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06-04-2012, 10:40 AM   #1
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FA* 85 shots - are they "3D" enough?

Parents and sis visit me the past week and took several pics of them w/ K5+FA*85.
I like the work of Flickr: apollo510's Photostream with Pentax 67, the "3D" look, and bokeh of the 67 is really nice.

Do you think the following pictures has the 3D look of a MF camera? I was using large aperture most of the time f1.4-f2.2.
Let me know what you think?
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Comments welcome!
Edit: #4 is shot with K200D + FA*85. Not K5.

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06-04-2012, 10:54 AM   #2
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Nice shots on the whole, although I do find the bokeh distracting in the first one. YMMV.
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#1, 3, and 7 feel the most 3D to me. Especially #3 for some reason.
06-04-2012, 11:16 AM   #4
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I think they all have that 3D look, with the subjects popping out from the back ground. I particularly like the one with the sailors. Now that's something you don't see every day.

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Not sure why but I neither liked bokeh nor the color rendition (except #4 which is still acceptable).
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Thanks for all the constructive comments. Do you think the colors are too saturated (It appear saturated in my office monitor, but not the one at home)?

Yusuf, is the bokeh too busy and color too saturated?
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Great pics. 3,5 ... a bit green tint on my monitor, but I like it.
3,4,5 really stand out for me. Look like they could be ad photos.

great shots overall.

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I like all the shots, although the bokeh in #1 is nasty.

I agree with JinDesu about the particular 3D-ness of #3. I think maybe it's because there's a little bit of roll-off in sharpness behind the people, then a greater amount of DOF.

I like the rich, saturated colors. Like wmesser, I see a green tint in some shots, but given that they were taken in a forest-y place, that makes sense.

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QuoteOriginally posted by LFLee Quote
Do you think the following pictures has the 3D look of a MF camera?
I think they have a 3D look of an APS-C camera with 1.4/85 lens. enough 3Dness for me.

Lovely smiling people!
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The lens appears much happier on the K200D than the K5, like Yusuf I think #4 is the best of the lot. I see very noticeable PF on the left elbow and right forearm of your sister in #1.
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First of all, I would not post so many family images online....

The images look 3d-ish, it is on you to say how much you like the look. A little bit more foreground would help to separate fore- and background - placing the person between the two unsharp planes. The first image has distracting background - not sure if this is only related to bokeh.
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I think all images more or less have the 3-d look, but comparing to my shots with the FA* 85, some of which are;











I find your images quite a bit harsh, in terms of color and OOF. maybe due to your PP preferences, or light, can't know. I missed the film look and creamy OOF of images produced by the 85. I like number 2 by the way.

FYI a helios 44-2 would create a much more "distracting" background in the 1st photo that's what I would call busy bokeh.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Crosshair Quote
FYI a helios 44-2 would create a much more "distracting" background in the 1st photo that's what I would call busy bokeh.
I don't know about that. It'll be hard for it to do any worse on the first section of the out-of-focus asphalt in the background. Over-sharpening in post-processing, perhaps? Other than that, all photos in this thread are just lovely.
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Interesting how the shot of the guitarist by Crosshair has similar OOF hiliight halos to the LFLee ones, but are more pleasing due to the absence of bright ring/CA bokeh (as in no. 6 by Lee). I'm inclined to blame post processing as well.
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ditto bokeh on the first shot it horribly "nervous" looking.
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