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Rob C

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2019, 08:33:36 am »

Thanks Bernard, appreciated.

OOF qualities when working at wide apertures are extremely important to much of the work I'm currently shooting. Trouble is I'm used to Leica M lenses and I'm looking to replicate those qualities in a really compact full frame autofocus system as an addition to the M system.

Still searching...


Keith, you are close to London: go to Greys of Westminster and ask for a test shoot there and then. Since my local wholesaler abandoned Mallorca, I have bought from them by post and find them honest, professional and very fair. A few minutes shooting outside the door would answer all your questions by your own hand, the best test there ever is.

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« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2019, 10:27:48 am »


Keith, you are close to London: go to Greys of Westminster and ask for a test shoot there and then. Since my local wholesaler abandoned Mallorca, I have bought from them by post and find them honest, professional and very fair. A few minutes shooting outside the door would answer all your questions by your own hand, the best test there ever is.
Rob

Rob, to be really sure I'd rent and make the comparison with what I already have. I used to use Greys but have an excellent Nikon dealer closer to home, avoids costly train fares or congestion charges and they offer a rental refund on purchases.

You mentioned elsewhere that I should listen carefully to V. At times I get somewhat frustrated when I miss focus when shooting wide apertures with manual focus Leica lenses but the qualities when the Gods are on my side more than compensate. I'm envious of V's auto focus, image stabilised capabilities and she's envious of the qualities of my Leica lenses.

The grass is always greener...   
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2019, 12:25:57 pm »

Rob, to be really sure I'd rent and make the comparison with what I already have. I used to use Greys but have an excellent Nikon dealer closer to home, avoids costly train fares or congestion charges and they offer a rental refund on purchases.

You mentioned elsewhere that I should listen carefully to V. At times I get somewhat frustrated when I miss focus when shooting wide apertures with manual focus Leica lenses but the qualities when the Gods are on my side more than compensate. I'm envious of V's auto focus, image stabilised capabilities and she's envious of the qualities of my Leica lenses.

The grass is always greener...

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2019, 10:22:20 am »

Unusually brief, Rob.

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2019, 01:34:22 pm »

I own Zeiss 21mm 35mm 50mm 100mm planar & 135mm sonnar  on a nikon 800e.
I'm thinking of buying  the nikon Z7, mostly for it's stabilization in camera
Can I buy an adapter for my older zeiss lenses??
thanks
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« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2019, 06:51:43 pm »

I own Zeiss 21mm 35mm 50mm 100mm planar & 135mm sonnar  on a nikon 800e.
I'm thinking of buying  the nikon Z7, mostly for it's stabilization in camera
Can I buy an adapter for my older zeiss lenses??

I believe the FTZ should work totally fine for this.

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Bernard

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2019, 03:40:04 am »

I just tried the eye AF with 24-70mm f2.8 at 70mm/f2.8... it works great.

Cheers,
Bernard

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« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2019, 07:49:53 am »

Can anyone confirm or not that the internal stabilization system works when a manual lanes (such as an Otis) is used?

Victor
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« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2019, 03:27:02 pm »

As appealing as the 15-30 is I'm very curious about he 14-24 F 2.8 size/weight.
The reason is I could eliminate a wide lens for night photography and then the weight might be worth it. I know that when I was thinking to go Sony route I was more tempted by the 16-35 F 2.8 than the F4 or the 12-24 F4 for this exact reason.

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« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2019, 03:56:37 pm »

As appealing as the 15-30 is I'm very curious about he 14-24 F 2.8 size/weight.
The reason is I could eliminate a wide lens for night photography and then the weight might be worth it. I know that when I was thinking to go Sony route I was more tempted by the 16-35 F 2.8 than the F4 or the 12-24 F4 for this exact reason.
I am surprised at how many people buy fast lenses for low light photography, yet you don't see much low light photography online. The difference between f2.8 and f4 is one stop. Given the low light performance of modern sensors, just dial up the ISO one stop.

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« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2019, 05:35:57 pm »

I am surprised at how many people buy fast lenses for low light photography, yet you don't see much low light photography online. The difference between f2.8 and f4 is one stop. Given the low light performance of modern sensors, just dial up the ISO one stop.

Partially true but many times the difference between iso 6400 and 12800 is not a small deal. As I just found out night photography requires significantly more dedication therefore less people to be into it, plus all the Milky Way shots tend to look the same  ;D
The big question is the difference in weight; for Sony the 16-35 F4 is 520g vs F2.8 at 680g, not such a big difference in weight for 1 extra stop and based on comments better image quality too.

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« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2019, 07:48:54 pm »

I just tried the eye AF with 24-70mm f2.8 at 70mm/f2.8... it works great.

Cheers,
Bernard

Hi Bernard, is this with beta firmware for Nikon Z or some other camera system?
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« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2019, 07:55:49 pm »

Hi Bernard, is this with beta firmware for Nikon Z or some other camera system?

Yes, the Z beta firmware.

I was at CP+ in Yokohama yesterday.

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« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2019, 11:32:08 pm »

Great!
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« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2019, 09:43:53 am »

I am surprised at how many people buy fast lenses for low light photography, yet you don't see much low light photography online. The difference between f2.8 and f4 is one stop. Given the low light performance of modern sensors, just dial up the ISO one stop.

I stop at high ISO makes a huge difference on image quality. You might not need 2.8 for every shot, but it is very handy when you do.
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« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2019, 04:43:52 pm »

Can anyone confirm or not that the internal stabilization system works when a manual lanes (such as an Otis) is used?

Victor

Yes it does. You have to tell the camera the lensís focal length if it does not report that to the camera. My manual lenses are all non=electronic. The Otus series is all ZF2 if Iím not mistaken, so the FTZ  should report the focal length automatically.
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #36 on: March 03, 2019, 07:46:40 am »

Thanks much...... great to know. 

Victor
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« Reply #38 on: March 22, 2019, 07:56:16 am »

Both the 50 and 35 would be on my must have list.  I have a difficult time wrapping my head around any zoom. 

Victor
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2019, 07:05:33 pm »

At F4 I like the 24-70 zoom @35mm better over the 35mm 1.8 for landscape. Corners are better at infinity.
but maybe i had a bad copy...

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