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Treemonkey May 22, 2005 3:59 AM

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Hi,

Decided to head into the city and try out the WA lens and I was pretty happy with the results.
It is soft and all images have been sharpened but once that has been done the images look good in my opinion.

All photos taken in "A" mode at ~f5.2

Comments welcome and appreciated.

Treemonkey

Treemonkey May 22, 2005 4:00 AM

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Treemonkey May 22, 2005 4:02 AM

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pappy May 22, 2005 6:18 AM

nice ones :cool:, number 1 is my favorite :|

mtritt May 22, 2005 6:53 AM

I prefer #2, but I would correct the barrel distortion. There's also a bit of vignetting at the bottom corners. I guess that wouldbe fairlydifficult to fix. #4 is nice, but there's a lot of noise in the sky. Maybe it's a result of resizing for the web. Overall, very nice stuff with some views of Sydney that I've never seen before.

Treemonkey May 22, 2005 5:51 PM

mtritt wrote:
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I prefer #2, but I would correct the barrel distortion. There's also a bit of vignetting at the bottom corners. I guess that would be fairly difficult to fix. #4 is nice, but there's a lot of noise in the sky. Maybe it's a result of resizing for the web. Overall, very nice stuff with some views of Sydney that I've never seen before.
Thanks for the comments

I was hoping to avoid the issue of vignetting with the 58mm thread on the SRW but as I have a 62mm adapter I need a step ring. I tried to remove it from the top corners but didnt bother about the bottom ones. #4 must have been taken at iso 100 rather than 50 (was taking some photos of birds earlier and I forgot to change it back) but I kind of like the effect.

Treemonkey

NickTrop May 22, 2005 7:00 PM

These are all wonderful! Number one and number four are my favorites. The Raynox 6600 is about as good as it gets interms of WA for a digicam but you do need to do a bit of post work, mostly because it vignettes slightly and the requisite sharpening. Surprised the larger thread size still resulted in vignetting. I would have made the same assumption as you.

Treemonkey May 23, 2005 2:55 AM

NickTrop wrote:
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These are all wonderful! Number one and number four are my favorites. The Raynox 6600 is about as good as it gets interms of WA for a digicam but you do need to do a bit of post work, mostly because it vignettes slightly and the requisite sharpening. Surprised the larger thread size still resulted in vignetting. I would have made the same assumption as you.
Thanks for the kind words Nick. I am quite partial to number 4 as well, I may get it printed off.

Treemonkey

LoveLife May 24, 2005 1:24 PM

Treemonkey wrote:
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Hi,

Decided to head into the city and try out the WA lens and I was pretty happy with the results.
It is soft and all images have been sharpened but once that has been done the images look good in my opinion.

All photos taken in "A" mode at ~f5.2

Comments welcome and appreciated.

Treemonkey
My favorite shot is the monorail. The lens adds amild level of distortion and what makes the picture work.

BTW, whatzoom setting were used?

I just completed a study of the most popular lenses used on the FZ10, 15 and 20 cameras. I set up two galleries that show scenes at progressive magnifications using all the lenses. I believe my DCR6600 setup produces less vignetting. Do you agree?



Date Taken: 2005-05-19 09:53:25
Make: Panasonic
Model: DMC-FZ10
Size: 2304x1728
Bytes:821054
Aperture: f/4.6
ISO: 50
Focal Length: 6mm (36mm 35mm)
Exposure Time: 0.0015s (10/6400)
JPEG Quality: fine
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Exposure Program: Aperture priority


http://lovelife.smugmug.com/photos/22520346-L.jpg

and I do not use step rings. I guess it is the nature of the product. It was not designed for the camera it just happens to work and work very well. Whether you clone or crop the picture the excellent light transmission, increased field of dimension with mild distortion makes it a winner in my camp. This link will take you to complete series http://lovelife.smugmug.com/Other/79692.

If you do want wade through the complete sequence your can enter a search for DCR6600, DCR250, DCR1540, DCR2020, Tcon 07, Tcon 14B or Leica in the top right corner.



DynamoHum May 24, 2005 3:01 PM

Nice shots Tree:cool: Plus it gave lovelife a chance to ramble on:?

fmoore May 24, 2005 4:58 PM

LoveLife wrote:
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I believe my DCR6600 setup produces less vignetting.

Marginally less. More signficantly (perhaps?) you're setup vignetts on the right side vs trees left. What is the setup? It doesn't improve the fz10's ability to zoom through without increased distortion at the corners. Somehow the fz5 lens is able zoom through with the dcr6600 with generally good results. Any idea why?



Treemonkey May 25, 2005 4:15 AM

LoveLife wrote:
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My favorite shot is the monorail. The lens adds a mild level of distortion and what makes the picture work.

BTW, what zoom setting were used?

I just completed a study of the most popular lenses used on the FZ10, 15 and 20 cameras. I set up two galleries that show scenes at progressive magnifications using all the lenses. I believe my DCR6600 setup produces less vignetting. Do you agree?[/size]
The monorail photo is a bit of a cliché as a similar image always appears on postcards etc so I dont really like it but I wanted to give it a try. Zoom is not possible with the srw lens the distortion is severe and the images look really bad. I was surprised that the lens does vignette but im sure that if I had a 58mm adaptor (I dont want to buy one from you lovelife) then it would be fine.

Treemonkey


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