The above shots are wide open – shot at F1.4 and processed this time with my good old favourite – Raw Developer. Not sure why I jump from developer to developer like this. Maybe I’m crazy. The next shot with the flower is more or less wide open, shot at F1.6 – I thought that maybe it would be easier to catch the yellow middle thingi if DOF was a bit wider. hehe. A tenth of a millimetre or so.
The more I shot with this lens the more I realise that it’s more tricky than with the 30mm – DOF being even narrower and it’s sometimes painful to try go find perfect focus. When you got it it’s rewarding but don’t expect it to be a walk in the park – more a walk on the moon. (you do make touchdowns now and then..)
These are also sharpened in Raw Developer a bit more than I normally do – it’s needed as 1.4 is loosing sharpness compared to f1.8 and above. Still it’s quite amazing lens. And getting back to the weight of the lens. the SD14 + battery pack + 50mm 1.4 lens is a very good looking package and well balanced – easy to hand hold! I will soon post a shot of myself with it as soon as Gerhard Joren (who took it) send it to me. Until then enjoy these shots.
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