New legacy lens, first b&w portrait

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Axxel
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New legacy lens, first b&w portrait
Feb 24, 2013

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!

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Axel

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In reply to Axxel, Feb 24, 2013

You must have done something wrong in post or upload

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what is the problem?

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In reply to Axxel, Feb 24, 2013

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

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In reply to Mojn, Feb 24, 2013

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?

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In reply to Axxel, Feb 24, 2013

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.

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Re: New legacy lens, first b&w portrait
In reply to Axxel, Feb 24, 2013

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 .....

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In reply to Mojn, Feb 24, 2013

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%...

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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

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

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davect01 wrote:

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

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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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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.

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In reply to Lightshow, Feb 25, 2013

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.

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No PP at all.

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In reply to Axxel, Feb 25, 2013

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

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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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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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Thanks!

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dpdog wrote:

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.

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

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In reply to Kalabalik, Feb 25, 2013

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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