FantasticMrFox: Comparing the 'before' and 'after' leaves me wondering what the point is? I like the 'before' result better, but obviously that is down to personal preference - more importantly, the effect is pretty minuscule.
I have the same feeling. Not much difference to see here. To get some significant Orton effect, you have to leave the opacity of the Blur layer at way more than 10%. The downside of that is, that the dark tones of your image then become significantly darker. This can be prevented by excluding the dakest tones (layer blending options).
BarnET: 21-30mm equiv?! (or something even less useful on Canon)
Sorry i have no clue for what i would possibly use this.Especialy when they have a 11-20mm F2.8 in the current line-up
Same here. F/2 all the way is nice, but what use is this lens good for ? At 14mm it's not wide enough to be an UW landscape lens, and the limited focal range also seems, well ... restrictive. Maybe for street photography?Or is this just Tokina showing off they can make an F/2 zoom?
rubank: Ouch!The RAWs with lifted shadows show severe banding. Unusably severe.What a shame, it´s not like there´s no good 24 Mp FF sensors out there....
I agree, lots of banding in these shadows, even at iso 100 ? Dissapointing.
Chaitanya S: I know there is a big market for a lens of this class. Still I would like to see canon replace that pre-historic 50mm macro with a new macro lens.
No need to wait, just get a Sigma 50/2.8 Macro. Excellent lens, gives you true macro (1:1), without extra adapter.
justmeMN: "US $649 (Canon EF mount)" Yikes! :-)
$649? For that amount of many, you can also have a Canon body.
Martin Crombie Photography: Wow, amazing clarity from this 50mp behemoth. Thanks DP Review
Impressive amount of detail, the 85/1.8 surely still is good enough for a 5Ds.How was the lightning for this shot ? Judging from the reflections in your eyes, I see one big softbox on one side, and a large reflector on the opposite side ?
cinemascope: Lovely skin tone :)
Yeah, looks like it came straight from The Walking Dead :)
Cane: Add a $5 wood grip, charge $1000 for it.
That's how you make profit. The shareholders must be very happy with this kind of business plan.
Yet another completely ridiculous product. What are they smoking at HTC ?
Looks like it's just some crappy new website,... with bubbles ?It leads to a site with "stories", "recommended products", ...So, old wine in new bags. No new camera or lens.
Kelvin L: Looks nice. It's a shame that material designs such as these (and other digital appliances) outlive their usefulness due to technological obsolescence. I feel sad when I see all these solidly-built Leica M8s, Canon 1Ds and Nikon D1/D2 bodies gather dust because their utility is gone or the electronics are slowly rotting away.
I still use my old 1Ds. It's slow like hell, but gives me very sharp 11mpix.
Still no real MLU ? Damn.
Cool, no doubt it will be a great lens, but I bet the price will be "great" as well, cfr the 150/2.8 OS.