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Old Jan 11, 2008, 6:28 AM   #1
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This is from my cheapo DL and FA28mmF2.8 at F4













From Nikon D200 of a prof photographer (paid arms and leg) with a camera at least 2 -3 x in camera value and with a huge F 2.8zoom at F5







Both pict are posted without pp and only resizing was done. Notwithstanding the convenience, prime lens just works better. Pentax except in extreme fast shots shines



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Old Jan 11, 2008, 8:18 AM   #2
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Hi Daniel,
I prefer the FA28mm ... there may be a little difference in the WB, but I think it's warmer , more contrasty. ... Jack
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Old Jan 11, 2008, 10:06 AM   #3
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yours is way better! I even like you angle more.
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Old Jan 11, 2008, 11:17 AM   #4
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Like your's much better Daniel...Now next time get them to look your way!! LOL

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Old Jan 11, 2008, 5:36 PM   #5
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That Nikon shooter happened to be the prof & official photographer of the function. all the guests were supposed to face her not to other photographers. There must be 10 people with cameras & p&s too which is a common sight nowadays.

My FA28mm + DL is tiny compared with the Nikon monster with sizable flash bracket. The point that I want to make is that things looks professional may not be better than a well thought out system like Pentax. Also she made a cardinal mistake by not bouncing the flash. The so-called prof and expensive set up , intimidating as it seems , just won't measure up.



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Old Jan 11, 2008, 6:09 PM   #6
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I think this is more a matter of correct exposure than of which lens used...

You exposed correctly the pro did not

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Old Jan 11, 2008, 9:15 PM   #7
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I am not sure if the pro's lens is soft or if the focus is slightly off. Tough situation for flash with all of those shiny dresses. No doubt your shot is better Daniel.

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Old Jan 11, 2008, 11:19 PM   #8
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NonEntity1 wrote:
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I am not sure if the pro's lens is soft or if the focus is slightly off. Tough situation for flash with all of those shiny dresses. No doubt your shot is better Daniel.
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You exposed correctly the pro did not
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Tom , Tim,

The pictures below will prove that my skill has not had much to do at all



First pict FA28mm @F4. I let another guest took this pict with AF and aperture priority at F4.
Don't laugh. I have not had this type of traditional dress for say ½ century.











Nikon D200 @ F5




All the shots above (4) were autofocus shots anyway. So my competence , if any, has not had much to do with the quality of pict. Even assume that both camera bodies are at par – in fact they are not – the quality difference, though small, is difficult to explain.

Because it is prime lens vs zoom? FA28mm really shines? The vibrant color rendition of FA28mm? Poor jpg conversion of Nikon from raw( as its original is almost 7m in size)? That lack of contrast of the Nikon zoom?

These shots are not that conclusive I have to say. But it is interesting to note the difference

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Old Jan 11, 2008, 11:55 PM   #9
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Another FA28mm shot in the party





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Old Jan 12, 2008, 12:03 AM   #10
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All I can say is that your camera and lens did a great job - who cares why.
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