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Aug 16, 2017 16:04 as a reply to  @ post 18429335 |  #3571

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Aug 16, 2017 16:13 |  #3572

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My new-to-me Loxia 35mm just arrived. Just snapped a few images around the house (outside) and compared them to similar snaps from the copy I bought/returned last year. The copy I just bought is a good measure sharper than last year's copy.

Interestingly, the fact that it's sharper makes the wide-open bokeh even worse. Has a very soap-bubbly (ugly eliptical shaped bubbles with color fringing) bokeh with leaves. But, I'm happy with it...really happy. Stopped down it's sharper than last year's copy too. Not as impressive as the Loxia 21mm in the extreme corners, but definitely satisfactory to me.

Also interesting is that it was just one year ago last week that I had first tried the Loxia 35mm. This one is a keeper. :)

I'm not a fan of the Tamron 35mm's wide-open bokeh, but it's better than the Loxia by far and it's also vastly sharper wide open. So, perhaps I may keep it, OR maybe get the little FE 35mm F2.8, which is very sharp wide open and also has much better (but still poor) bokeh. Another thought is just get a FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA and have the best native wide-open 35mm and the best native landscape/cityscape/ar​chitecture 35mm.

Below is pretty extreme sample. If this appeals to anyone, my sincere apologies for not liking it. The focus point is on the nearest trunk; the Loxia 35mm, even this improved copy, is just not sharp @ f/2 that far from center. Frankly, I probably won't use the Loxia wide-open that much - it's not why I bought this particular lens. I usually demand all my lenses to be very usable from wide-open, but I'll give this Loxia copy a pass for being near-half price of new, and for being so good stopped down.

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Most lenses don't render that type of background well so I wouldn't say it's a knock against the Loxia specifically.


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Aug 16, 2017 16:20 |  #3573

mystik610 wrote in post #18429514 (external link)
Most lenses don't render that type of background well so I wouldn't say it's a knock against the Loxia specifically.

True, that is really tough on any lens: bright sky beyond/dark leaves in front is a recipe for trouble. But I can say the Loxia 35mm rendered that poorer than most every lens I've ever shot.

Here is another f/2 test shot (with a following 100% crop). Not too bad here at all...the coma and general wide-open softness are the main negatives in this example.

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Aug 16, 2017 18:04 |  #3574

More with the Opteka 15mm f/4 LD UNC AL 1:1 Macro also trying a new signature as well. I don't like watermarks but I've learned my lesson.




  
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Aug 16, 2017 18:58 |  #3575

These are hand blown glasses from Belgium that belonged to my great aunt. They are about 100 years old I believe.

I used all 4 of my flashes for this shot. :-)


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Aug 16, 2017 20:02 |  #3576

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Aug 16, 2017 20:17 as a reply to  @ invi2003's post |  #3577

Nice Ricardo.
My Opteka should be here next week.
I'll hit you up for pointers :)
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Aug 16, 2017 20:17 |  #3578

navydoc wrote in post #18429608 (external link)
These are hand blown glasses from Belgium that belonged to my great aunt. They are about 100 years old I believe.

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Aug 16, 2017 20:19 |  #3579

My shelves are getting bare :(
My a-mount kit sold today locally...buyer walked away with the entire kit.
So now I'm completely mirrorless, Sony e-mount and my Oly M1ii.


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Aug 16, 2017 20:52 |  #3580

what's your plan?

at least you were not having problems selling them.


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Aug 16, 2017 21:37 |  #3581

navydoc wrote in post #18429608 (external link)
These are hand blown glasses from Belgium that belonged to my great aunt. They are about 100 years old I believe.

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Superb. Love the color and all the little sparkles. Wonderful craftsmanship all around (subject and photography).


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Aug 16, 2017 21:44 |  #3582

It's amazing reflecting on our gear with a historical perspective. I'm handhold shooting my 135mm and getting tack sharp images at 1/30. Imagine trying to do that back in 2012 with a 5D III and a EF 135mm f/2L.

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Aug 16, 2017 22:30 |  #3583

vinmunoz wrote in post #18429696 (external link)
what's your plan?

at least you were not having problems selling them.

My plan? Ha Vinz! Grow old while having a blast :)
Gearwise, well between Poof and I we have 23 mFT lenses so no gas there.
e-mount, really no gas until Sony puts out a 400mm then I'll sell the 400DOii
and be done with you.

There's some little issues I mentally toy with on occasion. Like the Simga 14/1.8. If it were
e-mount then it would be done. I think now that the tide is swinging hugely towards Sony (glad
I got out of Canon when I did) we'll see much more from Tamron and Sigma and the even smaller
guys.

Vinz you know I shoot birds/bugs/animals and really with the a9 + 100-400GM and the two TC's I'm
covered, everything else is gravy. For early morning I'll sub out the 400DOii for the extra stops in light.

Really can't think of anything to covet for :)


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Aug 16, 2017 22:38 |  #3584

David Arbogast wrote in post #18429714 (external link)
Superb. Love the color and all the little sparkles. Wonderful craftsmanship all around (subject and photography).

Thanks very much David.

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It's amazing reflecting on our gear with a historical perspective. I'm handhold shooting my 135mm and getting tack sharp images at 1/30. Imagine trying to do that back in 2012 with a 5D III and a EF 135mm f/2L.

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I agree that it's amazing how far camera gear has come in such a short time. Imagine how far it can still go into the future.


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Aug 16, 2017 22:44 |  #3585

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18429735 (external link)
My plan? Ha Vinz! Grow old while having a blast :)
Gearwise, well between Poof and I we have 23 mFT lenses so no gas there.
e-mount, really no gas until Sony puts out a 400mm then I'll sell the 400DOii
and be done with you.

There's some little issues I mentally toy with on occasion. Like the Simga 14/1.8. If it were
e-mount then it would be done. I think now that the tide is swinging hugely towards Sony (glad
I got out of Canon when I did) we'll see much more from Tamron and Sigma and the even smaller
guys.

Vinz you know I shoot birds/bugs/animals and really with the a9 + 100-400GM and the two TC's I'm
covered, everything else is gravy. For early morning I'll sub out the 400DOii for the extra stops in light.

Really can't think of anything to covet for :)

you've had a great gear run :lol:

I want to solidify my kit and feel like I'm closing in slowy but surely


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