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Butterflies & Bushes

Discussion in 'Nature' started by TonyTurley, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Here are a few more from our gardens with the Sakar 135/2.5. These were all done at f/2.5. It is definitely soft wide open, but has a creamy bokeh. Yesterday's Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was pretty easy to photograph; it took me a while to snap the Spicebush Swallowtails today, because they seemed to be much more skittish. In my brief stint with this lens, I've come to the conclusion that it is more suitable for close-up, garden style pics than it is landscape or long distance pics. For those, I think the Vivitar 135/2.8 is a better choice.

    Tony

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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Well, nothing wrong with having task specific lenses if you can afford them. Just points out that no single lens is perfect for all photographic situations.
     
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Some pretty good shots.

    Agree that different tools for different shots.
     
  4. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks guys. Since no cash changed hands for the Sakar, and I got the Vivitar for $17 shipped, I'd say the affordability quotient is fairly high, eh? :)

    Tony
     
  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Wow Tony, those are some very nice shots!!!

    Are those wide open?
     
  6. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks Nick. Yes, wide open, f/2.5.

    Tony
     
  7. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    They are pretty good for wide open I think...
    Especially the close-ups
    A bit dark but that can be easily fixed in PP ;)