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Old Mar 11, 2010, 9:11 PM   #1
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Stopped at the lake side park to do a few test shots on wildlife with the 135mm, not a good lens for this type of work but the boys were too cute not to share with you. I'm starting to think this lens was built for the soft portrait work




This was his captivated audience. All wanting a share of his bread.


This would have been a cool shot if this lens had any sharpness to it.

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Boys & Birds having a great time! Nicely arranged photos with great story and great color as well.

Have you tested the lens with any focus charts, etc?
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GW, the subjects in the pictures look sharp but at f/11 I would expect sharper backgrounds. The gull in flight is looking sharp to me. The picture of the boy is also looking good on my screen.

There seemed to be more depth of field at f/9.5 than at f/11 and that is contrary to what I would expect. Perhaps you haven't found the sweet spot of the focal range yet.

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Thanks guys,
Yes, the pix look fairly good at this size but, when I open it up at full size, it looks really bad. the recorded image is dull colors and lacks any of detail you'd exspect in a 135mm prime, or even a kit lens for that matter. I did a lot of tweaking in photo shop. I'm hoping I can do better with it as a portrait lens. I'll be doing some more testing with this one and the others this weekend.
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