brendon1000

brendon1000

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Shlomo Goldwasser: "great for street and travel photographers who are happy to trade the convenience of autofocus to remain as inconspicuous as possible."

This is ludicrous.

Manually focusing draws way more attention because it takes longer to take a photograph and cannot be performed without looking at the camera (either viewfinder, screen, or reading distance markings on the lens). In other words, it's a pointless self-defeating lens.

@davemac - come on you can't compare a full metal lens to a cheap plastic lens like the Canon 24mm f2.8 IS.

And this lens has a 52mm filter not a 62mm filter. And the Canon isn't a high end lens and won't really be able to compete in IQ with this Zeiss. It's like comparing a Canon 50mm f1.8 with a sigma 50mm f1.4 art.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 18:23 UTC
On article Tamron teases new lens ahead of CP+ (107 comments in total)
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Spectro: looks like some prime lens, zoom has more items to them.

It's definitely a zoom lens. There is a clear rubber ring just about the lens mount. And while the upper rubber ring is not very clear no prime lens would have a rubber focusing ring so low.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 18:03 UTC
On article Sigma announces full-frame 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens (233 comments in total)
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teddoman: What does "Full time manual" in the specs mean? Does yes mean this is not a focus-by-wire lens?

I believe that focus by wire is mostly done with mirrorless lenses. All my 7 Sony E mount lenses focus by wire. Since I hardly use MF it doesn't really affect me but for those few times I shoot night landscapes in dark areas finding infinity focus can be a problem.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 13:47 UTC
On article Sigma announces full-frame 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens (233 comments in total)
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HzMeister: Sweet lens. Anyone have any educated guesses on the price?

My guess is $800. The nikon version is ~1300 so I can't see it pushing 1k.

Sigma is good at image quality and ois. Just wish they had better quality control and autofocus...

Nikon 14-24mm is $1850 on bhphoto. This lens will definitely breach the $1k mark. My guess is around $1299 more in line with the Tamron 15-30 but I will be happier if Sigma proves me wrong and prices it cheaper. My guess is that this lens is more targeted towards Canon users more than Nikon.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 06:08 UTC
On article Sigma announces full-frame 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens (233 comments in total)
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teddoman: What does "Full time manual" in the specs mean? Does yes mean this is not a focus-by-wire lens?

Ftm means you can adjust the focus manually even in AF mode.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 06:02 UTC
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Lensmate: Hey Sony.... an A-mount version would be great too please!

^^ Partially true since they released a 18-135mm lens just last month so maybe more are on the cards. For the A mount however it's been years since anything new was released.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 05:50 UTC
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Lensmate: Hey Sony.... an A-mount version would be great too please!

I am afraid A mount users shouldn't expect any new lenses anytime soon from Sony. Bodies maybe but lenses I highly doubt

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 03:42 UTC
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Yake: Mirrorless sure saves a lot of weight there!

Why should someone's death bring music to your ears? Be happy with your chosen system and stop worrying about what others are doing with their choice of equipment.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 03:40 UTC
On article Sigma announces full-frame 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens (233 comments in total)
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keepreal: Why are manufacturers almost exclusively making large aperture quality lenses lenses which are far too big and heavy to carry around as part of an outfit with more tolerable size and weight for general use?

For many like me, especially amateurs, f/4 or even f/5.6 would be a perfectly satisfactory maximum aperture. I like ultra wide angle lenses for landscapes and rarely shoot wider than f/8.

I did try the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 but returned it because it was slightly decentred. Otherwise it was surprisingly good. I then thought I would splash out on the Distagon 15mm f/2.8, which is even from edge to edge from f/4 and outstanding, apart from very heavy vignetting wider than f/5.6 and only just acceptable even then. Zeiss told me it is the same optically as the Milvus. I sent that back too because, like the Samyang, it often failed to respond when I used the command dial on my Nikon D610 to operate the aperture but a Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4 I have with the aperture ring works fine.

Leica has an AF 14-24 f2.8 UWA lens? I'll buy two! :)

And I am sure Leica must be having a nice high resolution D850 type body for similar price as well since you are probably comparing apples to apples :)

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 18:42 UTC
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Kharan: See? THIS is how you launch a new mount - with 16 lenses announced, and maybe even available, right from the get go.
Canon, Nikon, take note.

People still believe that they one snall manufacturer can suddenly design 16 lenses from scratch in a short while and none of the much bigger companies like Canon or Nikon to so the same? :p

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 05:25 UTC
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Kharan: See? THIS is how you launch a new mount - with 16 lenses announced, and maybe even available, right from the get go.
Canon, Nikon, take note.

I highly highly doubt they just designed and developed all these new lenses from scratch. I would wager these are existing lenses adapted to be used with the new system.

There is no way they can just casually design and develop high performance lenses from scratch in such a short time.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2018 at 05:48 UTC
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jamie wednesday: Usual weird depth of field presentation as you get from phone photos, very flat looking, same wide angle and distortion throughout it seems. And he thinks this is good?

Yeah I am not so nitpicky in general but it just doesn't look good at all. I mean the movie seems very nice as per the trailer but I can't help but wish it was shot with a proper movie camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 08:22 UTC
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HRC2016: It wasn't a fake nuclear missle. The headline is misleading.
Yea, that's what I got out of this review.
Do I trust a review written as part of a company-sponsored trip? No.

Perhaps you should understand the difference between a sponsored trip and sponsored content.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2018 at 06:00 UTC
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Fishchris: I want to see the Holo display before I pass judgement.... But either way, $1100-1600 on a phone is rediculous !

