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Bali with CV12, Pentax K24, A50/1.4 and K85/1.8
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:00 am    Post subject: Bali with CV12, Pentax K24, A50/1.4 and K85/1.8 Reply with quote

I just want to share some shots here from my recent trip to Bali.
My MF lenses have mainly been for 'local' use only as I feared my hit rate on MF would be dismal.
I could afford to loose shots locally as there would always be opportunities, but on a tour... I was apprehensive.
But I finally looked over my about 1.5yrs of using a 5D and A7 with only manual focus and picked up the courage to do it.

So the next thing where the lenses.
I wanted small, wide and very wide.
Had to have a f2,8 wide too in case I had a chance to shoot the Milky Way.
Also needed a walkabout lens that gave me that 'shallow DOF, isolating look" as well as for low light
A short tele too for portraits/candids and distant landscapes.
All this and they had to be small, well I did not mind 'smallish' too.

Camera choice was easy.
Sony A7.

So after much going back and forth, the decision was made.
CV12 - had to have it for the 12mm and attractive small size
Pentax K24/2.8 - small, pretty good performance, f2.8 when I needed it (certainly did not want another big wide lens in the bag too)
Pentax A50/1.4 - niffy fifty (decent size, good performance , f1.4)
Pentax K85/1.8 - I thought of the J9, Pentax M85/2 and FA77ltd. 77ltd, I used a lot, so I'd give another lens the chance. The other 2, I knew of their quirks, and wanted something more 'unbreakable' in optical performance. Hence the K85/1.8


Tanah Lot
Tanah Lot #2 by jenkwang, on Flickr
CV12


DSC0867820140529ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr
CV12


DSC0869520140529ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr
K24/2.8


PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tembalingan Lake


All with the Pentax K24/2.8

Starry Starry Night by jenkwang, on Flickr


DSC0877320140530ILCE-7-1 by jenkwang, on Flickr


DSC0872620140530ILCE-7_expbld by jenkwang, on Flickr


Gate to Serenity by jenkwang, on Flickr


PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mystical place to me , I love especially boat series!


PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beautiful, top quality images fit for a photo book of Bali


PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

edited

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Mystical place to me , I love especially boat series!


kuuan wrote:
beautiful, top quality images fit for a photo book of Bali


bernhardas wrote:
nice results


Thank for all the kind comments.


PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Portal over the lake by jenkwang, on Flickr
CV12


PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monkey Temple


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DSC0892620140530ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr
Pentax K24/2.8


With Pentax K85/1.8

DSC0891220140530ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr



DSC0891120140530ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr



DSC0887620140530ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr



DSC0887320140530ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr


PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

again high quality photos, thank you for showing!

and I admit that they make me grave for a wide angle as wide as your CV12mm, and the A7 to go with it Wink


PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kuuan wrote:
again high quality photos, thank you for showing!

and I admit that they make me grave for a wide angle as wide as your CV12mm, and the A7 to go with it Wink


Thanks Kuuan, the CV12 is a nice lens, incredibly wide at 12mm FF and so small for that size.


PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shots around Ubud


DSC0897020140530ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr
Pentax K85/1.8



Girl meets Boy by jenkwang, on Flickr
Pentax K85/1.8



DSC0894120140530ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr
Pentax A50/1.4


PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some more people shots around Ubud.

All with the Pentax A50/1.4


DSC0902220140530ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr



DSC0902120140530ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr



DSC0903920140530ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr



DSC0904920140530ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pls bear with me for the people/candid shots.
Just 3 more....

Ubud got a small town feel to it, that makes it attractive.
Part touristy, part local...


DSC0905620140530ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr
Pentax A50/1.4


DSC0906120140530ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr
Pentax A50/1.4



DSC0903220140530ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr
Pentax K24/2.8



DSC0906820140530ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr
Pentax A50/1.4


PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All beautiful , congrats!!


PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome series, especially #2, #6 & the last one.


PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photos. Very nice place.
A7r is not as good in wide angles.


PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very good street photos which convey Bali life, or better life in Ubud, very well, thank you!

your photos, this time not the extreme wide angle but the performance of a very good f1.4/50, again make me long for a FF camera. still I wonder: did you do special corner treatment for your 12mm Heliar shots, and if so, how or how much?

cheers, andreas


PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hoanpham, Thanks


kuuan wrote:
very good street photos which convey Bali life, or better life in Ubud, very well, thank you!

your photos, this time not the extreme wide angle but the performance of a very good f1.4/50, again make me long for a FF camera. still I wonder: did you do special corner treatment for your 12mm Heliar shots, and if so, how or how much?

cheers, andreas



Thanks, Kuuan

I got the A7 precisely for the FF (FOV, DOF) aspect that it would give over aps-c.

For the CV12, on the A7, it only got vignetting and in some situations a very light magenta cast at the corners.
I usually use a LR4 vignette control of about 40-50
The slight magenta cast, I often just leave it if its not very obvious.
Otherwise, I just use the brush tool in LR with a +5-6 yellow setting.

I also will use the brush tool to take care of any other vignetting that I think the vignette tool did not clean up.

Alternatively, if the shot is a exposure composite, I will use the +2ev layer and blend in the vignette area.


PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Manyar Beach


DSC0910820140531ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr
Pentax K24/2.8


DSC0918820140531ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr
CV12


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful place, beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing, interesting to hear of your decision making process on which lenses to take.


PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

uddhava wrote:
Beautiful place, beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing, interesting to hear of your decision making process on which lenses to take.


Thanks.
There were many possible options in the lens selection.
Canon FD20/2.8; Pentax FA43ltd; Canon FD100/2 being one of them.
Just a 3 lens kit and I know that 20mm is quite the all rounder UWA in most cases too (while the CV12 can be very wide and a bit specialized)


PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tirta Empul


All shot with the Pentax K85/1.8

Under the shade of solace by jenkwang, on Flickr



The gift of youth by jenkwang, on Flickr



DSC0927920140531ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr



DSC0924820140531ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr



DSC0925920140531ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr


PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


DSC0931420140531ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr



DSC0931120140531ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr


PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the Pentax A50/1.4

Grand Mother by jenkwang, on Flickr




DSC0937720140531ILCE-7-1 by jenkwang, on Flickr




DSC0937620140531ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr


PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Portraits with the Pentax K85/1.8


Warmest Smile by jenkwang, on Flickr




DSC0938620140531ILCE-7-1 by jenkwang, on Flickr




DSC0940020140531ILCE-7 by jenkwang, on Flickr