How’s it going everybody. Miguel Quiles here… and in this video I’m going to introduce you to the Mitakon f/0.95 lens We’re gonna shoot some portraits here outside on this very very cold New Jersey afternoon so stay tuned Welcome to The Breakdown Hi, I’m Miguel Quiles and I’m outside right now and I want to show you how I shoot some portraits using the Mitakon f/0.95 lens… you heard right f/0.95 it is going to be amazing lots of bokeh. It’s a really excellent lens, this is going to be used on my sony A7II Mirrorless camera, and one of the reasons why I really love this particular lens is that it’s super, super sturdy. It’s made of metal, so it’s kind of a very heavy, chunky piece of glass I’m actually going to take it off the tripod here, but am, it’s a very, very solid lens. On top of the fact that you can shoot at a ridiculously, ridiculously wide open aperture. Am it’s just a really, really, excellent lens and so let me give you guys a little bit of an idea of what the setup is going to be. I’m using the A7II which is a 24 megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera. I’m gonna be shooting this on a tripod and part of the reason is that as I was doing some test shots prior to hitting record on this video. Some of the shots, it’s really hard to get your portraits and focus when you’re shooting at such a shallow depth of field, so one of the things that could really help you out is using a tripod so I have a Benro, this is the FTA 29c it’s a carbon fiber tripod very lightweight so this is what I’m going to be using to keep everything very steady, and as far as the rest of the set up here I have a kapok stand, I have a reflector stand and I have a Phottix silver tri-reflector. So this is just basically adding a little bit of light to her face, giving you a little bit of an extra catch-light in her eyes, I don’t know if you guys can see this but it’s starting to snow a little bit hopefully that will add a little bit of extra magic to these portraits but am… lets take a look here at the settings and I’m actually again shooting all of these portraits wide open because i want to show you what f/0.95 portraits actually come out looking like all of these are shot at ISO 100 and I’m going to keep these at 1/1250th of a second so that’s going to be my shutter speed these are all in auto white balance, I’m shooting in raw – so once I take these into post-production I could go ahead and I can adjust it to whatever white balance I would like, but up with all that being said that’s the setup really nice and simple we’re actually shooting out in front of the woods here it’s a really easy backdrop you can find this anywhere and we’re gonna take some portraits and I”ll show you guys how these come out. All right… here we go perfect! hold it right there awesome! and one of the other things I wanted to mention as well as that this lens is a manual focus lens so don’t let that scare you because one of the awesome things about shooting with the mirrorless camera is the fact that you have a feature called focus peaking and you have focus magnification which I feel like it’s a topic that is going to deserve its own AdoramaTV video but to give you a brief overview basically as I look through this viewfinder and as I twist the manual focus ring to get the shot and focus, everything that’s in focus lights up and in this case it lights up yellow… because that’s the way i have it set up in the camera, so basically what I’ll do is I’ll take the focus… put it on her eyes. I’ll twist the manual focus ring until I see her iris light up yellow as soon as I do that I just take the shot and I’m ensured that her eye is in focus so long as she doesn’t move backwards or forwards or I don’t move backwards or forwards, so to help that half of the equation, that’s part of the reason why I’m shooting on this tripod, but again this is a manual focus lens so you’re going to see that I’m twisting the manual focus ring to get her in focus the other thing is you have to let your models know, when you’re photographing them with a manual focus lens, because oftentimes they’re used to autofocus and there used to just moving around and they’ll kind of like do but these numbers as their opposing, you want them to settle in to a pose, so whatever the pose is, going to be have them hold it until they hear that shutter go off and you have to instruct them of that because if not you’re gonna have a lot of shots that are going to be out of focus. So again with that being said let’s go ahead and take some more shots. Perfect – very nice, hold that, beautiful, love that. I’m gonna move this here and I’m also trying to make sure as I take these images that I don’t have trees growing out of the back of her head so I’m moving my tripod and because it’s a carbon fiber tripod it’s actually very easy to pick it up and move it around as you need to so here we go, one, two, three, beautiful hold that, move this here excellent hold that, and again I’m using focus magnification and one. two, three, beautiful awesome! There we go one, two, three, beautiful there we go one, two, three, excellent and one more one, two, three. Excellent, oh that wind! There we go one, two, three. Excellent we go one, two, three nice one, two, three! Awesome Alright folks so there you have it, we’re out here shooting portraits with the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 – super easy just one reflector, with a stand. Again you don’t even really if you have somebody with you they could actually hold the reflector for you and make this so much easier but am, if you have to go and lone wolf it on your own bring a reflector bring a stand and you’re good to go! Hopefully you guys see, it’s super easy to take really interesting, really nice portraits outdoors, without a lot of gear Make sure that you subscribe to AdoramaTV for more great videos be sure to also check out the Adorama Learning Center to read articles and reviews on your favorite photography products and thank you so much for watching The Breakdown. I will see you in the next episode. Bye everybody!