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24 F/1.4 in the park

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by tHRiCe, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. tHRiCe

    tHRiCe Member

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    Just a few examples from this unique lens. The widest f/1.4 SLR lens ever made.

    All f/1.4 except the obvious exception.

    *shots removed*
     
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  2. Hyper

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    Wow awesome lens...soo creeeammmmyyyyy
     
  3. DJ_Hippster

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    nice,.

    love the comparison shot between f1.4 and f11 amazing.
     
  4. fR33z3

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    mmm the creamy bokeh.....ok, must stop licking the monitor now. Did you do some pp on #3? the colors just feel a bit 'unnatural'.
     
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    tHRiCe

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    In lightroom:
    Auto tone
    Blacks to 5
    Clarity to 50
    Export to JPEG

    ;)
     
  6. De_Cruelz

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    Awesome stuff as usual Dan! :)

    Any chance of a 100% crop of the last pic with some highlight recovery? :p
     
  7. Quadbox

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    I imagine I'm not the only one waiting for an actual review and/or test of the Mark 2 to show up :p

    Likely to be one of the first lenses I buy after the 5d mark 2
     
  8. xhanatos

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    how's the contrast wide open prior to importing to LR? looks good.. would be a damn awesome lens for street shooting.
     
  9. dawesius

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    heh, with the shallow DOF, the dog looks shooped into 7.

    Tis a nice lens to be sure, I miss my FA50 :(
     
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    tHRiCe

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    Contrast is very high even wide open.

    Here are some 100% crops:

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    Have to crop such a small section to get 100% with the mark II :p still getting used to that.
     
  11. xhanatos

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    bastard.. :thumbup: i may have to visit you and steal that camera/lens combo :)
     
  12. jaebea

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    That's just a great looking lens. Having such a narrow DF on a lens that wide gives it a really cool effect, almost like tilt shift.

    Not to mention that buttery bokeh.

    Lovely pics mate.
     
  13. De_Cruelz

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    Thanks Dan, really awesome stuff! Keep on shooting mate :)
     
  14. sir_bazz

    sir_bazz Team Papparazi

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    Is it just me or is there a healthy amounts of green fringing in those crops?

    Lens related or is it the new camera ?

    bazz.
     
  15. chilloutbuddy

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    Mmmmmm thats progress in Canon terms. At least its not purple anymore :lol:
     
  16. Dropbear

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    this thread shows us that f-11 is a lot more usable than f1.4 in anything other than blur-art ;)
     
  17. chilloutbuddy

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    Yeah to be honest Dan I dont really like it. I understand the value of having such a fast and wide and sharp lens, so its definitely worth its money, but the look and feel of it is not my thang... just looks a little smeary and too blurred to me, I prefer a smoother transition from sharp to oof and a few more details in the bokeh so I can actually tell what is in there. Possibly just me.

    On the other hand you have a bucketload of bokeh lenses that I love, just not this one :)
     
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    tHRiCe

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    It's axial colour - often referred to as longitudinal chromatic aberration. It's a common result of correction of spherical aberration, with current glass technology a rectilinear 24mm at f/1.4 is not possible without it. Leica have managed to make a non rectilinear 24/1.4 for the M bayonet mount that would likely not exhibit this trait.

    This was just really a demonstration of shallow DOF at 24mm. I use this lens at f/2.0 for live bands with great results (all at f/2.0):

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    LOL the "antique photo" preset looks so cliche to me now :rolleyes:

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    Here is f/1.4 as well, it can have rather large DOF if not focusing close:
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  19. dlcx

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    Great band shots!
    Very clean.. was that using 5D II?
     
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    tHRiCe

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    Nah my mark I, have yet to shoot a band with the mark II. Those shots all ISO1600 I think but cleaned up in neat image. The last 2 are with the mark II though.
     

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