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    Colors! Courtesy of Sony 35mm 1.4 G

    Shot at f2.8 with the A900





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    Re: Colors! Courtesy of Sony 35mm 1.4 G

    too rich for me..... looks like oversaturated canon colors..... of course everyone has their own opinion....
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    Re: Colors! Courtesy of Sony 35mm 1.4 G

    no saturation done here. this is what it really looked like.

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    Re: Colors! Courtesy of Sony 35mm 1.4 G

    It doesn't look like oversaturated Canon color to me. It looks like perfect Sony color which I like to describe as film-like (film being chrome in this case )

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    Re: Colors! Courtesy of Sony 35mm 1.4 G

    It looks oversaturated Leica to me. and too warm to be Canon. minolta glass tends to have more muted saturation and contrast than that.

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    Re: Colors! Courtesy of Sony 35mm 1.4 G

    These do not look like traditional Minolta colors, which I was hoping the A900 would replicate to some degree. I did not like the colors from an A100, which seemed highly Sony Cybershot of the old.

    Years ago, I've seen some (to me) gorgeous warm and saturated colors from pictures taken with the pairing of 35mm 1.4G and KM 5D/7D jpeg's. I still long for those colors.

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    Re: Colors! Courtesy of Sony 35mm 1.4 G

    There are a multitude of jpeg settings in the A900, and most of us haven't really scratched the surface of what the A900 can do in that regard.

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    Re: Colors! Courtesy of Sony 35mm 1.4 G

    some of the best examples of minolta colours are in the lens sample database at dyxum. In particular, Dumont's Minolta 50/1.4

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    Re: Colors! Courtesy of Sony 35mm 1.4 G

    Between the bad MTF's on photodo site and the horrendous CA and corner resolution results on photozone site I have a hard time believing this lens is that good. Does this lens have a lot of CA?
    Is the bad corner performance due to having a large amount of field curvature?

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    Re: Colors! Courtesy of Sony 35mm 1.4 G

    Well, for my taste, the 35 has gorgeous bokeh. both shot af f2.8




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    Re: Colors! Courtesy of Sony 35mm 1.4 G

    the 35/1.4 is unmatched for colour & bokeh. it's also unmatched for sharpness : price value.

    (both wide open)



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    Re: Colors! Courtesy of Sony 35mm 1.4 G

    Quote Originally Posted by JimU View Post
    the 35/1.4 is unmatched for colour & bokeh. it's also unmatched for sharpness : price value.
    Great shots.

    Wait, is price in the numerator or denominator? Colour and bokeh is one thing, but I'd say the LAST thing the 35/1.4 will win is any sort of "sharpness per dollar spent" contest. For $1300, most people expect more, and that's the biggest gripe. They want a CZ version that will be ubersharp wide open.

    I have no problem shooting mine wide open, but then, I'm not a sharpness freak.

    In any case, I find the 35/1.4 to look similar to the 100/2 in terms of bokeh. The 100/2 is also sharper wide open.

    So, given that the 100/2 can be found for $600-700, I'd say it would win the sharpness-value award.

    (Disclaimer: I haven't used either on FF).

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    it's unmatched in a bad way.

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    Re: Colors! Courtesy of Sony 35mm 1.4 G

    Jim, thanks for the insight. So, do you like it or not?

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    Re: Colors! Courtesy of Sony 35mm 1.4 G

    I would say the 35 1.4 renders beautiful bokeh and color. But it would not be unmatched. It's great for wide angle portraits and wide angle close ups but it is not a very sharp lens compared to others good lenses it is probably equal.

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    Re: Colors! Courtesy of Sony 35mm 1.4 G

    I think the 35mm f/1.4G was a lens where the sheer "rendering" of the image was targeted by Minolta designers than pure sharpness. They left the "sharpness" related tasks to the 2nd tier Minolta 35mm f/2.

    I had a 35mm f/1.4 briefly but sold it. I regret having sold it.
    A900 with a few lenses, flashes etc.

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    Re: Colors! Courtesy of Sony 35mm 1.4 G

    Quote Originally Posted by ryc View Post
    no saturation done here. this is what it really looked like.
    Pretty amazing colors.
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