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Mar 31, 2017 05:47 |  #3871

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I'll make sure to nail the focus next time! I will also fix that link. Thanks. I also noticed that the largest aperture on your gear list is 3.5. DOF is a non issue at that fstop unless you're shooting macro.

Not sure what you are looking at but I don't have a gear list.


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Mar 31, 2017 10:02 as a reply to  @ saea501's post |  #3872

All of your gallery photos have exif data......
It's really easy to make a generic statement regarding missed focus. I was merely stating that all of the photos in your gallery reflect that you use a much narrower aperture with greater depth of field that makes your pictures more in focus. My target was her right eye and I think the focus is acceptable for 0.95. But to each there own. You might try being a bit more positive and then add some constructive criticism instead of ripping me up in one of my first posts here. Thats not very inviting for newcomers.

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Mar 31, 2017 10:14 |  #3873

I'm not sure I get what his settings and equipment have to do with a photo of yours being OOF?




  
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Mar 31, 2017 10:29 |  #3874

The image that mksurfer posted is out of focus. I imagine that one could sharpen it a bit in post and save it but as it is, I would not have posted it.


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Mar 31, 2017 11:13 as a reply to  @ airfrogusmc's post |  #3875

Have you shot at 0.95? It's really a matter of opinion. Her right eye is in focus enough for me. I thought the image was nice. Apparently not enough for some of the people in this forum. I love all the negativity in this place! Really makes me want to post more! As far as his gear goes.... if you're not accustomed to shooting at a really wide aperture then most of the photos that come out of my 0.95 lens will look "out of focus" or too soft. But whatever. I don't mind constructive criticism but to be completely negative is not right. It's apparent that there is a clicky group of people here that are critical of anyone new? If you really want to nitpick me go look at the bigger files on flickr. The details are much sharper on the full size images and her right eye and lower lid as well as a section of her hair are pretty sharp. I thought that photography is an expression of what you like and not some generic template that everyone has to follow.

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Mar 31, 2017 11:14 |  #3876

I think that this is just one of those conversations that somehow has got off on the wrong foot. Best to move on.


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Mar 31, 2017 11:27 as a reply to  @ mksurfer's post |  #3877

Matt I have. With the Leica 50.95 Noctilux. There is a thread in the Leica section. But the closet eye to camera should be sharp in my opinion and sharpness isn't a huge factor all the time for me but in this case I do think the image is a bit to soft.

I shot with and owned fast primes for decades and also have owned some amazing auto focus fast lenses with very shallow DoF. 200 2L and 85 1.2 aspherical( manual focus) and 85L.
The defensive argument that I haven't shot with fast glass still doesn't address your image and when making a statement like that you shouldn't assume that those that post here haven't shot a lot with really fast glass.




  
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Mar 31, 2017 11:32 as a reply to  @ airfrogusmc's post |  #3878

I can agree with your statement of the image being to soft. It is a bit soft. I loved the bokeh so much I wanted to keep it. At least you approached me with some respect. Squashed


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Mar 31, 2017 11:41 |  #3879

Some work from earlier this month.

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Mar 31, 2017 11:53 |  #3880

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I can agree with your statement of the image being to soft. It is a bit soft. I loved the bokeh so much I wanted to keep it. At least you approached me with some respect. Squashed

From what little I know about the Canon 50 F/0.95 (none from actual experience), it's a lens with a strong personality rather than one to please at a pixel peeping level. 'Dream lens' that can deliver really very fine images if you can figure it out.

I have never shot anything like it. How would you go about getting the best from it?


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Mar 31, 2017 12:14 as a reply to  @ DaviSto's post |  #3881

It is fickle. I have found that it's a touch of luck sometimes honestly. With the Sony A7Rii I can use the focus assist to try and dial in the focus more accurately. The main problem is @ 0.95 any type of sway or body movement from the photographer or the subject may cause the capture to be either soft or oof. It is really frustrating but so rewarding when you do nail it completely. With a model that is cooperative its one thing, but a child or random street shot, you kinda have to take what you can get. I just can't stop it down. It's almost an addiction. My best results have been from shooting multiple exposures and really focusing on my body movement and breathing when I press the shutter. There is a shot of my setup.

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Mar 31, 2017 13:26 |  #3882

I shoot now with Leica Ms and I find focus with a true rangefinder to be easier than I ever imagined.




  
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Mar 31, 2017 13:54 as a reply to  @ airfrogusmc's post |  #3883

I would love to get there eventually. I don't have the funds for a noctilux and a nice M body yet. Three kids, daycare and such taps the accounts. I had to go with the canon. I will own a noctilux one day.


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Mar 31, 2017 14:05 |  #3884

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Does environmental count?

Nice work on both images - I think the second one is especially great!


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Mar 31, 2017 15:16 |  #3885

mksurfer wrote in post #18315699 (external link)
All of your gallery photos have exif data......
It's really easy to make a generic statement regarding missed focus. I was merely stating that all of the photos in your gallery reflect that you use a much narrower aperture with greater depth of field that makes your pictures more in focus. My target was her right eye and I think the focus is acceptable for 0.95. But to each there own. You might try being a bit more positive and then add some constructive criticism instead of ripping me up in one of my first posts here. Thats not very inviting for newcomers.

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Ripping you up?

My saying 'you missed focus a little on this one' is ripping you up?

Hmm........well, moving along...


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