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I was curious as to what the dof would be on the f1.2 lens wide open at f1.2,so I focused on the lettering here.It is clear to see how limited the dof actually is.Quite sharp on I and T but not so sharp on the other letters.

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony NEX-5
Lens:Minolta Rokkor MC 58mm f/1.2
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Jul 2013 - 1:07 AM
Focal Length:58mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.2
Aperture:f/1.2
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Trying times 2.
Username:mikbee mikbee
Uploaded:20 Jul 2013 - 1:06 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General
Votes:44

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2013 - 1:08 PM

A great experiment. It looks like it's in the blazing heat........Sandy

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2013 - 1:12 PM

It must feel like a whole new world, Mick, concentrating your attention on the engraving when there's all that rust around!
No risk of camera shake at 1/2000th of a second, of course Blush
A fascinating experiment and (let's face it) a worthy subject!
Regards
Bill

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Badgerfred
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20 Jul 2013 - 1:22 PM

Love I T Mick, they stand out SmileSmileSmile,
Fred.

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NDODS
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20 Jul 2013 - 1:37 PM

Inventive and interesting imagery Mick

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
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20 Jul 2013 - 1:48 PM

An interesting and informative exercise, Mick.
Ronnie.

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taggart
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20 Jul 2013 - 2:10 PM

A fascinating experiment!

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
20 Jul 2013 - 2:36 PM

Very interesting photo Mick ! I told my son I T is the focus of our times and a worthy occupation to pursue GrinGrinGrinGrin

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mrswoolybill
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20 Jul 2013 - 2:50 PM

Made me laugh, I know how effectively your eyes will focus on a padlock, letting everything else (wire fences, security guards, No Entry signs ) disappear into a blur...
Moira

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TrevBatWCC
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20 Jul 2013 - 3:05 PM

A Bill says, must have been a great temptation to focus on the rust! Wink But a great excercise in DOF, Mick Smile
Trev Smile

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Lillian
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20 Jul 2013 - 3:10 PM

guess this is dof experience time Mick...
did it do what you wanted though...
as looks OK from here
Lillian

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Rende
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20 Jul 2013 - 3:11 PM

Amazing example of shallow DOF Mick.
According to the table that came with my new Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 the DOF at shorter distances is close to zero. Now I believe them Wink
Rende

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nonur
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20 Jul 2013 - 3:20 PM

A nice experiment that gives a different result; the padlock appears to be bended inwards a little, that must also be taken into account perhaps, Mick.

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WhiteRose1
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20 Jul 2013 - 3:25 PM

All very well looking at the f stops, but what about the rust resolution factor GrinGrin

Dave

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pascalg
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20 Jul 2013 - 3:57 PM

good study on dof!

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netta1234
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20 Jul 2013 - 4:08 PM

I T is a great image Mick and I can see some rust as well thereSmileSmileSmileSmile
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Ade_Osman
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20 Jul 2013 - 5:13 PM

You need a stack mate! GrinGrinGrin

Ade

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AnnChown
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20 Jul 2013 - 5:23 PM

Very interesting (Rowan & Martin's Laugh in)..... Smile
Ann

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Irishkate
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20 Jul 2013 - 5:29 PM

Interesting study Mick - something I'm trying to learn more about!
Good to know you're well enough for this kind of experiment.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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danbrann
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20 Jul 2013 - 5:49 PM

That's you to a T.

Your comment on my image is the second best comment I have ever had.You have such a way with words.

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cats_123
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20 Jul 2013 - 8:08 PM

Now I know where to go when I need an IT expert!!!!! Smile Smile Smile Smile

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brownsilent
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20 Jul 2013 - 8:56 PM

Lock, lock, lock.... lock around the clock. Smile
While I was in Scotland I found a lock for you, but I have to find it now among all those images I took. I'll post it in due time! Smile
Johanna

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pluckyfilly
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20 Jul 2013 - 10:11 PM

Good to try varying things, sometimes they work and sometimes not - looks like you had a little time on your handsWink

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Skeet1Away
21 Jul 2013 - 3:18 AM

Mick, great dof............another year of rust and don't think it will open. You have a great eye for picking out the things we all miss. That's what makes your shots so good.....


Paul.

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Michaela_Solway
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21 Jul 2013 - 8:19 AM

Great DOF experimentation...you will have to go back to this one when it rusts up!Wink

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CaroleS
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21 Jul 2013 - 8:28 AM

It is good to experiment! I am doing plenty of that with my new little pocket camera, it is certainly giving my brain a workout (I've given up on my body).
Shows promising rust Mick!
Carole

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Michaela_Solway
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21 Jul 2013 - 8:43 AM

Just spotted this as featured e2 photo

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barbarahirst
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21 Jul 2013 - 8:46 AM

Smile
You are featured e2 piccy at the moment Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile :
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Joline
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21 Jul 2013 - 11:11 AM

That lens lends itself to some very artistic compositions. This is really attractive, although you say it was just an experiment.

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wnbeat
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21 Jul 2013 - 9:02 PM

Mmm never ever have time to do the analytical stuff usually have to get our skates on !WinkWinkWinkWink

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ChiliMan
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23 Jul 2013 - 11:26 AM

Not to mention the lens has actually left out the 'Y' at the end of the word Sad

My Minolta is like that. It's an MD 50mm 1.7...and it's soft at 1.7. I've read a lot of lenses like ours do that wide open and that they get really sharp at 5.6 - 8. Mine seems to be fine at 2.8-4 in flat light. But definitely super sharp at 5.6.

Andrew

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annettep38
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23 Jul 2013 - 9:42 PM

they are great fun those lenses.. fantastic bokeh.
there is on;y one thing I don't understand. I would have thought the camera automatically locks on the rust and all you have to to is blur out more or less of the shiny rest!

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Chinga
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24 Jul 2013 - 4:18 AM

Nothing wrong with a bit of corroded impressionism with a "secure- it" lock! Grin
IB

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