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Oct 13, 2017 13:04 |  #5521

mystik610 wrote in post #18471942 (external link)
I just took delivery of the 12-24 loaner from Lens Rentals/Sony Professional Services.

Wow this thing is pretty small and really light. Nice set-up to throw in a bag and head out and shoot. Definitely not a burden like the Sigma 12-24.

it's a very cool lens, cant wait to go shooting with it this weekend. It's also a really sharp lens


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Oct 13, 2017 14:20 |  #5522

philodelphi wrote in post #18471920 (external link)
So... you guys know about GreenToe, right?

Well I just got this email from them:

Sony A7R II - $2200 (lowest price online $2898) - Save $698!
Sony A9 - $3900 (lowest price online $4498) - Save $598!

I've been considering trading my 6D in for the A7R II.
Canon lenses work just ok on my a6300. What's everyone's experience with them on the A7RII?

Thanks...

I shot with only Canon Lenses for the first year, and with the new FW updates to the Metabones, I still shot with two Canon lenses on both the a7r2 and a9...I really don't have any complaints...from time to time I have to remount a lens...but very rarely. Other than that...I have been very happy with the two lenses I don't want to get rid of.

That is a hell of a deal on both cameras...especially the a9...I tried to go through them at 4100 for the a9 and got the thanks but no thanks...


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Oct 13, 2017 20:16 |  #5523

A few recents

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Oct 13, 2017 20:52 |  #5524

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Oct 14, 2017 01:01 |  #5525

Robert, how do you decide between using your a9 vs a6500 for your bird photography? I know the remarkable a9 has better AF and shooting speed, but isn't the a6500 also excellent in those ways as well?

Whether it's shots by you or Cory or Gene or other a6500 shooters (sorry if I forget and missed someone - Eddie perhaps?), the image quality consistently impresses. That Downy is razor sharp.


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Oct 14, 2017 01:19 |  #5526

Here's one more smokey design taken during the time frame the first one was done. I have maybe one or two more that look interesting as well.

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Oct 14, 2017 01:48 |  #5527

mystik610 wrote in post #18471832 (external link)
I love her expression Vinz. You can see her personality and you can't fake that.

thank you. she actually faked that. yah she can act. i told her to pretend to be an actress. and the scene was a friend of her just cracked a crazy funny joke and she should laugh the crap out of it. and there she went. :)


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Oct 14, 2017 01:50 |  #5528

mystik610 wrote in post #18471942 (external link)
I just took delivery of the 12-24 loaner from Lens Rentals/Sony Professional Services.

Wow this thing is pretty small and really light. Nice set-up to throw in a bag and head out and shoot. Definitely not a burden like the Sigma 12-24.

i got a loaner today of the 12-24 and 100F2.8 STF. too bad they're late for the wedding but no problem. I'll play with them tomorrow.


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Oct 14, 2017 06:27 |  #5529

David Arbogast wrote in post #18472294 (external link)
Robert, how do you decide between using your a9 vs a6500 for your bird photography? I know the remarkable a9 has better AF and shooting speed, but isn't the a6500 also excellent in those ways as well?

Whether it's shots by you or Cory or Gene or other a6500 shooters (sorry if I forget and missed someone - Eddie perhaps?), the image quality consistently impresses. That Downy is razor sharp.

Good question, and not just for birds. If I knew ahead of time that reach would be pushed for focal length and I didn't need the best AF-tracking I'd use the 6500 for the 'effective' focal length and pixel density.
That was my mental argument/logical debate with myself to justify adding the 6500 (well that's kinda of bull because Poof has the 6300).
Now after having used the a9 with the 2 tc's that argument for the most part goes out the window---this me believing that I got some very nice pics at 800mm.

A better question is the a6500 + 70-300G vs the a9+100-400 and nothing to do with AF or AF-tracking prowess, truthfully for those parameters either the 6500 or a9 can provide more than I'll ever need. The issue is kit weight and you know I suffered the EOS kit weight a long time....well when I wield the a9 + 100-400 it too will get weighty in a matter of time----sure I can wield it way longer than the
1DXii and big whites but when I pick up the 6500 + 70-300g it is just a joy.

