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    Re: G Master lenses - 24-70mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.4 & 70-200mm f/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Annna T View Post
    Why didn't they just put the A7r2 sensor in an A99 or A900 kind of body and add all the advantages of mirrorless to that ?.
    I fully agree with you. I have high hopes that Nikon will take this approach with their D810 successor by removing the mirror box, adding an EVF and a higher Mpix sensor containing the required on-chip AF sensors.
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    Re: G Master lenses - 24-70mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.4 & 70-200mm f/2.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucille View Post
    As I was driving I saw this scene, and it was far away, there was a fence by the highway and I couldn't get close. The longest reaching lens I had was the 85mm f/1.4 GM with the A7R II, so I shot it as a image is better then no image:





    my focus point was the house in the center. Yup look at this 100% crop, a obvious AF disaster.



    Lol love it. The bad part is people believe this crap. I tested this lens maybe more than any and it's now part of my death grip collection.
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    Re: G Master lenses - 24-70mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.4 & 70-200mm f/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Thanks Quentin. I don't have that particular lens.

    Especially in low light or for low contrast subjects and for AF-C I suspect.
    But that seems to hold more or less for all my AF lenses.
    I think it's a feature of the camera with the latest firmware.

    Is your experience different from this?
    I was trying to shoot a portrait outdoors and having no luck in continuous mode, but it all worked perfectly in single shot, including eye focus.

    I need to experiment more before reaching any final conclusions.
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    Re: G Master lenses - 24-70mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.4 & 70-200mm f/2.8

    Quentin you need to update firmware for camera to 3.10 have you done that yet.
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    Re: G Master lenses - 24-70mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.4 & 70-200mm f/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin_Bargate View Post
    I was trying to shoot a portrait outdoors and having no luck in continuous mode, but it all worked perfectly in single shot, including eye focus.

    I need to experiment more before reaching any final conclusions.
    I did also some experiments. And still do...

    Try this:
    settings (lens): "aperture ring click"-switch set to off.
    settings single shot, AF-C, spot focus with lock AF (e.g. small spot), A-Mode, min-ISO SS set (e.g. 1/125s), auto ISO (e.g. 100-12800), AF on / eye AF focus on cutomizable buttons (eg. AF-MF/AEL switch), EVF live view off, AEL on shutter, focus priority AF-C: AF.
    start with the focus ring at f1.4. set the spot focus field over the subject and press back button focus (or eye AF). then choose the prefered aperture with the aperture-ring while you recompose the image. shutter release.

    All in all, very fast AF, reliable, on spot and DOF on the fly. Time: less than a second with focusing.

    The AF-C performance gets worse the bigger the f-stop is. Above f8 it hunts and I would switch to AF-S.

    To your issue: I did not tested the continous mode yet. I will check that.
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    Re: G Master lenses - 24-70mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.4 & 70-200mm f/2.

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    ...it's now part of my death grip collection.
    We've heard that before, and many of us are beneficiaries of breaking the now famous "Mancuso death grip".

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    Re: G Master lenses - 24-70mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.4 & 70-200mm f/2.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Colson View Post
    We've heard that before, and many of us are beneficiaries of breaking the now famous "Mancuso death grip".

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    Re: G Master lenses - 24-70mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.4 & 70-200mm f/2.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucille View Post
    As I was driving I saw this scene, and it was far away, there was a fence by the highway and I couldn't get close. The longest reaching lens I had was the 85mm f/1.4 GM with the A7R II, so I shot it as a image is better then no image:





    my focus point was the house in the center. Yup look at this 100% crop, a obvious AF disaster.




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    Re: G Master lenses - 24-70mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.4 & 70-200mm f/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin_Bargate View Post
    I was trying to shoot a portrait outdoors and having no luck in continuous mode, but it all worked perfectly in single shot, including eye focus.

    I need to experiment more before reaching any final conclusions.
    No chance in continous mode. There is no refocus between the shots. The FE 90/2.8 does this quite well (4 of 5 shots). For the 85GM I will use back button, single shot and AF-C priority to AF. With that I can do 2-3 pics per second, all in focus.

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    Re: G Master lenses - 24-70mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.4 & 70-200mm f/2.8

    Yea no issues in AFC for me. Turn review off too just messes with you head.
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    Re: G Master lenses - 24-70mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.4 & 70-200mm f/2.8

    85 is in stock at B&H
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    Re: G Master lenses - 24-70mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.4 & 70-200mm f/2.8

    I’m to pick up my 24-70 GM, and want to test it.
    Any with a simple recipe to how to test the lens ?
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    Re: G Master lenses - 24-70mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.4 & 70-200mm f/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by BSEH View Post
    I’m to pick up my 24-70 GM, and want to test it.
    Any with a simple recipe to how to test the lens ?
    Thanks
    Just take Guys great test and look if you get the same performance.
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    Re: G Master lenses - 24-70mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.4 & 70-200mm f/2.8

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    Just take Guys great test and look if you get the same performance.
    Oh, and don't forget to buy your personal ISO-standarded "Big Bronco Wall Kit to Test Lenses" over E-Bay!
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    Have a really big garage. Lol
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    Re: G Master lenses - 24-70mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.4 & 70-200mm f/2.8

    Anybody know about availability of the 24-70 GM lens? I am in desperate need of one, my order has been in for a few months already with my dealer. Need it for a wedding in the family in two weeks.

    If anybody has one and is willing to sell, or knows of one in stock somewhere please do PM me.

