028. Fresh.

Fresh leaves on an overcast rainy day.

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Slight crop only (from the JPEG).



4 comments so far...

MickPt plus December 04, 2012, 06:02 PM
The autumn leaves.... Nice colours.
mramshaw December 04, 2012, 09:40 PM
Thanks Mick, it's a tricky MF (manual focus) lens.

Not a lot of keepers but there were some nice surprises.

Like this one. This lens is supposed to lose detail at the
edges, but I see no trace of that here (shot with a crop back,
Canon 20D which I picked for this very hazy day as it seems
to be almost immune to noise). This is just about the whole
JPEG, I cropped off some boring sky at the top.

mramshaw December 31, 2012, 06:34 PM
Thanks for the suggestion.

Yes, you were getting such nice results with your legacy
glass that I decided to try older lenses also.

Mirror-less is definitely the best choice, Canon (perhaps
other manufacturers too) is known to have issues with
Infinity focus and the mirror.

Strangely, my 20D does not seem to meter for this lens
properly, as I take bursts anyway (to compensate for not
using a tripod) this is not a huge issue, but left to itself
will over-expose giving me a fairly blurry picture. But it
will then adjust correctly after this first exposure, so that
subsequent pictures in the burst are correct (and sharp).
For instance, it might use 1/500s for the first picture, but
will use 1/640s (or so) subsequently. Lucky I take bursts,
as these first exposures are all discards (disappointing)
but second and third exposures are quite nice.

Have you experienced this with your legacy lenses?

On shorter lenses I do not find the lack of auto-focus to
be a problem, the screen on the back of my 20D is far too
small to be very useful anyway, all of which means I have
to pay more attention when composing - which I'm sure is
a good thing.

mramshaw January 02, 2013, 11:42 PM
Yes, A-mode with no bracketing.

I'm using stop-down metering, which might be the problem.

Or maybe it's that the adapter is programmed to read f/1.4

or ... I don't know. In any case it's easy to take a burst.

On long glass (big field of view) auto-focus is useful as it is

quite easy to find a focal point, but for shorter lenses it is a

lot harder to compose so auto-focus is not as useful. But it

has been a good lesson, as even a good auto-focus can be

improved with some slight manual adjustments, in fact in

many cases with long glass I now prefer to shoot manual.

EDIT: that should read 'long glass (small field of view) '.

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