Heck, $500 is rediculous. LOVE my $100 ZTE Blade Z Max, with an awesome 6" screen ☺️

That's the cost of using cutting edge technology and something using widely available mid tier components.

You always pay a lot of $$$ for that little extra performance. Those who have the money wouldn't mind trying it.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 05:10 UTC
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Stevess: Excuse my ignorance, but why would anybody buy these seemingly over-priced lens? Is there something so special about the sharpness or "look"/"colors", or is it just because it's got that "LEICA" brand? How is this considered affordable, when you could buy a Sigma 85mm f/1.4 ART for 1/5th of the price, and get nearly two extra stops of DOF/Light, and probably better IQ? Or is it just because of my tunnel vision of "premium", as I only own 750$ worth of APS-C canon gear?

Wait you are confusing things. A sigma 85mm f1.4 is slightly sharper than my Sony 85mm Gm. It's sharper than a $4k Otus too. I was merely referencing my Sony 85mm since I regularly shoot with that. I also said pixel peepers care about things like 5% difference in mtf curves that will never ever be seen at a print level. All three lenses are extremely sharp.

So since all tests show the Sigma as the sharpest 85mm out there beating the Zeiss otus 85mm how is it still an decent lens but not a great lens?

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 04:19 UTC
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Stevess: Excuse my ignorance, but why would anybody buy these seemingly over-priced lens? Is there something so special about the sharpness or "look"/"colors", or is it just because it's got that "LEICA" brand? How is this considered affordable, when you could buy a Sigma 85mm f/1.4 ART for 1/5th of the price, and get nearly two extra stops of DOF/Light, and probably better IQ? Or is it just because of my tunnel vision of "premium", as I only own 750$ worth of APS-C canon gear?

For your information I have shot with the Zeiss 85mm otus during one of my shoots along side my Sony 85mm Gm. Aside from f1.4 where if I zoom 100% I could notice some minute sharpness and contrast advantage for the Zeiss, there was very little advantage once stopped down.

And when the photos were color corrected I couldn't tell which was the Zeiss and which was the GM. Both were fantastic and noticeable better that the photos taken with my Zeiss 35mm f1.4 which isn't the sharpest lens.

And for all your bravado I doubt you will be able to tell the difference in a blind test between the Gm and otus even when the image is 100%. I am sure computer measurements will find difference and maybe you are one of them pixel peepers I don't know but there is precious little difference in IQ between the Zeiss otus and the Sony Gm.

Aside from your constant 'the Sigma is a not a great lens but I have no proof but please please believe me' you offer little else other than a condescending attitude.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 02:07 UTC
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Stevess: Excuse my ignorance, but why would anybody buy these seemingly over-priced lens? Is there something so special about the sharpness or "look"/"colors", or is it just because it's got that "LEICA" brand? How is this considered affordable, when you could buy a Sigma 85mm f/1.4 ART for 1/5th of the price, and get nearly two extra stops of DOF/Light, and probably better IQ? Or is it just because of my tunnel vision of "premium", as I only own 750$ worth of APS-C canon gear?

^^ Oh so you are some arm chair expert that I have never heard about who thinks himself qualified to judge whether I know about lenses or not. :)

I have worked with a lot of equipment in my 5 years of professional shooting and you are entitled to your belief on what's good or not but I firmly believe the Sigma 85mm f1.4 is a fantastic lens and just your 'word' that it isn't backed up with zero proof isn't going to sway my opinion even a little bit.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 01:07 UTC
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Stevess: Excuse my ignorance, but why would anybody buy these seemingly over-priced lens? Is there something so special about the sharpness or "look"/"colors", or is it just because it's got that "LEICA" brand? How is this considered affordable, when you could buy a Sigma 85mm f/1.4 ART for 1/5th of the price, and get nearly two extra stops of DOF/Light, and probably better IQ? Or is it just because of my tunnel vision of "premium", as I only own 750$ worth of APS-C canon gear?

^^ Basically every review of the lens is glowing except your own feedback. I hope you will forgive me if I disregard your feedback over more established sources of information.

And no I don't have the Sigma but I have shot with it on a friends camera. It's every bit as good as my Sony G master and that is my sharpest lens by far in my system.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 17:15 UTC
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Stevess: Excuse my ignorance, but why would anybody buy these seemingly over-priced lens? Is there something so special about the sharpness or "look"/"colors", or is it just because it's got that "LEICA" brand? How is this considered affordable, when you could buy a Sigma 85mm f/1.4 ART for 1/5th of the price, and get nearly two extra stops of DOF/Light, and probably better IQ? Or is it just because of my tunnel vision of "premium", as I only own 750$ worth of APS-C canon gear?

Lenstip has rated the Sigma 85mm f1.4 art as the highest performing lens beating all the Zeiss otus and other lenses.

And dxomark has rated it also the highest performing lens beating the Zeiss otus.

I would say it's more than just a good lens as you claim.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 05:21 UTC
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NemanRa: I would like to see the comparison between this and Sigma 85 ART
If Sigma wins, there are absolutely 0 reasons to say something bad about Sigma again!
Regards

People who use terms like blow into shreds and such hyperbole language probably will fail miserably in a blind test to determine what lens and camera combo took what photo.

The Leica 50mm f1.4 is no doubt a phenomenal lens but it is mated to a 24 MP sensor and I am sure even Sigma along with any modern 50mm lens like the Sony 55mm Zeiss and others will easily outresolve that 24 MP sensor at a fraction of the cost of the Leica 50mm lens.

I am sure in a lab setting using precision measuring equipment one might find some differences but in the real world other than the old 50mm f1.4 lens designs which are showing their age, one would have a very hard time differentiating between different lens outputs from modern prime lens designs on a print level.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 07:06 UTC
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