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Hole Hall Flowers and the 135/1.8 ZA

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    Posted: 17 May 2019 at 15:41
So, as a second part to the visit to Hole Hall with my newly acquired 135/1.8 ZA, I should also reveal some of the other images taken on the day in addition to the bluebell ones:

1. Small and Delicate



2. Grass Seed



3. Magnolia



4. Sun Trumpets



5. Imperial Fritillary



6. Tulip Bowl



7. Heat of the Moment

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8. Quiet Corner for Two



9. Among the Purple



10. White Fritillary



11. Pair Plus One



12. Budding



About it for now and I hope you liked this additional series.

Thanks for looking and comments always welcomed.

Best regards, Neil.
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Congrats with your new tool Neil. #1 - 4 look like the shots where it shines, also in #9. Can't wait to see more.
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Beautiful set Neil. #4 for its lights and and #9 for the complementary colours are my favourits. TFS
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I can see you finding your way. Sometimes we cannot avoid that partially in focus flower that distracts (1 and 3 for instance).
You are going to get there.
Can't wait to see more work.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2019 at 23:05
Congratulations - I hope the 135mm ZA will serve you well for a long time!

This is a very fine set - colorwise #9 is a real stunner - toping #4 and #7, two already outstanding color images. Sharpness in #8 has an almost clinical character, in contrast to that smooth bokeh - but it's a Zeiss, so don't complain.

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What a magnificent set of images, Neil.
(Might make me have to rethink my position that using the SAL70200G set to 135mm can yield that same sort of IQ?)

Although I'm sure the overall imagery might also have just a bit to do with the photographer behind the camera and lens.

A delight for the eyes.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 2019 at 10:21
Thanks, folks - much appreciate the comments.

This is definitely an amazing lens and such a great performer; my only doubt is making sure that I am aware of everything in the frame that could influence the final image quality and 'look' as it is rather clinical in that respect ("Rather Zeiss" as someone said!).

I took #8 for exactly that reason - it was a scene just asking to be taken and I thought it would be a good test for the combination. It is almost straight out of the camera as well - only very, very minimal sharpening (sop that's another dimension to be aware of as I continue to use it - PP skills!).

Joe - shame we are on other sides of the World; a Dyxum 'Shoot Out' swapping lenses on a day's activity would be a great way to explore each lenses capabilities, strengths and, yes, weaknesses.

Thanks again all and best regards, Neil.
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