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#1 mst

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 10:09 PM

Some sample images:

https://photozone.sm...2435-20-art-fx/

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 12:22 PM

Was this here https://photozone.sm...-fx/i-m6npqk7/A taken at minimal focus distance (0.28 m, I believe)?

Do you have more wide-position, wide-open, close distance? I like very much how the object pops out, which is IMO the second reason to buy a fast wide-angle. The other is dealing with low light often.

How was the AF behaviour? I think, the flower is already out of the range of the AF-points and I assume, LiveView was involved?

Oh, and btw.: PZ forum really sucks on an iPad! :)

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 03:34 PM

Was this here https://photozone.sm...-fx/i-m6npqk7/A taken at minimal focus distance (0.28 m, I believe)?


Uhm, no. It's been a while since I shot that one, but I think it's closer to half a meter subject distance. Check this one in comparison:

https://photozone.sm...-fx/i-CK8fQtn/A

This was at or near to MFD, the flower's are roughly the same size (the poppyseed flower maybe even a tad larger).

Do you have more wide-position, wide-open, close distance? I like very much how the object pops out, which is IMO the second reason to buy a fast wide-angle. The other is dealing with low light often.


I'll check as soon as I get home next week... currently on the road again ;)

Personally, I'm always really tempted by large aperture lenses, of any focal length, because of the subject separation they allow... often to a degree that is fascinating from a photographer's perspective, but likely way over the top for potential viewers.

I'm not quite sure though if I'd prefer this f/2 zoom over two f/1.4 primes... been shooting with the 24/1.4 Art in parallel.

How was the AF behaviour? I think, the flower is already out of the range of the AF-points and I assume, LiveView was involved?


For shots like these I usually use center AF and recompose, and then, just to be safe, do some manual focus bracketing. Especially if it's windy and the flower moves quite a bit, as was the case in this one.

Oh, and btw.: PZ forum really sucks on an iPad! :)


Yeah... can't argue against that ;)

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 08:16 PM

For shots like these I usually use center AF and recompose, and then, just to be safe, do some manual focus bracketing. Especially if it's windy and the flower moves quite a bit, as was the case in this one.


You're synchronising manual focus with the wind?
Gosh.
I see again how limited my skills are.
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Posted 21 November 2016 - 12:23 PM

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