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A couple of test shots with the 645D and Hassy lenses.
Jackís been helping me remember how to focus through an OVF for portraits in less than optimal light. This oneís with the CF Planar 100/3.5 wide open. Itís not a lens I acquired for itís close performance, but itís nice to know itíll do in a pinch.
645D_Planar100_Jack by thisgunforhire70, on Flickr
I picked up an F Sonnar 150/2.8 to use as a portrait lens. I thought I was going to go with the Planar 110/2, my only concern being whether or not I could easily focus it wide open. That wasnít a problem, but I didnít like the draw wide open, particularly the bokeh. The 150 appeared to be the better choice to me, so I found what appeared to be a decent copy at an acceptable price on eBay.
Unfortunately, I thought I was going to have to send it back because I couldnít get the aperture to close down with the DoF preview lever engaged. Fortunately the seller was willing to work with me on it and the fix will be relatively simple. Iím just waiting on a part now. But the wide-open performance has me pretty stoked. I took this test shot with the ball as far out in the usable frame as I would be likely to place a subject, and Iím very happy with the sharpness. And Iím very pleased with both the near and far background OOF areas.
The best thing about this lens, once it has a working manual aperture, is that it will retain a near circle down to f/5.6. f/8 is sort of a roundish pentagon and f/11 is the typical Hassy pentagon. So, hopefully Iíll get good bokeh down to f/5.6, which will be perfect.
645D_Sonnar150_BallandBokeh by thisgunforhire70, on Flickr