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06-06-2008, 07:39 PM   #1
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FA 77mm Limited - that's sharp!

My 77mm/1.8 hadn't seen much use but when our cacti stated blooming this spring I put it to use. I'm stunned, that's a sharp piece of equipment! I'm definitely going to use it regularly now! And it is so compact that it is easy to haul along!

This is a "100% crop", that is I have cropped but not reduced resolution. The only detrimental factor is the conversion from raw to jpg in Photoshop, so a few jpg artifacts are visible here and there.

06-06-2008, 08:10 PM   #2
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Wow, that is absolutely awesome!

I've been somewhat considering perhaps a prime as my next purchase on down the road, and you posting something like this certainly helps. Very nice output!

As far as JPEGs are concerned - if you keep quality at around "10-12" and/or around 80-100% in Photoshop, it would take an extreme pixel peeper at 200% to notice any JPEG artifacts.
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You just reminded me to use this lens. I left it in the ward drobe again ...

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I think I just pricked myself on the cactus! It is very sharp! I love the lighting too!
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This picture inspires me to get better

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06-07-2008, 11:42 AM   #7
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Thanks Ole. Great capture. Lovely backlighting, and it's not so easy to control exposure. And I sometimes think I need to put gloves on when I shoot with the 77, it's that sharp!

NaCl(but what I love most is it's phenominal bokeh)H2O
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You're not trying to tell us that a cactus is sharp, are you?

Lovely image and not only because of the sharpness. Exposure just right to get the blossom details. That is not always so easy.


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