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    Posted: 09 April 2019 at 20:24
(Initialy wrongly posted as themed view instead of open view)

#1



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#4

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Hi Fred,

I looked through this earlier (whilst taking a quick 'meeting break ) and was going to comment later (like now) on the fact they looked rather soft and lacking in a specific point of focus Then I looked now and, before making a complete idiot of myself, I saw the lens being used and it now makes more sense.

#'s 1 and 2 are the ones with the closest to a sharp(ish) focal point and the bokeh is, perhaps, a matter of taste. Luckily I rather like this and for me the one to choose for the bokeh would be #2 as well - I rather like that contrast in colour from the green/yellows though to the blues in the upper section of the image.

the one I do like, however, is #4 - and I just want something in that to be a fraction sharper than you show us here. I think if even just the tips of the flowers had been a fraction sharper that would have been a really stunning image as so much of the rest of it is dreamy soft and giving us just enough of a hint of the flowers shapes without it being obvious - letting the mind make the rest up.

A great idea for such a simple subject and very pleasingly rendered here.

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Hi Neil,
Thanks for your feedback. Indeed they are soft, and #4 probably could have been a tad sharper, especially on the tips as you mention. Manual focussing was a challenge in existing indoors daylight and little contrast.
Even switched the screen to BW to get a better view.
Shot a few with other lenses as well, including a 'decent' macro lens. Liked these more for the compositions and rendering of the Primoplan though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ktrucke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 April 2019 at 03:05
I quite like #1. A non-traditional take on the subject but still clear what it is.
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Fred,
Looks like excellent art work, could well be in "It looks like a Painting" Where ever, very very nice
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Nice pictures! I like them (with #1 my favorite).

And sharpness is overrated.

I also like to work with a rather soft lens for close-ups of flowers (in my case: a 4 decades old Rokkor 58mm f1.2, incl. extension tubes). I have pictures of roses that have no real sharp focal point at all, but they are wonderful.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 April 2019 at 19:41
Thanks Karlen, Coast and Eddy!
Indeed painting-like pics Coast.
Always nice to hear that your work is appreciated, especially when it is less 'traditional' and probably not to everybody's taste.
An f1.2 lens is still on my wishlist Eddy
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Fred - you must get an f/1.2 - I've never regretted it
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Thanks Aavo, more tulips to come!
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Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

An f1.2 lens is still on my wishlist Eddy

When you are ready for it, make sure to do your homework: the look of these kind of lenses can be very different.

Next to the 58mm f1.2 MC, I also have the Mitakon 50mm f0.95. The 58mm has a very specific 'glow' (due to the use of some radioactive elements, according to some ), which is very nice for close ups of flowers, but not for portraits (in my opinion). That's where I prefer the 50mm f0.95. When the focus is spot on, the sharpness is quite good, even wide open. But you really have to be spot on, even turning the focus ring a small degree is visible immediately.

If possible: try different lenses before buying and see which one fits your taste best. And after that: have fun with it!

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I see myself shooting more flower close ups than portraits so far, so thanks for these useful tips Eddy!
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You're welcome Fred.

BTW: here is a good, long term review of the 58mm f1.2 MC, with also a list of alternatives.
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