Drplusplus

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  • Thanks for your detailed reply.  I'll just comment that while for many IQ means mostly sharpness (hence the test charts and the brick walls), I interpret the word as being more about how one likes ...
  • Nice work, both these and your backyard medley with the 32. Do you have an opinion about the two lenses as regards IQ, having shot both now?
  • Interesting suggestion about the 10-20 as a 6.7-13 replacement.  A few points: (1) The 10-20 images show it has a black bayonet, which I suspect is plastic.  I'm not sure its construction will be much ...
  • Replied in One last set.
    This is perhaps the best compact assessment I have read yet of the difference between the two formats. I don't have FX so I appreciate your comparisons in this thread.  My problem with going FX is ...
  • Replied in colour...
    I certainly agree that color is subjective and that a lot of deficiencies can be PP'd away.  Moreover I've gone through at least two of the ways-of-thought you mention above (Foveon, Olympus).  So ...
  • On a scale where 18.5 is the fastest and the 85 1.8G/FT-1 is the slowest, the 32 would be somewhere in the middle, closer to the 18.5. There's a lot of mass being thrown around in the 32, so it is ...
  • Replied in Buttercup
    I've been enjoying using a Marumi +3 with the 32. J5 32mm f/2.5 1/500th ISO 720 Marumi +3
  • I'm going to guess that what was meant was "it looks bad: it's too saturated compared to real onions", rather than over saturated in the sense of exhausting the saturation scale. I would tend to ...
  • Point taken about the variability of reproductions, you're absolutely right about that.  On the other hand, if an artist's intentions are not a literal notion of color, then there would appear to ...
  • Cezanne and Renoir must have got it wrong then :-) I do appreciate you showing your comparisons; I don't see that the Sigma is more nuanced.  Indeed, when using my DPxM I've often suffered that ...
  • Thank you for providing those shots.  I took a look at the onions in FastStone. It seems to me that the Nikon is showing delicate changes of red lines and orange and green in the skin of the onion, ...
  • Bill Claff's website has a DR chart for the two
  • Jack--if you had this to do again, might you go to 1/500th to save a couple stops on the ISO?  Or do you think it wouldn't make much difference?
  • I've not used the Tamron but there is a discussion of its use on CX here . I seriously doubt that the Tamron optics exceed the CX 70-300 when used on a J5.  In the MTF you're seeing an off-axis ...
  • Thanks for this test and for providing the images on your blog.  I looked at two of the images using the same exposure (instead of same DOF) via FastStone.  In both cases I prefer the image on the ...
  • I am not that familiar with Pilatus products--I guess if I was I would have realized these don't have five-bladed props so they wouldn't be 21s. I always enjoy your airplane work.  Please keep ...
  • Thanks! A lot of folks are getting fantastic results with tubes and the 30-110, I tend to use them with the 70-300. This is a screen grab of an attempt at your request. Notice it starts to drive ...
  • J5, 70-300 at 155mm, f/7.1, 1/40th, ISO 160, MEIKE tubes
  • Very clean result!  PC-21s, are they?
  • The 32 is one of the few, if not the only, CX lenses with neither ED glass or aspherics. Just nanocoating. I agree about the specialness of this lens although for me it has more to do with purity ...
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