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07-21-2014, 08:40 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
Which apertures are you using your lenses at? In my work with the 645D it pays to keep in mind the old rule of the thumb: " the best performance from any lens you really need to stop it down two stops"

The Zeiss 100mm f/2 macro isn't apochromatic - neither is the D-FA 645 Macro 90mm F2.8 ED AW SR*. The 90mm f/2.8 benefits for having a wider aperture than the FA645 120mm f/4 and has updated optical coatings which means improved resistance to flare and also optical image stabilization - which is not really needed with studio flash bit it is invaluable in the field.

* From many years of working with the Pentax SMCP-FA 645 120mm f/4 I can say that it is very close to being fully apochromatic, it compares well to the Leica APO Summarit-S 120mm f/2.5
I am using f11 for the above aperture.

took another one 2 days ago with f16, 1/125 shutter and iso 800. A120 macro with full set of extension tubes.

tripod for support and flash light used. I am beginning to get used to this set up



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