anotherMike

Lives in United States Southern US, AK, United States
Works as a Hardware/Software test analyst, photographer
Joined on Mar 30, 2003

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  • I've shot the Nikon 28/1.4E, Sigma 28/1.4 Art, and used to own the Sigma 24-35/2 Art. If money were no object between these three on a D850 (which is what I use), it would be the 28/1.4E by a ...
  • Tis a strange focal length for sure, but truth be told, I'm finding it to be the *perfect* focal length for my studio dance work, and even in landscape, I'm finding 40mm to be more interesting ...
  • Replied in Remarkable
    Well, as an owner of a lot of Sigma art glass, including the 50, I'll just say in that case, don't shoot the 40/1.4 Art. Because if you do, well, you'll be upping what you're willing to carry. I ...
  • While there are *extremely subtle* color differences between various sensors primarily due to CFA differences, by far, by a *substantial* order of magnitude, the color differences between sensors ...
  • I think the fact that a) she's wearing a white dress and b) the composition is slightly different is why you're seeing more of a cut-out look in the 50/S shot. The thing for me is this - I've seen ...
  • Hmm. The first shot looks real, like there's an actual, real human standing next to a pile of wood. More transparent, more honest, more realistic. The second shot isn't too impressive. Just lacks ...
  • Hmm. I've shot all the F mount wide primes and wide zooms, and the 16-35 definitely is the least impressive of the bunch. I'd grade it as "good", certainly not very good or anything better than ...
  • In general, the obvious places you'll see it is, yes, high contrast transitions. -m
  • It will help, but it's not as good as getting it correct in the lens design. Software corrections IMO work best concerning minor distortion correction (not heavy stuff) and minor to moderate ...
  • Wide angles are the design form where you'll see the biggest difference between film era and digital era designs. Consider this: think of the advances in computing power between 1985 (or so) and ...
  • For landscape? For the stuff I would use the lens for, I need enough DOF that F/4 isn't of much use. Now, if you're shooting astro, it's not the lens for you (and neither is any of the old glass ...
  • Old zoom < old prime < modern zoom < modern prime ....as a general rule in my experience. There could be some argument for old prime vs modern zoom in that path. Frankly speaking, you're better off ...
  • You're using one of the very first wide angle zooms designed long, long ago in the film era on a digital camera. Wide angle designs had to change because of the different nature of film vs a ...
  • To quickly summarize what I think is happening, and I apologize for both the direct and possibly blunt nature of this post: it is because I am under time constraints and can't take the time to ...
  • Yea, the 35/2 AIS had an extremely sharp center (much better than the 35/2 AFD), decent mid frame, but the corners suffered from strong field curvature. I don't like *any* vintage wide angle lens ...
  • Shot over 55 Nikkors, from pre AI to modern day E, over a span of 40+ years, and within the AI/AIS lineup, I think it starts with the most famous Nikon lens of all back then, the latter version ...
  • Yup, it will happen again. Had a couple of these, still have one, still has leaky blades. It's a paperweight now. Do yourself a favor and get a better lens. The 35/2 AFD is only for those who are ...
  • I've shot the 85/1.4G. Nice lens, I like it better than the 85/1.8D or G for sure, and for landscape, the 85/1.4 AFD. But the Tamron (and Sigma art and Zeiss Milvus I currently own) are better. I ...
  • If you're not willing to take the weight or cost of the better lenses, than I'd say stand pat where you are. Be warned through - the 85/1.8D variants have the central hot spot reflection of blades ...
  • Replied in I agree
    Funny - when I first scanned this post the other day, I thought the same thing: "Just buy View Camera Technique and get studying" I took class from Stroebel back in the day at RIT; brilliant man ...
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