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    Thumbs up The eagle has landed!

    Finally!

    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr
    A7s, Sony FE 28/2, f/2, Speed priority continuos capture (one of dozen or so shots).
    Against the sun to the boot!

    With 3 A7 cams, this is my first FE lens. Naturally, I am excited.

    It is an awesome lens!
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    Congrats on the lens Vivek.

    I didn't know your son could fly, it's probably some magic in his genie colored shoes and sweater

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Finally!

    A7s, Sony FE 28/2, f/2, Speed priority continuos capture (one of dozen or so shots).[/SIZE]
    Against the sun to the boot!

    With 3 A7 cams, this is my first FE lens. Naturally, I am excited.

    It is an awesome lens!
    Congratulations. I know that you will put it to very good use and await your photos and opinion on its characteristics.
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    Re: The eagle has landed!

    I am more than curious about your opinion on this lens ... please give some more insight as you get to know it.
    A7II, FE 35, 55 C/Y 18, 28, 85, 100, 28-85

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    Nice... Congrats... I'm not normally a 28mm guy but I may give this a try for the price. Oh and maybe that 28FE will pair well with the 55FE... Just saying.
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    Re: The eagle has landed!

    Thanks a bunch folks!

    I took it out for a spin and ended up using the A7s most of the time (only a few shots with the A7r).

    The refreshing feeling is with the flare control. It is a very sharp lens and quite contrasty.

    This was shot against sun.

    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr

    A7s, FE 28/2, f/9, ISO640, 1/250, Matrix metering, +1.3 eV, DRO Auto, AF (multi).

    I overexposed and adjusted it in the post (to take advantage of the camera's feature).

    Infinity shots, not so nice.

    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr

    A7s, f/7.1, ISO500, AF

    Reason is the huge distortion that also messes up the perspective. Distortion and perspective corrected to get the horizon nearly level and flat.

    The bokeh is wonderful!

    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr

    A7s, FE 28/2, f/2.8, ISO500, 1/800s, Manually focused. ~0.8m distance.

    I left the hood back. That was a mistake. Although the hood will do little (if anything) for flare and such, it will keep your finger grease off of the front element which is flat and very exposed.

    So, keep the hood on all the time.

    The lens isn't as small as I would like (!) but makes a good fit on the A7 cams. It is light. All the claims about this being "full metal" is BS. Build quality is exactly like the 50/1.8 OSS. Plastic with micron thick metal covering (how can it be lightweight and cheap if it isn't?). So, that fact alone rules out any use of the heavy and aweful converters for me.

    The AF is quite fast (A7r) in good light. It is awesome on the A7s even in dim/poor light. AF is also very quiet.

    Preliminary check (have to do it more thoroughly) indicates that it will do well for Infrared captures as well.

    Overall, I am happy that I bought it.

    PS: I put all the pics here in color deliberately. In B&W, a lot of manipulations can be done to taste.
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    Congrats Vivek! Lovely shots as well. I'm thinking about it...

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    Re: The eagle has landed!

    Good lift of this lens

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    Converters are really not for most folks on this forum anyway. I personally would never use a converter but that's me.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    This is the lens I have been waiting for in the FE lineup. Can't wait for it to be available in the UK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Converters are really not for most folks on this forum anyway. I personally would never use a converter but that's me.
    I generally agree but if it performs I've learned to never say never with the flexibility of being able to attach just about anything to the FE cameras.
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    I never say never that's for sure. Given how much glass I bought over the years I could own a factory full. Lol
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    Yeah... I might have to scrounge up $500 for this too... Already planning on having the 90 Macro as well.
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    One shot with the A7r. By this time, I think the front element was covered with finger grease. I think it is sharper on the A7r (will have to check that properly).

    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr

    A7r, Sony FE 28/2, f/6.3, 1/500s, ISO500. AF.
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    Re: The eagle has landed!

    Kitchen sink close up!

