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 on: Today at 03:07:37 AM 
Started by PeterAit - Last post by Farmer
Slobo, I have the f/2.8 versions of both and I've had zero reasons to complain.  They may not technically be as good in some regards, but for practical usage and shooting they're lovely lenses delivering great results in my experience.  Combined with the overall package, it's great.  They may not be the best (in fact, I know they're not), but sometimes that makes little to no practical difference (and other times it does, certainly).

I think it's perfectly reasonable to describe them as stellar if that's someone's experience.  They don't need to be the best to be stellar.

 on: Today at 02:24:46 AM 
Started by Martin Kristiansen - Last post by Ivophoto

No, I can't give you an objective definition for landscape photos.  However, I can tell the difference between landscapes & pornography. ;)

Kent in SD

Regular porno, or Facebook porno.

 on: Today at 02:18:44 AM 
Started by BJL - Last post by BernardLanguillier


 on: Today at 01:27:38 AM 
Started by Alskoj - Last post by D White
Well the 24TS II is one dam fine lens, period. There is currently nothing better with movements.

There may be optics that perform "slightly" better wide open, but they don't tilt and they don't shift. Pick your weapon, do you need movements or do you need a fast prime? Most uses of a TS lens are stopped down to some degree, unless one is looking for a microtome plane of focus for effect.

If you do not focus stack, you will never fully realize any perceived benefits of a particular 24mm over the 24TS when it comes to near/far image resolution. With exposure blending common in landscape work, I do not also need the extra difficulties of focus stacking.

By contrast, I do not pick up a 24TS for astro photography or reportage/street photography. A TS lens is a specialty lens for the particular use it excels at. Some Zeiss magic dust will not easily outperform what a TS is best at, if it did I would own it.

 on: Today at 12:38:11 AM 
Started by maddogmurph - Last post by Slobodan Blagojevic
I wasn’t there, so don’t know if the red is oversaturated or not, but I do not find it objectionable as-is. Oversaturated red tends to loose detail in petals or leaves, for instance, but I do not see it here either. You could, however, check it at 100%.

 on: Today at 12:26:39 AM 
Started by eronald - Last post by eronald
Edmund, can you clarify what you mean by that loaded phrasing “real medium format”?

I would think “645 and up” on the basis that medium format film cameras had moved to “645” as the most common flavor, but maybe you have something else in mind

P. S. What data do you have on trends in costs of sensors larger than 36x24mm?

Hey, in my book "real MF" is quality that is clearly at least one level above 35mm, to such an extent that the best 35mm lenses and tricks like multiple shifted exposures won't make up the  difference.

I have an old horse race film for you here, (Belmont Stakes 73) and at the end of this race one does know who won, immediately and clearly..


 on: Today at 12:09:17 AM 
Started by John R - Last post by John R
Today Aug 20-2018, was nice. I amble southward and boot it back as it gets dark. Funny how, if you study a scene, like a composer, you can do variations on a theme.


 on: August 19, 2018, 11:57:06 PM 
Started by Peter McLennan - Last post by Peter McLennan
I just realized.... I must have never posted Part II.  Sorry!  8)

 on: August 19, 2018, 11:54:32 PM 
Started by francescogola - Last post by Mark D Segal
That can have its benefits.

 on: August 19, 2018, 11:28:15 PM 
Started by John Hollenberg - Last post by Peter McLennan
Good to hear, Terry. Thanks! If it's not hopeless, I might still get to see that magical land.
Besides, March is a darn good time of the year to be away from the Kootenays. :)

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