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He certainly is a good, kind friend: he also gave me a Tokina 2.8/300AT-X, which worked well with the Pentax bodies, but which I haven't yet had cause to try with the A7R. He is a fine photographer, producing some very humorous and very quirky work. You can see some of it here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/scovophoto/ - well worth a visit.That's a good kind friend you have yourself there.
As you say the Tokina 17mm is one of the few super wides that does work well with the A7R...
Hi Barry, I would call the bokeh neutral. Attached are a few handheld shots with the 100 APO - may give you an idea of the bokeh. Only one is a portrait (she wouldn't sit still, so it is not exactly in focus), but I hope it gives an idea.jaree...Many thanks for the thumbs up Re: Leica 100mm APO, Just a quick question how is the boke on the Leica 100mm APO wide open on portraits...Nervous, neutral or creamy soft?...Thanks again.
My line of thinking to date for a lightweight travel is 2 bodies and 2 lenses and adding a third lens for longer work when required...
I've only shot with the Sony 135 f1.8 so I wouldn't try and sway you between it and the 135 f2 but with respect to the LAEA4, if it's the "translucent mirror" that you dislike and if you don't care about the AF then I'd like to mention the LAEA3. It will give you aperture control and full lens registration and metadata but only manual focus for the screw drive 135 f1.8. I also wanted to avoid the LAEA4 and went with the LAEA3 for use with the 135 and a 200 macro that I like. But recently I rented an A7S and an LAEA4 for use during a family party. I actually didn't mind the translucent mirror with the 12 mp A7S use. Since that camera is a hi ISO monster I didn't mind giving up the 1/3 stop of light (especially for the kind of family photos I was taking) but I was surprised that the macro stuff I tried it on came out as well as it did. It's definitely made me reconsider not having an LAEA4 for occasions where I don't need all 35 mp.
He certainly is a good, kind friend: he also gave me a Tokina 2.8/300AT-X, which worked well with the Pentax bodies, but which I haven't yet had cause to try with the A7R. He is a fine photographer, producing some very humorous and very quirky work. You can see some of it here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/scovophoto/ - well worth a visit.
Hi Barry, I would call the bokeh neutral. Attached are a few handheld shots with the 100 APO - may give you an idea of the bokeh. Only one is a portrait (she wouldn't sit still, so it is not exactly in focus), but I hope it gives an idea.
I am with you on getting 2 Sony bodies. On my recent trip to Europe I took only the A7 + 100APO + FE 55 and just loved it. It worked flawlessly. I also had the FE 24-70, but did not use it and it wasn't missed. I think by adding a A6000 I can cover a wide range.
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Excellent Bob...Prefer this version of the Lure...You also have good taste in Pure Malt Whisky my friend...I always keep a bottle of that to share with friends...Cheers BarrySame combination...
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Hi BobThank you Barry!
It is a little less garish than the previous...when I have time there is a trout that is stellar...lurking in the shadows. I will have to promote him to the front for a photo op ... if I am quiet and do not stir the water he may not protest too much.
I have a large collection of single malts...they tend to last forever as I am a bit of a malt light weight ... have to be up before the sun most days and that precludes more that a wee dram.
And yes ... the guys in my rotating dinner bible study do like it when we host!:ROTFL:
Hello Barry:If I am reading you correctly the LA-EA3 doesn't have a TM (I must admit I thought it did)...Thanks again Barry