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The egg--how did I do this?

Post by Matt Quinn » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:42 am

These are sooc, except for cropping. Any guess how I did this? Matt
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Post by Psjunkie » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:52 am

Lady's hose over the lens...

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Post by PietFrancke » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:12 pm

I like them, I like Frank's guess too.

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Post by minniev » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:05 pm

Nice. It does look like fabric of some kind, a sheer curtain or a pice of soft tissue.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:39 pm

Well, the story. Always a story. I bought the Leica Monochrom and 2 lenses on eBay, 3rd hand, at least. Last week, my daughter-in-law asked me to take some portraits of her for her Linked-in page and for a conference brochure where she is making a presentation. So, time for a new lens, right? New new, really new with wrapping. Did some googling and read a few positive reviews of the 50mm f1.1 lens from 7Artisans. At $369 on Amazon. Happy Father's Day, I thought.

The lens arrived yesterday and those were the first shots. Here are a few from this morning. The focus is hard to nail for several reasons: my eyes, the M is a range finder with manual focus, and the lens is very soft. The first teapot is f/8, I think and second is f/16 (or vice/versa). Both cropped a lot. In the third photo, the focus is sharper on the lamp shade than on the tripod even though I had tried to focus on the tripod, but I included the photo to show what it looks like sooc with the bokeh. (My spellcheck changed bokeh to pokey. It's a scary world when your computer starts calling you names!) Once I crop, the bokeh is lost, though. Gotta figure out how I am going to deal with that. Minimum focusing distance is .7 meters.

This will be my play lens and for family shots of the grands. Thanks for commenting. Matt
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Post by Psjunkie » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:46 pm

My first guess was focus but thought that too easy an answer....have fun with your new lens

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Post by Matt Quinn » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:50 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:46 pm
My first guess was focus but thought that too easy an answer....have fun with your new lens
Thanks Frank. Will do. Matt
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Post by minniev » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:13 am

Matt Quinn wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:50 pm
Psjunkie wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:46 pm
My first guess was focus but thought that too easy an answer....have fun with your new lens
Thanks Frank. Will do. Matt
I like the look. It's soft and artistic looking, very classic.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:09 am

minniev wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:13 am
Matt Quinn wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:50 pm
Psjunkie wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:46 pm
My first guess was focus but thought that too easy an answer....have fun with your new lens
Thanks Frank. Will do. Matt
I like the look. It's soft and artistic looking, very classic.

Thanks Minnie. Gotta practice with it. Will post anything worthwhile. Matt
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Post by Matt Quinn » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:53 am

I took the new lens to the grandson's baseball game today. Here are a few.

The first is at f/2.0, second at f/11, third at f/9.5 and cropped. The other two are not. No processing; all sooc. Matt
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