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07-27-2010, 12:58 AM   #16
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The FA* 85/1.4 does not only portraiture

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Really nice

How did you take this pic?
Were you using extension tube or close up lens?

Bump for this great lens

07-27-2010, 01:19 AM   #17
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Really nice

How did you take this pic?
Were you using extension tube or close up lens?

Bump for this great lens
Thanks! Oh no; the lens was used as-is. I only cropped the shot a little. The FA* 85 does not have a problem with that, sharp as it is...

A few more. Wide open:



Stopped down a little:

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Thoses are some ICE BLUE eyes. Awesome shot Peter
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I'm a little surprised someone hasn't bought this yet.

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Two more photos to help sell this lens. Not masterpieces though

The lens renders textures and metals exceptionally well. At least that's my impression.

@ f/4:


@ f/2:
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Peter, keep on posting images like these and I will end up keeping the lens (although I should know it is more the photographer than the lens).
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I'm a little surprised someone hasn't bought this yet.
I'm seriously thinking of doing it but the "finance minister" doesn't want to release the extra budget support
Let's see....
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Flowers?? A box of Chocolates?? Dinner for two??

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Cet objectif est une splendeur. Chaque fois que je l'utilise, il me donne beaucoup de plaisir. Jamais je ne le revendrai.
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Flowers?? A box of Chocolates?? Dinner for two??
One dinner done already Bruce... so I only have one more to go + flowers and chocolates
Seriously now... I'm trying to find funds for this but ain't really keen on selling anything else then 100/2.8 which leaves me with big gap....

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I'm seriously thinking of doing it but the "finance minister" doesn't want to release the extra budget support
Let's see....


I was able to bypass the "finance minister" last week when I bought my FA*85, as she's pretty much given up on trying to keep track of my LBA. When the package arrived and I unpacked it, she did chime in and say, "You paid how much for that? Didn't you notice those small scratches in the silver paint? It's kind of an ugly lens".
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I was able to bypass the "finance minister" last week when I bought my FA*85, as she's pretty much given up on trying to keep track of my LBA. When the package arrived and I unpacked it, she did chime in and say, "You paid how much for that? Didn't you notice those small scratches in the silver paint? It's kind of an ugly lens".
My finance mistress also has a K-7 and this is her favorite lens. Which sometimes means I don't get to shoot with it...

Of course, this also means we own a lot of glass, so sharing isn't usually an issue.
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My finance mistress also has a K-7 and this is her favorite lens. Which sometimes means I don't get to shoot with it...

Of course, this also means we own a lot of glass, so sharing isn't usually an issue.
I understand that.... my ministeress has K-x and when we go somewhere together I don't get to use 31ltd at all....
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I was able to bypass the "finance minister" last week when I bought my FA*85, as she's pretty much given up on trying to keep track of my LBA. When the package arrived and I unpacked it, she did chime in and say, "You paid how much for that? Didn't you notice those small scratches in the silver paint? It's kind of an ugly lens".
Have you had a chance to compare this with your 77?
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Have you had a chance to compare this with your 77?
I haven't had a chance to compare them in a controlled or meaningful way yet. I did take some quick shots with both lenses when I first received the 85. Without doing any specific pixel peeping, I found the overall results to be somewhat similar, with the edge in favor of the 85. Wide open I was actually pretty impressed with how well the FA*85 performed. I suppose that's part of the point of having fast glass, but still I was happy with my test shots at f1.4.

Hopefully one of these days I'll have time to do a more thorough comparison and would be happy to share the results. Also, you're welcome to stop by and borrow it whenever you want Shoot me a PM if you're interested.
 

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