Laowa 65 f2.8 - Bee and Flower

Yesterday I went on a walk and took with me the Laowa 65mm 2.8 Macro lens for fuji. As I do not own a flash yet, these were taken with natural light, unfortunately they are quite underexposed (I messed up because the viewfinder brightened itself and I didn’t look at the light meter) but should brighten up nicely.

This lens is quite fantastic and probably the highest resolution lens I have for fujifilm. And the claim of being apochromatic so far holds up.


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DT 3.8.1

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My version…

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Darktable 3.9.0~git1406.a64e2598-1

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Wow! I love it. :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
The detail!
But I prefer the untouched photo over the ‘fixed’ one.
What a great photographer!

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I agree. Cute and fuzzy but hard at work. Nice captures!

A few bumblebees around our property too.

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@ColorWorks: What do you mean with “untouched”?

This was fun!

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The one that says above it “My version…” looked different so I thought it had been processed, but maybe it’s just been cropped. And in doing so the intense purple of the petals is decreased and in my opinion loses some of the contrast that makes the bee the highlight of the photo is decreased. But that’s just my opinion.

I liked the first one best.
But they are all fabulous!

Especially as bees move so fast it’s hard to get them in any kind of focus.

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