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Nov 05, 2017 02:10 |  #6811

digital_AM wrote in post #18488895 (external link)
Some initial test shots from the FE 16-35 GM. These have some basic editing done in LR. I was impressed with the overall sharpness of the lens even at wide open. The center of the frame is very sharp. It's right up there with the Loxia 21 and Batis 18. The corners are sufficiently sharp as well. I was also pleasantly surprised at the nice bokeh from the lens wide open and how close you can get to your subject..

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Excellent...this is good news! Looking forward to more of your thoughts and discoveries with the lens. Very impressive that it holds up well against the Batis and Loxia.

I’m interested to learn how you do with the busy sunstars...hope they won’t be objectionable for your architectural work.


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Nov 05, 2017 02:12 |  #6812

xpfloyd wrote in post #18488955 (external link)
I’m currently selling my batis 85 if you are interested. Great copy in mint condition

Interesting...replacin​g it with something different?


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Nov 05, 2017 02:14 |  #6813

David Arbogast wrote in post #18488959 (external link)
Interesting...replacin​g it with something different?

I purchased the FE90 recently so the plan was to sell the B85 to cover the cost. Can’t afford to keep both unfortunately. I love the B85 but wanted the macro for newborn photos and product type stuff


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Nov 05, 2017 02:22 |  #6814

Puckman wrote in post #18488898 (external link)
First outing with the FE 100-400. Wow is this lens sharp! I'm very happy with this purchase!
And I'll be on a trip to Page, AZ and Bryce Canyon in 2 weeks. Perfect timing.

That 16-35GM looks good too. Makes me consider the idea of ditching some more primes and going with the convenience of zooms...

Good to hear your happy with your 100-400mm; loving mine! Sony just seems to be killing it with their GM zooms. It’s not just sharpness either; the rendering and colors look nice too. I continue to appreciate the way the 24-70mm GM images look, and wish I had one. And the 16-35mm GM looks really impressive as well, though haven’t seen as much from the 16-35mm.


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Nov 05, 2017 03:00 |  #6815

xpfloyd wrote in post #18488955 (external link)
I’m currently selling my batis 85 if you are interested. Great copy in mint condition

interesting but it's gonna be expensive to ship from Scotland.


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Nov 05, 2017 05:03 as a reply to vinmunoz's post |  #6816

I just shipped a backpack from the Asheville NC area to Prescott AZ and it was $68 :(


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Nov 05, 2017 06:32 |  #6817

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18488902 (external link)
From last weekend's trip in Virginia exploring-

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vinmunoz wrote in post #18488948 (external link)
i'm going to replace my 85GM to Batis 85 for a few reasons

- silent focusing
- faster focusing
- better zeiss color
- better contrast
- small
- lighter
- zero CA
- OSS

i don't care about the better bokeh on the 85GM, only co-photographers usually notice the difference. i'm yet to hear customers complaining about bokeh. 2/3 stop light difference is also a non issue. Like Dani Diamond, I underexpose 2/3 as long as I am in ISO100-400 to avoid blownout skies.

I want tontry the Sigma 85 Art, even though Inreally like the GM and that buttery oof rendering!


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Nov 05, 2017 08:26 |  #6818

digital_AM wrote in post #18488565 (external link)
Hi Helen, I will email you my last two orders. Sorry for the delay. Here is a sample of the packaging. See how the bubble wrap is only on the bottom.

It would be great to get the order # as well: Helen@adorama.com. Thank you


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Nov 05, 2017 08:32 |  #6819

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18488620 (external link)
Scratching my head, bubble wrap is so cheap...you know the big houses by it by the gigantic rolls.

When we receive them from the manufacturer they arrive as is, on a pallet, without any bubble wrap or exterior packaging at all because - according to the manufacturers - they don't need it. The internal packaging is sufficient protection.

The outer brown box we put them in is primarily to protect the manufacturer box.......


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Nov 05, 2017 08:44 |  #6820

HelenOster wrote in post #18489071 (external link)
It would be great to get the order # as well: Helen@adorama.com. Thank you

I'll send you the order number for this one as well in the interest of helping others in the future. No harm so I didn't make any report, but this box is the example of why consumers like to see more actual padding around the product. This was "only" a $600 Sony FE 85. A lot of money, but not compared to the 1k+ a lot of us spend on premium glass. As you said though, the manufacturer packaging protects the lens and even the mfg box was fine. I still cringed when I saw this box.

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Nov 05, 2017 08:57 |  #6821

randy98mtu wrote in post #18489088 (external link)
I'll send you the order number for this one as well in the interest of helping others in the future. No harm so I didn't make any report, but this box is the example of why consumers like to see more actual padding around the product. This was "only" a $600 Sony FE 85. A lot of money, but not compared to the 1k+ a lot of us spend on premium glass. As you said though, the manufacturer packaging protects the lens and even the mfg box was fine. I still cringed when I saw this box.
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Maybe we have the same USPS guy, I'm sure he likes to play soccer with my packages when possible, I know he loves playing basketball with my packages, how far he can toss and still have it land within my steps :rolleyes:


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Nov 05, 2017 09:08 |  #6822

vinmunoz wrote in post #18488948 (external link)
i don't care about the better bokeh on the 85GM, only co-photographers usually notice the difference. i'm yet to hear customers complaining about bokeh. 2/3 stop light difference is also a non issue. Like Dani Diamond, I underexpose 2/3 as long as I am in ISO100-400 to avoid blownout skies.

Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't ETTR anymore. Can't really do anything with blown skies, but you can recover shadows with today's sensors.


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Nov 05, 2017 09:14 |  #6823

randy98mtu wrote in post #18489105 (external link)
Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't ETTR anymore. Can't really do anything with blown skies, but you can recover shadows with today's sensors.


I can't fully break the habit of EingTTR....despite the fact that you can push shadows insanely far with the Sony sensor. I'm addicted to checking the histogram. I can't stand to see all that blank space on the right. I guess it's a mental hurdle I need to get over. It's a disease.


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Nov 05, 2017 09:19 |  #6824

idsurfer wrote in post #18489110 (external link)
I can't fully break the habit of EingTTR....despite the fact that you can push shadows insanely far with the Sony sensor. I'm addicted to checking the histogram. I can't stand to see all that blank space on the right. I guess it's a mental hurdle I need to get over. It's a disease.

I hear ya Cory. I'm the same why "why is 2/5 of the histogram 0???" lol


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Nov 05, 2017 10:28 |  #6825

Thinking of grabbing another r2 for 1500 ish, sell off r classic and 7ii....


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