My Experience with the Sony FE 85mm F1.4 G Master lens

If there ever were a lens in every wedding and portrait photographer’s wish list or is already in his/her arsenal of current lenses, it would have to be the 85mm f/1.4. The short telephoto of range of the 85mm enables the photographer to create images that are flattering to the subjects, while the wide-open aperture of f/1.4 gives superior bokeh qualities that blur the background in a buttery smooth manner. The Sony FE 85mm F1.4 G Master lens does all these while also providing for high resolution and ultra sharp high quality images. Sony-FE-85mm-1.4-GM-G-Master-Couple-Portrait-Prewedding-Pre-Wedding-Ceremony-Day-Engagement-Photography-Photographer-Malaysia-Kuala-Lumpur-Ooi-Eric-Studio-1 I love using this lens for wedding photography. On the day of the wedding ceremony, I usually start by photographing the bride’s getting-ready. Often, the little details like the design of the wedding shoes, the lace trimmings on the gown, and the wedding rings are equally as important as the obvious ones. The wide apertures of this lens allow me to perform selective focus to draw the viewer’s eye of the image to the story that I want to convey, while the smooth foreground and background blur rendered by the 11 rounded aperture blades simply melt unwanted distractions away. Sony-FE-85mm-1.4-GM-G-Master-Couple-Portrait-Prewedding-Pre-Wedding-Ceremony-Day-Engagement-Photography-Photographer-Malaysia-Kuala-Lumpur-Ooi-Eric-Studio-2 Sony-FE-85mm-1.4-GM-G-Master-Couple-Portrait-Prewedding-Pre-Wedding-Ceremony-Day-Engagement-Photography-Photographer-Malaysia-Kuala-Lumpur-Ooi-Eric-Studio-3 When coupled with a camera body like the Sony A9, features like the eye autofocus makes my job a lot more fun, because the eyes of the subject are continuously tracked to maintain focus while I compose the photograph. With reliable fast and accurate focus, I can concentrate on communicating with the bride and getting the shots that I want. This lens features a focus hold button on the lens itself, which can be customized to activate helpful modes like the eye autofocus. Sony-FE-85mm-1.4-GM-G-Master-Couple-Portrait-Prewedding-Pre-Wedding-Ceremony-Day-Engagement-Photography-Photographer-Malaysia-Kuala-Lumpur-Ooi-Eric-Studio-4 Being able to capture sharp and in-focus photographs are imperative on the wedding day. Moments like the bride walking down the aisle with her father, the expression of the groom when he sees the bride in her wedding gown for the first time, or that split second when the bride’s mother sheds a little tear of joy witnessing her daughter’s significant milestone in life; none of these can be repeated in a genuine manner, so getting sharp and high resolution images from corner-to-corner on this lens is a crucial element in my workflow that I appreciate. Sony-FE-85mm-1.4-GM-G-Master-Couple-Portrait-Prewedding-Pre-Wedding-Ceremony-Day-Engagement-Photography-Photographer-Malaysia-Kuala-Lumpur-Ooi-Eric-Studio-5 Sony-FE-85mm-1.4-GM-G-Master-Couple-Portrait-Prewedding-Pre-Wedding-Ceremony-Day-Engagement-Photography-Photographer-Malaysia-Kuala-Lumpur-Ooi-Eric-Studio-6 Chromatic aberration, the purple/green halos that appear in high contrast areas in an image, is commonly the bane on lower grade lenses. Not only is it an annoying occurrence, but it can also be difficult to remove in post processing. I’m pleased that this lens manages to control chromatic aberration very well. Sony-FE-85mm-1.4-GM-G-Master-Couple-Portrait-Prewedding-Pre-Wedding-Ceremony-Day-Engagement-Photography-Photographer-Malaysia-Kuala-Lumpur-Ooi-Eric-Studio-7 The AR Nano Coating does a good job in keeping flare to a minimum. I’m able to compose a shot with one or more light sources shining directly into the lens and still come away with flare-free images. This is very apparent when I a backlit image with the sun low against the horizon, or in a wedding dinner banquet where multiple spotlights illuminate the ballroom. Sony-FE-85mm-1.4-GM-G-Master-Couple-Portrait-Prewedding-Pre-Wedding-Ceremony-Day-Engagement-Photography-Photographer-Malaysia-Kuala-Lumpur-Ooi-Eric-Studio-8 This lens houses 11 elements in 8 groups in a highly robust lens housing. With the high quality glass on board, I’m constantly blown away by how much the Sony FE 85mm F1.4 G Master lens impresses me. The results are truly remarkable, easily making this one of my favourite lenses that I have ever used.

Liang & Pojoo’s Prewedding @ WhupWhup Restaurant & Cafe

Liang and I have been friends for a number of years. I first got to know him when I was searching for a vocal coach to help me improve on the technical aspects of my singing (in case you haven't already known, singing is my other creative passion). Little did I know at the time that fast forward 7-8 years from then, I would be shooting his pre-wedding and wedding day! I've always found Liang to be a quirky, down-to-earth, and funny guy. I used to attend my vocal lessons with him as my mentor on weeknights after my day job as a software consultant, still dressed in my office attire and lugging my laptop bag with me. I wasn't a full time photographer back then and I remember apart from the lessons, how we would chat about the possibility of me doing photography full time, as he was able to inject a different perspective on things from a full time creative person's point of view. As time went on, photography and music became the glue that bridged our friendship. I have photographed behind the scenes in his music video, updated his portfolio for his personal portrait as an R&B artiste, and worked with his designer sister, Ann, on a fashion photo shoot project. I'm happy to have witnessed his transition from a music artiste to a radio DJ at Capital FM to a business owner and head chef at WhupWhup restaurant and cafe. I got to know Pojoo last year when the plans for WhupWhup were finalized and the team for the restaurant was coming together. Such a poised, sweet, and well-spoken character she is. Naturally, I was more than happy when Liang told me not long after that, that they were planning to get married! I'm really honoured to be able to photograph Liang and Pojoo's prewedding in and around the vicinity of WhupWhup and it was so much fun that everyone's laughter reverberated throughout the entire shoot. 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Liang & Pojoo's Prewedding from Ooi Eric Studio