Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
08-16-2017, 06:12 AM   #1831
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
ivanvernon's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Medina, OH
Photos: Albums
Posts: 2,195
Porst 1.2 photos

QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote


--------------

Please share with me your thinking, strategy, or photographic philosophy behind all these dark, unfocussed Porst f 1.2 photos you are posting. I am not being nasty, just curious, so maybe I can start making that kind of photo with my f 1.2 lenses. :>)

08-16-2017, 06:29 AM   #1832
amateur dirt farmer...
Loyal Site Supporter
pepperberry farm's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: probably out in a field somewhere...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,090
QuoteOriginally posted by ivanvernon Quote
--------------

Please share with me your thinking, strategy, or photographic philosophy behind all these dark, unfocussed Porst f 1.2 photos you are posting. I am not being nasty, just curious, so maybe I can start making that kind of photo with my f 1.2 lenses. :>)



my goal with this type of photo is to capture the sunset, from a lower perspective, but focusing on the grass itself...


there is a challenge, for me, in this type of shot in that I have to get low enough for the perspective (no tiltscreen) and still be able to see/focus, especially since this is a manual lens, while also keeping exposure in mind (green button metering, wide open aperture)...


it's easy to get a completely blown-out shot with this, so there is some experimenting, re-shooting, etc - so the trick is to get low enough for enough grass to shadow the sun, while still maintaining some focus on the grass to give the shot some atmosphere and something for the eye to grab onto...


for me, this is as emotive as a full-on sunset over a field, lake, city-scape, etc.... and with the right lens, the bokeh becomes almost wet, as if the light were running down the shot...
08-16-2017, 07:32 AM   #1833
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
ivanvernon's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Medina, OH
Photos: Albums
Posts: 2,195
QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
my goal with this type of photo is to capture the sunset, from a lower perspective, but focusing on the grass itself...


there is a challenge, for me, in this type of shot in that I have to get low enough for the perspective (no tiltscreen) and still be able to see/focus, especially since this is a manual lens, while also keeping exposure in mind (green button metering, wide open aperture)...


it's easy to get a completely blown-out shot with this, so there is some experimenting, re-shooting, etc - so the trick is to get low enough for enough grass to shadow the sun, while still maintaining some focus on the grass to give the shot some atmosphere and something for the eye to grab onto...


for me, this is as emotive as a full-on sunset over a field, lake, city-scape, etc.... and with the right lens, the bokeh becomes almost wet, as if the light were running down the shot...
Interesting . . . now I can appreciate what you are seeking to accomplish.
08-16-2017, 07:53 AM   #1834
amateur dirt farmer...
Loyal Site Supporter
pepperberry farm's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: probably out in a field somewhere...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,090
thank you... I normally only shoot this with manual-focus, because AF throws my perspective off and will capture whatever it grabs, whereas I want what I want in the shot...

08-16-2017, 10:59 AM - 1 Like   #1835
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
ivanvernon's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Medina, OH
Photos: Albums
Posts: 2,195
Auto focus

QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
thank you... I normally only shoot this with manual-focus, because AF throws my perspective off and will capture whatever it grabs, whereas I want what I want in the shot...
I am the same way about auto-focus. For general photography, including landscape, AF can be handy, certainly as a first approximation. For macro, closeup flowers, and portraiture I much prefer to use manual focus entirely. The problem with MF using many modern lenses is that they were not really designed for easy manual focus--too short throw to focus, overly loose focussing ring, etc.
08-16-2017, 11:13 AM   #1836
amateur dirt farmer...
Loyal Site Supporter
pepperberry farm's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: probably out in a field somewhere...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,090
QuoteOriginally posted by ivanvernon Quote
I am the same way about auto-focus. For general photography, including landscape, AF can be handy, certainly as a first approximation. For macro, closeup flowers, and portraiture I much prefer to use manual focus entirely. The problem with MF using many modern lenses is that they were not really designed for easy manual focus--too short throw to focus, overly loose focussing ring, etc.



exactly - in the few years I've been using DSLR's & lenses, I've learned so much about AF vs MF and the huge difference in modern lenses focusing rings vs 'film-era' lenses....
08-19-2017, 06:30 PM - 3 Likes   #1837
amateur dirt farmer...
Loyal Site Supporter
pepperberry farm's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: probably out in a field somewhere...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,090
K-3 with Porst Color Reflex MC Auto 55mm f1.2





08-24-2017, 11:53 PM   #1838
amateur dirt farmer...
Loyal Site Supporter
pepperberry farm's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: probably out in a field somewhere...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,090
K-3 with Porst Color Reflex MC Auto 55mm f1.2



08-25-2017, 07:17 AM - 1 Like   #1839
amateur dirt farmer...
Loyal Site Supporter
pepperberry farm's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: probably out in a field somewhere...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,090
K-3 with Porst Color Reflex MC Auto 55mm f1.2

08-25-2017, 07:42 AM - 2 Likes   #1840
Pentaxian
LennyBloke's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Worcestershire, UK
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 305
Porst Auto Color Reflex 55mm f1.2 plus de-glassed Macro converter on K1

Almost nothing in focus, plenty of fringing, low contrast - not what you might want from a macro shot, but I quite like it:



08-29-2017, 03:44 AM - 4 Likes   #1841
Pentaxian
Michi Joel's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Catalonia
Photos: Albums
Posts: 436
*Ist DS + Reveunon 55mm f1.2





08-31-2017, 03:55 AM - 1 Like   #1842
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Jean Poitiers's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Lost in translation ...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 16,584
Been absent a bit so here's an offering of the Angιnieux 50/1.2 (16mm cinema projection lens mounted in M42 extension tube set) on the K-1 ... I need to shoot a lot of my projection lenses with the K-1 to see if there is any difference and/or improvements on a full frame sensor. (xpost from Projector Lens thread)










09-06-2017, 06:26 AM - 5 Likes   #1843
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
ivanvernon's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Medina, OH
Photos: Albums
Posts: 2,195
Clematis at f 1.2

Clematis Nelly Moser, fall flush, with K-1 and converted Canon-FL 55mm f 1.2.
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-1  Photo 
09-24-2017, 08:53 PM - 1 Like   #1844
amateur dirt farmer...
Loyal Site Supporter
pepperberry farm's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: probably out in a field somewhere...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,090
K-3 with Porst Color Reflex MC Auto 55mm f1.2

09-28-2017, 08:17 AM - 6 Likes   #1845
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
candid's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Heidelberg
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 30
Pentax K-5 + Pentax A 50/f1.2

In the circle of light

---------- Post added 09-28-17 at 05:21 PM ----------

Pentax K-5 + Pentax A 50/f1.2

Old Elbe Tunnel, Hamburg
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
canon, comparison, focus, infinity, k-5, k-5ii, lens, lenses, link, mine, mm, pentax, pentax lens, photo, photos, porst, post, reflections, rule
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Post your 85mm ƒ1.4 Photos! (ƒ1.4 ONLY!) PentaxForums-User Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 40 05-08-2014 04:33 PM
For Sale - Sold: FS Feeler: K series SMC 50 mm ƒ1.2 (Worldwide) TheoSixx Sold Items 2 06-01-2010 12:28 PM
Which ƒ1.2 Lens is Better? PentaxForums-User Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 30 01-31-2010 03:09 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:13 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top