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    How sharp is your normal lens for MF

    Just going through some older shots in C1 and ran across this image and realized how darn good the 80D really is. No special sharpening except my base pre sharpening 1 but for a standard lens this is damn good . Shot at ISO 100 1/4 of a second at F11. No hurry to change to the LS lens for this focal length. I think the 55 and 110 LS would serve me better than the 80mm with the leaf shutter
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    Re: How sharp is your normal lens for MF

    This is really impressive!

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    Re: How sharp is your normal lens for MF

    Guy,

    Mine is sharper than yours!

    Actually, all joking aside, most of my newest Phase/Mamiya glass is *really* excellent.

    Here is a 100% crop from the 45 AF-D, full image then crop:






    Here is a full and crop from my worst lens, the Phase 28:


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    Re: How sharp is your normal lens for MF

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Shot at ISO 100 1/4 of a second at F11
    is there a MF lens that is not good at f11? :-)
    what about wide open or f4?

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    Re: How sharp is your normal lens for MF

    This is the Rollei 80mm f2.8 at f16. Full frame then 100% crop:




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    Re: How sharp is your normal lens for MF

    100% crop of a street scene, Schneider 60 mm, 200 ISO, dp20.
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    here is a scene I did a while ago, handheld 2.0 to 5.6, I cropped the lower center where the focus was (not much at 2.0 at this distance, maybe 1/4 inch.
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    Re: How sharp is your normal lens for MF

    it is Contax 80mm on a P65+ so a lot larger than others at 100%

    2.0
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    4.0
    5.6

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    Re: How sharp is your normal lens for MF

    the 2.8
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    Re: How sharp is your normal lens for MF

    the 4.0
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    Re: How sharp is your normal lens for MF

    finally the 5.6
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    Re: How sharp is your normal lens for MF

    Found a capture with the Contax 2/80 on P45 shot wide open.
    Boring image (one of the scenes I shoot when I adjust my split image screen) however it shows what the lens is capable of. Given the distance (~5meters) and f2.0 I find that quite remarkable. Of course it's getting better at f2.8 ...

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    Re: How sharp is your normal lens for MF



    Crop


    Lens: HC 2.8/80mm

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    Re: How sharp is your normal lens for MF

    aperture?

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    Re: How sharp is your normal lens for MF

    Quote Originally Posted by gogopix View Post
    aperture?
    Are you asking me?

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    Re: How sharp is your normal lens for MF

    Quote Originally Posted by Professional View Post
    Are you asking me?
    yes sorry
    didnt want to quote and waste space
    just curious
    neat shot, BTW

    Victor

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    Re: How sharp is your normal lens for MF

    Quote Originally Posted by gogopix View Post
    yes sorry
    didnt want to quote and waste space
    just curious
    neat shot, BTW

    Victor
    Ah ok, i thought you didn't ask me!

    The aperture used in that shot was f11 [not sure because i lost my file on my MBP which is not working at all].

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    Re: How sharp is your normal lens for MF

    OK, i found a converted file [DNG] of that shot, after i opened and checked i found that it is f11 as i said, just to make it sure, thanks!

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