Monday, April 2, 2018

Digital Moments, Low Key Edits

Low Key Edits 01
Low Key Edits 02
Low Key Edits 03
Low Key Edits 04
Low Key Edits 05
Olympus E-P5, Minolta MD 28mm F2.8


Low Key Edits

'Five frames with the Minolta MD 28mm F2.8, post-processed with low key edits'

My trial at creating low-key shots and edits, from images shot with a Minolta MD 28mm F2.8 mounted on the E-P5 in 1:1 image aspect ratio. While I am happy enough with the results from the first three images, the final two are just post-processing heavy edits and they are there solely as space fillers.

Minolta MD 28mm f/2.8

One advantage I have is the Minolta MD 28mm F2.8 lens, which is generally considered to be one of Minolta’s best 28 mm, an excellent lens often measured against the MC W.Rokkor-SI 28 mm F2.5 or the MD 28 mm F2.

The lens I use, even though it is a plain MD, is the 7/7 (7 elements in 7 groups) version which reportedly to be a step up from the later 5/5 version, recognized by the serial number which is 80xxxxx for the 7/7 series whilst the 5/5 version is 70xxxxx.

Olympus PEN E-P5, Minolta MD 28mm f/2.8

A little bit more detail is the plastic recess between the name ring and the front element of the lens which is designed with eight tiny steps instead of six.

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