra shots. Use single point autofocus and set the square relatively small (the 7mm one).

Maybe its just me but it seems that the AF doesn't always focus on the eyes perfectly. Coupled with the shallow DOF from the 85mm @ f/1.4, focusing on the wrong part of the face can be less than ideal. If I take enough shots the AF will usually get a few good ones, but with the focus box so small I find it hard to reliably place the box in the right spot. Manual focus with peaking just seems like a really intuitive and easy way to get perfect focus, especially with the huge mechanical focus ring on the 85.

Over the next few weeks I'll get some experience with this lens and see how I feel then.

On the positive side of things, my wife saw a few 85mm shots I took this morning of my daughter and no longer thinks the lens a waste of money. She now understands what I mean by "professional lens."

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