Chez Wimpy

Chez Wimpy

Lives in Japan Rebun, Japan
Joined on Aug 16, 2004
About me:

I live on the northernmost island in Japan, photographing the national park for a historical museum and associated galleries.

Rebun Winter Book:
http://tinyurl.com/p57l6v9

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  • I think for me f5.6 and the price were just a bit too much to swallow.  I instead went with the Sigma 70-200/2.8 OS Sports which doesn't cover the sensor well enough for medium format landscape ...
  • Thanks for posting this. I still haven't used the 32-64 nearly as much as it deserves, but I quickly found that the 45mm range was weakest near the edges and wondered if it were just my ...
  • As a postcard guy, this made me smile.  In fact my first three 50R sourced postcards are arriving from the printers today.  At 350DPI I had to downsize the images to something like 20% for the A6 ...
  • I have briefly tested my 300/4L, the older non-IS version, and it covers 44x33 pretty well and is sharp to the edges (not sure about corners) even wide open.  It vignettes a bit wider open but ...
  • Autofocus on static subjects works very well.  Haven't tried it with face detection yet.  The IS mechanism is very good, but at shorter focal lengths you see the image circle hovering (the corners ...
  • The problem is those darn electronic aperture lenses have been a problem adapting for tilt-shift purposes.  In UWA I had to settle for the old Sigma 10-20 (which actually covers on FF from about ...
  • Japan also put in a blanket ban at some point, but in the park where I live there are no warning signs up.  I didn't even know of the restriction until a few weeks ago when I was "caught" by a ...
  • This is why I found this comparison very easy.  It's usually the edges that tell the story.  The abrupt corner sharpness falloff means the Sigma is pretty typical of (any but the greatest) general ...
  • Intentionally or not most Sigma Art f1.4+1.8 lenses cover just fine on the GFX (all 40mm+ and maybe the new 28/1.4 as well?).  The 105mm in particular is massively overengineered for FF and should ...
  • FF is really made for this kind of photography, but that advantage is negated by using a f4 lens.  Speaking from experience, shooting FF indoors is a really good way to learn to use prime lenses.  ...
  • Replied in In 2005
    In 2005 I bought both the 135 and 85 (when the 85L was still cheap!) and used them until last year.  Great lenses, but I preferred the 85L on crop, and the 135L on FF.  I sold both and used some ...
  • If budget is tight, you might actually be better served with the original non-IS 300mm f4L.  This is a fantastic lens, measurably sharper than the IS version, and actually works very well with a ...
  • I have used all three focal lengths @ f1.4, but only the Art series 20mm (have owned both Canon 24L 1.4s and the Canon 35/1.4 mk1).  My experience is that, yes, the 20/1.4 is quite unique and ...
  • I am not sure what is wrong with your lens, is it not focusing accurately even with the focus micro adjustment settings on the 5D2?  Are elements out of alignment causing gross image ...
  • Yes, I imagine the system differences would have been more pronounced if they let the lens to factor into the equation, say f5.6 vs f4.5. And were they to re-try that test with the 100s and a ...
  • Replied in probably not
    I have the Canon 24 and though I haven't tried it on my 50R yet, results I have seen on the web show it isn't great near the edges of the MF sensor.  This is certainly an aspect where a native ...
  • If you just want to play with native 4:3 you could certainly get a cheap m43 camera with one of the cheap portrait lenses for the format (Olympus 45/1.8 for me).  Not a lot of DOF control, but you ...
  • In my case the tripod landscape season is pretty much May through October with brief periods in the winter where the snow conditions work with the light and locations.  I imagine I will be able to ...
  • "ANY enthusiast camera handles better than any basic consumer camera."

    You might think so, but Canon actually had the Rebel figured out from the start. To adjust exposure compensation (or shutter...

  • Thanks for this. It looks like the Tamron 70-200 covers a little worse than the Canon 70-200/2.8IS (original), but it is close. I assume you took these samples without the lens hood? The Tokina ...
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