Quick walk around Eastnor Deer Park (Nr Ledbury) earlier today. Took a selection of A lenses (20, 28, 100 & 300) plus an F 50 then a quick bit of LR processing (using some On1 Landscape presets on some images)...
Apologies - thought I should point out that images 7 and 8 may well be taken with the A 28mm f2.0. Looks like I've done my old trick of swapping lenses and forgetting to input the focal length (the downside of using an A series lens).
Thought I better mention this before Nigel gets on the site
Oh yes, of course, I spotted that discrepancy between 20 and 28mm straight away, I mean it's so obvious to the trained and finely honed analytical eye
That tree trunk at F14 really stands out with astounding clarity. Your A series lenses have had a great workout here. I'm surprised to see some apparent DR challenges, with some very bright cloud highlights that scream out and bite. I'm wondering if the metering was a little brighter than you're used to? I know that we can't expect perfect metering with the older lenses. As I understand it would default to centre weighted, so perhaps the sky highlights were not registering so much?
You're right Steve - the Deer are early risers and have normally fled to more sheltered parts, and I'm not doing a 6:00am just for you
The DR was pretty difficult to manage Nigel, it was one of those funny days where one minute it was glaringly bright and the next it was overcast. We actually got showered on the walk back!
The stand out lens for me on the day was the A 100mm f2.8 Macro - it's such a beautiful lens to use, and clearly not just as a macro. I didn't enjoy using the A 20mm f2.8 - the results are fine but it does need stopping down to get the best out of it