samyang 35mm f2.8

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DSC08528i left it unpressed

still in berlin friedrichshain, 2017

yellow on the outside

DSC07574_sberlin friedrichshain, 2017

first take the beam out of your own eye

DSC05602i’ve let it stay in mine…

chiesa del cristo re (1929), sant’erasmo, laguna di venezia, 2017

twin world

DSC07594-3berlin, lichtenberg, 2017

golden hour

DSC05394-2(part of) james lee byars’ golden tower in venice, 2017

yellow on the inside

DSC07570friedrichshain, berlin, 2017

welcome home

DSC07584friedrichshain, berlin, 2017

the air

DSC04645berlin kreuzberg, 2017

venetian yellow

DSC07213venezia, italia, 2017

oreficeria

DSC06461burano, italy, 2017

the heat is (back) on

DSC06396burano, italy, 2017

this was taken with my sony a7 and the excellent samyang 35mm f2.8 pancake lens that i received (i.e. bought) right on time before our holiday in venice. it is a very light and small lens, the auto focus is fast and reliable so it’s quite a different lens than the notoriously slow and sometimes “focusing where no lens focused before” sony 50mm f1.8 that i nevertheless also like a lot. i have no complaints whatsoever regarding the samyang 35mm…  i think i could probably find some minor quibbles if i scrutinised the lens more thoroughly but i’m not in the mood because i really like using it ;-)

since this is the first 35mm prime i’ve really used it came as a little surprise for me that i really like the angle of view of a 35mm lens on full frame. i always was (and still am) a big fan of the panasonc lumix 20mm on my olympus e-p5, though, which comes quite close to the angle of view a full frame 40mm would provide. so maybe it’s actually no surprise at all :)

 

coiffure feminine

DSC05199-2hey, we’ve found a (old) harry gelb while visiting documenta 14 in kassel in july. 

the weather’s fine

DSC05155documenta 14, kassel, germany 2017

tocotronic – the weather’s fine (click, hear)

peppone

DSC06102venezia, italia, 2017

hands

DSC04632neukölln, berlin, 2017

the backyard

DSC04627friedrichshain, berlin, 2017

the backyard – dinosaur jr. (click, hear)