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05-08-2008, 10:17 AM   #16
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Hamid, I like the last two a lot. But the last one is one of my faves I have seen on here lately. Very nice.

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Hamid, I like the last two a lot. But the last one is one of my faves I have seen on here lately. Very nice.
Thanks! It's definitely one of my favorite shots I've taken in a good while.


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I disagree, a beautifully shaped 'top of a noggin' is the 1st thing I look for in a girl, lol
Thomas... just for you, cheeky monkey!

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lol, yep, does it for me thanks
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Nice work Hamid.
In order of my preference I would say 4, 2, 3, 1.
I think it's ok to crop the top of someone's head but in the case of number 2, I think capturing the whole head would have made it a much better picture.
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Hamid,
Michelle may be a looker, but your captures are simply stunning.
I like #2 & 3, but then again, I like them all.
So sharp, beautifully lit, and great angles.
Just love your work!
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The last photo is excellent, the eye and the lips are perfect. Number 3 ain't bad either.
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Those are great shots Hamid, I think the third one is my favorite. the forth one is really good too, they show off her pretty brown eyes
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Nice work Hamid.
In order of my preference I would say 4, 2, 3, 1.
I think it's ok to crop the top of someone's head but in the case of number 2, I think capturing the whole head would have made it a much better picture.
Gary
I got a few from that angle without the head cropped. I just liked the overall feel of this one better. Thanks for your input.

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Hamid,
Michelle may be a looker, but your captures are simply stunning.
I like #2 & 3, but then again, I like them all.
So sharp, beautifully lit, and great angles.
Just love your work!
Thanks Ash! Really appreciate that!

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The last photo is excellent, the eye and the lips are perfect. Number 3 ain't bad either.
Thanks MrA! I keep experimenting with those half-face shots.... I feel like I finally got one that works well.

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I keep experimenting with those half-face shots.... I feel like I finally got one that works well.
Did you manually focus for that shot, out of interest?
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Those are great shots Hamid, I think the third one is my favorite. the forth one is really good too, they show off her pretty brown eyes
Thanks! Those are probably my favorite out of the bunch too.

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Did you manually focus for that shot, out of interest?
I'm not terribly good at manual focus... I used auto focus.... I use the center point and recompose. Most of my lenses tend to back focus... I've gotten pretty good at anticipating and correcting for this.
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Question to fa 31ltd owners

Hi! I recently recieved an fa 31 ltd, and I've been giving it a fast test today to make sure it works well. I'm quite happy with the results, but I've found some CA/PF in some shots. I would like to know your opinion about it, is it normal? Maybe after reading so many positive reviews of this lens regarding it as excellent I was expecting perfect performance an I'm being too critic.

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That is normal.
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I have had worse than that at wide apertures and very high contrast situations with my 31mm. Just stop down if you are in that situation.
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A lot of Pentax lenses have this trait unfortunately, including the vaunted 31. PF is very visible around blow-out areas, if you can under shoot the meter a bit in these situations (like that brick shot: add some info where the white is in the sky) you'll dodge most of the issue.
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Notice how in these examples you have to go to 100% to really tell it's there? That's how I first noticed it in mine, it was just so unbelievable how deep you can pixel peep, I've gone to 200% in good sharp pictures and it holds up really well. It's quite remarkable.
Look how the oof areas transition in your second picture, that's the magic of this lens. I was a bit surprised, like you, when I discovered this trait in the 31, but it's strengths far outweigh this small(to me) concern. Nothing is perfect but this lens comes as close as any I've ever seen.
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