Monday, August 4, 2014

Water Lily - Imperfections of Film and Long Telephoto

Water Lily, by Reed A. George
Nikon F Film SLR, Sigma 400mm f5.6 (pre-AI) Telephoto
 
I continue to explore the 400mm Sigma lens that I won in the Film Photography Project Walking Workshop giveaway. As you may have seen, it works pretty well on my Micro 4/3 Lumix DMC-GX7. But, it's not of the same quality as the more modern Micro 4/3 lenses. In fact, I think it's much more at home on the type of camera it was designed for, a film SLR.
 
As you can imagine, the shot above was taken from a long distance. 400mm has a very long reach.
 
I like the combination of the tight perspective of the telephoto, the narrow depth of field, and the significant vignetting in the corners. For all its imperfections, this image says what I want it to.
 
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