You, Gene,Paul well anyone who has the 100-400GM knows what a stellar and I mean outstanding optic it is (another reminder of what Canon could have done=always holding back, the Sony kicks the EOS 100-400ii and I thought it was great). I've posted this one before (I think) via the 70-300G just to show that it too is a fantastic lens-

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That was with the a9 and the Buteo was flying straight at me, I got a whole series of tack (if you think this one is tack, tack enough for me) with the 70-300G.

So could the a6500 have done that? Probably not with every frame nailed, but how often does the bird come absolutely straight at me? Well it is a question I posed to myself when I had both the a9 and the 1DXii, comparing both side by side-so I went through my BIF album and looked for how many times the bird was coming right at me=rare, rare indeed....most, well the vast majority they are passing side to side or coming at me at something greater than 45 degrees. Well my a77ii could do those shots all day long.
Point, well several...with the effective reach of the 6500 (or 6300) and the 70-300G a lot of lightweight BIF work can be done.

Cropability. It was the same problem I had when steep in the EOS world. Me again going through the BIF and wildlife albums and seeing that the 7Dii gave me many more keepers than the 1DXii simple because I could crop more. Pixel density means so much to me and it is real unless you have the biggest of lenses. But I didn't have the EOS 600 or 800, and even at places like Conowingo my EOS 500 + 1.4tc was minimal entry for reach. But even if I'd had the longer whites I wouldn't have been able to wield them.
Even on the last Florida trip with the 1DXii kit I'd use it for 5-7 min's then set it down and pick up the a99ii just because of weight (we were on a boat David and no way to use a tripod, I did try a monopod but even that got in the way)

Well all that EOS saga went to the for sale thread at FM once I saw the a9 could do anything (excepting astro and star focus) the 1DXii could do only faster, with equal DR, but with more mpx's for cropping. The a9 broke Canon's back for me, and perfect timing as I was physically very tired of the weight.

There I go again, rambling about stuff I know little about. Sorry.

Hey, speaking of choices, in 3 days the RX10 iv will be here and it's going to Conowingo in November :)

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Oct 14, 2017 06:32 |  #5530

navydoc wrote in post #18472301 (external link)
Here's one more smokey design taken during the time frame the first one was done. I have maybe one or two more that look interesting as well.


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Ah another genre you entice me with Gene and the ghostly sig is too cool.
Congratulations on EXPLORE on the previous smoke image!
Now on this one I def. see a skull, a skull reminding me of 'Alien' but a skull
no doubt.
I'll have to pick your brain on how to go about this. Poof mentioned water drops again
and I told her I already have that t-shirt, but a smoke image I need.


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Oct 14, 2017 06:34 |  #5531

Wasting my time on landscaping, only thing I like about this pic is the little road disappearing into the woods.
Now Vinz I want to see how you use the 12-24 for portraiture!

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Oct 14, 2017 07:56 |  #5532

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18472377 (external link)
Wasting my time on landscaping, only thing I like about this pic is the little road disappearing into the woods.
Now Vinz I want to see how you use the 12-24 for portraiture!
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This black and white scenic looks like a page out of Ansel Adams' book on using the zone system. Nicely done.


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Oct 14, 2017 08:53 |  #5533

Trip highlight.
I've been blessed with lots of large mammals but I've never gotten a good Alces alces shot.
First 10 days of the trip those damned smoky skies, but that didn't matter for this shot.
This guy later clashed horns with another male and then chased Poof and I. Now I know moose
just as dangerous as bear or buffalo when they want to be.
Forgot to say the obvious but we got too close. I wanted the pic but I'm too old to run now (but we
ran like 18 year olds).
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Oct 14, 2017 09:51 |  #5534

Anyone use flash for architecture and real estate photography? I'm thinking about adding a Godox flash with an umbrella or other modifier to blend in the flash exposure with other exposures in post. I'm not sure if I can achieve the same result with blending in multiple exposures using luminosity masks and blend modes.


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Oct 14, 2017 11:34 as a reply to MedicineMan4040's post |  #5535

MedicineMan4040 wrote:
Now Vinz I want to see how you use the 12-24 for portraiture!

environmental portrait? except we don't have great environment in our area. lol

I was gonna use that to shoot the bride and groom with the entire church in their background.


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