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    G1 with Korean lenses

    Hi,

    my latest acquisition, a Falcon 85/1.4 (identical to the Samyang) is made in Korea.
    It's a modern lens, not a vintage.

    Here's a few examples !







    All shot handheld and wide open !

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    Re: G1 with Korean lenses

    Looks really nice. It must be one big, heavy lens. Can You post picture of lens attached to camera?

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    Re: G1 with Korean lenses

    Rafael, Fabulous portrait!

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    Re: G1 with Korean lenses

    Very nice Rafael. Is it big and heavy or does it feel right on the camera?
    Where can you buy them? Ebay?
    Michiel
    Last edited by Michiel Schierbeek; 9th November 2009 at 07:40.

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    Re: G1 with Korean lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by DjordjeJ View Post
    Looks really nice. It must be one big, heavy lens. Can You post picture of lens attached to camera?
    Hi,

    here's some pics of my G1 with this lens attached.






    Pics taken with my also brandnew Omnia, I had to search a while to be able to find them on my mobile

    The lens weight is 513 g (in Nikon mount) according to the datasheet, but it feels really good and solid. Well equilibrated when shooting handheld also.

    Only regret : minimum focusing distance = 1.00 m, so no close-ups pics possible.

    Thanks for your comment on the portret, Vivek, the lady of the house is also quite happy with it. Maybe, she will even allow me to buy one more lens now

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    Re: G1 with Korean lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    Very nice Rafael. Is it big and heavy or does it feel right on the camera?
    Where can you buy them? Ebay?
    Michiel
    Hi, Michiel,

    I do not find this lens to be big and heavy, it feels just right on my G1, and perfectly allows for handheld shooting. Focusing is also very easy with the extremely bright image (f1.4, remember) in the EVF

    I bought it from Ebay, from this shop :
    http://myworld.benl.ebay.be/foto.abc1/
    ca 250 Euro + postage, well spent I think !

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    Re: G1 with Korean lenses

    Thank you Rafael.
    People and you on fora are enthousiastic about this lens. It is a cheap alternative for a Zeiss Planar 1.4
    I have to wait to materialize the cash a little (Quote from Godfrey as he knows to put the words right so well)

    Whenever you run into a nice bokehshot with this lens, show it please, because that is one of the reasons I am interested.

    Kind regards, Michiel

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    Re: G1 with Korean lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by f6cvalkyrie View Post
    my latest acquisition, a Falcon 85/1.4 (identical to the Samyang) is made in Korea.It's a modern lens, not a vintage.
    Hi Rafael,

    I got interested by your examples, your pictures are beautiful. Before deciding whether to buy one, too, I searched various fora and on flickr found the following thread: WARNING bad built 85mm 1.4 about the aperture blades getting stuck after short time use.

    I hope this does not happen to you.

    Cheers
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    Last edited by petermcwerner; 10th November 2009 at 05:08.
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    Re: G1 with Korean lenses

    Sorry to be the one always relating bad news. On another thread on Flickr:

    After about 300 exposures using the A-position of the aperture ring my lens also developed a tendency for stuck aperture blades. To open them up again it worked best to use DOF preview at F1.4 one or two times.

    In the A-position there is some additional blade activity, it works like this:
    Close to planned aperture position -> take picture -> close fully (F22) -> open fully (F1.4). Probably this creates some additional stress for the aperture mechanics. In the non-A-position the blades will open up (F1.4) immediately after taking the picture.
    Apparently in the A-position the closing of the blades is done incrementally through electronic feedback, taking several images at F2 when the blades are already stuck can close the blades further with each image.

    I now avoid using the A-position, the aperture blades seem to work more reliable that way.
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    Re: G1 with Korean lenses

    I'll keep my fingers crossed, and you all informed.
    So far, maybe 100 shots, and absolutely no problem with the aperture, because I set it to 1.4 and it stays there

    I just played a little with the aperture ring, and it moved smoothly as should be.

    I have no idea what the second man is complaining about, because my lens does not even have an A setting. It is to be manually set to the desired aperture, and manually focussed.

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    Re: G1 with Korean lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by f6cvalkyrie View Post
    I have no idea what the second man is complaining about, because my lens does not even have an A setting. It is to be manually set to the desired aperture, and manually focussed.l
    As I understood it, he was talking of the A setting of his DSLR camera. Best to read the whole thread.

