Eye of the Tiger

Somebody put some tigers in the Argyle Arch…. then all these people came down to have a look 🙂

Luckily the projection sequence is relatively short because I tell ya what you get pretty cold sitting on road looking up at this!

h/t to +Samyang UK – UK Digital and the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 lens, this is one stellar little lens – even shooting at f2.8 and taking a educated punt on the manual focus results in pretty sweet results. This thing craps all over my Nikkor 16-35 f4 lens, even looking at low res files between the two lens the results are quite apparent.
My only regret is not getting it sooner …

Techie love:
D750 coupled with Samyang 14mm f2.8 @ 14mm Aperture: f/2.8 and Shutter Speed: 1/15s
ISO 1600
out front – some happy couple 😉

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9 thoughts on “Eye of the Tiger

  1. Hey mate i recently bought the Samyang lens as well. Manual focus not a issue when doing landscapes as mine is set to infinity. Maybe when doing a close up shot you would then have the adjust the focus. A great lens indeed 🙂 Great shot. I hope to be down in Sydney for vivid next week

  2. +Glen Anderson
    yeah the infinity range is pretty large and it seem pretty damn sharp throughout that range – i guess more consideration is needde for astro stuff – however using the live view to check the focus makes it pretty easy.
    This picture is pushing its limts i think – f2.8 and subjects quite close and far away but still acceptably sharp across the whole frame.

  3. Yep +Gerard Blacklock​ that Samyang is a great lens. Focusing isn't really a problem at 14mm as the depth of field is enormous. A little fine tweaking is needed for astro work. On my one its slightly past the infinity mark. Pick the brightest star up there and zoom in on live view to fine focus then tape the focus ring in position with some electricians tape so you don't bump it by mistake (I learnt this the hard way) there is a custom lens profile for LR that you can download which corrects the distortion of the wide angle and aperture very well 🙂

  4. cheers +Matthew Fowler , yeah found the LR profile, very cool and works fine for me. I have only had a few occasions where i have missed the focus and they have been scenes like this where there are near and far subject. I am keen to get out give this ac rack on the star trails – might even do a local shoot in sydney if the moon stays away for long enough one night 🙂

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