Samyang 135mm f/2 first impressions and samples by Tomasz Kałużny
Today I had a rare pleasure to lay my hands on an extraordinary lens: Samyang 135mm f/2. Thanks to the guys at infoto.pl who made this possible. It’s one of the latest releases from Samyang and I have been waiting for this for quite some time since the lens had a pretty good word of mouth right from the moment it was announced.
Dpreview (Click here) posted the full Sony A77II review. The camera earned the Silver Award for the following reason:
The Sony a77 II is the perfect choice for those seeking pro-grade shooting and AF speeds for well-under pro-grade prices. No moving mirror means the a77 II can successfully use continuous AF during both 12fps bursts and video capture, a major advantage over many of its DSLR competitors. And in-body image stabilization helps to keep both stills and video a bit more stable than the competition. Subject tracking, one of the a77 II’s most anticipated features, is unfortunately, not very reliable. And high ISO images have a tendency to be fairly noisy. Build quality and ergonomics, however, are very good. Overall, the a77 II offers a lot of camera, for a very reasonable price.
The A77II got announced exactly one year ago at the Sony World Photography Award. And today Sony will indeed announce new cameras again…but no A-mount today?
A paranoic-vegan naked guy (let me have some fun describing him) made that very (un)scientific test to claim the RX100m3 is a dangerous radioactive camera. And he used a $34 ghost hunting Gauss Master (here on Amazon) to measure the radiation (LOL!).
I saw the video posted on some forums and thought it would be good the debunk the myth also with the little help of Marc Morris. He commented the video and said:
Remarkable paranoia. I’m impressed with your commitment but remain thoroughly UNswayed. All communicative products have screens of various properties and have EMR output that is negligible at best. Your HDTV makes the camera look like a piker, your cellphone is ALWAYS on and and is either on or near your person: no lead carrier blocks the radiation you’re so frightened of. It’s unavoidable. Most Gaussmeters of the cost effective variety will give seriously false readings when placed too closely to portable electronics like a cell phone or a camera: you are using a device that is not built to measure portable electronics accurately. What that thing is saying is that this RX100M3 is putting out a reading that meets the average reading of a hair dryer at normal usage distances, or that of standing underneath a transmission line outside a home (http://www.arpansa.gov.au/radiationprotection/factsheets/is_magfields.cfm). Asinine. The camera in its most nuclear phase could not do so. Prolonged exposure would mean hours set aside, of days and days on end of looking through the viewfinder without blinking, when in fact it is for mere seconds at a time and it would take months of work to have looked through the viewfinder for an hour in total. The premise and the good will are noted and lauded. The lack of thorough education is, on the other hand, absolutely not.
So please don’t be scared by the video. Just don’t use your RX100m3 while drying your hair and you will be fine
Dear vegan readers, I am not anti Vegan and I only tried to make some fun. So please take it easy.
Attached, my first shots with my A6000, with an C/Y Zeiss Sonnar T* 2,8/180mm + Zeiss T* Mutar II = 5,6/540mm telephoto lens! All images are shot hand Held, with f/8, at 1/250 - 1/640- 1/800s, ISO 100!The image of the roof dome was shot at an approx. 300m distance, through an mesh wire fence! Attached […]
Hi there, Long time lurker/first time poster here. Before anyone gets all up in a hoot, I do know and understand the obvious differences between these lenses i.e. price, AF/MF, aperture etc... that being said I am currently trying to decide between the 2. I need something on the long end and price is […]
i have a SEL70200G and the tripod mount has broken it´s only 8 months old it opens by it self when i use it with my rapidstrap ..i got a email from sony that a new one coust about 400Eur How can the mount be priced at 400Eur it seems extremly overpriced?
Apologies in advance for my newbie question.I want to purchase a spare battery for a Sony a6000. There seems to be a tremendous price range on Amazon.I've seen them as low as two for $26.99, and as high as $49 each.Is there a difference in the batteries?Are there any specs one should look for before […]
I just purchased this lens used, and it randomly started making an abnormal sound. It doesn't consistently do this, and will stop if I turn the camera off and then turn it back on. I haven't been able to find out any information about why this might be happening Watch the first 15 seconds of […]
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