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Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Ma Baker, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. lonewolf1983

    lonewolf1983 Member

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    haha!
    I'm quite happy with the A7rii in most respects, with an A6000 as a backup.
    Sold my A7ii a while back as it never got used and pretty much got my money back from when i bought it cheap (cashback + ebay discounts)

    If Sigma sport glass comes out, i'll be doing the sums on selling my nikon gear to move back fully to Sony
     
  2. Psyentist

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    Picked up a Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 from Videopro. So much easier to handle compared to the Sigma 85 Art & MC-11!
     
  3. quwackers

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    What is the auto focus speed like on the 85mm 1.8?
     
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  4. spectre257

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    Our supplier for Haida filters lent me a nice set for the 14-24mm should be fun testing it out in NZ.
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  5. lonewolf1983

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    They're fantastic, i bought the CPL, 3 and 10 stops for use on my tamron 15-30
     
  6. Xang

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    This lens is near perfect for what it is. AF very snappy and accurate. Only quibbles are that it's not f/1.4 (obviously) and the CA can be a touch annoying in full sun.
     
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  7. FranchiseJuan

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    The faster AF lenses I own in the sony system is the 24-105 F4 and the 55 1.8. The next fastest is the 28 F2 (pretty close behind). The 85 is slower than those, about on par with the 90 F2.8 macro. It is noticeably faster in single shot mode than a Sigma 35 F1.4 art on an MC-11, but in continuous AF mode the sigma is actually quite fast (this has always been a mystery to me).
     
  8. FranchiseJuan

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    Well it finally arrived. Shot at 1.2 because I could... :leet:

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  9. Pinkeh

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    Had my eye on Sony 35mm f2.8 for a while - finally picked one up yesterday! AF on those things is crazy fast!
     
  12. Apokalipse

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    I bought a used Canon 24-70 L II for $1200, and a 6D with a shutter count of ~1400 for $1150
     
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  13. Apokalipse

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    I bought a Sigma 100-400 yesterday.
    $999 from Ted's, and they gave me a $100 gift card with it.

    I'm thinking the lenses I'll probably bring to Europe with me would be:
    100-400 Sigma
    24-70 Canon L II
    14mm Sigma Art f/1.8
    35mm Art f/1.4

    This would probably cover the vast majority of use cases.
     
  14. metalrain

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    That's going to be a fair effort. It was hard work lugging around my 35mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.8, 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 and 24-70mm and 70-200mm f/2.8 around when I was last in Japan. I think I would have been more than satisfied with just the 24-70mm f/2.8 :)
     
  15. ^catalyst

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    Yeah fuck carrying all that shit, 24-70 and maybe the 14. Wouldn't bother with the 100-400, too big/heavy to travel with unless you wanna leave it in the hotel and only take it to certain spots.
     
  16. Spacenoodle

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    Even if you leave stuff at hotels, lugging that much gear through airports and to and from accomodation is going to be rough. RIP your back.
     
  17. Spork!

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    My first DSLR. Not new - but new to me. Nikon D7000 with Tamron 19-35/ 1:3.5-4.5 and 70-300 / 1:4-5.6
    I know these lenses aren't highly regarded - but for $400 I reckon was a decent deal. Only ~ 1700 shutter count, in mint condition.
    Trying to learn to use manaul controls - have pretty much just used auto and P&S cameras in the past.
    It's a bit of a learning curve, thank goodness we no longer have to pay ~ $1 per shot and wait a week to get the results back :)

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  18. lonewolf1983

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    welcome to the Nikon DSLR club - the D7000 had some issues but as you found out its a cheap way to get into the game

    As for me i went the other end of the spectrum :lol:
    Couldnt resist the 10% off Nikon offer so found the cheapest locally then got my fav store to pricematch - now own a D850
    Have the grip on order from the states as well as a 64gb UHS-II SD Card (Have plenty of XQD already)

    Shot it on the weekend and very impressed against my D4 for sports
     
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  19. millsy

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    I think the whole time I lived there I never really used my 70-200 for motorsport, unless you've got wildlife etc. on the plan I'd not pack the zoom because weight etc.
     
  20. Ospi

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    Bought a 2nd hand 60mm Macro for a great price and then designed and printed a macro flash diffuser since I don't have a ball joint adaptor for the hotshoe to get the correct angle with the standard straight on diffuser box I have. So far very happy with the kit and the lens is mega. My flash is manual though so I'm learning the hard way with getting exposures correct in the field when there's not much time available to get a shot.

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