Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 Q&As

Announced Apr 14, 2016 •
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I just bought a Canon 70D body and used it for portraits for the first time with my EF-S 18-135mm lens and 430EX Speedlite. They were outside shots, sunny day, all taken in full shade.  Every shot taken at 18mm are quite soft focus.  All other focal lengths are very sharp.  This does not happen with my 40D body.  I was on P mode, shutter speeds were between 1/60sec and 1/125sec , all wide open aperature.  Anyone else have this problem or know what is happening?   Thanks
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Hi all :) I have never bought a tripod before so need your help. I have decided to take photography more seriously and so have decided to try few things like interiors photography & indoor birthday party shoot. I have been always more of a travel photographer with my A100 with 16-80Z but would like to be serious now with my passion with A7R2, Zony 55mm F1.8 and Zony 25mm F2.8 and Batis 18mm (order queued) I have to try new things from here for which I must have a tripod :) Your input is much...
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I have been doing astro-timelapse for some time using D90 and Samyang 10mm f2.8, with an external interval timer. I enjoy aiming for good 'holygrail' sunset/starfield videos and tend to use lrtTimelapse/qDslrDashboard and such tools for this. I recently purchased a D7200 which at first glance appears to offer a 'quick and dirty' holygrail image capture mode using the inbuilt interval timer/exposure smoothing, in conjunction with aperture priority and auto ISO. I have tested this with the...
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Dear all, I am going on a once in a life time trip to Japan. Will spend a few days in Tokyo, one day in Mt Fuji / Hakkonen and 3 days in Kyoto/Nara. Will likely visit Tokyo Disneyland too. I will be bringing my XT10 and a small Lowepro camera backpack. I plan to travel light as my 3 & 5 year olds are coming along the trip. I suspect I will mostly be taking photos of scenery, temples, gardens and of my family / children.  Thinking of bringing 18-55 f2.8-4.0 for it's all round versatility,...
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I'd say 18mm's price would defeat the purpose of this whole idea for me until it proves itself at least once - sneak concert photography with a harmless "soapbox"/hipster, while actually capable lower light ML when DSLRs and the likes are not allowed. If I manage the 27mm for ~200ish, I would say that would be my bet despite 2.8 aperture. So my question is this - are there any decent 3rd party solutions to an inconspicuous looking, hopefully wider piece of glass for Fuji X? --Sensors capture...
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I currently use A7RM2 with the awesome Sony-Zeiss 55mm F1.8. I have decided that I will also buy Batis 18mm F2.8 soon to cover the ultra wide range required. As per my plan, I would use 18mm, 35mm and 55mm for my type of photography. 35mm F2.8 is unbeatable on the weight and size but it is not the best lens around :I But still I think the value for money is too good as being Sony-Zeiss and being very compact, it is not an expensive lens. Wex Photographic UK is currently offering 10% off on...
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Has anyone tried the Batis 18mm with the Lee 100mm system and in particular with the new thin Lee landscape CPL with the 77mm wide adapter and a two filter holder behind the CPL. If yes what is the vignetting like? --
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Hi This summer I am going to Colorado, and would really like to shoot some images of the Milky Way. In the past, they haven't been as good as they could have been, since I hadn't really had that great equipment, but now I plan on ordering a Rokinon 14mm F/2.8 to allow some more light to come in, and I became more skilled in Photoshop. This is one of my previous Milky Way Images- https://www.flickr.com/photos/126110094@N07/26838829736/in/dateposted-public/ This was taken with a standard...
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Hello I'm looking for some expert advice on a new DSLR that's great for picture and HD video action sports like rugby and surfing. I'm currently using a compact Canon Powershot SX280HS and I'm keen to upgrade to a better unit. I've reviewed the Sony a6300 and it looks amazing for picture and video quality although it lack touchscreen LCD and apparently the menu is tricky to navigate. However, for under $2000 its looking like the best I've seen so far. The huge 425 phase-detection AF point...
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I currently have an 18-35G lens for wide stuff, but the front element is really scratched up because I like to photograph religious festivals here in Taiwan which involve lots of fireworks etc. Recently Ive been using 18mm more and more, and would like an even wider field of view if possible. This made me consider alternatives - the 14-24 seems great but I think I need to start using protective filters which is hard/impossible with that lens, the 16-35 seems great on paper but several sites...
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