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    A7s and Otus 85.

    just posted a hands-on review on my site. It's quite the lens.

    Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 hands on review

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    Re: A7s and Otus 85.

    Excellent review Jorge. Thiis lens was not in my scope but you (and some others reviewers) make me consider it.
    The power of the blacks and near-blacks are another new photographic dimensión never seen before. Your pictures look in my screen like big 11X14 film chromes.
    The only other time I've seen this effect was looking at pictures posted from a Leica M Monochrom.
    Thanks for sharing
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    Re: A7s/R and Otus 85.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uaiomex View Post
    Excellent review Jorge. Thiis lens was not in my scope but you (and some others reviewers) make me consider it.
    The power of the blacks and near-blacks are another new photographic dimensión never seen before. Your pictures look in my screen like big 11X14 film chromes.
    The only other time I've seen this effect was looking at pictures posted from a Leica M Monochrom.
    Thanks for sharing
    Eduardo
    when I get mine, I will try it on my M Monochrom as well :-)
    and I will compare it with the 75mm APO-Summicron and the 100mm APO-Macro-Elmarit-R on the A7R ??
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    Re: A7s and Otus 85.

    I so enjoyed your real life comparisons:




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    Re: A7s and Otus 85.

    How can we judge if we can't see the original potato?

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    Re: A7s and Otus 85.

    First thing I would do is lose that hood. I really do hate the hoods that come with lenses
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: A7s and Otus 85.

    Yes,

    Wear a hat ... you can always shade the lens with it when desired...something a bit bigger than a fedora if you are in the South or SouthWest.

    Bob

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    Re: A7s and Otus 85.

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    First thing I would do is lose that hood. I really do hate the hoods that come with lenses
    Step 1 - Lose the hood
    Step 2 - Lose the adapter by mounting the lens on a D810
    Step 3 - Eat the potato
    Step 4 - Photograph an empty wallet

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    Re: A7s and Otus 85.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Colson View Post
    Step 1 - Lose the hood
    Step 2 - Lose the adapter by mounting the lens on a D810
    Step 3 - Eat the potato
    Step 4 - Photograph an empty wallet

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    D810 owner now, Joe?

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    Re: A7s and Otus 85.

    Quote Originally Posted by dwood View Post
    D810 owner now, Joe?
    Yep, along with two a7R (one converted to IR) and a Leica S. And an empty wallet.

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    Re: A7s and Otus 85.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Colson View Post
    Yep, along with two a7R (one converted to IR) and a Leica S. And an empty wallet.

    Joe
    Congrats! How are you liking your new baby, and what glass are you using with it?

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    Re: A7s and Otus 85.

    Quote Originally Posted by dwood View Post
    Congrats! How are you liking your new baby, and what glass are you using with it?
    I don't want to hijack the thread, so I'll make it brief - Nikon 85mm f/1.4G. That's it so far. I live in a "buy a toy, sell a toy" household.

    Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

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    Re: A7s and Otus 85.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve P. View Post
    How can we judge if we can't see the original potato?
    Here is one even better than just a potato



    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    First thing I would do is lose that hood. I really do hate the hoods that come with lenses
    I was going to do that. especially since most of what I shot was not in any direct harsh lighting. However, I did not have the 86mm filter to use and that front element is very exposed and expensive. The hood just added a bit of protection. Remember, It's not my lens. just an eval copy.

    As for Joe and his Nikon. Great camera and congrats. I use to be a big Nikon guy and even still have an F6 and a few lenses. But after shooting with the A99, A7, A7S and other mirror less cameras, there is no way I could ever go back to the optical viewfinder. The EVF is so advantageous in so many ways that it makes you wonder why Nikon or Canon are so far behind here.

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    Re: A7s and Otus 85.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Colson View Post
    Yep, along with two a7R (one converted to IR) and a Leica S. And an empty wallet.

    Joe
    sounds great!
    Where can we see any pictures from the IR converted A7R?

    opps, just found them in your gallery, if the IR images are from the A7R.
    Do you have the filter built in? Witch wavelength?
    thanks
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    Re: A7s and Otus 85.

    Quote Originally Posted by dierk View Post
    sounds great!
    Where can we see any pictures from the IR converted A7R?

    opps, just found them in your gallery, if the IR images are from the A7R.
    Do you have the filter built in? Witch wavelength?
    thanks
    dierk
    Also in this thread.

    Life Pixel "Enhanced IR", 665nm, for my a7R.

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