Two photos from the woods

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TorsteinH
TorsteinH Senior Member • Posts: 1,099
Two photos from the woods
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Even if I realise this site is mostly for hardware....? I just wanted to share two photos from last Sunday in the woods. The photos are taken with a EM-5 and the kit 12-50. Feel free to comment if you like.

A lucky find in the woods

In the forest

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Marriott
Marriott Senior Member • Posts: 1,669
Re: Two photos from the woods

Your woods like very much like our woods here in Latvia, especially the mushrooms. They are so tasty and can be prepared in many ways. I hope you found more than one!

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MatsP
MatsP Senior Member • Posts: 1,546
Re: Two photos from the woods

Beautiful chanterells indeed and a fine photo from the forest that brings about the special feeling of being there. Yes, now it's time to get out into the woods an pick some nice mushrooms! . But we still need a little more rain to have them really showing up, at least here in eastern Sweden it's still too dry.

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Paul De Bra
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Bokeh not nearly as bad as some people say.

The mushroom picture illustrates that bokeh isn't bad at all, given the right settings. It really is a matter of having a subject close by and the background far away and then a longer focal length as well... but then the bokeh can be creamy or busy and here it is reasonably good.

What the mushroom picture also shows is that orange is a very hard color to capture. You need some negative EV to avoid blowing out the red channel.

The second picture I'd love to have seen in full resolution to give viewers a better feel for the sharpness of the lens (or lack thereof). At low resolution it indeed is not a very useful picture for a gear forum.

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TorsteinH
TorsteinH OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,099
Re: Bokeh not nearly as bad as some people say.

Regarding the Bokeh, or out of focus areas. I can always make that nice in PP if needed. (Not in this case.) Normally my problem is to get all I want in focus...

The "In the wood" picture is indeed very sharp. I will add a full size photo this evening when I'm back from work.

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MatsP
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Re: Bokeh not nearly as bad as some people say.

TorsteinH wrote:

The "In the wood" picture is indeed very sharp.

If you say so, the 12-50 may be better than it's reputation, or what do you think?

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TorsteinH
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Re: Bokeh not nearly as bad as some people say.

MatsP wrote:

TorsteinH wrote:

The "In the wood" picture is indeed very sharp.

If you say so, the 12-50 may be better than it's reputation, or what do you think?

To be honest, I'm not sure. I have kind of a split relationsihp with the 12-50. I'm sure it's more than sharp enough used at the right f/stops though. But I rarely get the pictures taht pops out without quote a bit of PP.

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MatsP
MatsP Senior Member • Posts: 1,546
Re: Bokeh not nearly as bad as some people say.

TorsteinH wrote:

MatsP wrote:

TorsteinH wrote:

The "In the wood" picture is indeed very sharp.

If you say so, the 12-50 may be better than it's reputation, or what do you think?

To be honest, I'm not sure. I have kind of a split relationsihp with the 12-50. I'm sure it's more than sharp enough used at the right f/stops though. But I rarely get the pictures taht pops out without quote a bit of PP

Well, corresponds to my own impression of the lens. I use it less than before, waiting for the 12-40. But sometimes you happen to get one or two good pictures with it, like you did. I really like the forest shot.

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