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05-12-2008, 11:21 PM   #1
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First attempt with FA 35/2

Hi all: This is from my first series of shots with my new FA 35/2. Finally began to use some of the manual settings on the K10D. For just a few minutes on Mother's Day the sun came out and I was able to make this shot in natural light just before we set the dinner table (so late in the afternoon). For some reason I can't get the EXIF info to carry over, so ISO 800, 1/50" @ f/2.8, AWB (Camera selected White Flourescent!!) Average metering, Auto focus point selection (may have been a problem), adjusted brightness curve only in PPL, may have accidentally resaved the JPEG from the tif in Irfanview, but I don't think so. Cropped in Elements, but I couldn't do anything about the chair. This definitely is not as bright and saturated as the tif.

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Looks promising, Monochrome! Good color and a nice, evenly rendered degree of background blur. I think the color of and reflections on the blue glass vase are what most draw my eye here; if this had been shot a stop slower (f/4 rather than f/2.8), I think more of the flowers would have been sharp, and they then would have centered my attention more than they do here. Good first effort, so I hope we'll see more from you with this lens in the future!
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Thanks Christine for your kind comments - I think DoF is the most challenging part of images that fill the frame. Of course landscape has its own issues, but hyperfocal distance is not one of them. This lens really does render outstanding color. Glad I got a new one before they are all gone.

[Edit] I looked at the rest of the pef's - there are some with smaller aperture so tonight I will pick another and post it up.

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