Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Strangely Out Of Focus
At sunset, a dust storm emerges from the south along the horizon.
NX1 1/13 sec / ISO 100 / EV +0.3 / 24-bit / Lens: Tokina 28mm - manual
I wanted to test my 80's-vintage Tokina 28-70mm lens that I picked up (as discussed in this blog). A dust storm was rolling in tonight and I wanted to see what the lens would capture. What struck me about this photo was that the lens seemed extremely soft and slightly out-of-focus. In a way, I like 'painterly' feel of the image; and the deep muted earth colors matching both the environment and the city's building colors.
I had to shoot manually, since I adapted this lens to the Samsung NX1. I also need to perform additional focusing tests, to see if I have to compensate for the mount adapter and dial-in the focus.