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my test 40-150/2.8+mc14 on EM5ii

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by davdenic, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. davdenic

    davdenic Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 14, 2014
    Switzerland
    David D.
    Recently I've changed my old EM5 with the new EM5ii and I think the 40-150/2.8+mc14 produce better results.
    I think it depends on the removed AA filter on the EM5ii.
    And of course the better AF and antishock0 help me to get better results on the field.

    If you are interested I share original ORF files and the 1:1 screenshots.
    Folder: Dropbox - EM5ii 40-150x1.4
    1st ORF: Dropbox - P2270384.ORF
    2nd ORF: Dropbox - P2270970.ORF

    Here the two images from flickr.

    this one is original size 16MPx

    25283061816_a0ddc086da_k. Anas platyrhynchos, female by David Denicolò, on Flickr

    screenshot
    Screen%20Shot%202016-02-27%20at%2018.18.55.

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    this one is a crop of 2573 x 1930 px (5MPx)

    24672928494_53539bd088_k. She's got the look by David Denicolò, on Flickr

    Screenshots
    Screen%20Shot%202016-02-27%20at%2018.33.39.
    Screen%20Shot%202016-02-27%20at%2018.34.11.
     
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  2. davdenic

    davdenic Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 14, 2014
    Switzerland
    David D.
    Hi again after that test I went to a safari and shot 7000 photos with the 40-150/2.8 mostly with the mc14 at f/5.6.
    Here my conclusions

    Using the mc14 with 5.6 it's razor sharp, 5.0 or faster is not sharp enough.
    Bokeh is terrible. Sad but true. When there are tree branches, plants, grass, bokeh is horrible :(

    Check the grass in the upper right corner ImageUploadedByTapatalk1458509752.557089.
    Hi-res Serval cat crossing road in Serengeti

    Or in that one Scavengers

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  3. magicaxeman

    magicaxeman Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 27, 2016
    Essex UK
    Ian
    Nice shots, you can improve the off booked slightly by using the masking tool when doing the sharpening in photoshop, just hold down the alt key and slide to the right until your happy with the results.
     
  4. davdenic

    davdenic Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 14, 2014
    Switzerland
    David D.
    Hi I didn't use the unsharp mask, I'm talking about a character of the lens. But I will take a look in Lightroom and photoshop. Thanks
    Any other suggestions?


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  5. davdenic

    davdenic Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 14, 2014
    Switzerland
    David D.
    The terms nervous bokeh with busy background complete my description ;)


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  6. davdenic

    davdenic Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 14, 2014
    Switzerland
    David D.
  7. Nawty

    Nawty Mu-43 Regular

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    May 1, 2015
    I find with my 40-150 and TC f/5.0 is nice and sharp, f/4 certainly isn't.