Cambo Actus 90mm Digitar @f11 Sony a7r
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Some sand dunes images, Sahara desert, Morocco. A7r w/70-400G
I prefer the b&w images.
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^^ Those are pretty nice travel pictures Slingers. Seems you had a great time
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First samples from the new Sony FE 2.9/90 Macro G OSS lens that I purchased yesterday.
NOTE: in each one of the samples you can click through to a full-sized jpeg. These may take some time to load.
Not too sure about the bokeh in this one. A bit too swirly, I think.
The main purpose for including the next shot is to demonstrate the incredible sharpness of this lens. Take a look at the passenger on the top deck of the bus in full size mode.
This is where it gets really interesting. Take a look at the full size of this image and at the face of the performers in the next two photographs. Considering this is wide open I think it is pretty damn good.
An example for landscape purposes. Lots of detail even up to the edges (you can see how the pigeons on the left have found a convenient place to shelter).
I took this final one in manual focus mode focused on the knot of shanks at a relatively slow speed. I think it demonstrates how easy it is to manually focus the lens and also the value of inbuilt OSS stabilisation.
f8 iso400 1/50
Bottom line, this is a very sharp lens, with very nice colouration. It compliments my A7R very well and I suspect it will also be very good on the upcoming A7RII. The AF to Manual override is very well thought out, you pull back the focus ring and it engages the distance scale. The scale itself is not only very clear but shows both the distance and the macro magnification factor (e.g. 1:1, 1:2 etc). The focus throw is large and very accommodating for macro purposes. The focus is very smooth but in my opinion not stiff enough. This means it is easy to overshoot your target but I expect with practise I will become more accurate. Viewfinder magnification and focus peaking are automatically engaged when manually focussing (although the magnification is a preference set in the camera and can be turned off).
From these samples I cannot fault the image quality, the colouration or the ergonomics of the lens. But beware it is a very big object and will take up the space equivalent to a large zoom lens in your camera bag.
PS Quick addendum of a not very good shot taken on my desk of a size comparison between the 90, 24-70 and 55 FE lenses. I told you. It is a BIG lens. I can't believe how it dwarfs the 24-70 which I consider to be a big lens.
Supercon 2015. Plenty of folks in outlandish costumes wanting to be photographed.
Doctor Fate by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr
Poison Ivy and Friend by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr
Raven and Beast Boy by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr
<sigh> Deadpools by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr
My, you're a tall one... by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr
Yukio and Rin Okamura - Blue Exorcist by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr
Erm... by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr
I'm Not Sure What This Is. by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr
The medina at Fez. Inside the medina (old city), it is a maze of hundreds lanes and alleys, some so narrow only a single person could go through. A7R w/180 Apo-Elmarit R
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^^ uhoh7, that second one is really spectacular
Playing with the A7r and Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM. I'm anxious to see how the forthcoming body improves focus speed on this lens!
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No Photo! These 2 words were commonly heard when you try to photograph almost anyone in Morocco. There seemed to be an aversion to be photographed. Fortunately, I was quick enough to capture this image of the little boy as he shouted 'No photo!' A7R w/FE55 f1.8
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of those I "involve" when I travel. Short version ... I no longer step on the sensibilities of those individuals who may view
reality and the universe differently than I do.
So rocks, water, flora and objects devoid of people now occupy the focus of my photography.
If they say no... then look elsewhere or win them over with your personality not your acumen at surreptitious photography.
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Cypripedium Reginae or Showy Pink Ladyslipper, Bruce Peninsula National Park, A7II/FE 35 mm f1.4 at f16.
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Impressive page everyone!
My recent hike to the highest peak in New Mexico, Wheeler Peak.
Some shots with the ZM 15:
Small Creek in the Valley
The Broken Tree
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Some taken with the 50 APO:
A Valley under Cloud
The Flowery Path
A Pinecone Path
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More shots from the ZM 15:
The Sun is Setting
The Ridge at Sunset
River of Stars
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@ pegelli TY so much for kind words. Sometimes I shoot A7 just to have some stuff for my favorite...shhhh...A7 thread. But often its a second body to M9/28 cron. With A7 Kolari thin filter mod, it does real well with all my M mount glass, but especially loves the 50 cron and 90 summarit
Now that I edit a little better, sometimes I have to check which body took a finished shot.
DSC08561 by Charlie Webster, on Flickr
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DSC08811 by Charlie Webster, on Flickr
A7.mod with 90 Summarit.
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Hi all, I know this is a little bit OT for this thread but as this thread probably gets a lot more traffic than the "Sunset Bar". Can I please draw peoples attention to the thread kindly started by Steen... Save the Freedom of Photography
Like others here I do feel it's a pretty important issue for the future of photography within Europe...Apologies to those who have already seen it before...Cheers Barry