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04-30-2020, 08:24 AM   #8101
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One more done. Four to go. The end of my adventures in M primes is getting near and faster than I anticipated when I decided to shoot them thru in Challenge. I expected to keep more off months in between. Now 34 months daily shooting in 3 years looks realistic.

This ain't no modern lens. Wide open is clearly softer than f2, vignetting is severe and doesn't offer corner to corner sharpness. The rendering and bokeh are often worth shooting wide open even at the cost of sharpness. Also to my surprice the best landscape of the month was taken wide open. It gave special rendering and feeling to the shot which I seem to like a lot

I think f1.7 will remain my go to fifty, but wide open performance and qualities in low light portraits (which I didn't put thru test this month) will keep reason enough to keep this lens. At least until I get DFA*50 or one of the f1.2's, but can't see myself putting down that much money in foreseeable future.
A useful analysis, IH, accompanied by a nice group of examples. I'm enjoying your SIC journeys.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
A useful analysis, IH, accompanied by a nice group of examples. I'm enjoying your SIC journeys.
Thanks

It has been fun and educating ride.
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SMC-M 50mm f1.4 wide open


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So today I tried to get comfortable with M120 I'm shooting this month.

Wide open:


1 step down:


Pixelshift at f8:



Wide open sharpness is the questionable feature with this lens. One step down and it gets a lot sharper, so this is excellent f4 lens Maybe the widest aperture could've been bit slower, if that would have given better wide open performance. On the other hand wide open can be viewed as soft lens feature. We'll see if I use it as often with this lens as I have been shooting with M100/2.8 and M150/3.5 earlier this year.

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QuoteOriginally posted by iheiramo Quote
We'll see if I use it as often with this lens
So are you approaching your SIC shots with manually bracketed apertures?
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So are you approaching your SIC shots with manually bracketed apertures?
Sorry, I don't quite catch what you mean. Mainly don't understand meaning of bracketed in this case.

There are days when I set camera on desired aperture I want test and shoot thru the session with that aperture. Some days I set camera on tripod and shoot thru a set of apertures and look in post which work the target of the day. This happens only when I know the target I want to shoot. Then there are days when I behave like a normal person and chance the aperture during the shooting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by iheiramo Quote
don't understand meaning of bracketed
Bracketing is a semi automatic function where you set the camera to take usually three images at one press of the shutter button. One at what you or auto exposure thinks the aperture is optimal and then one image under that and then one over that exposure. The order of the three images can be set and the amount of over exposure and under exposure can be preset in stops or fractions of stops. It was a way of insuring you get the shot at the decisive moment when you cant chimp and adjust. Not uised so much now as people can chimp and correct as they go or correct in pp.

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K-1 + M 35 / 2:

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Same lens and same scenario:





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Same lens and same scenario:
Nice shooting, Jorge!
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15 shots Brenizer with M120 wide open:

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QuoteOriginally posted by iheiramo Quote
15 shots Brenizer with M120 wide open:
You must really be bored to work with Brenizer images. I'm not at all sure that the subject was the most scenic, but you did nice work.
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You must really be bored to work with Brenizer images. I'm not at all sure that the subject was the most scenic, but you did nice work.
Actually I made one at f4 before and was interested to try wide open. That one step does make a big difference in sharpness, but it doesn't seem to matter in Brenizer. And that place is special to me, as I spent there so much time in summers, so I'm quite fond of those rusty worn out containers

Brenizer from 12 shots at f4 with M120:
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Actually I made one at f4 before and was interested to try wide open. That one step does make a big difference in sharpness, but it doesn't seem to matter in Brenizer. And that place is special to me, as I spent there so much time in summers, so I'm quite fond of those rusty worn out containers

Brenizer from 12 shots at f4 with M120:
Very nice. I love walking paths such as that one.
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Nice shooting, Jorge!
Thanks Paul !
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