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01-01-2009, 08:30 PM   #31
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Shot wide open with only a night lamp used for illumination.



Another picture taken at F2 to show bokeh rendering

Series of pictures taken at F8, F5.6 and F2 to gauge sharpness. Focus point is the same for all pictures



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I didn't make it past one day between seeing the 35mm in stock physically sitting on the store shelf to walking out the store with it already mounted on my camera. Of course my wallet (and parents) weren't too pleased about it.



a little under exposed.. (my fault)
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I didn't make it past one day between seeing the 35mm in stock physically sitting on the store shelf to walking out the store with it already mounted on my camera. Of course my wallet (and parents) weren't too pleased about it.



a little under exposed.. (my fault)

That may be a little underexposed, but I really like the shot - in fact, the underexposure works well there. Nice job.

Now I see an FA* 24mm f/2 like new in box, hood, pouch, etc, for $500.

Must.

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Little walkabout today, carrying the FA 35 f/2...

Shooting into sun - DA 35 f/2.8 macro handles flare a bit better, but this didn't
do a bad job:





With a small/light lens, it's easy to hold tripod-steady for slow SS shots:


1/8 sec, wide-open, ISO 400


1/6 sec, wide-open, ISO 400



Lighting was terrible, but the sharpness at f/2 combined with the ability to hold
it steady for 1/6 sec shots means I got some pretty good images from a really
tough shooting environment. Nice.



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Not a fisheye, but ...

Pentax FA 35mm f/2 @ f2.2, 1/200s ISO200



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Can the FA35/2 do this?

There isn't much artistic value in this 31Ltd pic; why I use it here is that the flowers appear lit from all sides thus causing no harsh shadows, yet they stand out from the background so much they seem to glow light themselves.

So ... without artificial lighting, without post-processing to enhance contrast and sharpening, can someone try to give a similar effect pic with FA35/2 please?

PS: I'm not saying it can't, just wondering if it can.



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There isn't much artistic value in this 31Ltd pic; why I use it here is that the flowers appear lit from all sides thus causing no harsh shadows, yet they stand out from the background so much they seem to glow light themselves.

So ... without artificial lighting, without post-processing to enhance contrast and sharpening, can someone try to give a similar effect pic with FA35/2 please?

PS: I'm not saying it can't, just wondering if it can.


I see what you're asking for - I haven't used my FA 35 much for flora shots, it's
mostly my indoor family/kid shooter, but here's one:

1/60 s, wide-open, ISO 400

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some test shots... just got the lens but so far, I'm pretty pleased. I'm noticing a bit of ca (usually red fringe) in some high contrast areas, but not too bad. I need some software to address this though. Most of these shots have some small radius usm, levels adjustments (minor) and some contrast adjustment (minor also). Also, a couple of these were cropped by about half.


Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV


Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV


Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1000)
Aperture: f/9
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 100
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It's freezing out, and this lens is my indoor workhorse, and as such I have no
real thrilling arty, architecture or panorama shots with it yet, really, but you can
judge IQ with boring kid shots also. Here are some aperture comparisons -
No big sharpness dropoff wide-open at POF, which is good.

(all ISO 400)


f/2.4:


f/2.8:


f/2.4:


Last two, wide-open (f2):


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Point of focus on the 'hand'



1/15s, f/2.5, ISO 500:



Crop:





Excellent low-light workhorse, love this lens for how it just makes it hard to screw
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