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04-08-2019, 01:55 PM   #16
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Personally I find the 15ltd best for reportage style photography. The edges are often to blurry for my taste regardless of f stop for architecture and landscape. It's beautiful for reportage style portraits and close ups.

I still use it when I shouldn't and swear by the computer every time I get home

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Hey house, can you share an example or two of these "reportage" style shots?
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Boring as it might be, do some brick wall test shots on tripod at all apertures to check for de-centring. My copy went back to Japan for a service and and it was worth every cent.

Stopped down to f/8.0 and beyond it is fine for architecture and landscapes.





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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
Boring as it might be, do some brick wall test shots on tripod at all apertures to check for de-centring. My copy went back to Japan for a service and and it was worth every cent.

Stopped down to f/8.0 and beyond it is fine for architecture and landscapes.




Ok, Sandy. I'll do that. I'm sure it's going to be fine. It just has a learning curve with it. I will do the brick wall test, though. Thanks for posting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
Boring as it might be, do some brick wall test shots on tripod at all apertures to check for de-centring. My copy went back to Japan for a service and and it was worth every cent.

Stopped down to f/8.0 and beyond it is fine for architecture and landscapes.




Wow! These pictures are amazing.
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From memory (not at home at the moment) the old K and M manual 28mm lenses have f8 and one of the distance markings in red, to set for hyperfocal distance. Not easy if the lens doesn’t have an aperture ring!
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TerryL, I have the same lens and when I received it I wan't very happy with it either. It should be sharp from approximately 3 feet to infinity. I put it on a tripod and used the focus adjustment inside the camera until it focused at infinity. I think it came out to be about a plus 4. Now the lens is incredibly sharp and it still focuses at near distances. It's my new favorite lens.
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