The new Samyang prime lens is incredibly small and lightweight, but yet it offers very good sharpness and image quality.

I have written a more in-depth review on DIY Photography, so the goal of this article is to provide a few sample images shot with the Samyang 18mm.

I am sorry about the image quality when you enlarge the images. Medium is applying some unfortunate image compression. You can, however, view the images on Flickr.

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Lier, Norway
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Romsdalen, Norway
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Ringerike, Norway
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Lier, Norway
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Hønefoss, Norway
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Ringerike, Norway
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Tyrifjorden, Norway
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Tyrifjorden, Norway

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Do we have to always buy the newest camera gear on the market? Does the advances in sensor technology mean that older sensors are obsolete, or are these technological advances just minor upgrades? To what degree will they impact our shooting style and image quality? I wanted to find out.

Introduction

For the past three years I have been a Pentax shooter. I have truly enjoyed the image quality, dynamic range and colors the cameras produce.


If you have an image you feel lacks that little extra it often helps to adjust the midtones. To manipulate the midtones in a landscape image is a very powerful way of adding mood and non-linear contrast. The various luminosity mask panels offered today can generate various midtones masks which target specific brightness values in an image.

I do not always generate midtones masks using for example Lumenzia when I want to increase the midtones contrast. Instead, I use a Curves adjustment layer in conjunction with Blend-If. Lets have a look at an example.

I felt that the image below could benefit from more contrast and mood when I was editing it in Photoshop. …

About

Ole Henrik Skjelstad

Landscape photographer and math teacher from Norway — Website: https://www.olehenrikskjelstad.com/

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