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    Color version or B&W -- 50mm 1.4 ZA

    Shot with the A99 and 50mm 1.4 ZA Truly amazing piece of glass. well worth the price. Especially when you compare it tto that ridiculous 58mm from Nikon that is on par with the nikon 50mm afs.




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    Re: Color version or B&W -- 50mm 1.4 ZA

    Between the two I think I would prefer B&W but I also think it would be improved by a grittier feel.
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    Re: Color version or B&W -- 50mm 1.4 ZA

    Ok. Is this one gritty enough


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    Re: Color version or B&W -- 50mm 1.4 ZA

    Quote Originally Posted by ryc View Post
    Ok. Is this one gritty enough

    Hi

    Since you asked

    I think getting there but need separation of the face from the hat. The is separation from the background and coat due to OOF.

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    Re: Color version or B&W -- 50mm 1.4 ZA

    color!

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    Re: Color version or B&W -- 50mm 1.4 ZA

    Well I'm normally a B&W person but in this case both version tell a story. the Colour one gives more emphasis too the damage on the nose and has a real life quality to it though I would clone out the slightly distracting pink dot above his left shoulder. The B&W has a more classic, gritty portrait look. So for me they both work in their own way

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    Re: Color version or B&W -- 50mm 1.4 ZA

    The micro contrast in your images has me really interested in this lens. Does using the lens open up more focus points, beyond the few clustered in the middle? If so, how reliable are those AF points? Thanks.

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    Re: Color version or B&W -- 50mm 1.4 ZA

    thi lens does allow you to use the additional 100 or so focus assist point. however, I use spot wit DMF for minor adjustment if needed.

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