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Nov 07, 2017 22:26 |  #6991

vinmunoz wrote in post #18491339 (external link)
looks like a petition is on the horizon.

Vinz I can't watch the vid, at work, what's does he thing happened to the apps??


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Nov 07, 2017 22:28 |  #6992

genesimmons wrote in post #18491413 (external link)
my local park today, just picked up a 24-240 fe for the ol a7, since i got the em1.2 i rarely touched the a7, figured a new lens would inspire me haha, i like it so far.
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Gene, did you buy new or used?


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Nov 07, 2017 22:53 |  #6993

Trying to shoot plane flying through the moon again, super slim window of opportunity


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Nov 07, 2017 22:54 as a reply to Charlie's post |  #6994

Just a matter of time before you bring it home.


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Nov 07, 2017 22:56 |  #6995

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18491435 (external link)
Just a matter of time before you bring it home.

Got one


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Nov 07, 2017 23:02 |  #6996

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FE90 Focus issue update - It seems that this lens just isn't all that good at AF in lower light even with setting effect set to "off" to allow wide open focussing. This is something I will just have to bear in mind when using it but its a bit annoying as when I am using it indoors with flash the light will generally be low. MF is fine when tripod mounted but for live subjects it can be tricky. Here is an extract of the admiring light website review on the lens which confirms my findings -

"However, indoors and in dimmer light, the autofocus can struggle. On both the A7 II and the a6000, I found the lens would often fail to find focus at all in dim light, leading to a full in-and out rack of focus past my desired subject. I found this to be the case both in the macro range and in more moderate portrait distances. When it does lock in, speed is slowed considerably in dimmer light. It’s a good idea to turn off exposure preview when using this lens, especially in the macro range where you will likely be shooting stopped down. This is because exposure preview on Sony cameras also stops the lens down to working aperture during focusing, which robs the sensor of much-needed light. I still had problems focusing in low light even with exposure preview turned off, but it becomes very difficult to get a lock with it on."

Im now second guessing myself with the sale of my Batis 85 which focusses great in low light

The FE 90 is a macro lens. AF is not really its forte. It's very slow to focus, even when it does focus. It's really meant to be focused manually more than anything else, for up-close macro photography.

I have both the FE 90 and the FE 85/1.8. The FE 85 is definitely the one to go for if you're looking for good AF and general purpose shooting (portraits, etc).
It doesn't have a very good MFD, so it cannot be used for macro work. As long as you're not into macro, I'd sell the FE 90 and get an FE 85/1.8.


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Nov 07, 2017 23:05 |  #6997

More from my trip downtown.

First one is with the FE 85/1.8. Second one with the FE 100-400.

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Nov 07, 2017 23:16 |  #6998

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18491424 (external link)
Vinz I can't watch the vid, at work, what's does he thing happened to the apps??

he's just one of those pissed off when sony removed the apps. he talk to one of sony guy and their logic is "nah the A9 and the R3 are pro bodies, professionals don't use apps". but he said it's also removed from the RX10IV, is the RX10IV considered a pro body? that1cameraguy suggested we'll make noise and share the video so we get the Sony's attention.


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Nov 07, 2017 23:29 |  #6999

Since the moon was so low, like golden hour moon, I had to use a lot higher ISO for this shot. Hope to get a better one, maybe 15 miles more inland, sorta like foot zooming :-P

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Nov 07, 2017 23:36 |  #7000

So interesting tip I learned in using the FE 16-35 GM. It has barrel distortion on the wide especially if you are near your subject. The Lightroom profile helps but it's not perfect. I exported the image into DxO PhotoLab and used its geometry controls. A few quick slider updates and the barrel distortion is gone. Pretty cool and a relief that I didn't have to mess with correcting it in PS. I'm still on the trial version of PhotoLab. It tried to install the profile for the lens but the connection failed. I guess it tries to reach a DxO server or perhaps Sony's to get the updated profile.


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Nov 08, 2017 00:06 |  #7001

Charlie wrote in post #18491460 (external link)
Since the moon was so low, like golden hour moon, I had to use a lot higher ISO for this shot. Hope to get a better one, maybe 15 miles more inland, sorta like foot zooming :-P
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The planes are so high once they reach my area that even if they cross the path of the moon from my perspective, I wouldn't know it unless I happened to be looking there when it happened.


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Nov 08, 2017 01:00 |  #7002

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18491426 (external link)
Gene, did you buy new or used?

i looked around for a used one, but no luck so i got it new, my local shop had a 100 off fe lenses and i had a gift card so got it there, forgot how much i like editing sony files,


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Nov 08, 2017 01:02 |  #7003

Here's my moon shot for tonight. No aircraft...or sig in this one.

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Nov 08, 2017 01:12 |  #7004

navydoc wrote in post #18491490 (external link)
The planes are so high once they reach my area that even if they cross the path of the moon from my perspective, I wouldn't know it unless I happened to be looking there when it happened.

they fly through to LAX and line up from far far out east. I dont know how many miles out, but I suspect many. I dont know how far N/S relative to the moon, so it may depend on time of year. I'm south of LAX just a bit, and time of year is now for me. Months prior, the moon would rise too far south that I'de have to go north for the alignment.

if you can see the LAX bound planes, that greatly increases your chances since they land every 5 minutes or so. There was enough time for me to capture 2 planes flying through the moon, however if you sat directly underneath the path, you can probably get a LOT more shots in.


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Nov 08, 2017 01:33 |  #7005

rantercsr wrote in post #18491284 (external link)
Re: the 90 mac's af .. I do remember I big difference in af speed in general compared to 55 and even more so in low light..

hopefully the a7riii helps improve on that , but as I understood macro lenses are slow to AF in general..


as for myself , 55 vs 85 .. I think i'm going with the 55 .. because I want the 90 again.. I really liked that lens , so crisp.. i'm sure the 85 is good , but if I got both 90 and 85 .. one would sit and collect dust.

Actually I think I 'm going to go for the lens line up I had previously 16-35 f4, 28, 55, 90

I was pretty satisfied with it..

I don’t mind slow af on a macro, but in low light the FE90 just won’t lock so it’s effectively a manual focus only Lens in those conditions


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