A Stroll in Downtown Pensacola

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  1. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
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    Raid
    I had with me today the M 4/3 cameras E-P2 and E-PL1, with the SLR lenses Zeiss 50/1.4 and 85/1.4. I took some photos at the 2014 BarkTober Fest for the dogs. Then, I walked around on Palafox Street, where the weekly Farmer's Market is held.

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  2. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Raid- those look really good.

    I end up with the RF lenses on my u43 cameras fairly often, the smaller size fits the body.
     
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  3. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

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    I try to use several of my favorite lenses. The Zeiss lenses are very special.
     
  4. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
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    Raid
    My morning stroll was extended with an evening drive along Pensacola Beach, just as the sun was setting. The weather was cool and beautiful, as as we often experience during the fall, the colors are awesome at such a time. The sky is clear, and the Gulf of Mexico water appears "cold" blue. It is a very special time for me during which I remind myself that it was a good idea not to accept any job offers at other locations.

    I kept my Olympus M 4/3 outfit from the morning stroll, so I will post here some photos from the sunset too. I have ISO set to 100, and the 85/1.4 is at 1.4 because the lens has no more any aperture blades. The 50/1.4 may have been set to 5.6. Both lenses had lens hoods.


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    Shooting away from the sun is my favorite option. The colors will be subtle and pastel like. I switch between horizontal images and vertical ones. Both are appealing to me. Most people seem to favor horizontal compositions for such images, I have read somewhere.

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  5. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
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    When we arrived to Pensacola Beach, the sun was about to set, and I quickly walked to the water. I saw the sea oats, and I tried to reduce the light of the sun by hiding it behind the sea oats.

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  6. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

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    The sun is finally setting, and it was a glorious event for me to witness the red and the orange glow. Everything was just calm.

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  7. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

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    I then turn around and look away from the setting sun to enjoy the mix of purple shades that mixes with the sand color and the water color. Everything seems to blend. I sense Tranquility here.

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  8. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
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    I quickly turn around to catch whatever was remaining in sight of the setting sun. People are scattered here and there at the beach, enjoying the peaceful event. Life is good.

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    This little game of turning around 180 degrees continued, and I caught this scene quickly. In fact, everything was done very quickly since my family was waiting for me in the car, all hungry and ready to have dinner, plus, the sun obviously was setting.

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    I like the 50mm lens when used on the E-PL!, with a 100mm view. It is wide enough to show more of the beach than the 85 lens which shows a 170mm views. This is still with the 50/1.4.


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  9. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
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    I also used the 85/1.4 during the sunset. Both lenses are great lenses, in my opinion, with the 50 being much lighter.

    Here are some images taken with the 85/1.4 wide open.


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  10. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

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    Raid
    Before we left our home to drive along the Gulf Coast, Lina was preparing herself and her "Little Pony" and I happened to be standing there with my camera. I used the 85/1.4, I think. It was tricky to get the images in focus since she kept on moving quickly around, while I kept on refocusing at 1.4.


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  11. Christilou

    Christilou Leica Place Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2013
    Love the images with the 85mm :)
     
  12. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
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    Thank you, Christi. I tried many times to have it repaired, but not even DAG had spare parts for it, so I am using it wide open. It is a very good lens indeed. There is a similar lens in Contax mount. Mine is in Rollei mount. No surprise that it still sells for over $1000 used.
     
  13. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Raid- that 85 looks great.

    Now I miss the beach and the girls!
     
  14. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
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    Raid
    Thank you, Brian. I post these inages to encourage you to make the move.
     
  15. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 1, 2013
    The 85mm f1.4 has a great look on m43 as well. :)
     
  16. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
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    Raid
    Thank you, Carl. I find it as a very special lens. It can draw so well.