The 35mm shooutout

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The 35mm shooutout

Post  Ikon on Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:38 pm

Last night got a call from the Boss to "get ready for 35mm shootout tomorrow". I've been using the Pentax DA 35mm f/2.4 for almost a year now, have to say it's my least favorite lens, but the Boss just got his. The Boss has got a faster 35mm at f/1.8, should be a great performer under low lighting.

A fast lens is the least of my worries, I have difficulties framing the 35mm on the APS-C sensor which is equivalent to 52.5mm on the old 35mm film format or full frame. In close quarters something is a little bit frustrating when you want the width to be slightly wider. The shootout gives me the opportunity to try out where this lens would excel.

Initially the Boss wants to go back to Lor Halus wetland, but I don't quite warm up to the idea, shooting landscape is not much a challenge especially with the view there. We end up with the location still undecided until this morning where the Boss thought Changi Broadwalk would be the final destination, however I have my own idea and we end up at Arab Street vicinity...so will this lens work for street shoot? Tune in for the result.
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Post  Ikon on Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:04 pm

Ok here is the sample shots taken with my 35mm, for the sake of discussion all the images are not cropped and minimal post processing was done.

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For the bigger picture, please click on the images. This lens will work indoor but be prepare to backup all the way to the wall, landscape wise it's not wide enough, but today's outing is telling me that this lens works well for close ups and you need to certainly use your head and imagination to get good result. Waiting for the Boss to put up his shots next.
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Post  pussy_lover on Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:36 am

Here are my selection. Minimal post processing for a few of the shots. Mostly are untouched. I have my own thoughts on how best this lens work. It's a great lens for general photography, framing is something you need to be creative.I actually prefer this lens than the 50mm i got earlier. It's not convenient indoors but then i hv ny 16-85 to tackle those tight situations. Is this the lens for you? You have to be your own judge. One man's meat is another man's poison. Take a look and decide. Cheers..

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Re: The 35mm shooutout

Post  Ikon on Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:24 am

Must say it has been a challenging morning and base on the result so far from both shooters, I must say that there is potential for the 35mm, it's more of the matter when you get the opportunity to use and the frequency of usage.
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Post  Ikon on Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:40 pm

Here are more of the 35mm shots, but this time around it has been post process and to except cropping and etc.

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Post  Ikon on Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:23 am

Two more, one is the original shot and the other is the crop after post processing.

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Crop to emphasize on the black rose
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