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jeremyrh

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #240 on: October 05, 2019, 10:48:39 am »

Z7, 50 f/1.8 S.

I have that lens, but I don't take such nice photos as you. Do you think I have a defective copy ?  8)
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #241 on: October 05, 2019, 11:56:20 am »

I have that lens, but I don't take such nice photos as you. Do you think I have a defective copy ?  8)

Well, Oscar thought I might have a defective copy.

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #242 on: October 05, 2019, 07:08:22 pm »

I have that lens, but I don't take such nice photos as you. Do you think I have a defective copy ?  8)

You have not activated function a14? Automatic framing/timing/scene improvement?

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Bernard

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #243 on: October 06, 2019, 01:21:44 pm »

You have not activated function a14? Automatic framing/timing/scene improvement?

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Bernard

My bad - I never read the manual :-(
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #244 on: October 07, 2019, 10:36:42 am »

I presume you meant FE to Z adapter.

I like some of the Tamron zooms which seem to offer good image quality in a reasonably sized package. Also some of the Zeiss primes.

The Sony 24 1.4 is a real gem. The Tamron 17-28 2.8 delivers much higher image quality for its size and weight. The new Sigmas produce amazing images., especially the 12-24 2.8, 35 1.2, 40 1.4 and 135 1.8.

I am particularly fond of the Batis line for travel...great image quality to weight ratio.

There is also huge amounts of manual focus glass being released specifically designed for the Sony mount.

I think it was a genius move by Sony to license the EF mount to 3rd party manufactures and us consumers are reaping the benefits.
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #245 on: October 07, 2019, 06:17:00 pm »

The new Sigmas produce amazing images., especially the ...35 1.2...

I own a copy that I have been using on my Z7 through FE-Z adapter. I think it was a genius move by Nikon to design a mount shallow enough to enable usage of Sony FE mount lenses... ;) but the Z lenses so far have been superior so the appeal ends up being pretty limited for the focal lengths already available natively.

Anyway, back on the Sigma 35mm f1.2. My copy is pretty good, if not great, but be aware that there are many people strongly unhappy about their copies of this lens. Sigma seems to have some serious quality control issues with this one.

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Bernard
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #247 on: October 07, 2019, 11:44:26 pm »

I own a copy that I have been using on my Z7 through FE-Z adapter. I think it was a genius move by Nikon to design a mount shallow enough to enable usage of Sony FE mount lenses... ;) but the Z lenses so far have been superior so the appeal ends up being pretty limited for the focal lengths already available natively.

Anyway, back on the Sigma 35mm f1.2. My copy is pretty good, if not great, but be aware that there are many people strongly unhappy about their copies of this lens. Sigma seems to have some serious quality control issues with this one.

Cheers,
Bernard

Yeh I have some Canon adapted lenses on my Sony's...but they suffer from reduced AF abilities. If one can live with this, adapting is fine...but for my needs, when I want AF I usually go native for both the better AF and also the less hassle of using adapters as well as the added adapter weight.

I use my Canon mount Zeiss lenses for landscapes...but in this situation AF is not an issue, the adapter stays on the camera and the added weight of the adapter is not a big deal for me since I'm shooting off a tripod.
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #248 on: October 08, 2019, 06:42:11 am »

It looks like it's coming...

https://nikonrumors.com/2019/10/07/nikon-z-noct-nikkor-58mm-f-0-95-lens-us-price-7996-95.aspx/

It makes the Otus 55mm f1.4 look like a mid range lens. ;)

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Bernard

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #249 on: October 08, 2019, 07:07:47 am »

It looks like it's coming...

https://nikonrumors.com/2019/10/07/nikon-z-noct-nikkor-58mm-f-0-95-lens-us-price-7996-95.aspx/

It makes the Otus 55mm f1.4 look like a mid range lens. ;)

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Bernard

I'd prefer the 50mm 7Artisans f/1.1 at 340!
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #250 on: October 08, 2019, 07:12:23 am »

I'd prefer the 50mm 7Artisans f/1.1 at 340!

Lighter, smaller, cheaper,... but not in the same league image quality wise.

From what I could see 7 months ago with the prototype, the Nikon could probably resolve 100mp in the corners wide open without displaying any CA...

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Bernard

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #251 on: October 08, 2019, 07:49:39 am »

Lighter, smaller, cheaper,... but not in the same league image quality wise.

From what I could see 7 months ago with the prototype, the Nikon could probably resolve 100mp in the corners wide open without displaying any CA...

Cheers,
Bernard

But I wouldn't be buying an ultra fast 50 because it was sharp and well corrected: in fact quite the opposite.
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #252 on: October 08, 2019, 07:52:46 am »

I'm not saying I don't want to buy the Z 58mm Noct, but for that price, it better have zero, and I mean ZERO red/purple/green/cyan fringing, in or out of focus, even wide open, and needs to be sharp corner to corner at f/0.95. 

Otherwise, why not wait for the 50 1.2 S?  Speaking of 50mm lenses, I'm glad Voigtlander has announced a new 50mm f/2 APO for Sony users.  Nikon users can use it with an adapter.  Preferably a "dumb" adapter.

Bernard, did you actually record photos taken with the 58 noct?  I didn't know the prototype was an actual functioning lens...
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #253 on: October 08, 2019, 07:57:19 am »

I'm not saying I don't want to buy the Z 58mm Noct, but for that price, it better have zero, and I mean ZERO red/purple/green/cyan fringing, in or out of focus, even wide open, and needs to be sharp corner to corner at f/0.95. 

Otherwise, why not wait for the 50 1.2 S?  Speaking of 50mm lenses, I'm glad Voigtlander has announced a new 50mm f/2 APO for Sony users.  Nikon users can use it with an adapter.  Preferably a "dumb" adapter.

Bernard, did you actually record photos taken with the 58 noct?  I didn't know the prototype was an actual functioning lens...

No, I was not allowed to use my memory card, but I spend around 5 mins checking images at 200% in live view, mostly in the corners... and was very impressed.

I am not planning on buying one at the moment.

Cheers,
Bernard
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #254 on: October 08, 2019, 01:01:36 pm »

Tinged.


Z7, 50 S.
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #255 on: October 08, 2019, 05:26:30 pm »

Nice! I like your "abandoned Life" series
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KLaban

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #256 on: October 09, 2019, 05:20:25 am »

Nice! I like your "abandoned Life" series

Thanks, John and thanks for looking.
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #257 on: October 09, 2019, 09:32:05 am »

Tinged.


Z7, 50 S.

Wonderful image.

The dripping lines evoke a bottle.

Cheers,
Bernard

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« Reply #258 on: October 09, 2019, 10:20:34 am »

Wonderful image.

The dripping lines evoke a bottle.

Cheers,
Bernard

Thanks, Bernard.

These ruins are used as rubbish dumps. In order to capture the image I had to stand calf deep in rubbish which ironically included many bottles!
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #259 on: October 10, 2019, 03:04:17 am »

New Lens Roadmap.

Nikon Z Roadmap
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