Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/02/18

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: (Cat content!) Enjoying the sun
From: len-1 at (Leonard Taupier)
Date: Sun Feb 18 06:43:51 2007
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This is a beautiful cat portrait. Posy looks quite content in the  
warming sun. A beautiful animal.

The lens looks sharp enough to me. At that focal length and f stop  
the DOF is fairly narrow. But the photo transitions in and out of  
focus very gracefully. I think that's what's giving the impression of  
low contrast.

A very nice photo,

On Feb 18, 2007, at 9:03 AM, Douglas Sharp wrote:

> Three things came out in the garden today:
> 1) The sun
> 2) Posy the cat, to sniff some fresh air: http://gallery.leica- 
> 3) Me, first to have a coffee and then spray some house-plants to  
> try and get rid of the infinitesimal spider mites that turn up  
> every winter when the heating is on, strangely enough only on one  
> plant.
> Cheers
> Douglas
> Technical stuff: Canon 20D / Rollei QBM 2.8/105mm at f4,  ISO 400
> Still not sure about the lens, I picked it up very reasonably s/h a  
> while back.
> It's not much bigger than a 50mm, it seems to be quite sharp in the  
> details (whiskers and catch light in Posy's eye), but with an  
> overall soft look. Colour rendering is almost perfect as far as I  
> can see, but contrast is a little low. Might make a good portrait  
> lens - if I ever took portraits. :-)
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