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05-07-2010, 11:25 AM   #16
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come to think of it, I think I knew how that happened. if my memory serves me right, I was swapping between lenses including an A50/1.2. I'm not sure if I set the aperture fixed at f1.2 or set it electronically at A with an f1.2 opening, but I think when I swapped the A50/1.2 with the 85/1.4, I didn't turn off the camera, thus any info about the lens could had stayed on the memory info of the camera.

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Never mind the lens' qualities discussion, this image is what photography is all about. The picture stirred quite some emotion in my family, lots of oooh's and aaaah's. "To take pictures about something, not of something".

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I've had lots of fun playing with this lens. My challenge hasn't been with the contrast (which is just fine, by the way), but getting a handle on the razor thin dof for 1.4 at this focal length.

f/2.2 vs f/22 (focus on plant). f/1.4 skipped cause I couldn't nail it in time.



Contrast? Pop? I got stinkin' contrast and pop:




My recommendation is that you pick one up, especially if you don't already have FA77 or obviously 85mm in your kit already.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
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I too think the 100% crop looks great, but you know these images have been slammed by people who claim they don't "POP"...cut

i've to slam this picture also because it didn't "POP" out of my camera, wonderful image.

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QuoteOriginally posted by bilybianca Quote

Never mind the lens' qualities discussion, this image is what photography is all about. The picture stirred quite some emotion in my family, lots of oooh's and aaaah's. "To take pictures about something, not of something".

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Thanks, Glad you liked the photo. It seemed interesting, and there was a thread running in the post your photo's forum at about the same time on street people

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i've to slam this picture also because it didn't "POP" out of my camera, wonderful image.
Maybe that's it. It isn't a question of the image, but that those with more expensive lenses haven't come up with one like it yet
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OK, I realized the only reason why I refuse to buy this lens is because it's an ugly, new lens. By ugly, I mean it looks like a lens that was manufactured in the last few years.

I only buy lenses that look good on my red K-x, which are mostly old 20-30 year old lenses like the chrome Helios-44, Biotar, Takumar, Voigtlander and Vivitar Series 1 lenses. New AF Lenses are just kind of ugly.

I'm all about fashion and how my camera looks to other people. The photos I take are secondary.
05-07-2010, 03:42 PM   #22
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OK, I realized the only reason why I refuse to buy this lens is because it's an ugly, new lens. By ugly, I mean it looks like a lens that was manufactured in the last few years.

I only buy lenses that look good on my red K-x, which are mostly old 20-30 year old lenses like the chrome Helios-44, Biotar, Takumar, Voigtlander and Vivitar Series 1 lenses. New AF Lenses are just kind of ugly.

I'm all about fashion and how my camera looks to other people. The photos I take are secondary.
although you pay more the vivitar looks prettier with its accent stripe
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QuoteOriginally posted by bilybianca Quote
This image is what photography is all about. The picture stirred quite some emotion in my family, lots of oooh's and aaaah's. "To take pictures about something, not of something".

Kjell
Very, very well said. Which is why I didn't even include the image link here.

What you expressed is true about the type of photography which I think is so valuable.

I just wish I had the skill to do it!

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I'm all about fashion and how my camera looks to other people. The photos I take are secondary.
Your old/new 85 Tak is going to look like crap then.

I mean, did you even bother looking at it before you bought it?

The one you purchased is hardly even a real lens. Looks more like one of those cheap magnifying glasses you get from a box of Cracker Jacks.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
although you pay more the vivitar looks prettier with its accent stripe
No way, that looks like a Canon L lens.

Good-looking Vivitar S1:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2730/4422331087_b60a25ddd2.jpg

Ugly Vivitar S1:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/images/images345x345/600853.jpg
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its only ugly in the nikon mount shown in the photo
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From what I have seen though ... the current crop of 85mm f/1.4 lenses are really decent quality indeed.

If i didn't have my Super Tak 85mm ... I'd seriously consider getting one of these.

But just for Ira though ... here's an 85mm f/1.9 that i prepared earlier

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