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Derek, whenever I have time for photo walk in SF, I will PM you. But no pressure, you can judge from your schedule.
Brad, I like you humor, but don't you think two big man chasing three kids with camera on hand in park looks funny I even worry to lose my little one if I am too obsessed, he is extreme fast.
yeah, i don't think i can handle meeting new people, taking serious pictures, and preventing my 2 yr old from having a breakdown/killing herself all at the same time. i'm lucky if i can handle number 3 on that list without the other two.
Jocab, it is a nice idea to have another orgernized in Bay Area. I always want do a day of foto walk in Big sur and Monterey area. Leave early in the morning, back at night. Is now good season?
that sounds wonderful, and probably ambitious.
Oh, yeah. I'm very familiar with crop framing from the 58/1.2. I think part of the problem is that I'm not a big fan of the bokeh wide open and close up, which was true of the 60 as well. It's going out nightshooting with me this weekend, so we'll see how it goes. I am happy I got to borrow yours, since I'm feeling now like it's not the lens for me. It's a much cheaper way to find that out, so thanks for that. It sounds like you're starting to feel that way about the Lux. I'll be...Show more →
that last one looks like it could be the intro scene to a vampire movie. very nice.
wrt the pen, i really like it's bokeh at mfd, but not so much at portrait distances (except in very evenly lit circumstances). stopping down to f/1.4 actually helps quite a bit though and f/2 even more.
yeah, i really like the unique look of the lux wide open but i think the 40 cron fits my shooting better so hopefully this'll save me some money. the only danger is if/when a FF NEX comes out my opinions about merits of the two lenses may shift.
anyway some pics:
35 cron on some nikon cameras, taken with the 50 lux pre-asph wide open (that i momentarily stuck on my camera at a camera fair:
and some more with the 35 lux wide open.
a small stitch:
and a shot at f/2: