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Auto Miranda 105mm f2.8
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:06 pm    Post subject: Auto Miranda 105mm f2.8 Reply with quote

Auto miranda 105mm f2.8

1st test shot on Panasonic G5. Shot wide open.


PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That softness at full aperture could be useful for some portraits.
What is it like at say f8 ?
Tom


PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The softness also works well for the rose.


PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
That softness at full aperture could be useful for some portraits.
What is it like at say f8 ?
Tom


I haven't tested it at f8 yet, but from what I understand it supposed to be sharp all the way across the frame at f8.
I will test it weather permitting.


PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Auto Miranda 105mm f2.8

2nd and 3rd shots at f4




PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:09 am    Post subject: Re: Auto Miranda 105mm f2.8 Reply with quote

walter g wrote:
Auto miranda 105mm f2.8

1st test shot on Panasonic G5. Shot wide open.

Nice finding and nice pic. Is Miranda actually Soligor?


PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Managed to locate one of these.
Yes, soft wide open and firms up nicely at f8.
Shot as jpeg and b/w in LR - no other PP

@f2.8

#1


@f8

#2


PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And in a case where sharpest isn't best........
here are the same two images with a simple contrast adjustment.
Tom

@f2.8
#1


@f8
#2


PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Auto Miranda 105mm f2.8 Reply with quote

vivaldibow wrote:
walter g wrote:
Auto miranda 105mm f2.8

1st test shot on Panasonic G5. Shot wide open.

Nice finding and nice pic. Is Miranda actually Soligor?


Thanks, I've wanted a copy of this lens for quite awhile. I was glad to finally get one.
I believe the Auto series were Miranda design's. and very few of that series were also sold as Soligors.


PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
And in a case where sharpest isn't best........
here are the same two images with a simple contrast adjustment.
Tom

@f2.8
#1


@f8
#2


It's amazing what a little contrast boost will do for this lens. I'm glad you got one.


PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too - it's a great lens.
I was shooting portraits a little while back - it would have been perfect for those.
Tom