A pitch-black Friday purchase

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OP otumay Contributing Member • Posts: 578
Re: A pitch-black Friday purchase

Scottelly wrote:

Nice! Congratulations Osman! I've been thinking about getting that lens too, but I've been thinking it's too close to 70mm, so I should just get the longer 135mm f1.8 Art instead, and I can fill in the gap between 70mm and 135mm with a 105mm macro. Can you please post a set of photos shot at both f4 and f5.6 (and maybe a higher f-stop, like f6.3 or f7.1), using the SD Quattro H with minimal processing and little or no sharpening? Since I imagine you'll be testing your new beast extensively, I'd love to see test photos shot from a sturdy tripod, with a stationary subject that has fine details in at least one of the corners too.

I look forward to seeing some of your test photos Osman.

Thanks Scott, as Mike put it, the lens is very heavy indeed. It is unbelievably sharp and as written by some critics, will show its best at f/4. I had the same reservation with you regarding this lens being close to 70mm, but they are totally different creations I think; although 70mm is one of my favourites. I have the 135mm as well, but that is also a different story; a truly magnificent telephoto lens.

Regarding test samples, I no longer shoot them: there are many experts around who are much better at that. Instead, I will test this lens the way I normally shoot; rarely with a tripod and catching instances as we both move. I normally do not apply any correction except for tilting and removing dust. I shall post links here whenever they are ready.

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