A7, Minolta 50 1.7, and a BMW

Started Jun 23, 2014 | Photos
beardedspoooon Regular Member • Posts: 141
A7, Minolta 50 1.7, and a BMW
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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

Comment & critique:
Please provide me constructive critique and criticism.
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forpetessake
forpetessake Veteran Member • Posts: 4,892
what happened to the colors?

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

OP beardedspoooon Regular Member • Posts: 141
Re: what happened to the colors?

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.

Chrisd999
Chrisd999 Senior Member • Posts: 1,033
Re: what happened to the colors?

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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OP beardedspoooon Regular Member • Posts: 141
Re: what happened to the colors?

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:

joe6pack Senior Member • Posts: 1,585
Re: what happened to the colors?

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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OP beardedspoooon Regular Member • Posts: 141
Re: what happened to the colors?

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!

paul1508 Regular Member • Posts: 404
Re: what happened to the colors?

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?

OP beardedspoooon Regular Member • Posts: 141
Re: what happened to the colors?

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.

joe6pack Senior Member • Posts: 1,585
Re: what happened to the colors?

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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OP beardedspoooon Regular Member • Posts: 141
Re: what happened to the colors?

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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