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Apr 07, 2018 10:39 |  #14956

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I'm showing this because I'm amazed how sharp is this Rokinon 12mm F2. Look at the color and micro contrast.

I pulled the trigger last night for the A6000.
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There's a good strategy in taking a cheap hyper wide focal length lens that would suck in the corners, and using it in a crop sensor body that would only see the sharpest parts of the lens


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Apr 07, 2018 10:43 |  #14957

The trap with evaluating lenses based on processed photos is that you're only seeing the best of the best images. A lot of really specialized lenses or character lenses produce a lot of garbage shots with very few that really work when you actually shoot with them yourself. I've fallen into that trap a couple times and am more open to renting before I buy iffy lenses these days.

Renting the 35L and 50L again saved me from a lot of buyers remorse or pointless gas that didn't add anything valuable to what I shoot


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Apr 07, 2018 10:57 |  #14958

mystik610 wrote in post #18601906 (external link)
The trap with evaluating lenses based on processed photos is that you're only seeing the best of the best images. A lot of really specialized lenses or character lenses produce a lot of garbage shots with very few that really work when you actually shoot with them yourself. I've fallen into that trap a couple times and am more open to renting before I buy iffy lenses these days.

Renting the 35L and 50L again saved me from a lot of buyers remorse or pointless gas that didn't add anything valuable to what I shoot

agreed...putting a lens through your shooting habits and styles is really the only way to find out if it works for you...at least for me...

I wish I had rented the FE 50 f/1.4 before buying it...I thought I would love it...and didn't...so had to go through the return hassle...it was the only lens in recent memory that I bought prior to renting one...surprising was the difference between the FE 50 and FE 35...the 35 renders a very pleasing background and color...once I get home, the 50Art will be going on the market and the FE 35f/1.4 will be found...


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Apr 07, 2018 12:17 |  #14959

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I'm not sure I understand this line of thinking. Why would you "save" one body for portraits/events and use a "good enough" lens for RE?

i think because RE doesn't really require high resolution images. They are usually just posted online. Most of the time they shoot with a tripod so to me it means I'll be shooting only at ISO100. Also like Throads said, the fees of RE gig are cheap. The RE photogs though who earned trust and deals with many agents shoot a lot of houses in a month. Kinda like Chinese model of business. Quantity. Plus RE will only be an extra stuff to sell for me especially during winter which is the downtime for portraiture and weddings.

Plus with raya blending, i shoot multiple frames in different exposures so i don't need a lot of dynamic range. You need a camera with the best dynamic range if you only shoot 1 raw and pull shadows and highlights in post. I'm not sure if I make sense but I will try to shoot with the A6000 now and see if it sucks.


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Apr 07, 2018 13:07 |  #14960

Flying over my house recently. Here's an image I just got around to editing.


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Apr 07, 2018 14:22 |  #14961

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Flying over my house recently. Here's an image I just got around to editing.
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Cool, haven't see a glider in years.


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Apr 07, 2018 14:50 |  #14962

And I didn't even realize until a B-2 Stealth Bomber flew over my house today that this is the weekend March Field has it's annual Air Show. Naturally, I didn't have my camera ready when the bomber flew overhead. :-(


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Apr 07, 2018 15:19 |  #14963

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Lee, PhotoPills is great. A bit of a learning curve but really solid app.

I like it when you can bring an overlay of the milky way over your phone screen to check what it will look like at a certain time. Night AR I think its called.

Its really good when you are in a location you think may be a good spot. Bring it up and move the time / date and take a screen shot. Great way to pre plan your shots.


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Apr 07, 2018 16:13 |  #14964

Was just looking at the specs of the sigma 35 art e mount lens and to my surprise realised it’s about 20mm shorter than the zony, same diameter and same weight. After initially being disappointed at sigma just adding the e mount to their existing lenses I’m actually now interested in the 35 art. It will all come down to cost though compared to the zony. If I get the sigma it will be the 3rd time I’ve bought that lens!


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Apr 07, 2018 16:18 |  #14965

i have the touchless shutter app to my A6000 and it's fun.


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Apr 07, 2018 16:28 |  #14966

Have they priced the Sigma lenses yet?

Initial interest and chat about them stopped pretty quickly once they were finally announced!


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Apr 07, 2018 16:31 |  #14967

LeeRatters wrote in post #18602036 (external link)
Have they priced the Sigma lenses yet?

Initial interest and chat about them stopped pretty quickly once they were finally announced!

Spent the last 10 mins trying to find uk release prices but can’t find any. They are all available to pre-order in the US from B&H and the 35 is $899 but no idea if that also means £899 or if it will be the converted price of around £650. I fear it will be £899. The zony can be picked up new for £950


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Apr 07, 2018 16:34 |  #14968

LeeRatters wrote in post #18602036 (external link)
Have they priced the Sigma lenses yet?

Initial interest and chat about them stopped pretty quickly once they were finally announced!

same as initial prices when released to canikon.

Sig 35 is a plausible solution for 35mm if I get a 35/2 within a years time..... however, the more I get into video, the less I am wanting a 35, I tend to video wider than needed as the aspect ratio is different, and 28 just works better. The crop makes 28 similar to 35, while 35 can be a bit tight after cropping occurs.


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Apr 07, 2018 16:37 |  #14969

Finally got to use my A9 for its main purpose...indoor volleyball. It was awesome to be able to be firing away bursts while next to other spectators without them looking at me while i'm doing so. With my canon 1dx2, I used to always have people looking at me because of the "clicking" sounds. A lot of these venues are very small and don't have much room to be away from spectators, so I'm literally in the crowd with them. Again...I'm firing away in silent shutter mode.


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Apr 07, 2018 16:41 |  #14970

From memory the canon mount 35 art was £800 on release. May have to wait until I can pick an e mount up on the grey market if that’s the case as don’t really want to be paying that much for it


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