Today it was raining cats and dogs. To me the perfect day to visit a museum for classical cars. Unluckily many people had the same idea. To avoid having them randomly standing around in my pictures, I decided to take close ups wide open, to have a narrow field of depth in the images of the cars. A perfect test for the 7Artisans 55mm f1.4 MKII in a very difficult light situation. To give the images some high key style I added a exposure compensation of +1.

I am impressed of the sharpness of the images wide open. I have tested so many 50-56mm lenses with opens diaphragm over the years. Many were ok and still usable as a little less sharpness helps in most portrait photography. The 7Artisans 55mm f1.4 MKII is an exception. It’s even fully open rendering sharp images with wonderful contrast.

7Artisans 55mm f1.4 MKII on a Fujifilm X-PRO2 Black

The colors are very realistic. Only in some difficult light situations, like highlights and reflection areas there is some blue color fringing visible. Easy to correct in any image processing software but to me, a SOOC image fan, I enjoy this character of the lens. Giving the image something special.

Due to the outstanding build quality of the 7Artisans 55mm f1.4 MKII full metal and strong fit on the camera mount the combination lens and X-PRO3 is perfectly balanced in my hand. This has a huge impact to my inspiration, I need to feel well during taking images.

Tomorrow I will visit an other “museum” for classical cars. A millionaire placed in the year 2000 for his 50th birthday 50 cars made in 1950 in a forrest and created an interesting lost place. Pictures of this contrast are coming soon. Stay tuned!

Teaser for the next story. Image SOOC with 7Artisans 55mm f1.4 MKII on Fujifilm X-PRO3 Black

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