Powerdoc

Powerdoc

Lives in France France
Works as a Plastic surgeon
Joined on Jan 29, 2004
About me:

Panasonic GX7
Olympus 45 1,8
Panasonic 20 1,7

Fuji X100
Fuji X pro 1
Fuji 18 mm
Fuji 35 mm
Fuji 60 macro
Fuji 18-55 2,8-4

Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 7 D
canon 17-55 2,8 EFS
canon 17-40 L
Canon EF 24-70 L
canon 50 mm F1,4
canon 105 LIs macro 2,8
canon 135 2L
canon 70-200 2,8 LIS 2
canon 300 2,8 LIS
canon TC 1,4 II
canon TC 2 II
sigma 70 2,8 macro
Sigma 105 EX macro DG 2,8
Sigma 100-300 EX,
Tamron 200-500 SR DI
tamron 24_70 2.8
Tamron 150-600
zeiss 35 F2 ZE
Zeiss 21 2,8 ZE
Sigma TC 1,4 EX
Kenko DG 300 3 X
Flash speedlite 550 EX.
Tripod Manfrotto neotec with hydrostatic rotule ball 688 RC2

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On Zeiss announces 'no compromise' Otus 55mm F1.4 article (488 comments in total)
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Kodachrome200: I know its good but there is a question of diminishing returns. The Nikkor 50 F1.8 G is actually a superlative lens the will out perform most lens being used for by pro photographers today. This is 20x the price. Even if it was 20x better is there a need for a 20x better lens here. I dont doubt its great. but personally Id rather have my light autofocusing nifty fifty on most shoots. We have 50mm lens now because photographers prefer the framing of 50mm lens to 55mm and 58mm lenses. However 55mm lenses have always been better than 50mm so one has to ask how much less would the difference be if nikon made a 55mm 1.4 with autofocus for like $500. Again even if it was 8x better could the human eye tell it was 8x better. I mean at a certain point something has to become sufficent. We also found years ago in photography that photographers preffered 50s even with the diminished image quality. there is no reason to suspect this isnt still true

the difference is at F1;4. The nikon 1,8 does not work at 1;4.
This zeiss, is the best lens at F1;4. the lack of purple fringing will give fantastic night bokey.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 20:02 UTC
On Zeiss announces 'no compromise' Otus 55mm F1.4 article (488 comments in total)
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Kodachrome200: All this stuff about how you dont need AF is sort of misguided. modern cameras are not designed to be manually focused. without using live view or the focus confirmation light your not going to get tac sharp focus. certainly you wont be able to manually focus on the fly the way you were able to with old school SLRs

I own to zeiss distagon (the zeiss 35 and the zeiss 21) : each one allow focus confirmation.
without focus confirmation, it will be very difficult to have a prefect focus without a stigometer.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 09:39 UTC
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