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CV 4.5/15 and 1.4/40 on the trail
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:54 pm    Post subject: CV 4.5/15 and 1.4/40 on the trail Reply with quote

2 Days with different light here.
first 4 are with 15mm and flat light. I messed about with some PP on one shot. It looks it Embarassed
The second batch are with 1.4/40 and a pretty nicely lit day. just some global controls in PP.
I love both of these lenses. RF work in the woods is not optimal but still do-able.












PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the 40mm 1.4 too and i love it.

It's such a wonderful lens for so little money.

Great shots btw, the 15mm looks like it has great potential!


PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorgeous set of shots, Andy! Smile


PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice series Andy. Number 3 is my favorite. I see that, like me, the dog goes where you go.

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RF work in the woods is not optimal but still do-able


I know nothing about R/F cameras. Why is this?


PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty nice shots, Andy.

It is hard to frame precisely with RF camera,
and also difficult to focus the point you want to.


PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

impressive 15mm & superb 40mm bokeh Shocked


PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy, these shots show how much fun this set is to you!
Well done!


PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice set, Andy!
# 3 has a "kubrickesque" point of view - really "takes you inside". Very good!

I think I can see your point about rangefinder in the woods. The location really is pushing for closeups and selective DOFS, all things that (for different reasons) are awkward on a rangefinder. But you managed pretty well.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The image from low level is awesome. I love the depth of field!

As usual, you make this lens sing, Andy!


PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a nice trail, and what a nice little dog.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Guys for all your encouragement.
I know these shots are difficult to comment on and so I appreciate it that much more.

@Ron
As Koji and Orio indicate. Rangefinders are difficult for close framing and selective focus.
For example the 1.4/40 has a minimum focus range of just under 1 meter.
When you combine that with variations in the RF range itself, it is difficult to focus on small details accurately.
On the 4th snap for example. The lens was open or at f2 and those little leaves are only 20mm or so wide.
The Rangefinder could be easily lined up with the a leaf (or the vine even easier Wink ) and the lens could actually still be front or rear focused slightly do to the skinny DOF.
The number of accurately focused shots goes way down as your subject comes closer and aperture goes larger.
It is so tempting to look for details in the forest. Not as simple to get them.
It is fun though I will love to keep at it.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Andy,Koji and Orio. I have no experiance with them.

When I was young my uncle had a very expensive camera. It, as I remember, looked like it had two viewfinders. Maybe that was a rangefinder or maybe they didn't make them back then.