Monday, April 2, 2018

Digital Moments: Low Key Edits

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Low Key Edits

'Digital moments, low key edits with images shot on Minolta MD 28mm f/2.8, a manual focus legacy lens, mounted on the Olympus E-P5'

Minolta MD 28mm f/2.8
My trials at creating low key shots and edits, from images shot with a Minolta MD 28mm f/2.8 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 edit and they are there solely as space fillers.

One advantage I have is the Minolta MD 28mm f/2.8 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 f/2.5 or the MD 28 mm f/2.

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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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Resource Links:
Low Key Photography Tips
Low Key Photography Helpful Tips - iPhotography Course

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