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07-03-2014, 08:43 AM   #1
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P67 55-100MM @ 55MM @ f25.

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07-03-2014, 08:57 AM   #2
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I'd remove the thick cluster of wires completely in PS. Most or all of the other wires might be fine - or possibly even enhance the picture - but the cluster is annoying and distracting.

IQ on the photo is nice, as your crops show. And I think the photo is interesting - without the aforementioned cluster of wires.
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Yes, that 55-100 zoom is quite a lens; love mine. Way sharp.
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What was the focus point, please?

07-03-2014, 03:35 PM   #5
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These samples are not a good representation of the lens at all, and it's not the lens that is at fault!
Why are you photographing at f25 at the 55mm end? Doing so introduces softness, and it is very evident. There is no baseline level of sharpness and clarity to these images.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Silent Street Quote
These samples are not a good representation of the lens at all, and it's not the lens that is at fault!
Why are you photographing at f25 at the 55mm end? Doing so introduces softness, and it is very evident. There is no baseline level of sharpness and clarity to these images.
Agreed. I own a 55-100mm zoom, but I don't think it's one of the sharper 645 lenses. And you're going to have too much diffraction softness at f25. For landscape work, the 120mm macro is a champ at a distance. The 55 mm F24 67 mm lens on an adapter is great for closer work. The late 75mm 67 lens is also fairly good. I tried a lot of different lenses from the 67 and 645 series to find the better ones.
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672 was using the 55-100 from the 6x7 not the 55-110 from the 645. There is quite a difference.
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QuoteOriginally posted by desertscape Quote
672 was using the 55-100 from the 6x7 not the 55-110 from the 645. There is quite a difference.
Agreed and he was also trying to increase the DOF to include the wall and distant building. Thanks for the image and crops.

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According to my DOF calculator, f/16 would have provided an infinite DOF from about 2.3 meters. That close wall looks to be a lot more than 2.3 meters away so I would have to agree that f/25 was completely unnecessary.
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Glad everybody enjoyed this post. I really never thought it would get so many , if any , comments. However, I did think my Lotus shot from last week was amazing and it got no comments at all !!!!!

I Have really enjoyed this lens on the D and now the Z, but as I have commented elsewhere, its all just talk until I get back to my printer in Late July. That is the only real test for me of these ISO , lens , subject , DOF studies i have been posting while on the road.

And stay tuned, there will be extensive iceberg photo testing before the end of the month !!!!

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What was the focus point, please?
focus was on the graffiti
07-05-2014, 07:54 AM   #11
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Thanks fr posting...

Given the clarity of the graffiti and the nature of what's behind it, my guess is there is some humidity playing havoc with the details in the distance, and that is also supported by the colour cast of the reds in the brick wall. I'm not sure why everyone thinks everything is all about the lens....or the F-stop. Each one of those little specs of water vapour in the atmosphere is causing diffraction, and it wouldn't matter what lens you used, or what ƒ-stop, but I'm sure you'll knew that.
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672-- The Lotus shot was fine, just not controversial.
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