Was meant to post this a while ago, but slipped through the cracks for a bit ( also, I was waiting for a copy of the cover, so instead I just took a pic of it just now with my phone ) But yeah, Karen Walker and her team produce this great looking mag called The department Store newspaper. All these years I have worked for Karen, and I had no idea she had this going as well and it looks great For this issue she utulized the backstage pics I did for a little editorial , looks great
the top shot was not sent to me, but saw it in the mag, so again, I just did a quick shot with the phone :-)
I'll try and get a copy of the latest issue and post it soon
Had my eye on the Canon 35mm F1.4 for a while, but instead bought a relatively unknown brand called Samyang, but they also brand their lenses Bower and Rokinon. Samyang , Korean, probably does not sound as good in the US market as Bower or Rokinon. Anyway, names aside, this lens is awesome, and at price, happy with the purchase, it's an old school lens, nothing automatic, no auto focus, and the F-stop is set on the lens ( as opposed to all you newbies out there, changing everything through the camera body on your digitals ) The focus is smooth as, and the above picture, even though I resized the hell out of it to fit on the blog, is so sharp for low light situation, shot at F2.0. So happy with this lens, can't wait to let Jacqui have a play with it.
Bette Franke, backstage at Proenza Schouler, New York