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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 12:02 am    Post subject: Thistle Reply with quote

Well, I still have the Viv 135/2.8 on my Oly and shot a couple pics of
thistle today:





The day was overcast, but no rain. These are at f5.6

Bill


PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful green background they are not bad at all!


PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I like how it takes a palette knife and smears out the background!
There's a strand of spider web in both pics that I didn't feel like cloning
out.

Bill


PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that these are really good results.


PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
I think that these are really good results.


Thanks, but after looking at your latest Melissa series, I think I'll
take these down and paste them on the refrigerator! Laughing

Bill


PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Katastrofo wrote:
Orio wrote:
I think that these are really good results.


Thanks, but after looking at your latest Melissa series, I think I'll
take these down and paste them on the refrigerator! Laughing
Bill


I do not agree, Bill !
Here you have both very good detail and great bokeh. My Melissa pictures you are refering to, are really very standard telephoto photography, I don't think there is anything special there, or things that could not be done with any other good tele lens. The only real obstacle is the aperture, but by shooting at 400 ISO instead of 100 you would have obtained the same results easily with your Vivitar, which has both acutance and good bokeh.


PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Humm, you can tell what ISO I was shooting?

Bill


PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Katastrofo wrote:
Humm, you can tell what ISO I was shooting?
Bill


No, there is a misunderstanding, what I mean is that if you were here, to photograph Melissa together with me, you could have done it with the Viv also, by raising the ISO to 400 (while I could shoot at 100 ISO thanks to the faster lens).
Since today's cameras have good 400 ISO, and there is also good noise software like Ninja, the aperture factor is not as decisive today as it was in the film age.


PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
Katastrofo wrote:
Humm, you can tell what ISO I was shooting?
Bill


No, there is a misunderstanding, what I mean is that if you were here, to photograph Melissa together with me, you could have done it with the Viv also, by raising the ISO to 400 (while I could shoot at 100 ISO thanks to the faster lens).
Since today's cameras have good 400 ISO, and there is also good noise software like Ninja, the aperture factor is not as decisive today as it was in the film age.


Bill, him kinda slow today, but him got it, thanks! Laughing And interesting, too!


PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sharp as a knife *ouch* and nice colours.

Michael


PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great details and silky bg! Very nice!


PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Michael and Carsten,
I need to start using some more of the lenses I have, but I'm so
pleased with the sharpness and ease of focusing with this lens, it's
tough to give it up for something else. I paid $27 (delivered) for a
Chinon CS M42 body plus Chinon 50/1.7 prime, plus this lens and
a Viv 2x teleconverter! Rather hard to estimate what I paid for this,
but it isn't much! Laughing

Thanks again,

Bill