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The 58mm F/1.4G Thread

  
 
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p.103 #1 · p.103 #1 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


chuhsi1 wrote:
Thanks for all the suggestions to try AFC with center single point. I've always been using 9-point focus (been using that for years) and results haven't always been accurate with this lens. I really noticed this with my 28mm 1.9 so I'm going to work on my focus and recompose.


Thanks, I'm going to try this as well.



Mar 16, 2015 at 12:33 PM
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p.103 #2 · p.103 #2 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


Jason_Brook wrote:
You guys are making this lens out to be rocket science. It's a very fast prime loaded with CA; it's going to be hard to hit focus.

Less time talking about it, more time learning how to us it.


BAM!



Mar 16, 2015 at 12:39 PM
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p.103 #3 · p.103 #3 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


Developing a roll of B&W film shot exclusively with the 58 tomorrow, we'll see how they turn out. Here's a sunset from about a week ago.







Mar 16, 2015 at 01:31 PM
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p.103 #4 · p.103 #4 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


I have troubles with reds on my macbook. They constantly look blown out even though they are nowhere near blown out on the histogram. My wide gamut monitor should be here soon, but I doubt it will help with reds much....







Mar 16, 2015 at 04:12 PM
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p.103 #5 · p.103 #5 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


Hardcore, do you inspect individual channel histogram or Luminosity histogram? I ask this because I notice you add exposure by 0.3 EV, in this case, it mostly like requiring minus exposure.


Mar 16, 2015 at 04:29 PM
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p.103 #6 · p.103 #6 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


zhangyue wrote:
Hardcore, do you inspect individual channel histogram or Luminosity histogram? I ask this because I notice you add exposure by 0.3 EV, in this case, it mostly like requiring minus exposure.


Your definitely right... Had 0.3 added by accident on this. I'm looking at both luminosity and color histograms.



Mar 16, 2015 at 04:46 PM
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p.103 #7 · p.103 #7 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


Hardcore wrote:
Your definitely right... Had 0.3 added by accident on this. I'm looking at both luminosity and color histograms.


For D800, you might be OK for body like D700, you will blow the red channel for sure.

Camera luminosity histogram will be not helpful in case of RED/ORANGE flower exposure . As you may well over expose your individual channel already.

Here is an example: R/G/B 280/35/80 will give you luminosity of 280X0.3 + 35X0.59 + 80X0.11= 113 so you are well below lum clip point. But RED has been blow up a lot.

For any digital camera, the red usually be problematic it has less weight than Green to contribute exposure evaluation: the camera usually will not wildly over or under exposure Green Chanel. For scene with lots of RED, the camera try to boost exposure level until it reach mid tone at which case red already blow.

I will stop here as not many people enjoy technical discuss but shooting and showing




Mar 16, 2015 at 05:06 PM
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p.103 #8 · p.103 #8 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


Hardcore wrote:
I have troubles with reds on my macbook. They constantly look blown out even though they are nowhere near blown out on the histogram. My wide gamut monitor should be here soon, but I doubt it will help with reds much....


Dude... forget about the reds on this image; this is a great example of the sharpness coming out of this lens look at it! just look at the sucker!



Mar 16, 2015 at 05:46 PM
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p.103 #9 · p.103 #9 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


Elijah wrote:
Dude... forget about the reds on this image; this is a great example of the sharpness coming out of this lens look at it! just look at the sucker!


i dont know, i think i can get better with my 50mm 1.8D ROFL!

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Mar 16, 2015 at 05:53 PM
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p.103 #10 · p.103 #10 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


low325 wrote:
i dont know, i think can get better with my 50mm 1.8D ROFL!


...waiting on Andre to barge in



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p.103 #11 · p.103 #11 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


Logan is bored with all the technical talk







Mar 16, 2015 at 07:06 PM
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p.103 #12 · p.103 #12 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


Jason_Brook wrote:
Logan is bored with all the technical talk


Haha, love it.


wide open of course.
on my D4 I'm at +18 for afft.
a little on the outer skirts, but sending it in is too much pita



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Mar 16, 2015 at 08:24 PM
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p.103 #13 · p.103 #13 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


zhangyue wrote:
I think the mis focus is mainly because of out side AF point has no as strong process power as center one but not because of field curvature. Field curvature usually require off center focus than focus recompose, as off center is on different plane than center.

Actually, this lens has very minimal field curvature. Shooting at WO infinity, this one is better than any nikon 50ish lens cross frame resolution wise. It still has coma but less than Famous Noct f1.2 Nikon. This lens is originally designed for night photography even in Nikon's literature.



Sorry for the possible misinformation. I had assumed that if the AF sensor was flat but the lens had a curve in the plane of focus, the peripheral areas are going to suffer if you can only calibrate for one AF sensor (the centre one presumably for most people).
Which kind of correlated to what I'm seeing since there's more back-focusing if I use the peripheral points and require greater AF fine tune compared to the middle point. I'm at about +13 on the middle AF point but haven't really tried to calibrate the peripheral points properly but it would be more than +13.
I'm realising I don't really understand exactly how the AF fine tune works actually.

Actually field curvature varies with focus distance. I also think its quite good at infinity but at MFD its a different story.

Ok.. sorry to have gone down geek street with this post. Here's a smiling baby to make up for it





Mar 16, 2015 at 08:24 PM
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p.103 #14 · p.103 #14 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


Driveitputtit wrote:
Haha, love it.

wide open of course.
on my D4 I'm at +18 for afft.
a little on the outer skirts, but sending it in is too much pita

http://www.curtdavis-photography.com/img/s7/v167/p868759037-6.jpg


That's dialed in. Wonderful capture here...that wind in her hair ties it together.



Mar 16, 2015 at 10:24 PM
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p.103 #15 · p.103 #15 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


A few from a recent portrait session. Used my 58 for the bulk of the time, with the 28 to complement it at the wide end. My 85mm never even left my bag.

All shots are wide open except for the flower detail shot (f/2.)























Mar 17, 2015 at 03:00 AM
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p.103 #16 · p.103 #16 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


Dreamy shots, Reggie! I take it you use the 58G more than the 85G?


Mar 17, 2015 at 04:15 AM
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p.103 #17 · p.103 #17 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


What do you guys run to compliment the 58 on the wide end? My 35 Siggy is asking for a friend to hang out with.


Mar 17, 2015 at 11:32 AM
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p.103 #18 · p.103 #18 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


iamjoenish wrote:
What do you guys run to compliment the 58 on the wide end? My 35 Siggy is asking for a friend to hang out with.


28/1.8G or 35/1.8G

35 looks similar to 58 but is so much wider. I use the 28 when I want the perspective distortion to start creeping in.



Mar 17, 2015 at 11:34 AM
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p.103 #19 · p.103 #19 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


iamjoenish wrote:
What do you guys run to compliment the 58 on the wide end? My 35 Siggy is asking for a friend to hang out with.


20mm F1.8g!



Mar 17, 2015 at 11:36 AM
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p.103 #20 · p.103 #20 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


Jason_Brook wrote:
28/1.8G or 35/1.8G

35 looks similar to 58 but is so much wider. I use the 28 when I want the perspective distortion to start creeping in.


20/1.8G or 35/1.8G

35 looks similar to 58 but is so much wider. I use the 20 when I want the perspective distortion to start creeping in

Copy & paste of my version. ^ yes, I sold the 28mm f/1.8G, yes, I bought a 35mm f/1.8G (thanks to some of your shots)



Mar 17, 2015 at 11:48 AM
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