Birds and the Bees ( L glass, or not L glass? )

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Taylor510ce, Sep 11, 2010.

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Which is the L lens

Poll closed Sep 12, 2010.
  1. Bird Pic

    13 vote(s)
    68.4%
  2. Bee Pic

    6 vote(s)
    31.6%
  1. Taylor510ce

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  2. Taylor510ce

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    Yes, I realize the quality is really close and hard to tell. I guess more than anything, this is a psychological test. :) What is your reasoning for thinking the bee is the L glass, is it just a gut feel or something specific? I will wait a while to reveal the answer and setup for each shot.
     
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    I'd say the Bird is shot with an L glass. Pictures taken from a short distance, like the bee pic, usually look good even with a cheap glass.
     
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    tough to tell, they are totally different shots...cant judge the bokeh, thats usually what separates L from non-L
     
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  5. Taylor510ce

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    Good point. Unless its a NON-IS L lens handheld. LOL
     
  6. Taylor510ce

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    So I guess so far each shot has 1 vot for L glass. I would have set up a voting system, if I knew how. LOL.

    I just added a poll, please vote.
     
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    Can't really say which is 'L' and which isn't, but the first one looks like film to me for some reason...
     
  8. Taylor510ce

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    Interesting. Does it look grainy? Or just the color of it? Did you vote? There is no right or wrong, I guess just go with your gut. I just want to see which one wins the most votes.
     
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    I am leaning slightly towards the bird... I think I like the composition better...

    Is it just me, or is it a hair soft?
     
  10. Taylor510ce

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    It doesn't seem overly soft to me. Anyone else seeing that? So you think its soft, but still think its the L lens? ( I didn't do anything to trick anyone like sharpen one a lot and leave one soft )
     
  11. Josh66

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    No, not grainy - just the vibrance of the blue sky I guess ... it has a certain 'film' look... That's a good thing. ;)

    Didn't vote yet (I don't think the poll was up when I first replied, or I didn't see it if it was...), but I will now...
     
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    I think the bee is your 50mm with an extension tube.
     

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