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Jefenator

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...Wide open, the way this lens is so sharp, combined with the particular way it transitions to OOF, it's kind of jarring. Like someone did a selection mask in Photoshop and blurred around it, or cut and paste an image from one to the next. I'm not sure I like it very much...

Not to mention that you can see every single skin flaw and mild dribble: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/452/19943942552_fe0775dcb8_o.jpg
Ha ha, I guess one person's "jarring" is another person's "awesome" - though not necessarily for portraits. o_O Something about the OOF transition seems to jibe very well with what I want for my product shots.
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If I were to somehow justify buying the Batis or Sony G 85mm, I really don't think I could cite subject isolation as a factor. This here seems like plenty for me:
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(Don't get me wrong - I do crave speed but I am also becoming increasingly weary of BOKEH when it's overdone.)
As my honeymoon with this lens begins in earnest, the biggest deal for me is the ability to do certain shots handheld that used to require a tripod. Shots like this now just go so. Much. Faster.
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But the OOF transitions, colors and ever so slightly better contrast are also factoring in quite a bit. I had been running most of my ETSY listing exports through Photoshop just to add an extra bit of "zing" but with this modern lens I'm finding less need for that. It's very very subtle in direct A/B comparisons but I can definitely feel a tangible easing with the post production flow.
 

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Another portrait. Not technically perfect (i.e. clean at the pixel level around the eyes) due to subject motion at 1/40s. But I like the vibe of the image (and so does the subject). I for one am really head over heels with the way this lens renders.

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Best sun star to date. o_O

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Sunstars are tricky. I'm coming to realize they're not really that crucial to my product shots. But for the odd occasion where they do add "sparkle", I'm going to use one of my older lenses. (Micro-Nikkor 55/3.5 - pictured below.)
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I tried to match the two lenses for contrast and color real quick but you can see the older Nikkor just looks different. (Hopefully a quick shot with the white balance card will get me closer.)
The new dedicated lens is all about the work flow. I did all these shots, late in the evening the last couple of nights. AF & OSS (not to mention automatic aperture control) makes this all go so. Much. Faster.
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Spider with sack of babies...handheld with a speedlight in the other hand (not easy!):
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ILCE-7RM2    FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS    90mm    f/11.0    1/250s    ISO 50
 

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Pulling out some old toys to test my new ones:

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Fun with Christmas decorations: Sony A7r, FE90mm F2.8 Macro with help from the HVL-F45RM flash
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More to be seen here: Village Dept 56: Noël 2017
 

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Finally got a chance to play more with my new A7MR3 and 90mm Macro. Full album on Flickr
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Some 57 T-Birds :)
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Getting a little cabin fever, and decided to find a model that wouldn't mind if I posted images of her. (Well, she didn't say anything)

So here you go...

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