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An English Rose (two days, two different lenses)
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Posted By: MSL, 07-11-2016, 08:05 PM

The same rose shot on two different days, the first time using the 18-55 WR and the second time using the F50. I know the first day was quite grey and overcast and I can't recall, but I suspect it was sunnier the second time. I did a bit more massaging to the 18-55 images to bring up the brightness and contrast, and only minimal (close to none) tweaking for the F50 pictures.

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Very nice images, love the first and third.
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Love the third closeup. Shows the beauty of the rose.
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Very nice images, love the first and third.
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Love the third closeup. Shows the beauty of the rose.
Thank you both. Knowing how much I admire each of your photographs, the feedback is much appreciated.

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Really beautiful images and also very interesting. I like the variety of composition in your photography.

Thanks for sharing.

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#3 is the best of these in my opinion. It goes to show what the mighty 18-55 WR is capable of in good hands. It is interesting to note the different rendition between the lenses. I am not certain too many conclusions on lens performance can be drawn from this due to differing condition and PP but you demonstrate the value of examining your subjects in different ways and in changing light conditions.
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Really beautiful images and also very interesting. I like the variety of composition in your photography.
Thank you Antonio. Very much appreciated.

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#3 is the best of these in my opinion. It goes to show what the mighty 18-55 WR is capable of in good hands
I don't often think of myself as having good hands as I usually don't capture what I'd like to capture. And I don't think I thought much of these photos when looking at them in-camera.

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It is interesting to note the different rendition between the lenses. I am not certain too many conclusions on lens performance can be drawn from this due to differing condition and PP but you demonstrate the value of examining your subjects in different ways and in changing light conditions
Absolutely true - the 18-55 renders a bit darker and so tends to disappoint when viewed in-camera. But I should give it a bit more use. One other factor - the rose itself may have been changing color. I'm pretty sure that within a few days after the second set of photos the rose wasn't worth photographing any more. Interesting that folks like #3 so much - it was taken at 55mm, and #2 at 42mm. The 18-55 does okay at its long end, and is weakest at its short end, but you'd think would be strongest in the middle.

I suppose an interesting PP challenge would be to make the rose in the two sets the same hue/color/brightness etc. (as best possible) and to see what happens to the greens and the background in the process. Is it just an overall lighting issue or the way the two lenses render?
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Good crisp well focused images.

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Beautiful! I especially like the second shot. It's a great example of what the kit lens can do.

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