35mm Walked Into Saturday.

One Camera (Sony A7-III) and One Lens (Samyang 35mm f2.8)

Eugenia Clara F.
May 4, 2019 · 4 min read

After a year of allocated-budgeting, (by 13/04) I finally bought Sony A7–III, the camera that had been on my wishlist since its launch. The last time I used a serious camera (it was Canon 500D, I had it back at 2009) was around 3–4 years ago. Since Instagram took most of my outlet, I just use iPhone camera for convenience. But contents are huge now, and just using iPhone isn’t enough. Okay, I just write these to justify my buying but hey I don’t need to explain myself, to begin with.

Anyway, to get the muscle back, I make a commitment to spend every weekend out from my room and stroll around the city and take pictures using this highly anticipated mirrorless camera. This is the third weekend I’m out.

I got the kit lens (28–70mm) and it’s okay as go-to shots. But I’d love to shoot city/ urban and I need to get new gear that suits my want. So— yesterday after 3 weeks of researching and contemplating what’s a good lens within budget, I bought Samyang 35mm f2.8 lens (according to some redditors on r/SonyAlpha and photographers on youtube, this is the cheapest and good 35mm lens you can get under S$500).

This Saturday (03/05), I took a 4pm train from Farrer Park to Harbour Front, then a bus to Tiong Bahru then to Chinatown. Here are some photos I took along the walk, taken entirely with Samyang 35mm f2.8 on Sony A7-III. All photos are processed on Lightroom.

The weird vignettes are from my hair and my finger got in the way, haha.
I love this shot so much. Harsh light is my favorite kind of light. And the Old Man’s Pants is my favourite color!
Look at the bokeh on f2.8 yo! Also: this guy with chewed bubble gum earring caught me.
Mad respect to all the people who run by daily basis because I can’t run that consistent, let alone jog and marathon. The guy’s smile made me happy!
The bokeh at f2.8!
While waited for Green Man to cross the road, overlooking the highway.
Took a bus from Harbour Front to Tiong Bahru.
The dog tried to eat a plucked flower bud! The human was in a hurry so I refrain trying to pet the dog.
Took another bus to Chinatown after the sundown. The original photo was too dark, tried to crank the lights back via Lightroom.
I love any kind of neon signs.
On the Chinatown MRT, took the train back home.

Thank you for scrolling thru all the photos. The first day trying the new lens and I’m in love already.

Camera: Sony A7-III
Lens: Samyang 35mm f2.8 (Sony FE-Mount).
Location: Singapore
All photos © Eugenia Clara.

Eugenia Clara F.

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