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Feb 01, 2018 00:46 |  #11221

i'm jealous with all the bird shots. i wish i'll have the FE100-400+ extender.


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Feb 01, 2018 00:49 |  #11222

TRhoads wrote in post #18553802 (external link)
I was referring to more of my own internal dillema, between two great lenses I need...the 35 is a very nice lens and it has made it a difficult choice. its smaller than it looks, very light. I wish I had taken a picture of it next to the 50Art...I highly recommend the 35...yes mine was a rental to see if I liked it...

Sorry I responded there as if you were suggesting the GM to me even though I knew you weren’t :-)


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Feb 01, 2018 03:48 |  #11223

GM ordered, 24-70 this time. Going to give it a try as a single lens solution. Variability seems to be better than the 16-35 according to lens rentals Roger so hopefully I have better luck this time. Although big and bulky it’s weight is less than the 3 primes I usually carry in a shoulder bag.


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Feb 01, 2018 05:26 |  #11224

xpfloyd wrote in post #18553890 (external link)
GM ordered, 24-70 this time. Going to give it a try as a single lens solution. Variability seems to be better than the 16-35 according to lens rentals Roger so hopefully I have better luck this time. Although big and bulky it’s weight is less than the 3 primes I usually carry in a shoulder bag.

Very nice Eddie! I saw Joshua’s image with that lens and was thinking man that’s a nice lens. I went shooting last night and was constantly changing between my 35 and 85 lenses Love the performance of my primes but a high quality zoom like the 24-70 would be great.




  
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Feb 01, 2018 05:33 |  #11225

digital_AM wrote in post #18553909 (external link)
Very nice Eddie. I saw Joshua’s image with that lens and was thinking man that’s a nice lens. I went shooting last night and was constantly changing between my 35 and 85 lenses Love the performance of my primes but a high quality zoom like the 24-70 would be great.

I ended up reading the whole FM thread on the lens and it looks amazing. For me personally it’s hard enough with a 4 year old trying to ensure I have the correct focal length on the camera when required but now that I’ve got a daughter it’s only going to get harder in the next few years with two of them running about. I hate missing family shots when the correct lens is in the bag. So although I don’t shoot events I see a use for a mid range high quality zoom in my bag and the bonus is it can double as a landscape lens. I’m looking forward to it arriving and as long as I don’t try and carry too many lenses with it and stick to the plan the weight and size will hopefully be ok


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Feb 01, 2018 06:02 |  #11226

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David A / Carlo? / Alfredo (edit - Travis?) - if my memory hasn’t failed me you guys are all shooting with the Fe35 1.4. I don’t think I’m gping to risk another 16-35 GM (can’t be bothered with the hassle) so thinking I may finally try the 35 1.4 (that may be hassle too but I’m due a bit of luck). Feel free to talk me out it or tell me why it’s a great idea. Was thinking of waiting to see what sigma do which is the other consideration I have in my mind.

Thinking small and light walkaround is my 28/55 And my no compromise walkaround kit could be the FE35/B85

I never had an 35mm f/1.4, only 2.0 Canon on Canon system
Also wasn't ready to spend 1.2tk €, so bought Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 for 600€ and I love it. Maybe Sigma will announce something better, but time to wait and price wise it will be between Samy and Sony.
AF feels fast and snappy even in dim environment, eye-af works, sharpens ok, bokeh ok. For 1/2 the price of Zeiss it's great. Heven't tested in nature jet.

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Feb 01, 2018 09:09 |  #11227

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We had a beautiful sunrise over SATX yesterday. The colors and contrast from the Zeiss 35 ZE lens are very nice. This was single shot exposed for the highlights in the sky.

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Feb 01, 2018 09:11 |  #11228

vinmunoz wrote in post #18553865 (external link)
i'm jealous with all the bird shots. i wish i'll have the FE100-400+ extender.

Thanks Vinz. You'd like the 100400, truly a gem for what I like to do. The fact that it can take a 2.0TC with little degredation
is remarkable. The limiting reagent of the a9+100400+1.4 or 2.0 is not the lens or the TCs, its the mpx's of the a9. I've learned
the hard way that I've got to get the frame as full as possible. It's a lot like the 1DXii and hey a lot like my Oly M1ii; you can only
crop so much.


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Feb 01, 2018 09:14 |  #11229

xpfloyd wrote in post #18553890 (external link)
GM ordered, 24-70 this time. Going to give it a try as a single lens solution. Variability seems to be better than the 16-35 according to lens rentals Roger so hopefully I have better luck this time. Although big and bulky it’s weight is less than the 3 primes I usually carry in a shoulder bag.

Read your travails on the 16-35, fingers crossed for a better outcome. I've seen the images of the terrain you tramp
and I want to hear reports of the weighty feeling the 24-70 has in your pack.
I just sold the 16-35/4 and kinda regret it but it wasn't seeing use post the 12-24 24-105.


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Feb 01, 2018 09:18 as a reply to  @ uljens's post |  #11230

Uljens, smart buying decision.
I would study the Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 more if not for the weight.
I just listed my Sigma35ART, non use the primary and weight the secondary.
I just guess it's not possible to get lightweight at 1.4 in anything.
Regardless your snaps look really sharp and creamy bokeh.


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Feb 01, 2018 09:55 |  #11231

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18553994 (external link)
Beautiful sky! I even like the lines of the parking garage.


Thank you! I should probably crop a quarter off the bottom to hide the roofs from those nearby buildings.




  
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Feb 01, 2018 10:16 |  #11232

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18553995 (external link)
Thanks Vinz. You'd like the 100400, truly a gem for what I like to do. The fact that it can take a 2.0TC with little degredation
is remarkable. The limiting reagent of the a9+100400+1.4 or 2.0 is not the lens or the TCs, its the mpx's of the a9. I've learned
the hard way that I've got to get the frame as full as possible. It's a lot like the 1DXii and hey a lot like my Oly M1ii; you can only
crop so much.

It is my understanding that the 100-400 + the 2.0 would not be a good idea on the A7RIII, right? It can just handle the 1.4?


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Feb 01, 2018 10:20 |  #11233

uljens wrote in post #18553917 (external link)
I never had an 35mm f/1.4, only 2.0 Canon on Canon system
Also wasn't ready to spend 1.2tk €, so bought Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 for 600€ and I love it. Maybe Sigma will announce something better, but time to wait and price wise it will be between Samy and Sony.
AF feels fast and snappy even in dim environment, eye-af works, sharpens ok, bokeh ok. For 1/2 the price of Zeiss it's great. Heven't tested in nature jet.

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good call, almost forget about that lens. *IF* I were to go big, I'de certainly consider, even give it a test run.

Thankfully TAP + CV 35 has zapped not only funds, but GAS :-P

if only the AF werent so limited, but I seem to make due ok.


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Feb 01, 2018 10:52 |  #11234

philodelphi wrote in post #18554039 (external link)
It is my understanding that the 100-400 + the 2.0 would not be a good idea on the A7RIII, right? It can just handle the 1.4?

AF tracking doesn't work as well when the 2x extender is attached to the lens on the a7rIII but if you're not shooting sports or birds in flight, it's an amazing combination. I love mine.

EDIT: Correction, I just realized I took this shot using my a6500 instead of my new a7rIII.

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Feb 01, 2018 10:59 |  #11235

navydoc wrote in post #18554059 (external link)
AF tracking doesn't work as well when the 2x extender is attached to the lens on the a7rIII but if you're not shooting sports or birds in flight, it's an amazing combination. I love mine.

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