A7, Minolta 50 1.7, and a BMW

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beardedspoooon
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A7, Minolta 50 1.7, and a BMW
Jun 23, 2014

Was out shooting in a parking garage and a guy with a nice car drove by.  Very spur of the moment. 

All handheld, kind of rushed.  I have shots from the rear, but I don't want to throw his license plate out there (though I suppose it doesn't really matter).

Use this one if selling the car.

Use this one if showing it off.

Needs cleaning

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forpetessake
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what happened to the colors?
In reply to beardedspoooon, Jun 24, 2014

Did the AWB screw up colors? or you did it in PP?

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forpetessake wrote:

Did the AWB screw up colors? or you did it in PP?

The first shot is pretty close to reality as far as colors.  Was a bit past twilight + yellow light.  The remaining shots were PP.

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Re: what happened to the colors?
In reply to beardedspoooon, Jun 24, 2014

beardedspoooon wrote:

forpetessake wrote:

Did the AWB screw up colors? or you did it in PP?

The first shot is pretty close to reality as far as colors. Was a bit past twilight + yellow light. The remaining shots were PP.

Actually, I don't mind the WB. I like the PP  treatment. Well composed shots. I would have like to have seen a little bit more subject isolation. Was it wide open f1.7?

And it would be nice if the original image opened up at a higher resolution.

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Re: what happened to the colors?
In reply to Chrisd999, Jun 24, 2014

Hundminen wrote:

beardedspoooon wrote:

forpetessake wrote:

Did the AWB screw up colors? or you did it in PP?

The first shot is pretty close to reality as far as colors. Was a bit past twilight + yellow light. The remaining shots were PP.

Actually, I don't mind the WB. I like the PP treatment. Well composed shots. I would have like to have seen a little bit more subject isolation. Was it wide open f1.7?

And it would be nice if the original image opened up at a higher resolution.

It was wide open.  I probably could have gone with a smaller aperture, but hand holding at night, just goofing around, I wasn't too particular.

Here's a larger one of the first:

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Re: what happened to the colors?
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beardedspoooon wrote:

It was wide open. I probably could have gone with a smaller aperture, but hand holding at night, just goofing around, I wasn't too particular.

Wide open at 1.7? You must be standing far away! I have a 50mm 1.7 that I thought was very good but I don't think I have taken image that sharp at wide open.

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beardedspoooon wrote:

It was wide open. I probably could have gone with a smaller aperture, but hand holding at night, just goofing around, I wasn't too particular.

Wide open at 1.7? You must be standing far away! I have a 50mm 1.7 that I thought was very good but I don't think I have taken image that sharp at wide open.

Oops! Double checked. Was at 2.2!

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Re: what happened to the colors?
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beardedspoooon wrote:

beardedspoooon wrote:

It was wide open. I probably could have gone with a smaller aperture, but hand holding at night, just goofing around, I wasn't too particular.

Wide open at 1.7? You must be standing far away! I have a 50mm 1.7 that I thought was very good but I don't think I have taken image that sharp at wide open.

Oops! Double checked. Was at 2.2!

It's still very little background blur for FF f/2.2 and the apparent distance to the background. Are you sure you didn't shoot in APS-C Mode?

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beardedspoooon wrote:

beardedspoooon wrote:

It was wide open. I probably could have gone with a smaller aperture, but hand holding at night, just goofing around, I wasn't too particular.

Wide open at 1.7? You must be standing far away! I have a 50mm 1.7 that I thought was very good but I don't think I have taken image that sharp at wide open.

Oops! Double checked. Was at 2.2!

It's still very little background blur for FF f/2.2 and the apparent distance to the background. Are you sure you didn't shoot in APS-C Mode?

Definitely not. Perhaps the smaller image sizes are creating that effect?

In the first picture, the rail is a car length or less away. In the full size image, the sharpness decreases behind the wheel well.

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In reply to beardedspoooon, Jun 24, 2014

beardedspoooon wrote:

beardedspoooon wrote:

beardedspoooon wrote:

It was wide open. I probably could have gone with a smaller aperture, but hand holding at night, just goofing around, I wasn't too particular.

Wide open at 1.7? You must be standing far away! I have a 50mm 1.7 that I thought was very good but I don't think I have taken image that sharp at wide open.

Oops! Double checked. Was at 2.2!

It's still very little background blur for FF f/2.2 and the apparent distance to the background. Are you sure you didn't shoot in APS-C Mode?

Definitely not. Perhaps the smaller image sizes are creating that effect?

In the first picture, the rail is a car length or less away. In the full size image, the sharpness decreases behind the wheel well.

Which Minolta 50mm 1.7 are you using? It is not the Rokkor is it? My Rokkor does not have a F-stop at 2.2.

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beardedspoooon wrote:

beardedspoooon wrote:

beardedspoooon wrote:

It was wide open. I probably could have gone with a smaller aperture, but hand holding at night, just goofing around, I wasn't too particular.

Wide open at 1.7? You must be standing far away! I have a 50mm 1.7 that I thought was very good but I don't think I have taken image that sharp at wide open.

Oops! Double checked. Was at 2.2!

It's still very little background blur for FF f/2.2 and the apparent distance to the background. Are you sure you didn't shoot in APS-C Mode?

Definitely not. Perhaps the smaller image sizes are creating that effect?

In the first picture, the rail is a car length or less away. In the full size image, the sharpness decreases behind the wheel well.

Which Minolta 50mm 1.7 are you using? It is not the Rokkor is it? My Rokkor does not have a F-stop at 2.2.

Maxxum with LA-EA4. Should have clarified in original.

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