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02-04-2021, 08:15 PM   #11671
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QuoteOriginally posted by RGlasel Quote
I didn't realize you could upload full resolution photos to Flickr. I did zoom in all the way and your image in the eyeball is not that sharp, but the in focus parts of the wood carving are very sharp. Very impressive.
It's more that the surface of the metal "eyes" itself is not perfectly reflective; it is almost a micro-hammered or stamped metal finish.

I usually don't upload full-resolution anything to anywhere, but I think this is a habit forged in my mid-twenties, when bandwidth was still pretty restricted and anything over 1MB was likely to frustrate viewers.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RGlasel Quote
I didn't realize you could upload full resolution photos to Flickr. I did zoom in all the way and your image in the eyeball is not that sharp, but the in focus parts of the wood carving are very sharp. Very impressive.
Yes. For all it's faults Flickr still has a firm hold on the social media of photographers. I keep renewing my "Pro" account for that reason.

PS The "eye ball" is textured which throws off the apparent sharpness.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RGlasel Quote
I didn't realize you could upload full resolution photos to Flickr. I did zoom in all the way and your image in the eyeball is not that sharp, but the in focus parts of the wood carving are very sharp. Very impressive.
The texture of the eye seems to cause the selfie image to be broken up but I wouldnít say the eye wasnít sharp. Iím not sure I read your post correctly though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
I’m not sure I read your post correctly though.
The problem might be is in my choice of words. I was very impressed how sharp parts of the image were when zoomed in 100%, so much so that you could tell the eye was not "smooth as glass" by the distorted reflection of the photographer. The shot was taken at f4, which is generally considered to a weak point of this lens, yet here is an example where if look close enough, the DA 15 is still sharp at f4 for the in-focus parts of the image. At full resolution depth of field is still an issue in spite of the wide field of view, compared to viewing it at a reduced resolution.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RGlasel Quote
The problem might be is in my choice of words. I was very impressed how sharp parts of the image were when zoomed in 100%, so much so that you could tell the eye was not "smooth as glass" by the distorted reflection of the photographer. The shot was taken at f4, which is generally considered to a weak point of this lens, yet here is an example where if look close enough, the DA 15 is still sharp at f4 for the in-focus parts of the image. At full resolution depth of field is still an issue in spite of the wide field of view, compared to viewing it at a reduced resolution.
The blind leading the blind. Lol. We got there. Thanks for the clarification.
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I'm trying really hard to love this lens. I spent a two hour beach walk with it today and in lite PP, I was SO tempted to crop some of the images it was driving me crazy. There must be a zen to using this thing in it's intended way (instead of the wide end of my 18-135 or the 20-40 LTD):













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QuoteOriginally posted by Oktyabr Quote
I'm trying really hard to love this lens. I spent a two hour beach walk with it today and in lite PP, I was SO tempted to crop some of the images it was driving me crazy. There must be a zen to using this thing in it's intended way (instead of the wide end of my 18-135 or the 20-40 LTD):

This shows well what can be done with the DA 15mm
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QuoteOriginally posted by Oktyabr Quote
I'm trying really hard to love this lens. I spent a two hour beach walk with it today and in lite PP, I was SO tempted to crop some of the images it was driving me crazy. There must be a zen to using this thing in it's intended way (instead of the wide end of my 18-135 or the 20-40 LTD):











Only the third one seems like it is crying for a crop. The first in particular would suffer at 18-20mm.
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This is a challenging lens to use, but Iím learning to love trying to make it sing!
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A couple of shots from after a recent ice storm with the DA 15 limited and the K-01



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A couple of shots from after a recent ice storm with the DA 15 limited and the K-01
Looks very cold.
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Put my K3 II into the line of fire last night. Literally, and it even took several direct impacts from the burning wool. No marring or marks, but that's where you see the bright spot in the lower right of the first image. Won't be much longer until all the snow is melted away, which means being a lot more restrictive on where I can spin up steel wool. I did this last weekend with my 10-17mm fish eye as well. It had a more interesting perspective at 10mm, but that lens needed a lot of fringing and aberration correcting to get anything close to how nice the SMC DA 15mm Limited came out.

It was practically a fullmoon, so I planned to incorporate it into the shot like these. The sky was clear when I headed out, but the clouds rolled in while I was on the way to my location. I think it actually added to the overall look.
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