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Similar photos with different depth of fields (I think that's what it is)
Lens: Super-Takumar 135mm Camera: Spotmatic II Photo Location: Featherston Street, Wellington, New Zealand ISO: 400 
Posted By: danlam, 12-12-2016, 03:34 PM

Just wanted to share a couple of photos I took with my Super-Takumar 135mm lens. I like how the photos turned out.

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12-12-2016, 03:43 PM   #2
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Nice photos (especially the first one) The depth of field could be different, or it could just be where you focused... the first one is focused on or around that orange Honda car, while the second is focused much further back - which, even at the same aperture, would give a much greater depth of field...
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Nice photos (especially the first one) The depth of field could be different, or it could just be where you focused... the first one is focused on or around that orange Honda car, while the second is focused much further back - which, even at the same aperture, would give a much greater depth of field...
Thanks for the reply! Yup I think you are correct, I'm pretty sure I didn't change the Aperture or Shutter Speed, it was just a different focal point (is that what you call it?)
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Thanks for the reply! Yup I think you are correct, I'm pretty sure I didn't change the Aperture or Shutter Speed, it was just a different focal point (is that what you call it?)
Strictly speaking, the "focal point" is the point where the rays converge after refraction or reflection through the lens (in a correctly focused image this would be the sensor or film). What we've been talking about is the "focal distance" (Note that I'm no expert, so perhaps others might chime in if my definition here is too loose or just plain wrong ).

The colours in your photos are beautiful. I don't know how much of that was the camera, lens, your post-processing etc., but the result is lovely


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Strictly speaking, the "focal point" is the point where the rays converge after refraction or reflection through the lens (in a correctly focused image this would be the sensor). What we've been talking about is the "focal distance" (Note that I'm no expert, so perhaps others might chime in if my definition here is too loose or just plain wrong ).

The colours in your photos are beautiful. I don't know how much of that was the camera, lens, your post-processing etc., but the result is lovely
Thanks! I have other photos too if you would like to check them out. I dont develop me own photos (yet) but I want to learn. I get my photos developed at the shop.

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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
Strictly speaking, the "focal point" is the point where the rays converge after refraction or reflection through the lens (in a correctly focused image this would be the sensor). What we've been talking about is the "focal distance" (Note that I'm no expert, so perhaps others might chime in if my definition here is too loose or just plain wrong ).

The colours in your photos are beautiful. I don't know how much of that was the camera, lens, your post-processing etc., but the result is lovely
From what I can recall those two photos were taken around 4:30ish pm and was really sunny, so my shutter speed would have been 1/1000 or 1/500, and I would have kept the aperture at 3.5. I was using Iso400 film too.
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Thanks! I have other photos too if you would like to check them out. I dont develop me own photos (yet) but I want to learn. I get my photos developed at the shop.
Yes, I'd like to

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From what I can recall those two photos were taken around 4:30ish pm and was really sunny, so my shutter speed would have been 1/1000 or 1/500, and I would have kept the aperture at 3.5. I was using Iso400 film too.
I hadn't read your equipment properly... I assumed you were using a digital camera, but I see you took this with a Spotmatic II. What was the film, out of interest?
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I hadn't read your equipment properly... I assumed you were using a digital camera, but I see you took this with a Spotmatic II. What was the film, out of interest?
Ohhhh no worries. Yah, I only use film cameras, I am thinking of going digital soon but film is way too fun at the moment so I have stuck with it. The film was Fuji Superia ISO 400.
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