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Feb 21, 2016 14:23 |  #13486

You not fancy the 135L Dean? Also curious to hear what other lenses you are eying up as replacements?


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Feb 21, 2016 14:28 |  #13487

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Last night's almost full moon. SOOC. Sony A7R2 - Canon EF 100-400 mk1.


I'll be sad to sell the 100-400 mk1, but truth is, I don't use it much anymore. That will go a long way to fund my new GAS...

I think I've decided to sell off a bunch of glass in my efforts to move more towards AF-friendly lenses.

Going on the chopping block:
- Canon EF 24-105/4L IS USM.
- CV 35/1.7 mk2.
- Canon FD 135/2. (I am thinking maybe I'll wait on this, since there really is no AF substitute at 135 right now).
- Canon EF 100-400L IS USM mk1.

That should net me somewhere around $2000-$2300 by my estimate. Which is a decent budget for a couple of new lenses. :)

I was going to ask why you were selling the 135, I thought it would be great on the A7R2...but then I realized you listed it as an FD lens.


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Feb 21, 2016 14:32 |  #13488

Well, the you saw the discussion about the 135L just yesterday in this thread. I'm really tempted by the Samyang 135, but that doesn't have AF. I might give the Canon a try, but I'm not sure that's the right choice there.

As for what I'm currently eyeing. First on the list is the Sigma 35 ART (ordered yesterday). Been wanting to give that a whirl for some time. I give up the size of the CV 35/1.7 and its excellent optics for the AF I get with the Sigma (which by all accounts is also incredibly sharp and contrasty. I considered the EF 35L mk2, but I don't really want to spend that kind of coin right now. Other candidates there with AF would be the native FE 35/2.8. Small size. But not fast enough. And the FE 35/1.4 distagon, which is also a bit more expensive than I want to go right now. So for now, we'll see how I like the Sigma.
That also has the added bonus of working on my 6D.

Then, for longer portraits, I'm aiming to try the Sigma 85 that Eddie has been enjoying so much lately. I do have the FE 90 macro in that same range, so there, I'll have to decide which one to keep. Each has its advantages.

Then, I'll be looking to add the FE 55/1.8 (no real other competition there around 50mm really. Not with AF at least).

After that's done, I'll have the midrange covered with a prime kit that has AF: 35mm, 55m and 85mm.

Then it will be time to figure out how to handle the wide end and the long end. I'm not sure I can replace the EF 16-35/4 IS USM with anything prime that has AF and excellent quality all that easily. So I will probably keep that.
Ditto on the long end. Hard to replace the EF 70-200/4 IS USM with anything of equal quality, AF and so on....
I wouldn't mind a prime 21 or 24, but that's just a "nice to have". Maybe that Loxia 21 next year....

That's my current thinking. I realize I am giving up size/weight in my transition to more DSLR-like lenses, but that appears to be the price to pay for AF.
In an ideal world (one where I had an unlimited budget), I'd have a separate kit of small, RF style lenses, all MF, for a lightweight kit (CV 15, CV 21, CV 35, etc).


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Feb 21, 2016 14:33 |  #13489

TRhoads wrote in post #17907124 (external link)
I was going to ask why you were selling the 135, I thought it would be great on the A7R2...but then I realized you listed it as an FD lens.

Correct. And don't get me wrong, that FD 135/2 is a phenomenal lens. But it's MF...


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Feb 21, 2016 14:40 |  #13490

Some shots of a field trip we took the kids I coach on. It's a climbing gym with themed climbing walls, it was a good time :)

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Feb 21, 2016 14:47 |  #13491

Just a little LR experiment to show the difference in camera profiles. I made a custom calibration profile with the a7R II and Color Checker Passport. These are going to be the most accurate depiction of color - it is the camera equivalent of calibrating your monitor (also a good idea!). Should be noted that I am direct uploading these to POTN which means I have to use some gnarly jpeg compression settings, but the point here is to just difference in color depiction and saturation. Hopefully that still comes through despite the compression.


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Feb 21, 2016 14:53 |  #13492

And here is my custom Color Checker Passport profile compared to "Camera Standard". As I think you can see, the saturation level of the custom profile is in between the Adobe Standard and Camera Standard. But the custom profile seems to just have a bit more detail pop than either of the others (not easy to see here on POTN - but more evident viewing the images in PS).


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Feb 21, 2016 15:17 |  #13493

How do you create the custom profile?


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Feb 21, 2016 15:22 |  #13494

So here are the shots from today that hopefully fit my other BW series images. The first one is shot from the place seen on my setup shots one or two pages ago and the other was shot from the opposite side of the tower. The glass building is an information center about the facility. A security guard was waling over while shooting near the power plant but we had an interesting talk about the facility. At first i thought i might get off the area but i could stay there without problems.


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Feb 21, 2016 15:26 |  #13495

This was the second shot of all just as we arrived today, but since this was shot from the bridge nearby our car i had to use APS-C mode as my longest FL was the 35mm where i could use my filters. Im quite happy that even with a 1.5 crop i still have more than 5000px on the long side! A7RII rocks!


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Feb 21, 2016 15:26 as a reply to  @ TRhoads's post |  #13496

Do you have the Xrite Color Checker Passport? If so, download and install the LR plugin: http://xritephoto.com …uct_overview.as​px?ID=1257 (external link) (under the "Support" tab in that link).

Once installed here are the steps:
1. Take a picture of the Color Checker Passport
2. Import to LR (I'll usually crop it as needed)
3. Under "File" find "Export with Preset" and choose the ColorChecker Passport option.
4. It makes the profile and you can give it a name.
5. That profile then shows up as an option under Camera Calibration in the Develop Module.

Some claim that you need to make a new profile for every single shooting scenario, but I've tried it and the results are so minimal as to be pointless imo.


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Feb 21, 2016 15:29 |  #13497

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So here are the shots from today that hopefully fit my other BW series images. The first one is shot from the place seen on my setup shots one or two pages ago and the other was shot from the opposite side of the tower. The glass building is an information center about the facility. A security guard was waling over while shooting near the power plant but we had an interesting talk about the facility. At first i thought i might get off the area but i could stay there without problems.
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Compositionally the second is terrific. Nice work David.


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Feb 21, 2016 15:32 |  #13498

davidfarina wrote in post #17907196 (external link)
So here are the shots from today that hopefully fit my other BW series images. The first one is shot from the place seen on my setup shots one or two pages ago and the other was shot from the opposite side of the tower. The glass building is an information center about the facility. A security guard was waling over while shooting near the power plant but we had an interesting talk about the facility. At first i thought i might get off the area but i could stay there without problems.
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Both nice but really liking the second


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Feb 21, 2016 15:34 |  #13499

I actually prefer the cool version of the power plant in this case, David..


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Feb 21, 2016 15:37 |  #13500

Not shot much lately. No mojo & completely crap weather..... :( Really loosing interest big time!!

These are A7 & [recently acquired] FD85 - It's first outing!!

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