Mark H B Findlay: Hmm puzzling. How do they do it? What kind of saw would cut a lens neatly in 2? And then the question why? Squillions of quids worth ruined... and it won't actually tell you how good the pics are that these things help you take. Or how good the sandwich tasted, for that matter.
My guess on how it's done: industrial laser.
Hugo808: I seem to remember that polarisers look dreadful on wide angle lenses because the polarisation occurs in weird looking bands across the sky.
Supply and demand I suppose....
Have they also introduced a 105mm lens cap to go with it? I couldn't find anything on their website.
I have a 105 Heliopan slim polarizer (attached to a Lee filter system) but am having a very hard time finding a protective lens cap for it (essential for expensive filters like these IMHO).
Nice, classic shot!
WOW! This is a beautiful and different shot of Fuji from what people usually do. The background is almost like a painting.
Beautiful! I agree that the falling blossoms make it more interesting as well as the framing from the trees.
Awesome photo and explanation of your process!
Wanting to get started with landscape photography I'm considering getting a variable ND filter as they seem so much more versatile and useful than a bunch of fixed value ND filters. Have you considered this, and if not -why?As for the 105mm CPL filter I'm guessing you got that large size as not to cause any vignetting with your wide angle lens, right?Finally, with the soft grad filter; wouldn't this affect some of the ice/waterfall as well, not just the sky as intended?
Thanks again for sharing.
singernot: I'm heavily using the TS-E 90mm for my work since several years. I find it fascinating to discover new ways of taking pictures diretly on-site, not using PS in post pro. Check yourself: http://www.gernotsinger.com/
Awesome photos Singernot! I'd like to get my hands on a lens like that some day and try it out myself.
Thanks for a great article!Which shooting mode do you usually use and what about metering?Any good resources for learning more about aviation photography?