    The lens works fine with the AF extension tubes- no troublesome vignetting. Here is a snap with a 10mm extension (A7s).

    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr
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    Enjoy the lens, great shots!

    dslrmagazine also posted their converter review:
    Converters for Sony FE 28 mm f/2

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    Good to see you enjoying your first FE lens! So far I have been very impressed with the out of focus areas with this lens. I have a feeling it will do a very good job for B&W work too. It is sharp, but kinda gentle with it.

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    Vivek. Is this lens already available in Holland or did you get from so far Easten source?
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    Re: The eagle has landed!

    David, From HK. Serhan's post inspired me.

    Turtle, You are correct, It will do quite well for B&W as well.

    Thanks again, folks. You have been very kind.

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    Vivek, I look forward to seeing what you produce over the next few months with this lens.

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    This lens may be the deciding factor as to whether I even keep my A7r body.

    To be clear, I am not overly impressed with the A7r or any of the current A7 bodies. To date, I use it for fun with the Mitakon 50 or the plastic fantastic Holga ( ) And I enjoy it for what it is with those. But the reality remains I am not enamored by the system, and specifically the total absence of good, dedicated AF glass. Granted, several outstanding manual lenses are available to mount on it, but I can mount most all of the Zeiss versions on my Nikon -- and IF I wanted to go MF, then I would go all Zeiss for consistency in look. But I don't want to go MF. In fact, I don't particularly enjoy it with even the Mitakon.

    For me, I think this lens could keep me interested. It is sharp enough and I like the look, but with the distortion I remain skeptical on my longer-term interest...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    This lens may be the deciding factor as to whether I even keep my A7r body.

    To be clear, I am not overly impressed with the A7r or any of the current A7 bodies. To date, I use it for fun with the Mitakon 50 or the plastic fantastic Holga ( ) And I enjoy it for what it is with those. But the reality remains I am not enamored by the system, and specifically the total absence of good, dedicated AF glass. Granted, several outstanding manual lenses are available to mount on it, but I can mount most all of the Zeiss versions on my Nikon -- and IF I wanted to go MF, then I would go all Zeiss for consistency in look. But I don't want to go MF. In fact, I don't particularly enjoy it with even the Mitakon.

    For me, I think this lens could keep me interested. It is sharp enough and I like the look, but with the distortion I remain skeptical on my longer-term interest...
    Yea just keep hammering around with that clunk *** Nikon system. My back hurts just thinking about it. ROTFLMAO

    Where is your sense of adventure dude.
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    Great photo of the floating reader

    In that shot, I'm noticing a lot of cyan bleed in the dark/light transitions, especially around the tree branches. Fixable in post though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Yea just keep hammering around with that clunk *** Nikon system. My back hurts just thinking about it. ROTFLMAO

    Where is your sense of adventure dude.
    But it just works for me, and I have a large selection of great AF lenses I already own, and pleny more available! I don't notice the weight or size when shooting, but admit I feel it a little on my shoulder when schlepping -- not enough to sway me away though
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    I know just busting on you. LOL

    Ill be happy with the A7r replacement and the new Zeiss 35mm 1.4. Honestly its not totally there yet and sometimes its a pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by segedi View Post
    Great photo of the floating reader

    In that shot, I'm noticing a lot of cyan bleed in the dark/light transitions, especially around the tree branches. Fixable in post though.
    Thanks but I am unsure if it can be fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    To date, I use it for fun with the Mitakon 50 or the plastic fantastic Holga ( ) And I enjoy it for what it is with those.
    Jack, I found this today people doing (and even influencing the next gen- it is a NIKON! ) exactly what you use or abuse the A7r for.

    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Jack, I found this today people doing (and even influencing the next gen- it is a NIKON! ) exactly what you use or abuse the A7r for.

    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr
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    Vivek, that's a wonderful uplifting moment. Great image! Thanks.
    With best regards, K-H.
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