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Nov 15, 2014 17:57 |  #4171

DTBaan wrote in post #17273977 (external link)
if you can wait, there's a new mirrorless coming out from sony, the a9 series camera. not much known about it but it sure gave me a morning glory. :P

aside that.. the 35mm makes a good walk around, but the 55 1.8 is probably the lens for you if you want cat shots. 24-70 is already plenty wide to me, 16-35 would be over kill but works for landscapes and tight areas.

Thanks - I did hear about the possible A9. Very good point. I have Canon's 16-35f4L and together with 70-300L, they became my favorite pairing for travel (I also carried 35L for nights and low light situations).

I tend to gravitate to wider lenses - between 50 and 35, I do prefer 35. There is supposedly an AF 35mm coming from Zeiss (not the Loxia).

http://www.sonyalpharu​mors.com …lens-roadmap-sep-2014.jpg (external link)

Perhaps waiting is the way to go...

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Nov 15, 2014 17:59 |  #4172

xpfloyd wrote in post #17273962 (external link)
Thanks Charlie, the smaller bag there looks similar sized to my retro 5 and shibata. Hopefully the domke I have ordered will be as small as I'm hoping it is

I was looking at this as one of my options.

http://www.amazon.com …298&sr=8-3&keywords=tenba (external link)

other ones I was looking at was the retro 5 and the black label (artisan and artist) Oscar's one day bag.

I chose the black label bag.. as expensive and i hate that it is, but the size and function works for me. I cant say its the perfect bag but for whats out there this worked best for me.

I really like the retro 5, the materials are top quality. unfortunately in this case it was too heavy duty for me and it was also the bulkiest of the smaller bags so I had to pass on it. I still think it is a fantastic bag, if only it was less bulkier and more light weight. would be nice if there was a pocket compartment on the flap. also it would be nice if the shoulder strap was removable because I do like to carry the bag around sometimes.

anyways back to you, the tenba was the smallest out of the 3 of my bag choice, but it was also the only one I couldn't get a physical feel of so I cannot say much about it. it didn't fit my needs because it was too small for me. I wanted a bag that will fit 2-3 more lenses. but for you, it might be the right size.

the domke you mentioned looks good as well of course. I like domke bags but I don't have any eheh. for dslr my choice is the urban disguise 40 (v1).




  
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Nov 15, 2014 18:03 |  #4173

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Late to the game but you'll have no regrets with Domke. I'm a Think Tank and Tenba fan. In fact, I find some of Temba products to be more thoughtful than Think Tank these days. They're all great camera carriers, nevertheless. By the way, I'm excited that Tenba listened and now they have issued DNA13 messenger bag to slot itself between DNA 11 (was great when I was carrying 11" MBA but became too small when I upgraded to MBP13 w/ Retina Disp) and DNA15 (too big for everyday use).

http://www.tenba.com …cts/messenger-dna-13.aspx (external link)

I agree about think tank. I'm not a fan of their new products. and yes, tenba has some good looking bags, I was surprised. the classic ones caught my eyes. too bad I don't need a bigger bag and that I am set with the think tank. oh pity :P




  
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Nov 15, 2014 18:06 |  #4174

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Thanks - I did hear about the possible A9. Very good point. I have Canon's 16-35f4L and together with 70-300L, they became my favorite pairing for travel (I also carried 35L for nights and low light situations).

I tend to gravitate to wider lenses - between 50 and 35, I do prefer 35. There is supposedly an AF 35mm coming from Zeiss (not the Loxia).

http://www.sonyalpharu​mors.com …lens-roadmap-sep-2014.jpg (external link)

Perhaps waiting is the way to go...

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=9IXZIqxrj5E (external link)

I was expecting to see some sort of gear video :lol:

35 1.4 is WINNER! yes, I would wait. I was gonna say the current FE35 2.8 is crazy sharp and very handy to carry around. but when you look at price... its a hard purchase. the 1.4 version would probably be in the $1,400's :rolleyes:

I did have the A7S in my mind and wanted it to pair with the A7r. but as of now even before the a9 rumor, I decided to just stick with the a7 because it does well. if I was into video, I would totally get one.

also to add, I have a D800E and have not been touched. Unless you are doing events, one camera is already more than enough. still cant even use one camera properly.. :lol:




  
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Nov 15, 2014 18:07 |  #4175

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I just cant see any reason why to pick up the loxia 50 over the ze 55. the ze55 is sharp, can AF or even MF very well, wider aperture.... pretty much no reason for that one. I would pick whatever you were comfortable with your DSLR. I shot a 6D + 50, and transitioned to an A7r + 50.

