New legacy lens, first b&w portrait

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Axxel Junior Member • Posts: 45
New legacy lens, first b&w portrait
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Got the OM zuiko 28mm f2 for 100 usd used. By far my favorite lens so far!



100% crop from original image, removed background(pp)

C&C always welcome!

Kind regards
Axel

Mojn Contributing Member • Posts: 884
Re: New legacy lens, first b&w portrait

You must have done something wrong in post or upload

Axxel OP Junior Member • Posts: 45
Re: New legacy lens, first b&w portrait

what is the problem?

Mojn Contributing Member • Posts: 884
Re: New legacy lens, first b&w portrait

I don't know exactly, but this is certainly not the detail and sharpness to be expected from this body-lens combo.

Axxel OP Junior Member • Posts: 45
Re: New legacy lens, first b&w portrait

Mojn wrote:

I don't know exactly, but this is certainly not the detail and sharpness to be expected from this body-lens combo.



300% crop of origninal image

Still not the sharpnes you expected?

Mojn Contributing Member • Posts: 884
Re: New legacy lens, first b&w portrait

Absolutely far from. I'm not saying this to be rude. You might have killed this image in post or maybe a bad exposure. Or in the JPG export.

Rickj23 Regular Member • Posts: 456
Re: New legacy lens, first b&w portrait

Axxel wrote:

Mojn wrote:

I don't know exactly, but this is certainly not the detail and sharpness to be expected from this body-lens combo.



300% crop of origninal image

Still not the sharpnes you expected?

Of course it is. The picture was cropped and the background removed, then all converted to B&W.  The image was probably grainy to start with .....

Axxel OP Junior Member • Posts: 45
Re: New legacy lens, first b&w portrait

wow! then my nex must be defect because this is the sharpest images iv ever gotten for it,  usually i'm lucky if able to get a good 100%, crop on my display these are sharp at 300%...

Mojn Contributing Member • Posts: 884
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Axxel wrote:

wow! then my nex must be defect

I don't think so, and I don't wan't to be the klugscheisser. But I do have a reference image with more detail and sharpness to show. Tell me if you get anything out of that, I'll be happy to share ...

Full res at

http://fragment.smugmug.com/gallery/11025276_FhkXpC#!i=2380349480&k=sQmf5T3&lb=1&s=O

davect01
davect01 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,987
Re: New legacy lens, first b&w portrait

Sharpness is actually ok, just way to bright and washed out.

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Lightshow
Lightshow Senior Member • Posts: 4,323
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davect01 wrote:

Sharpness is actually ok, just way to bright and washed out.

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http://davesnex-3photos.blogspot.com/

It's called High-Key, and it looks fine to me, shot wide open I presume.

Can you post the original size?

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dpdog Forum Member • Posts: 73
Re: New legacy lens, first b&w portrait

Sharpness is actually ok, just way to bright and washed out.

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I think that's what they call "artistic license." I think it looks good.

Axxel OP Junior Member • Posts: 45
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yep its at 2.0, im not willing to post the whole image, its R rated in my opinion.. but i thought if its my PP the above poster was complaining about i thought i might post a OCC jepg, in similar  crop.

Kind regards



No PP at all.

Jokica
Jokica Senior Member • Posts: 1,153
Re: New legacy lens, first b&w portrait

Hi, Axxel!

Nice portrait.

If you like, you can compare sharpness of your picture against this mine .

Taken with NEX-5n and Helios 44M-4, somewhere between 2.8 and 4.0, no PP

Regards

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Jokica
Jokica Senior Member • Posts: 1,153
Re: New legacy lens, first b&w portrait

Mojn wrote:

I don't think so, and I don't wan't to be the klugscheisser. But I do have a reference image with more detail and sharpness to show. Tell me if you get anything out of that, I'll be happy to share ...

Full res at

http://fragment.smugmug.com/gallery/11025276_FhkXpC#!i=2380349480&k=sQmf5T3&lb=1&s=O

This is really, really sharp! Yes, this can be reference image. What lens did you use? Any PP?

Regards!

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Kalabalik Junior Member • Posts: 35
Re: New legacy lens, first b&w portrait

Jokica wrote:

Mojn wrote:

I don't think so, and I don't wan't to be the klugscheisser. But I do have a reference image with more detail and sharpness to show. Tell me if you get anything out of that, I'll be happy to share ...

Full res at

http://fragment.smugmug.com/gallery/11025276_FhkXpC#!i=2380349480&k=sQmf5T3&lb=1&s=O

This is really, really sharp! Yes, this can be reference image. What lens did you use? Any PP?

Regards!

This was shot with a D800.

(NIKON D800•1/250 sec at f/4,0•85 mm)

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Jokica
Jokica Senior Member • Posts: 1,153
Re: New legacy lens, first b&w portrait

Thanks!

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davect01
davect01 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,987
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dpdog wrote:

Sharpness is actually ok, just way to bright and washed out.

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http://davesnex-3photos.blogspot.com/

I think that's what they call "artistic license." I think it looks good.

Artistic license is fine, but when you can not see any detail, that's not good.

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Mojn Contributing Member • Posts: 884
Re: New legacy lens, first b&w portrait

Exactly, handheld (shame on me), lens was old AF Nikkor 85 f1.8. I'm using this lens with moderate succes on my 5N too

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