theprehistorian

Joined on Jun 23, 2011

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  • Gary - it's not the most expensive 28/1.4 available for Nikon fit. Provided it's on terms with the Otus optically and has reliable autofocus, the lens is a winner.

    As for subject isolation, you'll...

  • Ernest - yes indeed, it's expensive and it'd better be good, but this is my next major hardware purchase if it is.

  • Yes, precisely, and there are so few 28mm primes; even fewer that are realistic propositions for actual photography...

  • It's expensive, but a welcome lens nonetheless. Provided it performs, of course...

  • A new 28mm prime is very good news considering how few there are! If it performs well, my Sigma 24-35 Art and 24/1.4 Art will be on eBay soon! Hopefully Nikon have solved the numerous problems with...

  • Oh dear, this means I'm going to have to buy one. Happy days!! 👍

  • Paul - that's a bit unfair. Granted their cameras are overpriced, but, provided you're shooting things that move very slowly or not at all, they're probably the best cameras in the world. (The...

  • Ok, but you could buy five Ricoh GRs for the price of this strange little curiosity. The Ricoh has strong vignetting (provided you disable the automatic correction) and if it's still not enough for...

  • I'm sure I'd change my mind if I took a closer look on my proper desktop monitor, but at a glance these mostly look like iPhone snaps.

  • Commented on article Fujifilm X100F Review

    'Soft' would be going a bit far. The problem is, it's not tack sharp either and so requires quite a lot of sharpening in post, which brings out the ghastly swirly whirly artefacts that blight the...

  • I recently dropped my D810 and Sigma Art 24-35/2 - fell off a bench into a hard surface. The camera was ok but of course the PDAF went out of whack; the mount snapped off the lens. Nikon were...

  • I would say that the main reason for preferring the camera manufacturer's own lenses is more reliable AF. Sigma are still struggling here. I basically treat my Sigma Arts as manual lenses.

  • Commented on article Leica SL Review

    HowaboutRAW - I'm sure it's a decent enough camera and that the lenses are nice. But as I say, you could buy a D750 plus a couple of Otuses for the price of that body...

  • Commented on article Leica SL Review

    @Angrymagpie Heh, yes there's that way of looking at it isn't there. I can't be bothered with the maths but I bet you could buy a D750 plus at least two Zeiss Otuses for the price of Leica's spiffy...

  • Commented on article Leica SL Review

    I agree, 84% seems very very generous. As far as I can tell the only good thing about it really is the EVF. Other than that it's probably not quite as good as a D750 or an A7ii, which are a...

  • Commented on article Leica SL Review

    Indeed, but what pro photographer would want the camera anyway?

  • Commented on article Leica SL Review

    I think I'd shoot it quite happily if it was a gift...!

  • Commented on article Leica SL Review

    Yes, quite. I don't know how Leica get away with it! That's a stupid amount of money for a camera that's comparable, but probably inferior to, a D750. Then of course when we factor in the...

  • I really want the 24-70 and the 135, just hope Sigma have finally got on top of their AF problems. No matter how optically wonderful they might be, I'm not sure what use either lens would be to me...

  • Indeed. It's not my bag of fish, to put it mildly, but it's basically professional, there's obviously a demand for it, so good luck to them!

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