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Sep 07, 2017 10:42 |  #4321

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He also has a video on his recommended best Sony Alpha Settings for Action Photography.

gonna watch that tonight as I start to gear up for the HSR races next weekend...fully credentialed this time!:-D


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Sep 07, 2017 11:16 |  #4322

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Thank you. There are several good options that cover this ultra wide focal length (Laowa, Voightlander, Sony FE 12-24, etc).

and at the moment I can't afford any of them :-P.




  
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Sep 07, 2017 12:45 |  #4323

A couple of test shots this past weekend with my a7r2 and 85 1.4. We were playing with some lighting.


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Sep 07, 2017 12:52 |  #4324

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Mark Galer reviews the Sony FE 100-400GM lens.




He also has a video on his recommended best Sony Alpha Settings for Action Photography.

Thanks a bunch for posting these Gene...just what I needed.

I just arrived at Tallulah Gorge State Park, which I am hoping will serve as a good landscape setting for the 100-400mm. Will be determining if I prefer staying small/light with Batis 135mm, or if the amazing range of 100-400mm proves tremendously useful.


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Sep 07, 2017 12:53 |  #4325

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These are beautifully well-done Will. Great work. :)


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Sep 07, 2017 12:57 |  #4326

David Arbogast wrote in post #18446725 (external link)
These are beautifully well-done Will. Great work. :)

thanks...I had a blast working with this model and being able to test some different (for me) lighting! I don’t post a lot out here but I lurk around quite a bit trying to pick up as many pointers as I can. I’ve learned a lot but have a long way to go. My model for this was such a pleasure to work with and we’ll be doing some more shooting together.


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Sep 07, 2017 13:12 |  #4327

WillMeades wrote in post #18446720 (external link)
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Any chance you shot this one without the wine glass...for some reason I find the glass distracting, in what is otherwise a fantastic image. Love the rendering of the 85GM...soon...soon...g​otta have it...


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Sep 07, 2017 13:21 |  #4328

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Any chance you shot this one without the wine glass...for some reason I find the glass distracting, in what is otherwise a fantastic image. Love the rendering of the 85GM...soon...soon...g​otta have it...

I just looked through my shots and I don’t see any. We’ll be shooting again soon...no wine glass! :)

BUT...here’s a link to the shots I kept. We were mainly just testing lighting this time around, so not all would be keepers.

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Sep 07, 2017 14:04 |  #4329

My 100-400mm experience has taken a turn. Some thoughts:

1. So far I've been unsuccessful in finding compelling landscapes at longer than 135mm. Either the framing doesn't work or the humid haze that permeates the air in the SE USA kills the shot. The otherwise helpful "dehaze" slider in ACR & LR isn't much help in these long shots.

2. I had great opportunities to shoot some birds yesterday and I got several nice captures.....and I just. could. not. care. less. Never gonna be my thing.

3. The 100-400mm is really sharp (for a zoom)...it is a superb amazing product by Sony.

4. I just took a quick half-mile moderate trail lugging the 100-400mm and Loxia 21mm. As I had worried the weight is an absolute turn-off.

5. As of now the 100-400mm is safely secured for the day unless I find something to shoot that needs longer than 135mm. My attitude has now switched to returning it (& keeping the optically superior & 1/3 weight Batis 135).

6. Absolutely 100% happy with my decision to buy the lens, but it's not looking like the best fit for my interests.

7. No decisions have been made, but wanted to share my updated thoughts on 100-400mm ownership.


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Sep 07, 2017 14:26 |  #4330

This blond girl is so beautiful, my God!


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Sep 07, 2017 14:30 |  #4331

David Arbogast wrote in post #18446783 (external link)
My 100-400mm experience has taken a turn. Some thoughts:

1. So far I've been unsuccessful in finding compelling landscapes at longer than 135mm. Either the framing doesn't work or the humid haze that permeates the air in the SE USA kills the shot. The otherwise helpful "dehaze" slider in ACR & LR isn't much help in these long shots.

2. I had great opportunities to shoot some birds yesterday and I got several nice captures.....and I just. could. not. care. less. Never gonna be my thing.

3. The 100-400mm is really sharp (for a zoom)...it is a superb amazing product by Sony.

4. I just took a quick half-mile moderate trail lugging the 100-400mm and Loxia 21mm. As I had worried the weight is an absolute turn-off.

5. As of now the 100-400mm is safely secured for the day unless I find something to shoot that needs longer than 135mm. My attitude has now switched to returning it (& keeping the optically superior & 1/3 weight Batis 135).

