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Samuli Vahonen wrote:
Robert & Wilhelm, C/Y 1.4/35 and old cars make me doubt every time did I choose right when I went to ZE-version. Really nice shots, thanks for posting.
BTW. People seem mostly shooting wide open, does the C/Y bokeh improve/smoothen when closed down to f/2, f/2.2, f/2.5 (I know there is no "click" between f/2 and f/2.8 but when I shoot with C/Y lenses e.g. 1.7/50 I all the time shoot between f/2 and f/2.8 since the "sweet spot" between quality and amount of bokeh is there)? Does it loose the "3D" if you do that? The ZE version improves...Show more →
That is interesting and I know you advocate stopping down slightly on most of these lenses. Your images at F/2 are super-crisp (as usual coming from you). I think I have an old DOF chart stamped in my head just next to a huge lump of medium-format nostalgia. And when these conspire together I open up. Remembering images from R.Young, Leady and others adds too. But I should try your scheme and see what comes out.
Incidentally, here's another shot from today at F/2.8 or F/2. I stopped down to get more of the cafe behind (say hey to Johan, the hat-guy and proud owner of the Merc -64 :-). I imagine you lose part of the depth-feel that lens is capable of by doing this. Or do you mean the smoother bokeh (I would agree to that) compensate?
(This is earlier in the day, super harsh spring light, not my fav scenery)