July 2020 Part 2 — This Month Through Your Adapted Lens

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Sjak Senior Member • Posts: 5,590
Re: Portrait with 1937 Hektor 7.3cm f/1.9

fferreres wrote:

Pretty sharp and nice bokeh. Surely it's a luxury lens to be enjoyed to the max. Great pic too.

Thanks! It's sometimes a difficult lens to use as it can be very capricious when there are light source in or near the frame.

But in overcast situations, it delivers a nice contrast, combined with a somewhat low clarity in the bright parts at wider apertures. This helps to give a pleasing rendering for portraits. And the lens certainly can make a subject pop out from the background.

For landscape, architecture and similar, it's more difficult to use as the falloff in resolution is very obvious, even a f/9 or so.

*EDIT* I had an orange filter on the lens during this shot, that also helps with contrast

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