6. Absolutely 100% happy with my decision to buy the lens, but it's not looking like the best fit for my interests.

7. No decisions have been made, but wanted to share my updated thoughts on 100-400mm ownership.

There is nothing like testing a lens for yourself to see if it meets your needs. Thanks for sharing your thoughts David. Batis 135 is still an amazing lens. I'm torn on selling my Batis 18 f2.8 for either the CV15mm f4.5 or Laowa 15mm f2.0. I'm getting the CV12mm for sure but am undecided between the gap to my Loxia 21mm.


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Sep 07, 2017 15:00 |  #4332

David Arbogast wrote in post #18446783 (external link)
My 100-400mm experience has taken a turn. Some thoughts:

1. So far I've been unsuccessful in finding compelling landscapes at longer than 135mm. Either the framing doesn't work or the humid haze that permeates the air in the SE USA kills the shot. The otherwise helpful "dehaze" slider in ACR & LR isn't much help in these long shots.

2. I had great opportunities to shoot some birds yesterday and I got several nice captures.....and I just. could. not. care. less. Never gonna be my thing.

3. The 100-400mm is really sharp (for a zoom)...it is a superb amazing product by Sony.

4. I just took a quick half-mile moderate trail lugging the 100-400mm and Loxia 21mm. As I had worried the weight is an absolute turn-off.

5. As of now the 100-400mm is safely secured for the day unless I find something to shoot that needs longer than 135mm. My attitude has now switched to returning it (& keeping the optically superior & 1/3 weight Batis 135).

6. Absolutely 100% happy with my decision to buy the lens, but it's not looking like the best fit for my interests.

7. No decisions have been made, but wanted to share my updated thoughts on 100-400mm ownership.

I share similar thoughts after owning the 100-400 canon and 70-400 sony. The 100g weight savings with the GM isnt enough, and the size is a bear.

I'm not even fully convinced with the size of the 100-300, but I'm trying to live with it. Not too many smaller lenses with that sort of range.


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Sep 07, 2017 15:09 |  #4333

Charlie wrote in post #18446808 (external link)
I share similar thoughts after owning the 100-400 canon and 70-400 sony. The 100g weight savings with the GM isnt enough, and the size is a bear.

I'm not even fully convinced with the size of the 100-300, but I'm trying to live with it. Not too many smaller lenses with that sort of range.

I'm strongly considering the Canon 70-200 f4 Non-IS as my tele lens. Anyone use one here on their a7 body? Yes I would need to use the Metabones adapter but the lens is relatively light and perhaps slightly sharper than the Sony FE 70-200 f4.


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Sep 07, 2017 15:26 |  #4334

digital_AM wrote in post #18446815 (external link)
I'm strongly considering the Canon 70-200 f4 Non-IS as my tele lens. Anyone use one here on their a7 body? Yes I would need to use the Metabones adapter but the lens is relatively light and perhaps slightly sharper than the Sony FE 70-200 f4.

I've owned the non IS version, and I'm pretty sure it's as big as the zeiss 100-300, probably not as heavy? It should be pretty close once adapted though.

hell of a bargain for sure and probably better than the zeiss when it comes to flare..... but I'de rather have the 300 than 70, since I already have 70 covered by something else.


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Sep 07, 2017 15:29 |  #4335

David Arbogast wrote in post #18446783 (external link)
My 100-400mm experience has taken a turn. Some thoughts:

1. So far I've been unsuccessful in finding compelling landscapes at longer than 135mm. Either the framing doesn't work or the humid haze that permeates the air in the SE USA kills the shot. The otherwise helpful "dehaze" slider in ACR & LR isn't much help in these long shots.

2. I had great opportunities to shoot some birds yesterday and I got several nice captures.....and I just. could. not. care. less. Never gonna be my thing.

3. The 100-400mm is really sharp (for a zoom)...it is a superb amazing product by Sony.

4. I just took a quick half-mile moderate trail lugging the 100-400mm and Loxia 21mm. As I had worried the weight is an absolute turn-off.

5. As of now the 100-400mm is safely secured for the day unless I find something to shoot that needs longer than 135mm. My attitude has now switched to returning it (& keeping the optically superior & 1/3 weight Batis 135).

6. Absolutely 100% happy with my decision to buy the lens, but it's not looking like the best fit for my interests.

7. No decisions have been made, but wanted to share my updated thoughts on 100-400mm ownership.

Number 2 made me chuckle David, I feel the same way. Hummingbirds, owls and hawks I like, everything else doesn't really do it for me. The only exception was when I was in Africa shooting all the exotic birds I don't usually see but that was a once in a lifetime trip. I agree with others though, you can't beat actually trying a lens to see if it fits your needs


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