    Cheers,
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    Last edited by petermcwerner; 10th November 2009 at 09:21.
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    Re: G1 with Korean lenses

    OK, I read it, Peter, but my lens is a Nikon mount, and it does not have the A position thant the Pentax has. Aperture on mine can be changed only manually, on the lens.

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    Re: G1 with Korean lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by f6cvalkyrie View Post
    no problem with the aperture, because I set it to 1.4 and it stays there
    The problem seems to appear only if you change the aperture. If you keep it always on 1.4, according to the thread participants you are safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by f6cvalkyrie View Post
    my lens does not even have an A setting. It is to be manually set to the desired aperture, and manually focussed.
    Rafael,
    on the Nikon, don't you set the aperture to 22 and lock it for working in the A mode of the Nikon camera? Of course, this does not apply to the G1.
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    Re: G1 with Korean lenses

    Hi, Peter,

    my Nikon gear is "vintage analog" stuff, that I do not use anymore.
    So, my only use of this lens will be on the G1, and I do not expect problems with aperture.

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    Re: G1 with Korean lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by f6cvalkyrie View Post
    Hi, Peter,

    my Nikon gear is "vintage analog" stuff, that I do not use anymore.
    So, my only use of this lens will be on the G1, and I do not expect problems with aperture.l
    I wish you all the best, Rafael, please keep us updated, it looks like a very interesting lens if it has no problems. I would like to use it on both the D700 and the G1, so I shall be on the look out for more future information.

    Cheers
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    Re: G1 with Korean lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    Whenever you run into a nice bokehshot with this lens, show it please, because that is one of the reasons I am interested.
    Here's a few more for you to appreciate the bokeh, Michiel.
    I'm quite happy with it

    C U,
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    Re: G1 with Korean lenses

    Here's two close-ups of orchids my wife bought over the weekend





    G1 with Falcon 85/1.4 @ 2.8 iso400 1/160

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    Beautiful pics. It's obviously really the photographer, not the lens, so many people here show great shots with whatever lens they use. Just wondering about this one: Has anybody ever tried the fisheye from this company on m4/3?

    Stefan

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    Re: G1 with Korean lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    Has anybody ever tried the fisheye from this company on m4/3?
    Stefan
    No, Stefan, I haven't, but the lens sure does interest me.
    However, I do not know what to expect as a result with the crop factor of 2x

    If some lens specialist could tell me if there is going to be any difference with my 7-14 @ 8mm ????

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    Re: G1 with Korean lenses


    "Eye see me"



    G1 with Falcon 85/1.4 wide open

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    Re: G1 with Korean lenses

    I didn't want to open a new thread for this, but have you seen this interview:

    http://www.lenstip.com/index.php?art=122

    Samyang officials announce that all lenses will be available with a m4/3 mount and that a 35/1.4 will come out in the second half of 2010 - maybe I'll wait with buying that Summilux for a little while longer

    Stefan

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    Re: G1 with Korean lenses

    Good news you are bringing us, Stefan ! Thanks
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    Re: G1 with Korean lenses

    Raphael,
    Thanks for the examples. Looks really nice indeed, but I just bought the Canon fd 85/1.2 That will keep me happy for a while.
    Still can't use it because that adapter is already 18 days on its way from Hong Kong. Just send them a mail.
    Michiel

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    Re: G1 with Korean lenses

    On Friday, a Brass Band concert in our village !
    And a guest star of world class, Mr Toots Thielemans, played the harmonica.

    Here's a pic shot with the Falcon 85/1.4 under very difficult conditions.
    I was just sitting in the public, couldn't move, very contrasted lighting, musicians with sweat on their front, and some scenic lighting that changed colour all the time.

    Still, I'm quite happy with this shot :





    More about Toots here :

    http://www.tootsthielemans.com/

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    From my walk this morning !

    Eating horse


    G1 with Falcon 85/1.4 @ 1.4 iso100 1/800
    PP with Corel PaintShopPro X2

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    Re: G1 with Korean lenses

    I just wanted to report that after many, many pics shot, I still have absolutely no problem with the aperture blades.
    The lens continues working smoothly, both focusing and aperture ring.

    Here's a few pics from a shoot last weekend :









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