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May 31, 2016 18:14 |  #18331

TRhoads wrote in post #18025213 (external link)
Since i am behind...forgive me...how are you liking the Sigma 20Art David?

I think it's great! Super sharp - as sharp as the Loxia 21.

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If you ever shoot at f1.4 with this lens, I'd be very interested in seeing it/them.

I need more time with it at f/1.4. At 20mm it's not going to show much OOF blur unless the focal distance is relatively close - and that's exactly what I want for night-time street shooting. In this case, my focal distance is relatively close (the signs) and the background does blur. The thing I really appreciate is that in spite of the 20mm focal length the OOF blur seems smooth and not too nervous to me - I'm pretty sensitive to that sort of thing.

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May 31, 2016 18:16 |  #18332

Having found the 'On' switch on my new A7Rii, I thought I'd try a couple of low-light 'Vermeer-type' images.

Minolta MD 35-70 Macro 3.5 @ 60mm f8

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May 31, 2016 18:30 |  #18333

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I really like the Minolta AF 35-70 for those times when I just want a walk around lens.

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that must be a perfect lens for receptions as i don't wanna shoot group photos below 35mm. please tell me more about the lens. does it have a constant aperture? can you autofocus it with an adapter?


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May 31, 2016 19:03 |  #18334

vinmunoz wrote in post #18025265 (external link)
that must be a perfect lens for receptions as i don't wanna shoot group photos below 35mm. please tell me more about the lens. does it have a constant aperture? can you autofocus it with an adapter?

It is a Minolta screw mount lens. It has to be used with the LAEA4 adapter since the LAEA3 doesn't have the focus motor built in. It is a constant F4 aperture. It has the typical (excellent) Minolta colors and a nice 3D type pop to the images in my opinion. The main weakness is vignetting wide open and harsh bokeh at times. I paid $15 for it since I already had an LAEA4.


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May 31, 2016 19:09 |  #18335

David Arbogast wrote in post #18025251 (external link)
I think it's great! Super sharp - as sharp as the Loxia 21.

I need more time with it at f/1.4. At 20mm it's not going to show much OOF blur unless the focal distance is relatively close - and that's exactly what I want for night-time street shooting. In this case, my focal distance is relatively close (the signs) and the background does blur. The thing I really appreciate is that in spite of the 20mm focal length the OOF blur seems smooth and not too nervous to me - I'm pretty sensitive to that sort of thing.

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Got it, thanks. That makes sense to have the ability to shoot in low light at a normal distance and not have too much blur in the out of focus areas.


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May 31, 2016 19:20 |  #18336

Rayfo wrote in post #18025252 (external link)
Having found the 'On' switch on my new A7Rii, I thought I'd try a couple of low-light 'Vermeer-type' images.

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Beautiful lighting; especially the top one.


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May 31, 2016 19:28 |  #18337

David Arbogast wrote in post #18025316 (external link)
Beautiful lighting; especially the top one.

Thank you, David. That's very kind of you.


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May 31, 2016 19:30 |  #18338

So the next question is if the 70-200 2.8 is really 3500 bucks and the 2x adapter is at 500.... Is it worth 4k to have 400 mm in that package

I can't afford that but my answer would prob be yes would work good but look silly on the 6300


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May 31, 2016 19:37 |  #18339

another of the boudoir shot....

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May 31, 2016 19:38 |  #18340

eriet30 wrote in post #18025325 (external link)
So the next question is if the 70-200 2.8 is really 3500 bucks and the 2x adapter is at 500.... Is it worth 4k to have 400 mm in that package

I can't afford that but my answer would prob be yes would work good but look silly on the 6300

IMO, nope

I had the 70-200ii + 2xiii which would be a similar combo and the 2xiii took a tad too much IQ from the combo. It was still good, not great. Pretty sure the sony combo will be the same, teleconverters of the 2x type hurt iq noticeably.


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May 31, 2016 19:43 |  #18341

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Boarding now for the final leg and still laughing at the odds. Great shaking your hand!

Same to you. Safe travels.


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May 31, 2016 20:07 |  #18342

eriet30 wrote in post #18025225 (external link)
Yeah I saw that and then "rethunk" thinking about that lens and started looking at the Batis 18 I have a huge list for sale including old bags and old flashes for the canon I just cant seem to get them listed bah!

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Sony - FE28-70, the Sigma for sony 85 1.4, the FE 28/2 probably one of my comlite EF to NEX adaptors The CV15v3, 55 1.8 and Samyang 24TSE may be on that list soon also the Sigma 19 and 60 for aps-c

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90 2.8 and 70-200f4 and Rokinon 8mm fisheye

Adding Batis 18 and maybe VC10....... course looking at this list the 55 should stay in the bag for rounding out. Still looking for a solid 300mm choice. I really feel I could cover my world with the 18 90macro and 300!

So what's your solution for 70-200? The Sony FE?

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I still looking for a well kept EOS 16-35/4.....just in case :)

Mines up for sale. Mint condition. PM me.


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May 31, 2016 22:21 |  #18343

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So what's your solution for 70-200? The Sony FE?

Mines up for sale. Mint condition. PM me.

Yes my FE 70-200/4 is solid... even with my little mark on the lens it is fast and sharp. Thats why I cant move to the 70-300 it wont be better even though I am missing that extra 100mm

now if they made a good Olympus to E converter I would pick up that new Oly 300 f4... even at 2500 bucks. My buddy shoots with that thing and its smaller than my 90mm


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May 31, 2016 22:23 |  #18344

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Awesome experience for you and the family.
Love the catch light in the eye.
I hope I see when you post up with the teleconverter, bet they will be just as sharp....let us know about the AF speed.


Thank you MM. That one was 1/400 sec at f2.8 and ISO 2500.

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May 31, 2016 22:40 |  #18345

^Great detail Alfredo!

The sunset tonight on Longview Lake here in KC:

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