Samsung 45mm f/1.8 Review (2d)

Started Apr 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Samsung 45mm f/1.8 Review (2d)
In reply to hootsmon, Apr 26, 2013

hootsmon wrote:

Well done, and thanks for another well-written review.

I like those sample images, including bokeh.  Not sure exactly how to describe it, but I see an understated look, without a lot of heavy contrast (or 'punch' if you prefer).  Just wondering if soft contrast is a characteristic of the lens, or is it to do with how you recover highlights and shadows in PP?

Those samples I reset vs what I uploaded here, they only have sharpening and white balance (I think set to cloudy) and are from the NX300.  The ones at an angle and flare, and maybe 1 or 2 other shots are from the NX20, don't have sharpening, and don't have WB set (camera set).

I hate to mix up reviews like that, but got the different camera halfway through

I agree, the contrast characteristics of the lens are understated maybe, but I think in a good way.  Too punchy for portraits is not necessarily good.  Sort of a subjective thing, the MTF 50 is good, so it still has good resolution at 50% contrast remaining.

Eric

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