philip pj

Joined on May 1, 2014

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  • Depends how you define the word 'slightly'. Can you see or feel 0.15 of a stop? I didn't think so. For photographers, it is absolutely negligible between the 24mp and 36mp. The a7rII adds a little ...
  • against the modern rendering style, which has a wafer thin target of 'sharpness' - the altar on which all else has been sacrificed. A little like the Vietnamese village that had to be destroyed in ...
  • Replied in twee bag
    what a dorky little bag, a tiny strap to support the kilo weight! It would take up so much space inside a day pack too, so no. Really, lens makers (generally) only give this stuff away for ...
  • It weigh roughly only 100 grams (3-4 oz) more that the FE 85 GM Which is tantamount to a trucker saying: I want a Mack to go shopping in, because it's only a ton heavier than my Kenworth. No. Zeiss ...
  • that medium format lenses are not what many might believe them to be. Only a few are comparable in straight out quality with dedicated '35mm' lenses. This is due to the issues associated with ...
  • Lovely photos, note the assured color balance, color purity and glorious focus fade. It's not regarded as the best lens currently made for no reason. Vignetting is one aberration CZ kind of feel is ...
  • Sol, I'll keep this short and concise. He is 95% in accordance with my views on the matter. I'd love modern versions of the Contax lenses - I'm a Carl Zeiss guy, not so much a ZEISS guy - and I ...
  • Note the frequency count in Jim's list by brand and country of origin. The more years at it, the more many discerning photographers' favorites resemble this kind of list. Family drawing style is ...
  • Your idea is not without merit, but needs just two small modifications. Replace the 1 in 1.8 with a 2 ; and replace the name Sony with the name Zeiss . Mix in 3-4 APD elements, bake in oven and presto.
  • Replied in too much bold
    Best compromise for me is a small LowePro bag for each camera, zip fastener, open away from body; lenses all in lens cases (LP again) in a small nondescript backpack (NF Jester in black), zipped; ...
  • Replied in for info
    Never having been one to accept received wisdom without evidence, I looked at three Sony lenses at 35mm, all tested on the same 'platform' of the a7r. Here are the data for f8 imaging from Photozone ...
  • Replied in she can be dirty
    Tell her she only needs to apply makeup out to the cheek bones, as she will appear in the image as a two dimensional cardboard cutout, styled straight off the focal plane. And dirty ears won't ...
  • Replied in memes
    The Internet is meme central, Graham. They come, they go, some of them stick, most make little sense outside the propagator and die a natural death. meme: an image, video, piece of text, etc., ...
  • how does everyone think it will compare with the Sony Zeiss 16-35mm f4. One is a rather good compromise to cover a lot of ground a stop slower at double the weight, the other is a cutting edge ...
  • Replied in near the border
    - Very borderline AF I think that word does not mean what you think it means. It may cause problems to those with less than a second of life to spare in ISO 6400-8000 conditions, however. ;-) Some ...
  • You can work around even heavy negatives to achieve something, it is true. We call this being a 'glutton for punishment'. Some people enjoy the challenge of using ill-suited lenses for their work. That
  • Corner sharpness is always interesting. The 17TS has a large IC, but whether it gets close to the B18 is yet to be shown. Canon publish make believe MTF charts but Zeiss do the real thing, so we ...
  • Replied in too true Mick
    I waited eight months - eight months! - then got a call from my dealer for the lens, DigiDirect. I just happened to be at home, just got back from six weeks overseas. I had all but written it off, ...
  • is there? This is a good effort by you, these are serious torture tests with bright midday hour conditions (ugly light) and subjects viewers are familiar with. Sharpness is not the issue for any ...
  • Replied in as per Rol lei
    and add the CV 180/4 to the mix. Two from the CY 100/3.5: delicate CY palette, balance of color and contrast, sublime bokeh every single time, corner to corner excellence, non-digital drawing style ...
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