new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Back in Vilnius | by Vaidas M
Back to photostream

Back in Vilnius

Evening light in Gedimino Avenue in Vilnius.

 

Nikon F80 | Samyang 85mm f/1.4 | Kodak Ektar 100

 

I have had my Samyang 85mm lens for nearly a year now, but I haven't used it as much as I would've liked to. I have found it rather difficult to get accurate focus with the razor thin DOF at f/1.4. A few weeks ago I ended up getting a split prism focusing screen for my Nikon F80, the kind you have on vintage SLRs. Initally I wanted to go for KatzEye, but due to its limited availability in Europe, I ended up ordering a no-brand one from Hong Kong, which, at £20, also cost a fraction of the price. The new modification instantly made the Samyang my favourite lens. It's still a little difficult to focus when it's dark, but ~90% of the shots from my latest film were focussed pretty much spot on, even shooting wide open :)

 

Explored | April 11th, 2012: #7

 

Buy this print at RedBubble

23,120 views
364 faves
81 comments
Taken on April 11, 2012