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ennacac Aug 25, 2007 10:46 PM

Took this last week at Paris Casino in Las Vegas with A*85 f/1.4 @ 1.4.

http://www.computerartscompany.com/ParisFount_1.jpg

Tom

mtngal Aug 25, 2007 11:04 PM

Very nice! I tried to photograph this same fountain with both an M 24mm 2.8 and a M 50mm 1.4 a while ago, but didn't have anything close to your success. Shows what a lovely lens (and a good photographer) it (and you) really are.

Hope you had a good time in the town that never sleeps.

ennacac Aug 26, 2007 2:58 AM

Thanks for the compliment! I did some inside shots also with the lens and I seemed to work out very well. I really like the sharpness of this old lens!

Inside Ceasars Palace using the same lens, 1/125 sec @ f/2.5, ISO 400, istDS.

http://www.computerartscompany.com/CesarsStatue.jpg

Tom

bilybianca Aug 26, 2007 3:35 AM

Well, it's not precisely a pile of junk, the A*85. If you use the in-camera focusing aid (green light/beep), is it accurate?. Mine isn't, which is a concern when focusing in dim light.

Kjell

robar Aug 26, 2007 4:19 AM

eh, so-so

you know i'm kidding tom. lately i've been having the hots for an 85 or 135 fast prime. i have no idea why.

excellent shots but we expect nothing more from you. (and your glass)

roy

ennacac Aug 26, 2007 9:41 AM

Kjell, on the shot with the water I couldn't use the light for focus, but in normal situations it seems to work just fine. At 1.4 the DOF is so shallow that I almost always use the screen to make sure I am focused on what I want sharp, as the light isn't always correct.

I really love this lens and it works so well with the AF 1.7.

Tom

mtngal Aug 26, 2007 10:05 AM

Well, I'm really impressed with both of these. Perhaps I'll find a reason to go over to Ceasar's next time I'm there. Always looking for places to go where I can go take pictures and the others with me would be interested in visiting.

bigdawg Aug 26, 2007 10:17 AM

More impressed with the detail in the second one. Beautiful. AWB?

Dawg


NonEntity1 Aug 26, 2007 3:54 PM

Just terrible Tom. I feel so bad about you having to suffer with that old lens; how about I send you $50 so you don't have to lug it around in your bag anymore? :-)

Tim

ennacac Aug 26, 2007 5:31 PM

I bought the lens when I got my LX many years back and I have always loved it on a variety of cameras.

Both shots were shot using AWB, in jpg with my DS, the first in ISO 200 the second ISO 400. I thought about using RAW, but I actually like the warm color the AWB gave me and I find the sharpness of jpg to work for me most of the time.

I think I will suffer just a bit longer with the lens, thanks anyway.

Tom


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