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A few concert shots with Mitakon 35mm 0.95 and Touit 50mm 2.8

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Poki, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Got hired to shoot a concert yesterday, and although this is not what I shoot usually, I thought it's a nice chance to give the Mitakon a fair shootout.

    And I have to say - being able to shoot at ISO 100 (!) at those conditions is awesome. And the lens did deliver quite a nice 3D pop. Even when it comes to sharpness, I had a hard time telling which shots were made with the Touit and which with the Mitakon - which says a lot since the 50mm Touit is one of the best 50mm lenses currently in production.

    Focusing the lens was not the easiest part, and I got about 50% of the photos I took with it slightly out of focus. The combination of super contrasty light - which makes the peaking much harder to see - and fast moving subjects was a challenge. Still, the ones I got in focus are worth the hassle, I'd say.


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    What do you think? Any suggestions how I could do better next time?
     

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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Looking good, great results.

    Just a question though. Any reason you wanted to shoot at 100 ISO? Seems an odd choose for concert shooting.
     
  3. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Why? Because I could. ;) I had enough light, a good depth of field and still a fast enough shutter speed when shooting at ISO 100, so it simply was the right choice. Of course I only shot a small part of the photos at base ISO, depending on the light situation and lens I used, ISO 800 and 1600 was the setting I used more often.
     
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  4. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Shoot in raw+jpg. Use +3 contrast and +3 sharpness with black and white. Use red as the peeking color and shoot away. You will have all the color saved in the raw data and it will be a lot easier to shoot.
     
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  5. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Thank you - that's a great tip!
     
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  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    That makes sense. I aplaud the usage.
     
  7. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
  8. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Sure, they look fine. But did you ever shoot a NEX-7 at ISO 6400? The files are unusable. Besides, if I can get away by shooting at base ISO, there's NO reason to shoot at a higher sensitivity - dynamic range will always be better at base ISO, no matter how little noise there is at higher sensitivities.
     
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  9. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Just pulled the trigger on the 50mm .95. Getting excited.
     
  10. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Good decision. I love the Mitakon more the more I use it, and the 50mm is said to be even better. I don't get how it's even possible to make such great 0.95 lenses at those prices, but whatever, they're awesome options for us.
     
  11. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2014
    Miami
    David K Fonseca
    I'm confused about the Mitakon 35mm. Is it an aps-c lens?
     
  12. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Yes, it is.