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Old Sep 10, 2007, 12:52 PM   #11
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Dawg,

I like what you did with the B/W version. If you don't mind a question, other than converting to B/W what post processing did you do on it?

Also, you took it with a50mm F2 M; I have a 50mm F2 A - should I be able to get the same IQ with the A version? This is my first manual focus lens and I'm struggling a bit to get the focus correct, especially at F2 - 2.8 where DOF is narrow.

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Old Sep 10, 2007, 6:12 PM   #12
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BigDawg,

Excellent photo!! I like the first one. Is the famous grand daughter of yours? One of the twins?

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Old Sep 10, 2007, 6:54 PM   #13
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Dawg,

I like what you did with the B/W version. If you don't mind a question, other than converting to B/W what post processing did you do on it?

Also, you took it with a50mm F2 M; I have a 50mm F2 A - should I be able to get the same IQ with the A version? This is my first manual focus lens and I'm struggling a bit to get the focus correct, especially at F2 - 2.8 where DOF is narrow.

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Yes you should be able to get the same but you should be able to get a better look at the focus at f/8 and higher. Yours is the same but it will automatically set the f/stop for you from your selection in camera when you use the A setting on the lens. This allows the lens to stay wide open for focusing and then the camera stops it down as the shutter button is depressed. With my M lens I set the F/stop then focus all manually. You can set the Focus and then step it down but it may be out of focus when you shoot that way...Suffice it to say yes you can and even easier than I can!! LOL



As for Post processing...I used Photoshop to convert and sharpen...Then I used Virtual Photographer to dress it up a little and the Nik Color efex Pro to do a pro contrast of it.



Virtual Photographer is a plugin for photoshop found at...

http://www.optikvervelabs.com/



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Old Sep 10, 2007, 6:58 PM   #14
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Excellent photo!! I like the first one. Is the famous grand daughter of yours? One of the twins?

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Hey Pusher...How Ya' doin'? Thanks and yes this is one of the twins...Rachell by name. Got to shoot more photos of them as they are growing so fast....Heck when they see me without a camera they always ask where it is....Seems like Grandpa is incomplete with out a camera around his neck<<<LOL



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Old Sep 10, 2007, 9:27 PM   #15
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Old Sep 11, 2007, 7:39 AM   #16
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Dawg, nice shot... She's a cutie!Love the B&W conversion too!So now you break the news and tell us that it's actually two different pictures perfectly posed of the two different twins?

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Dawg, nice shot... She's a cutie!Love the B&W conversion too!So now you break the news and tell us that it's actually two different pictures perfectly posed of the two different twins?

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No Inn!! LOL It's only of Rachel.

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Old Sep 11, 2007, 3:14 PM   #18
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Great B&W. It really adds to the overall punch of the picture. Nice.

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Great B&W. It really adds to the overall punch of the picture. Nice.

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Thank you Glenn!

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Old Sep 12, 2007, 4:50 PM   #20
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The B&W is outstanding !
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