I only used the ZE55 for a few days, and not sure how anyone else uses the AF, but I generally center point, focus recompose, or some times wide area + facial recognition. If you're ok with vintage manual lenses, the sky is the limit. Dirt cheap experiments can be lots of fun....

I got a little carried away:

Yeah, between Loxia and ZE 55, all rational thoughts point to the latter but there is something about Loxia's images that is hard to dismiss.
As noted regarding cat pics, if it's about capturing the moment, ZE 55 fits the bill.

By the way, in terms of very unbiased and competent image examples for lenses (and cameras) you might be interested in, I highly recommend the following:

http://photo.yodobashi​.com/index.html (external link)

for Loxia 50 http://photo.yodobashi​.com …sony/lens/czlox​ia502.html (external link)
ZE 55 http://photo.yodobashi​.com/gear/sony/lens/se​l55f18z.html (external link)

Yodobashi Camera is the Japanese version of B&H, but they've been around for more than 50 years.



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Nov 15, 2014 18:15 |  #4176

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Yeah, between Loxia and ZE 55, all rational thoughts point to the latter but there is something about Loxia's images that is hard to dismiss.
As noted regarding cat pics, if it's about capturing the moment, ZE 55 fits the bill.

By the way, in terms of very unbiased and competent image examples for lenses (and cameras) you might be interested in, I highly recommend the following:

http://photo.yodobashi​.com/index.html (external link)

for Loxia 50 http://photo.yodobashi​.com …sony/lens/czlox​ia502.html (external link)
ZE 55 http://photo.yodobashi​.com/gear/sony/lens/se​l55f18z.html (external link)

Yodobashi Camera is the Japanese version of B&H, but they've been around for more than 50 years.

hmm.. ive always been wanting the makro 50/2. looks like this is a E version of it. hmm.... $_$




  
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Nov 15, 2014 18:23 |  #4177

DTBaan wrote in post #17274012 (external link)
I was expecting to see some sort of gear video :lol:
35 1.4 is WINNER! yes, I would wait. I was gonna say the current FE35 2.8 is crazy sharp and very handy to carry around. but when you look at price... its a hard purchase. the 1.4 version would probably be in the $1,400's :rolleyes:

Yes, the waiting is the hardest part. lol
If the FE35 2.8 was priced at 50% of its current price, it begins to be attractive. For now, I use 40mm pancake with Metabones Adapter.

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I did have the A7S in my mind and wanted it to pair with the A7r. but as of now even before the a9 rumor, I decided to just stick with the a7 because it does well. If I was into video, I would totally get one.

I don't do videos but I often have to crank up ISO to catch random indoor/outdoor action and A7s's ISO performance is really attractive. If the A9 seem to have similar high ISO performance, then I'd wait, but it seems that the rumored camera is about more Mps than ISO.

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also to add, I have a D800E and have not been touched. Unless you are doing events, one camera is already more than enough. still cant even use one camera properly.. :lol:

Amen to that :lol:



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Nov 15, 2014 18:47 |  #4178

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nice shot Gene. love the vibrant colors.

Thanks. When I first saw the tree, I thought it had a "Hobbit" kind of look to it so I expanded on that.


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Nov 15, 2014 18:58 |  #4179

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Fantastic set James!


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Nov 15, 2014 23:40 as a reply to  @ vipergts831's post |  #4180

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A7R FE55

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Nov 16, 2014 00:31 |  #4181

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Yes, the waiting is the hardest part. lol
If the FE35 2.8 was priced at 50% of its current price, it begins to be attractive. For now, I use 40mm pancake with Metabones Adapter.


I don't do videos but I often have to crank up ISO to catch random indoor/outdoor action and A7s's ISO performance is really attractive. If the A9 seem to have similar high ISO performance, then I'd wait, but it seems that the rumored camera is about more Mps than ISO.

Amen to that :lol:

even at 50% it is high. I would say 75%. smaller should cost less right? less material used. :lol:




  
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Nov 16, 2014 04:25 as a reply to  @ DTBaan's post |  #4182

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Heaven's Gate

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Nov 16, 2014 11:42 |  #4183

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Fantastic set James!

Thank you Omar


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Nov 16, 2014 11:59 |  #4185

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Fantastic shot

Thanks. And I know I've still got the key around here somewhere! ;)


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