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10-10-2010, 10:25 AM   #1
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spot the difference

ok, not scientific, not on tripod and not exactly the same framing.
But the same subject and close enough... all shot wide open.
Lenses in action: FA*24, FA31ltd, FA43, FA77ltd. Can you tell which one is which without cheating?










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10-10-2010, 10:35 AM   #2
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Purely looking at the DOF I'd say that...

#1 = FA43
#2 = FA31
#3 = FA77
#4 = FA*24

Now I do know that my FA43 has a harsh bokeh, but not so much at close distances. So #4 could be the FA* 24 because I know it does not have a nice bokeh in certain circumstances too.
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1st is 31
2nd is 43
3rd is 77
4th is 24

PM me the answer or something. I don't own a single one of these lenses so I doubt I'd do well.
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1. 43
2. 31
3. 77
4. 24

I am confident that 1. is 43 and 2. is 77, but not sure about 2 and 4 (this is a toss up... if I am going with max aperture, then 2. is 31 and 4. is 24, however, if it is just focal length, then 2. is 24 and 4. is 31).
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second 31
third 77
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any other guesses?

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The first and last images' bokeh is pretty bad so im thinking one has to be the 43mm and the other the 24mm

I think it goes:
FA 43mm
FA 31mm
FA 77mm
FA* 24mm
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My guess:
FA*24, FA31ltd, FA77ltd, FA43.

so what is the answer?
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OK,
Asahiflex, Yeatzee and aleonx3 got it right.
The lenses are as follows; 43 - 31 - 77 - 24
this little experiment shows just why is 31 so valued for good OOF. Just shame I didn't have my K50 at home.... would make it more interesting
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QuoteOriginally posted by axl Quote
OK,
Asahiflex, Yeatzee and aleonx3 got it right.
The lenses are as follows; 43 - 31 - 77 - 24
this little experiment shows just why is 31 so valued for good OOF. Just shame I didn't have my K50 at home.... would make it more interesting
YESSSSS!!!

Neat test axl.... im thinking of doing the same with a couple of my lenses namely a 50mm shootout and a ~105-135mm shootout
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the test also tells why an F2 24mm lens isn't enough and would disappoint those who think or believe that they can achieve that magical oof look for portraits with a 24mm lens at only f2 opening.
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QuoteOriginally posted by yeatzee Quote
YESSSSS!!!

Neat test axl.... im thinking of doing the same with a couple of my lenses namely a 50mm shootout and a ~105-135mm shootout
I'd love to see both of those! keep me posted please
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