This one was made w/ just the orange filter on the Nikkor Q 135 3.5 lens and shot wide open. The film is Arista Premium (rebadged Tri-X) shot at box speed, but w/ the 3 stops needed for the filter it was actually shot at 50 ISO. Developed in D76 full strength, which is my preferred method, and scanned on an old Epson flatbed. I like the resultssmall 32.jpg from the combination of the polarizer and orange filter too. This lens is actually way too sharp for people shots. I shot it in Florida high noon sun w/ a busy background to see if there was any flare, and to see if it could handle the bokeh thing. No flare, and it blurs the background out pretty well.
If you need sharp, this lens will sure fit the bill. I'm waiting on a FD Super Canonflex R 100 2.0 lens for portraits, which I suspect is going to be too sharp too. If so, it's back to a poor man's Leica R lens, the Canon FD 85 1.8, or even the FD 135 2.5, a real sleeper of a portrait lens.
Last edited by momus; 07-29-2013 at 09:21 PM. Click to view previous post history.