35mm 1.8 Review- Highly Recommended

Started Mar 20, 2009 | Discussions thread
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Re: 35mm 1.8 Review- Highly Recommended
In reply to Ben Seese, Jan 19, 2010

Ben Seese wrote:

I can understand the joy of your new lens, Bob, but please don't let it cloud your judgment... All due respect, but this shot is over-processed, and yet somehow un-cropped. Those distorted lines running across the top & bottom are distracting to my eye, and the noise has been amplified to extreme levels by your heavy shadow adjustment.

bobwill wrote:

I preordered mine the first trip out to the local camera store after
it was announced. And, I have to say, I have no regrets.

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The problem here is that Bob's photo is underexposed. He should have aimed his camera at the city and locked his exposure, and then recomposed. Or he could have also used exposure compensation.

The city is definitely way too underexposed, and is badly lacking in both color and detail. I don't see how one can say that it is "over processed". The problem was in the exposure.

If anything, I would do more extensive processing, to recover a photo like this one. Something like this:

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