Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Lens baby 3G preview

I'm going to write the full review with more samples over on slo-foto.net, so I'm going to show you a few samples, so you can see what's the catch with this funny little lens. It's not only it's rather interesting appearance that draws attention, the results can be pretty interesting too. I confess, I didn't take enough time to master it, so I won't show you any masterpieces. I was to slow at manual focusing and sweet spot adjusting to make any good portraits, I missed all the interesting expressions, failed to capture the model's mood, energy etc. So what are you going to see below, is a visual presentation of what this lens can do. Pretty much an average test and tests usually include pretty boring pics...


Notice how everything white on the photos above and below gets blown to high heaven (eg blown out or as usually named it has a lot of hot spots). Nikon's JPG dynamic range really sucks. And it doesn't matter if it was taken with its flagship camera (D2Xs).In the lower photo the sweet spot is best represented.



If you look carefully and have a decent DOF knowledge, you'll see how this photo differs from those taken with regular lenses. Sneakers would be in the "DOF line" (90 degrees angle according to the lens, both vertically and horizontally)if it was taken with a normal lens. Here you can see what's in focus, eg where the sweet spot is


4 comments:

Dragan Zlatanovic said...

in kakšen je zaključek? kakšna je resnica? ogromno ljudi je popolnoma navdušenih na tem "objektivom".. meni se ne zdi nič posebnega, da nebi reku celo brezvez... ga pa nisem nikoli še sprobal.
katere so prednosti in kaj vsak lensbaby paše na vse - mislim rdeče, rumene, itd?

Peter Bernik said...

Hehe, nisem pisal zaključka, ker je pač samo predogled, glavni testič bo na sf.

Na kratko: je fajn lens, lahko si kreativen z njim itd. Je pa res da moraš biti vešč malo drugačnega ročnega ostrenja (že klasično se meni ne zdi lahko) in sweet spot nastavljanja. Sam pač nikoli nisem uporabljal MF objektivov, niti nisem imel te želje. Tako da me je zdaj malo bolj dribljalo. Pač pri portretih ponavadi vse skupaj zamudiš, ker se folk naveliča čakati, no z modelom bi šlo...Je pa bolj uporaben za mirujoče objekte, kot za ljudi, torej ravno za tisto kar sam ne fotkam. Kupil ga ravno ne bom, ga je pa zabavno 2x na leto uporabiti...Nekega splošnega nasveta ali se ga splača kupiti ali ne pač ne morem dati. Če rabiš, če so ti rezultati zanimivi in si vešč v takem načinu ostrenja vsekakor ja. Je pa s svojimi 295 euri malo predrag, saj ga konec koncev sestavlja samo ena leča, par obročkov in kovinskih palčk.

Vsak LB ima svoj bajonet, kot pač vsi objektivi...

sekundek said...

Sem že imel plan nabaviti tole zadevo, sicer en drug model. A kot praviš sam, ni ravno mačji kašelj operirati s tem čudom :)

Mogoče enkrat v prihodnosti, ko bo vsa lastna oprema naštudirana do potankosti in ko bo zmanjkalo idej. Čakam pa na glavni test.

Ales Hostnik said...

Tega hudiča sem tudi jaz želel kupit. Mogoče ga nekoč res bom. Malo za igračkat. Najs.