Hokkaido Japan 2019 Images - Phase One IQ4 150

Started by stevenfr, February 21, 2019, 01:33:53 pm

stevenfr


Christoph B.

Beautiful results!

I wonder how you felt carrying all those lenses with you, though. I'm slightly sweating just thinking about carrying more than 2-3 lenses on a hike with the rest of my Phase One gear - wouldn't you have prefered something like the 40-80mm and 75-150mm instead of the 45mm, 55mm 80mm, 100mm and 150mm to save some space and weight?

stevenfr

Christoph B Thanks for the feedback. For me its about the quality of the print. I feel that the prime lenses are always better than a zoom lens at sharpness. As well, prime lenses are easier to figure out the nodal point for stitching. My pack weighs 36lbs. Not to bad considering it used to weigh over 50 lbs when I carried two camera systems a Pentax 67 II and a Horseman 617.

As I get older maybe I will see the light and get the zooms. For now its just about getting the best print possible.

Steven

Christoph B.

I get that and as I said - the results really speak for themselves! :)

Besides it wouldn't be that much lighter and shooting with a prime is quite often a very different experience to shooting with a zoom lens.

stevenfr

Christoph

Thank you.

Another thought is the zoom lenses are big and heavy. There might be less lenses for the focal length, but the lens on the camera is a bit heavy and awkward in my opinion compared to a prime. Zoom lenses make you lazy the prime really makes me work to find the right spot to take the photo.

Steven

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