Re: [OM] IMG: Swingin' at Sundown

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: Swingin' at Sundown
From: Jim Nichols <jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2018 18:16:13 -0500
Thanks for the kind words, Moose.  I've done a lot of experimenting, and, for me, a MF lens and zone focusing are the way to go.  I have even resorted to using short strips of tape to keep my settings from moving as I deal with the chain link contact.  My Fuji 35/2.0, used with manual focus, works pretty well, but the lens shade just barely gets through the fence openings.  This little Soviet copy of the Zeiss Sonnar 50/2.0 makes for tight shots, but deals with the fence quite well.  From experience, I learned that a focus distance of 6 meters will work, with apertures from f/5.6 in brighter light to f/2.8 in late evening darkness, with ISO set to Auto.

I recently installed the latest camera firmware, and frequently use the low speed Burst shooting mode.  In last night's images, the ISO seemed to vary a lot from frame to frame.  I need to look into that, to be sure I'm not in some kind of bracket mode.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

On 5/25/2018 4:54 PM, Moose wrote:
On 5/25/2018 10:28 AM, Jim Nichols wrote:
I've heard the last hour before darkness referred to as the Magic Hour, where unwanted details fade away and the colors prevail.  I saw that last night, and the old Soviet Zeiss Sonnar copy caught it all.


You are getting good results with it. I'm more impressed with your ability to focus it on action than the lens itself.

There are gillions of lenses, new and old, capable of that sort of image quality at the sizes you display, although fewer that fit your fence criteria. I have an Industar 50-2 that's tiny and would fit the fence. and a Zeiss Tessar T 50/2.8 that should fit. (I don't have a fence sample at hand.)

But I'd be using an AF lens. There are a couple of primes and at least one zoom for µ4/3 that should work with the fence.

Oh yeah, my fav. so far is the damaged fence. :-)

Lazy Focus Moose

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