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With some help from NOBD in the cropping department. wink.gif



Rollei XF35
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I like it Laurens.
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Originally Posted by il ciclista View Post

How do you like that Helios? I need to get one the Bokeh is cool looking the way it kind of swirls.

I like it. It's a more analog way of working with a long focus throw, and the preset aperture ring thing. The shipping will probably cost you more than the lens!

Here's a snapshot I took that doesn't really show off anything, and I also forgot to turn off the Sunset profile on the 5N, so it's a little yellow. I'm going out in a little bit to see if I can get better shots.

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I'd click through to the Flickr photo and see it at its original size for a better impression. The reduced version is not great.

A version that's color corrected to daylight temp, and different dodging and burning.

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Haven't used the DSLR in awhile.


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Laurens, nice and contrasty

A Y I think I like the first one better it has a lot more pop to it.

Shoreman, that's a great view. Where was it taken?

TOG that depth of focus is brilliant. I like the tones as well.

just some random shots around the house, I haven't had a chance to get out due to my dog slipped a disk and I'm praying it's not going to be paralyzed forever. (It's becoming a full time job)



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Originally Posted by il ciclista View Post

A Y I think I like the first one better it has a lot more pop to it.

IC, sorry to hear about your dog. I hope he will be OK, and let us know what happens.

I agree --- from an aesthetic POV, I prefer the 1st one too. How did you process your last two photos? I like the square composition of the plant.

I shot a few more with the Helios this afternoon, and I think it's safe to say that it is a lens with a very strong personality. The coating is either awful or non-existent, because it flares like crazy, and loses major contrast as soon as there is any flaring. Not great for sunsets!

I tried to take some shallow DoP shots to show its bokeh, which I think is pretty nice, despite the busy-looking background of the daisies. These are all at f/2, I think. Without EXIF data on these manual lenses, it's going to be interesting remembering which shots used which lenses, much less which aperture I used.

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Post-shoot ice-cream (biscoff flavor!). The person at the ice cream shop had never seen a mirrorless ILC camera before, remarking at small it was, so I got a chance to tell them about how great they are, especially the Olympus OM-D. smile.gif

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I think this one shows the dreamy character of the lens. The left edge of the tree is actually in focus, even though the whole thing looks soft.

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I can think of two lenses both of you should be looking at for your cameras if you want shallow DOF and nice bokeh. Find yourself either a 50mm f1.4 or a 58mm f 1.4 Rokkor MC lens. Both can still be had for a decent price and are considered some of the best glass out there. Of course if you really want to get carried away both these lenses can be had with an f stop of 1.2. Both the 1.2 lenses aren't cheap anymore but these two lenses were considered by many to be the best there was in this focal length back in the day. I personally own both lenses in both f stop ranges and I can't see any meaningful difference in lens performance so......
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Shoreman, that's a great view. Where was it taken?

Old Rag mountain in Virginia. I think I took those from one of the false summits. Took advantage of the warm weather to get a hike done that would be impossible (for me) with a lot of snow on the ground.

What kind of board is that in your shot?
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new here and saw this so I figured I would stick up some eye candy :)  I do photography as a side gig so if anyone is interested in prints to help fund my addic...Hobby/clothing/vacations/etc I wouldnt mind ;)  I'll post more up later, till then enjoy and have a fantastic day!

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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

I can think of two lenses both of you should be looking at for your cameras if you want shallow DOF and nice bokeh. Find yourself either a 50mm f1.4 or a 58mm f 1.4 Rokkor MC lens.

Thanks. I've been looking at Rokkor files recently to figure out the old Minolta line, but at this point I've got more 50s than I know what to do with. For stills I actually like the more clinical modern lenses, and it's only for video that I prefer lens personality, because it's more difficult and time-consuming to post-process video. The thing I just saw yesterday that's excited me more is the new Metabones Speed Booster, which is a focal-length reducer for full-frame lenses on smaller-sensored cameras.
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post

Thanks. I've been looking at Rokkor files recently to figure out the old Minolta line, but at this point I've got more 50s than I know what to do with. For stills I actually like the more clinical modern lenses, and it's only for video that I prefer lens personality, because it's more difficult and time-consuming to post-process video. The thing I just saw yesterday that's excited me more is the new Metabones Speed Booster, which is a focal-length reducer for full-frame lenses on smaller-sensored cameras.

Antony's site is great. Tons of good info on both cameras and lenses from the old Minolta line.

That's an interesting adapter. I'm going to have to follow these guys and see what else they come up with.
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Yeah that is cool AY so it keeps it in same FOV you'd have with full frame and one stop faster? Interesting.
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So I'm back from vacation... shot some long exposures at the beach

5D III + 17-40L + 10-Stop ND (except for the night shot which was already 151 sec @ ISO 640)

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I like the last two a lot . Well done
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trying out the FD lens (50 1.4 @ 1.4)

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