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Old May 20, 2007, 11:48 AM   #1
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Comments and questions are welcome as usual. please take apart my technique.




The more I use this lens, the more I don't like it. In the original shot, the entire right side portion had ridiculous CA. Exposure wasn't the best, but a quick test with the FA50 didn't exhibit it at all.

I really like the build & ergonomics of this lens so I'm going to give it a few more chances to redeem itself, but it does not look good.

Daniel was supposed to be getting one, but he's been offline for a while.... I'd be interested in his evaluation.
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Old May 20, 2007, 2:27 PM   #2
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What ever the lens did, I really like the final image as shown. I am not a big fan of B&W, but I must admit that it adds a lot of character to this "run down" scene. I think you have yourself a winner here!

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Old May 20, 2007, 2:30 PM   #3
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I think your technique is just fine - it conveys the mood exquisitely. The softness is appropriate - if it were any crisper, the mood would be lost. Very nice.
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I Like the picture as well. But what lense are you talking about??
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Old May 20, 2007, 7:05 PM   #5
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This is one of those b&w pictures that gets me thinking about trying conversions again (I love good black and white photography). If the original has way too much CA, you've dealt with it extremely well with your conversion. The high contrast certainly suits your subject, I really like this.
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Old May 20, 2007, 9:25 PM   #6
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I like both the composition and the B&W conversion. If you did the conversion to "salvage" the shot I would say this is a good example of every cloud having a silver lining. Nice job Gazander.

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PS: Yeah, what lens are you talking about?
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Old May 20, 2007, 11:44 PM   #7
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Thanks for the kind words and for looking, everyone.

Captured the shot because I found the lighting to be interesting. When I saw what it turned out like, 2 things came to mind.... 1) Color information really didn't add very much. and 2) Some really ugly CA at the window frames

It's the da40. I'm forcing myself to use it exclusively to determine if i'm gonna keep it.+

One thing i've noticed is that certain images pop a bit, they have a slightly 3d look which I've just now learned to look for.
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Old May 21, 2007, 2:37 AM   #8
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CA is a problem with the lens wide open and it does not appear to go untill stopping down to f2 and smaller. I have had this lens a year and hardly use it anymore.
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Old May 21, 2007, 11:47 AM   #9
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TC3, the DA40 is f2.8. Did you mean to say that the CA doesn't go away until f4?
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Old May 21, 2007, 12:46 PM   #10
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Hi Gazander,

I like it! The conversion worked well IMO. I think that I would have added some digital grain . . . but that's probably the Tri-X shooter from the '60s in me talking. . .:-)

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