Angenieux shot: [for Peter (Bandicoot)]

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Dallas, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. Dallas

    Dallas Guest

    I promised to put up a shot or two taken with the Angenieux 28-70mm f/2.6
    AF, well, I managed to get one up so far (I'm not the world's most
    efficient webmaster!).

    Here is something I took with the D70 and this lens:

    If the link doesn't work, just go to my site, Click Photos>Portraits and
    it is the first one up there.

    The shooting data is as follows:

    Shot at 70mm
    ISO 200
    Auto WB
    sRGB mode


    A single Bowens Esprit 125W shot through a translucent umbrella to camera
    right (full power IIRC). No fill or bounce used.

    It's a really fine lens. Bargain of the century!
    Dallas, Sep 17, 2004
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  2. I'm glad you like the lens, and while this is a nice shot, it's
    not particularly demanding on the optics. At f/11, almost any
    lens should be able to outresolve you dSLR's sensor, and the shot
    doesn't give any reference for measuring distortion.

    The color appears to be on the neutral to warm side, and I'm
    quite impressed that the black in the shirt is easily distinguishable
    from the black of the back without either showing any off-hues.
    Michael Benveniste, Sep 17, 2004
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  3. Very tasty. I'm not sure it's the lens, though; could it be the
    photographer? :)
    Stephen H. Westin, Sep 17, 2004
  4. Dallas

    Alan Browne Guest

    Nice shot ... but at the res presented hardly distinguishing any
    Alan Browne, Sep 17, 2004
  5. Dallas

    Dallas Guest

    Absolutely right. I have compared the lens to the 18-70mm AF-S DX at
    similar focal lengths and the Angenieux is considerably sharper. I will
    get around to posting some examples soon.
    Does anybody know when this particular lens was produced? My searches on
    the net have not yielded a lot of information about it. All I know is that
    it was last of the lenses Angenieux made for the 35mm market, and unlike
    previous Angenieux's, it was auto focus.
    Dallas, Sep 18, 2004
  6. Pop Photo tested the lens in April of 1991.
    Michael Benveniste, Sep 18, 2004
  7. Dallas

    Bandicoot Guest

    Hmmm, thanks. Hard to tell on screen, of course, but it does look nice - as
    someone else said, the differentiation in the various blacks is pleasing.
    Be intersting to see how it does outsie in the flare department: I know
    Angenieux gave this particular attention in designing the lens.

    I don't think I have much online from my Angenieux 70-210mm (whihc is an
    older design) but it was used for my Cinema Verite SI shot.

    I still envy you that bargain - just wish I could find one in Pentax mount.


    Bandicoot, Sep 19, 2004
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