Another Fine Mess

A few weeks ago I said I would report back on how I got on using the Hasselblad 120mm lens on my Nikon D810. Well the results were disappointing with all of the photos suffering from a lack of sharpness. I thought the problem would be manually focusing but in fact it was holding the combination steady that proved impossible. All of my shooting over the last 20 years or so has been with lenses in the 35mm to 85mm range so I’ve lost the knack of supporting a telephoto lens, even a short one. The situation wasn’t helped by a dose of old-age pensioners shaky hands so next time I use this lens I will definitely be employing a tripod. Here are some snaps from the shoot. The first set were taken with the usual Nikkor 50mm, and the second the Hasselblad 120mm. I’ve added some sharpening in Photoshop to try and hide the softness of the second set.


4 thoughts on “Another Fine Mess”

  1. I would have focusing problems with this girl. The middle leg on my tripod is not what it was. Like to hear Zoe’s comment on the pants, I love em.

  2. Another great set of images Roger, I for one would not associate soft with this delightful model, quite the contrary I methinks……

  3. Roger
    Love the pants and think they go well with the model, she would not look so good in thong, but the black stripe with the raven hair and red lips……………whoh!!!!!¬

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