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11-28-2020, 03:09 AM - 5 Likes   #11551
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Not so long ago PF was experimenting with the Adaptist mount. This has inspired me to experiment with one of my favourite lenses , the Nikkor 28mm F4 shift. This shot taken with the lens precariously mounted on my KP. The slightest nudge will make it fall off the mount so focusing is physically difficult, and forget about trying the shift mechanism! However, the result is very pleasing I am now wondering whether or not to get a Leitax conversion for it.



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good shot
did you grow such pumpkins yourself?
I am an amateur gardener and besides photography I like to grow vegetables.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Martin Stu Quote
good shot
did you grow such pumpkins yourself?
I am an amateur gardener and besides photography I like to grow vegetables.
No, They were on sale in a local supermarket late September. I thought they would come in handy as props. I can't stand the taste of them!

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QuoteOriginally posted by richard0170 Quote
No, They were on sale in a local supermarket late September. I thought they would come in handy as props. I can't stand the taste of them!
I don't like the taste of regular pumpkin either.
but the taste of butternut squash is very good

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Cross from the M43 thread...

Testing the Sigma 19/2.8 EX DN







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Testing the Sigma 19/2.8 EX DN








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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
Yes.

Yes, there is a noticeable difference between f1.8 and f2.4. But keep in mind that 35mm is wider, so you can get away with a longer shutter speed before motion blur will be noticeable, so this is not such a big low light advantage as it might seem. But f1.8 at 50mm will render a much shallower DoF and bigger bokeh blur. Big difference for portraits with shallow DoF for subject isolation, for example. Not to say that shallow DoF is something to be valued, but it is a tool that can be useful.

Different lenses might render images differently. Old lenses tend to have the classic "film" look. Some old lenses are very good even by modern standards, others are funky or have a pleasing effect despite their shortcomings. Sometimes they are so cheap that you can ignore their flaws. It comes down to what you need as a photographer. If you always rely on AF, don't buy a manual lens. If you don't want to spend time to learn about M mode, don't buy a manual lens.

Btw, there are many threads about DA 35mm f2.4 vs. DA 40mm XS vs. DA 50mm f1.8. Usually the DA 35mm gets most votes for "first prime to buy" because it has a more comfortable field of view and can be used for most everyday stuff. DA 50mm is preferred if you want artsy shallow DoF photos, portraiture, things like that. I would not recommend the DA 35mm for portraiture, at least not of just a person's face, due to distortion - faces start to look round.
DA 40mm XS has slightly higher build quality than the other two and is generally a nice lens, quite sharp, very contrasty. Basically you get the DA 40mm ltd for a much lower cost, with a couple missing features.

I'd say buy DA 35mm f2.4 and older A 50mm f1.7. A series are not fully manual, but don't have AF.
Great comments!
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QuoteOriginally posted by edom31 Quote
Cross from the M43 thread...

Testing the Sigma 19/2.8 EX DN






Good shots.When I start seeing these kinds of shots, I realize that the good weather season is over!

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QuoteOriginally posted by edom31 Quote
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Testing the Sigma 19/2.8 EX DN






Mine is a Sony mount, and DN rather than EX DN - I don't think there is much difference. I bought the lens as a walkaround for the A6000. Here are a few shots walking around the old Benedictine monastery town of New Norcia in Western Australia, first day out with the combination. It's a fantastic lens, but neither camera nor lens has image stabilisation, so a bit tough to get sharp shots indoors unless I head for the thousands on ISO (which the A6000 can do well).
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Sharp
Fast enough AF as well, and quiet. Great for my purpose of point-and-shoot for the family gatherings. High ISO in the E-PM1 is bad as can be seen in the samples, but hey, these will be family photos, not for "competition" or "gallery". Very happy.
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