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Samyang 24mm f/1.4 (cine version)

Experience as Used in Photojournalism Style

This report summarizes my reactions and results from an extensive shoot using Samyang 24mm f/1.4 Cine version on the Sony A7—inside a gymnasium at an indoor crew meet using “ergs” (rowing machines)—in essence a photojournalism and environmental portraiture type assignment.

Regrettably, I cannot show images of the participants, as they are of minors and this was shot for private purposes (crew team), and no model releases.

The A7 as a platform for the Samyang 24/1.4

I chose the Sony A7 for its full frame sensor of 24 megapixels, which allows good control of noise at ISO 1600 and also some measure of cropping (24 megapixels). The A7 also has an electronic first curtain shutter, which makes it feel slightly responsive than the A7R, and there is also no vibration risk. I shot at 24mm because the nature of the subject demanded some wide angle capability for the photojournalism style I was after.

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Indoow crew meet “erging”

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