    Thanks much.
    Too much to list, let's just say I have a bad case of GAS.........

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    Re: G Master lenses - 24-70mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.4 & 70-200mm f/2.8

    Pradeep, Reserve one at lensrentals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Pradeep, Reserve one at lensrentals.
    Vivek, I just thought of that too, thanks. They will have one in stock next week so this may work out. Going to India for a wedding and despite all my protests I've been asked to do some 'candids' and such. You know how that goes......
    Too much to list, let's just say I have a bad case of GAS.........

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    Re: G Master lenses - 24-70mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.4 & 70-200mm f/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Pradeep View Post
    Anybody know about availability of the 24-70 GM lens? I am in desperate need of one, my order has been in for a few months already with my dealer. Need it for a wedding in the family in two weeks.

    If anybody has one and is willing to sell, or knows of one in stock somewhere please do PM me.

    Thanks much.
    It's in stock since release: http://www.digifuchs.ch/index.php?ss..._product=22565
    The flight to zurich is around 8 hours.
    They do also deliver abroad. But it's a small company with only one store and Switzerland has a very small VAT (6.5% which is included in the listed price). So, I don't know how easy it will be to process it and how much it will cost in the end. The store itself is fine and trustworthy.
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    Re: G Master lenses - 24-70mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.4 & 70-200mm f/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Pradeep View Post
    Anybody know about availability of the 24-70 GM lens? I am in desperate need of one, my order has been in for a few months already with my dealer. Need it for a wedding in the family in two weeks.

    If anybody has one and is willing to sell, or knows of one in stock somewhere please do PM me.

    Thanks much.
    There are a few available on Ebay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seb View Post
    It's in stock since release: http://www.digifuchs.ch/index.php?ss..._product=22565
    The flight to zurich is around 8 hours.
    They do also deliver abroad. But it's a small company with only one store and Switzerland has a very small VAT (6.5% which is included in the listed price). So, I don't know how easy it will be to process it and how much it will cost in the end. The store itself is fine and trustworthy.
    Thanks, I checked the store, it is of course more expensive, that is to be expected. Let me see what I can do with lensrentals for now.
    Too much to list, let's just say I have a bad case of GAS.........

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    Re: G Master lenses - 24-70mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.4 & 70-200mm f/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by The Ute View Post
    There are a few available on Ebay.
    Yes, but they are asking for $600 more than B&H.

    I did the math. For me the best bet is to rent it for my trip and then just wait for my own order to come in. Apparently they will start shipping again in the beginning of June, which is unfortunately when I am leaving.

    Even with the rental price added to my purchase, I will still come out ahead on cost vs ebay or Zurich.
    Too much to list, let's just say I have a bad case of GAS.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pradeep View Post
    Yes, but they are asking for $600 more than B&H.

    I did the math. For me the best bet is to rent it for my trip and then just wait for my own order to come in. Apparently they will start shipping again in the beginning of June, which is unfortunately when I am leaving.

    Even with the rental price added to my purchase, I will still come out ahead on cost vs ebay or Zurich.
    You sounded desperate.
    Guess you weren't.
    Glad you found a better solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ute View Post
    You sounded desperate.
    Guess you weren't.
    Glad you found a better solution.
    Now it turns out that lensrentals do not have one either, their ETA is the same as my dealer.

    So back to either Zurich or ebay........
    Too much to list, let's just say I have a bad case of GAS.........

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    Re: G Master lenses - 24-70mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.4 & 70-200mm f/2.8

    Try the VP of Operations, Michael Arbor at:

    http://jpiphoto.com/

    and tell him I sent you. I think he either has them in stock or has them coming in early next week. I was really looking at the GM 85 so I might be mistaken, but it's worth a call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMaher View Post
    Try the VP of Operations, Michael Arbor at:

    http://jpiphoto.com/

    and tell him I sent you. I think he either has them in stock or has them coming in early next week. I was really looking at the GM 85 so I might be mistaken, but it's worth a call.

    Jim Maher
    Thanks a ton, Jim. Yes, their online status did show 'in stock' and my credit card went through. Hope it is true, as sometimes they charge your card but ship when it arrives. I have also written to Michael asking him to confirm.

    Fingers crossed!
    Too much to list, let's just say I have a bad case of GAS.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pradeep View Post
    Thanks a ton, Jim. Yes, their online status did show 'in stock' and my credit card went through. Hope it is true, as sometimes they charge your card but ship when it arrives. I have also written to Michael asking him to confirm.

    Fingers crossed!
    The saga continues. Michael refunded my money today saying he did not have it in stock after all. Strange, since my credit card was charged as if it was available and it showed it to be so.

    Back to looking around.
    Too much to list, let's just say I have a bad case of GAS.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by seb View Post
    It's in stock since release: http://www.digifuchs.ch/index.php?ss..._product=22565
    The flight to zurich is around 8 hours.
    They do also deliver abroad. But it's a small company with only one store and Switzerland has a very small VAT (6.5% which is included in the listed price). So, I don't know how easy it will be to process it and how much it will cost in the end. The store itself is fine and trustworthy.
    I called them, they do not ship outside Switzerland.

    Ebay vendor has bad reviews (they supposedly sell used stuff as new). So will just use the Canon 24-70 unless my dealer comes through. I called almost all major stores in the US and Canada, nobody has one in stock
    Too much to list, let's just say I have a bad case of GAS.........
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