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the whole roll - #6

Pentax ME Super - 50mm f1.4 - Kodak Portra 160

Shot in Iceland.

This was my second roll of Portra 160, and my second roll with the 50mm f1.4 Pentax.  At this stage I clearly still have a lot to learn about this lens.  In some dimmer conditions, I found myself shooting scenes at around 20-30' at f1.4.  In this range, at this aperture, I struggled to keep the lens in focus.  Part of my difficulty came from the focus ring jumping from 15' to infinity focus within about a tenth of a turn.  This made it very difficult to be accurate anywhere in between, and with the shallow DOF of f1.4 I sometimes wasn't precise enough.

So...I missed a few.  But hey, you live and you learn.  That's what this is all about.  Keep following for two more rolls from Iceland coming soon, including something other than Kodak Portra...wild, I know.

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