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Jan 24, 2017 12:09 |  #29671

nekrosoft13 wrote in post #18254274 (external link)
those are some good points... how bad was the hit on the wallet?

depends on when you go and for how long...

the room we got on property for this week was less than $200 a night...other weeks that same room was over $300...park admission starts at around $100 per park, per day per person, but if you will be there longer the park hopper pass is the way to go and it saves big $$...there are so many add ons and other things you can do...our family of 3, for 2 days in the park, not counting airfare we are at close to $1500...plane tickets I used miles for...


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Jan 24, 2017 14:35 |  #29672
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TRhoads wrote in post #18254281 (external link)
depends on when you go and for how long...

the room we got on property for this week was less than $200 a night...other weeks that same room was over $300...park admission starts at around $100 per park, per day per person, but if you will be there longer the park hopper pass is the way to go and it saves big $$...there are so many add ons and other things you can do...our family of 3, for 2 days in the park, not counting airfare we are at close to $1500...plane tickets I used miles for...

holly crap...


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Jan 24, 2017 14:39 |  #29673

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holly crap...

yeah...I thought so too...it better be the most magical place on earth...


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Jan 24, 2017 14:39 |  #29674

TRhoads wrote in post #18254281 (external link)
depends on when you go and for how long...

the room we got on property for this week was less than $200 a night...other weeks that same room was over $300...park admission starts at around $100 per park, per day per person, but if you will be there longer the park hopper pass is the way to go and it saves big $$...there are so many add ons and other things you can do...our family of 3, for 2 days in the park, not counting airfare we are at close to $1500...plane tickets I used miles for...

Yeah...we stayed 6 days so....

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Jan 24, 2017 14:59 |  #29675

TRhoads wrote in post #18254396 (external link)
yeah...I thought so too...it better be the most magical place on earth...

Haha! I was thinking about doing a Disney cruise but the price made me reconsider. Plus reviews were saying it was overrated. So we're going to Vancouver instead in September.


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Jan 24, 2017 15:21 as a reply to  @ post 18249391 |  #29676

You not a professional? Well that certainly was a pro review with actual hands on and images to prove it. I wasn't looking at that combo and now I know not to even if I return to dreams of BIF with e-mount someday. But without the TC the bare lens just shines! Also you didn't have to rub in your sunny weather!


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Jan 24, 2017 15:24 |  #29677

I just did a round of sharpness tests between my Batis 85mm and 70-200mm f/4L IS. At landscape apertures of f/8 and up I can't tell the difference between the two. Trying to decide what to do about it.

A small/light kit is my aim, but it's hard for me to keep the Batis over the zoom if they are both about the same sharpness. Tempted to sell both and pick up a Loxia 85mm.

Perplexing.

Still inclined to keep the Batis. Lightest weight and still very good, even if it can't beat a zoom.


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Jan 24, 2017 15:33 |  #29678

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I just did a round of sharpness tests between my Batis 85mm and 70-200mm f/4L IS. At landscape apertures of f/8 and up I can't tell the difference between the two. Trying to decide what to do about it.

A small/light kit is my aim, but it's hard for me to keep the Batis over the zoom if they are both about the same sharpness. Tempted to sell both and pick up a Loxia 85mm.

Perplexing.

Have you had a chance to try the Sony FE 70-200 f4 lens? I'd be curious to know how it stacks up against the Canon "L" lens. According to DxO tests, the new 70-200mm f/2.8 FE GM lens is “the sharpest and best low-light zoom lens we’ve tested”. That gives me hope that the f4 version is at least as sharp as the Canon and possibly even sharper.

Here's more from the Sony Alpha Rumors page.

http://www.sonyalpharu​mors.com …s-best-performance-class/ (external link)


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Jan 24, 2017 15:44 |  #29679

I used to own the F4, yes it's sharp. AF is quick too.


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Jan 24, 2017 16:13 |  #29680

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I used to own the F4, yes it's sharp. AF is quick too.

Good to know...picking up my rental in the AM...


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Jan 24, 2017 16:18 |  #29681

David Arbogast wrote in post #18254438 (external link)
I just did a round of sharpness tests between my Batis 85mm and 70-200mm f/4L IS. At landscape apertures of f/8 and up I can't tell the difference between the two. Trying to decide what to do about it.

A small/light kit is my aim, but it's hard for me to keep the Batis over the zoom if they are both about the same sharpness. Tempted to sell both and pick up a Loxia 85mm.

Perplexing.

Still inclined to keep the Batis. Lightest weight and still very good, even if it can't beat a zoom.

David, you know that I love the Loxia 85. Dare I say it's my most favorite lens now and I give it an edge over the excellent Lox 21 and Batis 18. The Lox 85 is a bit larger especially with the hood but I reverse it when the lens is stored away. The lens is a bit heavy but I have no issues with it. Mind you I haven't hiked 5 miles somewhere with it and a mix of other primes or a zoom.

I would highly recommend the Lox 85 to anyone looking for a no compromise high quality lens with that special Zeiss quality.


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Jan 24, 2017 16:21 |  #29682

navydoc wrote in post #18254451 (external link)
Have you had a chance to try the Sony FE 70-200 f4 lens? I'd be curious to know how it stacks up against the Canon "L" lens. According to DxO tests, the new 70-200mm f/2.8 FE GM lens is “the sharpest and best low-light zoom lens we’ve tested”. That gives me hope that the f4 version is at least as sharp as the Canon and possibly even sharper.

Here's more from the Sony Alpha Rumors page.

http://www.sonyalpharu​mors.com …s-best-performance-class/ (external link)

I have indeed owned the FE 70-200mm F4. Comparable to the Canon except towards the long end where the Canon is a touch sharper.


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Jan 24, 2017 16:34 |  #29683

shot these bought at F4.

the first one was at 113mm and the second was at 200mm


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Jan 24, 2017 17:46 |  #29684

and then boom...... 6300 and 3 lenses gone too

Wish these all were not IOUs on the credit card that I had to admit to the wife..... otherwise ID GO SHOPPING.

Poop I hate paying IOUs


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Jan 24, 2017 18:56 |  #29685

David Arbogast wrote in post #18254490 (external link)
I have indeed owned the FE 70-200mm F4. Comparable to the Canon except towards the long end where the Canon is a touch sharper.

Thanks, David, I appreciate your impressions.

vinmunoz wrote in post #18254507 (external link)
shot these bought at F4.

the first one was at 113mm and the second was at 200mm

Although it's difficult, for me at least, to evaluate sharpness based on a small sized example, I appreciate you posting those Vinz.


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