Friday, January 21, 2011
Pentax Takumar 50mm/f1.4 : A very Smooootth bokeh
The only thing I really had to change was the noise in the image, the Pentax KX takes really good JPGs but I am now using mostly RAW as the vintages lenses have a tendency to over or underexpose depending on the f-stop used ( no correction inside the camera like the fancy new lenses) and i found that trying to add 2 stops to a jpg ended up with banding
The plus side is that when you use higher ISO settings, the RAW files actually look like film grain, so it fits perfectly my *vision* of what i wanted to accomplish with this project, shoot filmic imagery without using film :)
ISO 800 wide open at F1.4 focused about 1 metre before the object , and hand held , the body image stabilisation is a godsend!