I have collected many of the same lenses as you especially after reading an opinion that the Hexanon 50/1.7 was "one of the sharpest lenses ever".I found them all very good so I moved on to measuring their sharpness across the field where the Hexanon 1.7 maybe is better than its 1.4 brother.
It is all annoyingly variable though as lens performance is different on different cameras and in different situations.I concluded I had too many of these legacy lenses and was master of none. Perhaps I should buy at least one Fujifilm AF lens and the 35/1.4 would be wider and more useful than the 50mms.
If you repeat this you could make the carnation stems shorter?
I think I wasted my time as it reviewed my responses and many were missing. All too painful yet I would have liked to contribute.
Still no camera support for Pentax K30 even though it has frequently been requested. How hard would it be to make a color profile for this camera? Support for Fuji x trans is appreciated though, where others are finding that a task and a half.
A scene the eye often observes but the camera fails to capture and photography is suppose to be about light. Maybe lots of adjustments from the raw as the Velvia jpeg of the garden seat does not have the same light.
I am guilty of only reading the conclusion then entering my 550D into the comparator to see if the 650D beats what I have. I concluded Andy Westlake is being very polite but is suggesting this 650D is taking a few steps forward but many back.Then again, I often wonder about the accuracy of those histograms and how the DpReview crew work them out?
Andy, can you write me a conclusion for the Pentax K30.I don't think I have the right personality to pour over all that other stuff and enter into in-depth conversations how one coin looks different to another.
Hey Nidri, My fence shot is better than your fence shot!
I have it on canvas on my wall. Late afternoon Ausie bush shot with my fence needing much repair with rusty hanging barbed wire and ant eaten post needing replacement with a few star pickets. The late afternoon sun glows through the trees leaves.
But then again your shot shows the treeless desolation that farmers create right out to the dead horizon.Plus your fence would work. Mine did not offer much restraint to my wandering beasts.But I won't show you my fence photo as its a bit good.
Loved your piece on my things bigger than yours.
I agree that the rule of thirds can add artistry to a photo, but more important is framing, which I think could be much improved on a few of these pics.
I like to see the subject offset provide the space for the subject to move into or to be able to look into. A frame edge can seem like a wall if placed wrongly and the half a horse and the girl look confined by the frame.
Also, tight cropping can look uncomfortable if it dismembers objects even to the extent I would not have trimmed the kids shoes or toy. This shot would look less bland and have more of a narrative if there was a hint the child actually had been able to play with the cart rather than it had been poked in a corner by a tidy adult.
Maybe his surrounds could have been improved by having him sitting on a rug and even have a cushion to cover some of that skirting.
I should say your child looks cute and I like the hint of natural lighting.