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Halloween concert shots with Mitakon 35mm T/0.95

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Poki, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Yesterday, I've been at a Halloween party, of course. I used the occasion to snap a few images of the concert going on to further test out the Mitakon 35mm. And indeed, it performed rather well. Nice to focus, perfectly suitable bokeh for concert shots and damn sharp anywhere but at the edges.


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    Images 1, 2 and 3 shot at ISO 800, image 4 at ISO 1600 and the last one at ISO 400, all at T/0.95 and between 1/80th and 1/125th of a second shutter speed.

    Please feel free to leave any comment or critique.
     
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Nice!!! I don't quite "feel" the first 2 due to the colors, No. 4 is very noisy IMHO (since it was shot @ ISO 1600) but No.3 and No.5 are great
     
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  3. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    Hi Poki,

    I find 2 and 5 to be interesting, but 3 is powerful (I like the noise in that shot)!
     
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  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Thank you for the clown images;(


    I would agree that 3 and 5 are great.
     
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  5. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

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    Oct 17, 2012
    I like all of them - the mix of very psychedelic colouring in 1 and 2, with the more muted and focused 3,4 and 5 convey a kind of crazy Pennywise atmosphere. I reckon it works really well, especially 5 - those teeth !!
     
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  6. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    While 4 is noisy, if you take it away from the others so you have no comparison, I quite like the noise on it, adds to the feel of the image.
    All good stuff Poki, making me want a sub-1 aperture lens!
     
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  7. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Thank you! I wanted to have a little more variety this time, and I think I got it.

    Yeah, I stopped caring about noise in concert shots some time ago. After all, if you're seeing an image of a rock or metal concert, is noise really something that you should avoid? I don't think so - it can add quite a bit to the atmosphere imho.

    And yep, having an ultra fast lens in your bag never is a bad thing. It allows you to shoot in barely any light. I even took some portraits of the other people at the event, and although there was no direct light on them, they turned out pretty well.

    Back when I ordered the Mitakon, I thought it was more because of GAS or curiosity. But now, I'm happy to say I didn't regret the purchase for a second. It's a great, versatile lens at a very aggressive price point.
     
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  8. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2012
    I have to agree, I equate noise and rock concerts. If you see old classic photos of great bands from the 1970s and 1980s, they are noise machines! Almost like they're walking through a fog (even when there isn't any smoke on stage :p) So I agree with your rendition here, more noise but freeze the action. Great shots!