What do you think of this MF lens? wide open at f2.8.

Started Apr 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
Shop cameras & lenses ▾
yfan OP Regular Member • Posts: 212
Re: OK, let's have more fun. I will reveal the answer later.

This picture (magnolia) is taken with a Vivitar 200mm f3.5 at wide open - the worst spot of the lens. I find the softness and bokeh are actually quite pleasing.  However the CA is out of control with little off focus.  You are right on that.  When step down to f5.6 the image is fairly sharp. But you will lose the nice softness and bokeh.  I use it rarely, only for special effect and web pictures.  I will keep this lens since it's not worth the trouble to sell it.  Occasionally it produces some fun pictures like this one (grapes bellow), the picture is further softened in PP.

 yfan's gear list:yfan's gear list
Fujifilm X-Pro1 Nikon D3200 Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM +10 more
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
tko
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow