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03-14-2016, 03:17 PM   #31
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Steve. By LaCA I assume you mean lateral chromatic aberration. I see that too, in the doorknob photo there is purple green shift (purple to the right, green to the left).

I also see LoCA in the skateboard photo to the left of the board, and in the doorknob photo. So both are evident in that photo. Mostly I get LoCA with my copy, but occasionally I get both too. Not a huge issue but does occur wide open to around f3.5.

In any case I see it in both the doorknob photo and also in the skateboard photo. Not really that bad compared to some other lenses but still there nonetheless. I have the same thing with my copy which is a Sears branded version of the same exact lens.

I use the lens stopped down alot (@f4.0-5.6) and it goes away.

For wide open shots with this lens I prefer B&W conversions.

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One image which maybe can show some IQ flaws wide open (for more knowledgeable):

...and two shwing quality in night shots at infinity and wide open:

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Here are a couple of examples showing bokeh quality with the Auto Rikenon 55mm f/1.4.

Purple Penstemon

Unknown aperture, Pentax K-3

A Darker Vision Still

Pentax K-3, f/1.4 with intentional desaturation in post

Foxglove In Fuschia

Pentax K-3, unknown aperture


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