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Jan 08, 2017 10:32 |  #29071

David Arbogast wrote in post #18237543 (external link)
I saw a post from Fred about it yesterday (I always find his comments on lenses authoritative and convincing) and I was immediately interested until reality set in and I faced up to the fact that I nearly never shoot long.

That said, if I lived in Scotland I would be very keen on a long lens for landscapes as I have been enjoying Annie's excellent telephoto landscapes with her 70-200 and 100-400 for a long while now. :)


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Yeah I've also saw him recommending the lens and also people posting images in the images thread. Seems to have great contrast. I don't shoot long either for landscapes but also a fan of Annie's 100-400 landscapes and often wondered if I should attempt to shoot longer landscapes at times. It's probably just GAS though for me. I just need to get out and shoot ANY landscape as I'm not going out as much recently

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Jan 08, 2017 10:44 |  #29072

I got all my Canon-mount primes up for sale (two sold, two to go) and very happy about it. But cannot bring myself to sell the Canon f/4L IS primes just yet. Going to experiment with setting up two separate deployable camera bags - an all e-mount prime kit, and an all canon zoom kit - and see how I like it.

It's odd: I never would have imagined being more attached to zooms than primes. But, primes like the Otus 55 and Sigma 20 are each over two pounds, plus the adapter, while the Batis lenses are super light and optically awesome. So, I feel like I'm making a big improvement switching out my primes. But, the zooms are a different story. The Canon [f/4L IS] zooms are all excellent and better optically (yet less expensive) than the Sony f/4 counterparts. Much harder to justify selling.


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Jan 08, 2017 11:14 |  #29073

David Arbogast wrote in post #18237603 (external link)
I got all my Canon-mount primes up for sale (two sold, two to go) and very happy about it. But cannot bring myself to sell the Canon f/4L IS primes just yet. Going to experiment with setting up two separate deployable camera bags - an all e-mount prime kit, and an all canon zoom kit - and see how I like it.

It's odd: I never would have imagined being more attached to zooms than primes. But, primes like the Otus 55 and Sigma 20 are each over two pounds, plus the adapter, while the Batis lenses are super light and optically awesome. So, I feel like I'm making a big improvement switching out my primes. But, the zooms are a different story. The Canon [f/4L IS] zooms are all excellent and better optically (yet less expensive) than the Sony f/4 counterparts. Much harder to justify selling.

I'm kind of goingthrough the same process right now David but not with Zooms. I still have a large number of Zeiss ZE primes that I'm currently usig with the A7R2 but over the last couple of months I've been slowly adding some Leica primes to replace the much larger Zeiss Ze glass. My biggest hold out have been on the wide end, 15mm and 21mm, both Distagons are such great lenses so I really struggled to move away from them and consider smaller/lighter alternatives, finally this weekend I managed to find a local seller that had a Leica Tri-Elmar 16-18-21 for sale at a "reasonable" price and I purchased it, will be picking it up later this week. This will be a great travel alternative to my current Zeiss glass and if it works out well I'll sell the remaining Canon Ze mount glass. I think the only lens that I will keep will be the Otus and the APO, nothing really compares to those two so I'll put up with the weight and inconvinience of them.

It's great to have so much choice these days.


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Jan 08, 2017 15:08 |  #29074

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I especially like the 3D pop of the second image but the whole set is really good.

Thanks Gene!


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Jan 08, 2017 15:10 |  #29075

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Jan 08, 2017 15:42 |  #29076

^Sharp! (literally/figurativel​y)


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Jan 08, 2017 15:45 |  #29077

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I'm shooting in M. Zebras 100+. Change the exposure until the point where the zebras disappear, then increase exposure by 2 full stops. In post reduce the exposure by 2 stops (or whatever it requires) and you will have saved the maximum amount of highlight data and have the cleanest shadows possible for your exposure

Ok, I went out this morning for a sunrise shoot and to try out what you have explained to me. Unfortunately, the sunrise didn't play ball with what my friend and I were after, but we got a couple of shots.

I'm a lot happier with the detail and drop in noise in the shadow and darker areas using the zebra method above.

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This one is facing away from the sunrise lol

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Jan 08, 2017 20:13 |  #29078

first outing of 2017 is in the books...last shot of the night was the first to edit...

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Jan 08, 2017 22:08 |  #29079

Last one from the abstract architecture series

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Jan 08, 2017 22:36 |  #29080

The Arboretum near Phoenix opened up the old owners mansion over the weekend. I have been by the place from below but never inside it so was sorta cool to get a different angle.

Then wandered the Arboretum a bit which is always fun. Few 6500 shots in here of the birds

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Jan 08, 2017 23:30 |  #29081

Haven't seen you guys since the a99ii arrived :(
I still lurk :)
This shot just an excuse to put something in this thread so you all
wouldn't forget about me.


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Jan 09, 2017 02:49 |  #29082

David / Alfredo / Carlo - I emailed laowa to ask where the filter holders were and they said they will start shipping within the next two weeks.

Carlo - I'll get it in the post to you once received


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Jan 09, 2017 03:50 |  #29083

First outing in 2017 for me too. We went to a birthday party of my gfs little cousine who lives out somewhere in the mountains here in switzerland. Perfect opportunity to get some snowy swiss landscapes!


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Jan 09, 2017 04:59 |  #29084

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David / Alfredo / Carlo - I emailed laowa to ask where the filter holders were and they said they will start shipping within the next two weeks.

Carlo - I'll get it in the post to you once received

Thanks. I didn't realize you had ordered the filter holder. I pinged them on Facebook last week and they assured me the holder was soon-coming. I'm in no hurry, but didn't want my order falling through the cracks.

Weirdly enough, my main reason for choosing Laowa over the CV 12mm, was for its filter-friendliness. But, lately I learn someone has made a 100mm filter bracket for the CV 12mm. :rolleyes: Oh well.

I may try out the CV 12. I think the CV lenses have a wonderful render quality to them with Loxia-like sunstars. It would be nice to compare it directly to the Laowa to make an ultimate choice. I have even contemplated making the CV 35mm 1.7 the choice for my 35mm (small, affordable, beautiful rendering, sharp), though hopefully they will eventually make it in an e-mount version.


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Jan 09, 2017 05:59 |  #29085

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18238348 (external link)
Haven't seen you guys since the a99ii arrived :(
I still lurk :)
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MM I don't think there's any issue with posting a99 photos here. People are posting a6xxx photos, RX100 photos, and I post all the time with the RX1rII

Maybe its time to retire this thread and start a broader Sony lounge?


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