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Jul 15, 2014 15:38 as a reply to  @ post 17031765 |  #316

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Sep 06, 2014 02:08 |  #317

What a cool lens. They are going for a great price, so I might buy one to see what creative effects I can make with it.

I really liked the landscape shots that someone took with it of the tree.




  
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Oct 05, 2014 14:38 |  #318

Does anyone who posted in this thread want to let their 135mm f/2.8 soft focus lens go?




  
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Dec 24, 2014 01:20 |  #319

I recently got this lens, so I'm going to post sample photos soon.

So far, I can tell it is a steal of a deal in terms of price and quality of the images it takes. I love it.

The trick with the soft focus is to dial it to around f/4 of f/5.6. The soft focus is too strong at f/2.8.




  
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Apr 26, 2015 13:29 |  #320

Hi, amazing pics black rainbow! Well done! I found this forum because I was looking for some info about my lens :-) Maybe I'll learn something new ;)


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Apr 05, 2017 02:26 |  #321

I just got this lens on April 4th didn't get to test much today but wow I love this lens and because of Blackrainbow's work I lusted after it since he started the thread. Here's my rather annoyed cat as a test shot. Shot at 2.8 crazy sharp. Love this lens and hope to post more of my samples! Also forgive the grain, I was shooting in my basement where she hangs out and it's rather dark even with all the lights on.


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Apr 09, 2017 03:10 |  #322

Taken during yesterday's sunrise. It's in my backyard.


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Apr 13, 2017 20:07 |  #323

thought a compairson of soft focus would be a good idea. Both shot wide open.


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Jun 02, 2017 19:47 |  #324

Was playing with no soft focus and soft focus with these two and will post SF2 below.


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Jun 02, 2017 19:48 |  #325

And here's soft focus mode 2. I love this lens and have been looking for more soft focus lenses at different focal lengths because of how much I am loving this lens and what it can do. It has made photography fun for me again!


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Jun 05, 2017 01:44 |  #326

Was taking some shots of my mom's 2009 Volkswagen 'Blush' Beetle. I thought the soft focus would be cool to use on it and I was right.


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Jun 05, 2017 01:48 |  #327

Also it stands up quite well to cropping:lol:


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Jun 05, 2017 21:31 |  #328

Took this on a walk the other day! I used one of the soft focus modes. Just experimenting to see what I like and what uses I can get out of this lens and it is fast becoming my favourite lens.


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Jun 07, 2017 17:21 |  #329

Sorry if it seems like I'm spamming this thread. But some more work (until I can get a portrait shoot going at least)


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Jun 15, 2017 22:52 |  #330

So I have been playing around with the soft focus effect trying to figure out what will make it look nicest. And as you can see in the shot below it's soft focus but also sharp in the right spot in these photos. The trick is to under expose for the ones where you intend to use soft focus. I was about 2/3rds of a stop under in the shot with the soft focus and then pushed the exposure up a little in post and it was pretty sharp.


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