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Oct 06, 2016 05:59 |  #46

It's arrive HK, but no time to pick it up tonight :(




  
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Oct 07, 2016 02:30 |  #47

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Oct 08, 2016 13:45 as a reply to  @ HKFEVER's post |  #48

So long !


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Oct 09, 2016 05:35 |  #49

B&H has it in stock now.

Hoping DigiDirect here in Oz stocks it soon. This lens is high on my list.


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Oct 09, 2016 05:38 |  #50

umphotography wrote in post #18143297 (external link)
16-35 F/4 IS is killer sharp at F/4, Bokeh is super close,it has IS. and its going to be a heck of a lot cheaper

f/4 doesn't stop the stars turning. For night shots, the faster the better, and you're on a tripod anyway.
Plus, it's VERY beneficial for me to have a brighter viewfinder as well.


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Oct 09, 2016 08:34 |  #51

AdamJL wrote in post #18152183 (external link)
f/4 doesn't stop the stars turning. For night shots, the faster the better, and you're on a tripod anyway.
Plus, it's VERY beneficial for me to have a brighter viewfinder as well.

Minus the brighter viewfinder, you can get a nice tracker with the $1200 saved on the f4 version. A bigger question is how is the coma performance on the 2.8 III? Does anyone know?


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Oct 09, 2016 15:33 |  #52

I've got a tracker. But that stops the stars moving and blurs the ground.


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Oct 09, 2016 15:55 |  #53

AdamJL wrote in post #18152558 (external link)
I've got a tracker. But that stops the stars moving and blurs the ground.

Seems like the guys over in the Astro forum like using composites with two exposures: one for the sky and one for the ground. I suck at photoshop but I need to learn skills like that better.


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Oct 09, 2016 22:47 |  #54

FEChariot wrote in post #18152569 (external link)
Seems like the guys over in the Astro forum like using composites with two exposures: one for the sky and one for the ground. I suck at photoshop but I need to learn skills like that better.

That's exactly what you want to do until the 16-35 f/2.8L TF (Time Freezer) is ready.


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Oct 10, 2016 00:34 |  #55

FEChariot wrote in post #18152569 (external link)
Seems like the guys over in the Astro forum like using composites with two exposures: one for the sky and one for the ground. I suck at photoshop but I need to learn skills like that better.

So many of those shots have daytime foregrounds. Not a fan, personally. But even if it was two genuine night exposures, that's a lot of effort to do (PS and carrying a tracker) just to save a few bucks. Id rather a faster lens.


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Oct 10, 2016 01:19 |  #56

FEChariot wrote in post #18152271 (external link)
A bigger question is how is the coma performance on the 2.8 III? Does anyone know?

btw, from the MTF charts, it could be okay.
https://www.dpreview.c​om/forums/thread/40457​38 (external link)
I'm not big on MTF though. I'll check it out when I get the lens ;) (and my 5D MK IV)


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Oct 10, 2016 06:26 |  #57

AdamJL wrote in post #18152900 (external link)
So many of those shots have daytime foregrounds. Not a fan, personally. But even if it was two genuine night exposures, that's a lot of effort to do (PS and carrying a tracker) just to save a few bucks. Id rather a faster lens.

Considering you can buy a 16-35/4 and a Tamron 15-30/2.8 for the price of the III, I'd say it was more than a few bucks saved.


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Oct 10, 2016 06:34 |  #58

That's relative. It's a few bucks for me. Better?


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Oct 10, 2016 06:44 |  #59

AdamJL wrote in post #18152987 (external link)
That's relative. It's a few bucks for me. Better?

Fair enough. On the sharpness side, I have no doubts this lens will rock, it is the coma that I am more curious about. Canon has yet to pull off fast and wide without coma issues.


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Oct 10, 2016 07:46 as a reply to  @ FEChariot's post |  #60

At f/2.8 it is much better than 24L II. :-P

I mean coma.




  
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