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01-08-2012, 10:45 AM   #241
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Thanks! I love the Rokinon. It's great for the price. It does a nice job wide open or nearly wide open, with the expected pf in bright, high contrast situations. I haven't really done much with it stopped down. I think 2.8 is as far as I've taken it, and there it is razor sharp. I find that it provides a very slightly darker exposure wide open than my M 50 f/1.4, but it's not a big deal. I'd love to have the Tak or M 85 1.8, but I couldn't find one I could afford. And this is an A lens, which is convenient.

Someday I'd like to get my hands on a Takumar 105 f/2.8. It seems to make for very natural looking photos.
The Super Tak 105/2.8 is my most used Tak, the focal length is quite versatile. As an added bonus, it takes to Post Processing like a Duck to Water, if that makes sense and at all possible

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Great shots everyone! It's nice to see this thread still going and all the different primes out there that I would have overlooked without seeing some of these shots. Here is one of my recent pictures, not my best...I was trying the M50mm f1.7 wide-open and it was rather tough to get enough in focus...and the lighting was horrendous Oh and her expression, well I have no clue what that was all about. Some friends and I were just making goofy faces all night. No serious pictures!




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Great shots everyone! It's nice to see this thread still going and all the different primes out there that I would have overlooked without seeing some of these shots. Here is one of my recent pictures, not my best...I was trying the M50mm f1.7 wide-open and it was rather tough to get enough in focus...and the lighting was horrendous Oh and her expression, well I have no clue what that was all about. Some friends and I were just making goofy faces all night. No serious pictures!
Turn the glass upside down and maybe you could take the glass is half-full approach. Harsh, un-diffused light with high contrast might make a good moody grayscale conversion. Then maybe split tone it to help emphasize a mood or something. Just thinking out loud.
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Ha ha! Here's one with that world-renowned portrait lens, the DAL 55-300.


Nice work with the zoom (shows again how important good light is) but you really belong here:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/mini-challenges-games-photo-stories/17081...-potraits.html


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Turn the glass upside down and maybe you could take the glass is half-full approach. Harsh, un-diffused light with high contrast might make a good moody grayscale conversion. Then maybe split tone it to help emphasize a mood or something. Just thinking out loud.
Thanks for the idea and feedback!
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Tuco, here is my first attempt (and a rather quick one) at split toning. I like how the picture looks in B&W as well, but I have been waiting to try split tone. I think flickr may have killed some of the color detail. Anyways, is this more of what you were thinking about? Thanks again for the idea!


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Well, what do you think about it? It looks pretty nice to me given what you started with.
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Leica Summilux 50mm ASPH on Sony NEX-5N (first outing) - no PP, just auto setting in Camera Raw and convert to grayscale:
Yowsa, now that is a very nice portrait. Keep producing these and your wife will be begging you to buy more camera gear
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Yowsa, now that is a very nice portrait. Keep producing these and your wife will be begging you to buy more camera gear
Well, maybe I have to do more of her - she is already jealous of the little lady and all the attention she gets!

But more gear will only come after I start making money with the pics... Looking at exhibiting some sunsets some time this year maybe...

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Well, what do you think about it? It looks pretty nice to me given what you started with.
Well it was a quick edit that I did before class today and it needs refining, but I like it much better than the original. Thanks again!
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