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I just got mine last night in the mail, was too dark to really play around with it much, but yes it is VERY wide, and made my bedroom look twice as big as it is! Can't wait to take it out on a day shoot. I'm on the fence about a CPF........many sources keep saying don't bother on something this wide, will just screw up the picture with the varying effect across the sky.

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Using mine, it has the effect of making the sky bluer and sharper than a normal lens already. I use Lee Filters, but decided I did not need a CPL for this lens. Wait till you try it in some good light and see what you think.

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Got this lens about a month ago. Have not had much of a chance to play with it. Here's just a couple I thought turned out OK:

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canonloader wrote in post #7169556external link
Using mine, it has the effect of making the sky bluer and sharper than a normal lens already. I use Lee Filters, but decided I did not need a CPL for this lens. Wait till you try it in some good light and see what you think.


ive noticed that too - blues seem ALOT bluer with this lens-

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joey1234 wrote in post #7347084external link
ive noticed that too - blues seem ALOT bluer with this lens-

ditto X2 ......... I've noticed the same effect, and can't imagine using a CPL to enhance the sky to a greater degree. The colors really POP with this lens.

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Great lens...not perfect, but very serviceable and workman like lens. Usable at f/4 but nice and sharp at about f/5.6 onwards

Here's a crappy sample from the 5D Mark II (at 12mm...vignetting from the reduced image circle and hood stops at about 19mm because this lens is designed for a APS-C sensor not a FF sensor) (Don't let the poorly exposed incorrect WB photo put you off the lens though, this is for illustrative purposes only):

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hammer418 wrote in post #7348300external link
ditto X2 ......... I've noticed the same effect, and can't imagine using a CPL to enhance the sky to a greater degree. The colors really POP with this lens.

Well here are a few samples of this piece of wonderful glass with a CPL (Hoya Pro1 Digital)...

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Now I must admit, airbutchie ........ that your photos are very nice indeed.
However, I still don't see the need to make the skies that dark, in order to have a stunning presentation. Just my opinion. :)

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Post #294, Feb 17, 2009 23:36:39 as a reply to hammer418's post 14 minutes earlier.


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hammer418 wrote in post #7349537external link
Now I must admit, airbutchie ........ that your photos are very nice indeed.
However, I still don't see the need to make the skies that dark, in order to have a stunning presentation. Just my opinion. :)

Dually noted... Consider them "enhanced" skies without the use of post processing... Hehheheh...

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If you guys are using a lens hood, that could be the reason. It could also be light fall off from using the maximum aperture of the lens.

Is this thing able to be used on full frame?

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Kajuah wrote in post #7357418external link
If you guys are using a lens hood, that could be the reason. It could also be light fall off from using the maximum aperture of the lens.

Is this thing able to be used on full frame?

Sure can (from about 18.5mm onwards - see my post on the previous page) :D And it looks sharper as well due to the generally lower pixel densities of current FF cameras vs current Crop cameras. However, the downside is that CA is much more visible at the high resolutions of current FF cameras like the 5D Mark II

Here's a handheld FF shot on a 21 Megapixel 5D Mark II, using Standard Settings:

IMAGE: http://dawei.zenfolio.com/img/v6/p628344883-5.jpg


And a 100% Border Crop of the lower left. Note the Significant CA. The shot is a bit oversharpened by the Standard Picture Style's Sharpening but note how good the resolving power of the lens is, you can see the words "limited" and if you squint can just make out the words under the number plate:

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airbutchie wrote in post #7351213external link
Dually noted... Consider them "enhanced" skies without the use of post processing... Hehheheh...

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I think you are sharpening your photos too much, ease back a bit will improve the look for me. Your getting all the good colors etc, just seeing the oversharpened image ruins it.

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^ Triple noted, Tupper... Thanks for your comment!!!

- airbutchie :)

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