Stunning Polina: Streetstyle, back to the Zeiss 85mm 1.4

Stunning Polina: Streetstyle, back to the Zeiss 85mm 1.4


shot with the A7 and the Zeiss 85mm 1.4 on the LA_EA4 wide open

If you have been here before, you will remember my post with the Minolta MC 58mm 1.2, love that lens for its bokeh characteristics and the model/camera distance (or lack of it) however, mf isn’t always the best choice, especially if you have a model who really likes to move. Shooting wide open in continuous af mode will certainly produce a bunch of blurry pictures, however, when you nail it, you will be rewarded with an energy in your shots you cannot get when staging.
here is a sample sequence of 6 shots, Polina working the camera, walking back and forth, one blur only :)

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7 thoughts on “Stunning Polina: Streetstyle, back to the Zeiss 85mm 1.4

  1. Staton


    Thanks for the response.
    Great stuff on instagram, surely though you are not shooting with an iPhone are you? Love the 58 Minolta, about to purchase one as well.
    Cheers and be well.


  2. mike.kobal Post author

    busy with work and posting street shots on instagram (@globalshutter), I know, I haven’t reviewed anything lately, no activity for the blog, thanks for asking, everything is good, hope you are having a good summer, Stanton!

  3. Staton


    Just wondering if all is ok, haven’t seen a posting in one month. Hope all is well in your world.
    Staton Winter

  4. Laurence zankowski


    Thanks, for showing this. I like the idea of how a model works in her/ his role with the camera. Awareness of space i guess you could call it.

    Be well,


  5. Laurence Zankowski


    Sort of off topic but any possibilty of showing a 10 frame sequence of a shoot like this. It is more for me to understand relationship of model to lens, model to environment, you and your timing of shutter clicks.

    Like not holding down shutter for hit or miss but composing on the moment as it becomes into view.

    Be well


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