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Joshua trees - progression
« on: April 15, 2021, 04:35:59 pm »

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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2021, 07:24:46 pm »

I like your takes, particularly 3rd and 4th. Third looks like an animal; the cowardly lion, perhaps. The milky way is nicely done, too. I assume a "real" camera  ;)

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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2021, 08:01:35 pm »

Nice set. Much better than most I've seen of Josh trees.
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2021, 01:25:59 am »

Nice set. Much better than most I've seen of Josh trees.


I like your takes, particularly 3rd and 4th. Third looks like an animal; the cowardly lion, perhaps. The milky way is nicely done, too. I assume a "real" camera  ;)

Thank you David and Eric!

David, the third is with a Sony RX10iv while the other 3 are with a Nikon Z7 with 14-24 2.8S

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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2021, 04:14:46 am »

Good series.

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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2021, 05:07:29 am »

The third image is my pick. There's a halo around the cliff edge (could an artifact of jpeg, hard to say).

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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2021, 05:58:05 am »

like the star photo;
Tell me what do you think of the Nikon Z7 with 14-24 2.8S ?
i have the old one; it is an important lens to me.
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2021, 08:00:13 am »

I especially enjoy the 3rd and 4th photos. Well done.
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2021, 11:30:07 am »

The third one is a standout for me but what a nice set!
Bravo.
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2021, 10:40:18 pm »

Thank you Paulo, Rajan, Pieter, Bob and Francois!


like the star photo;
Tell me what do you think of the Nikon Z7 with 14-24 2.8S ?
i have the old one; it is an important lens to me.

I'm not sure I'm the best person to talk about it, ask Bernard too.
My experience and most importantly comfort level with ultrawide is limited. On Nikon I only had the 18-35, rarely used. I do have the Fuji 10-24 which is used much more often, and ironically my comfort level increased after getting the newer iPhone with the 13 mm equiv.

These being said, I'm happy with it but I feel that I didn't use it yet where it shines. I very rarely used the F2.8, so I could have gotten the 14-30. I specifically got it for astrophotography on the side, but barely did any. Even the star photo, I think it was at F3.5 and ISO 5000.
Sharpness is good but I shot way too much at F16 but default, I need to use more focus highlights to figure a lower aperture that still gives me enough DOF.
Flare resistance is good, but not perfect. For astro, the infinity focus on the lens it's not actually at infinity, big thumbs down.
Weight is manageable, balances well with the Z7 but I mostly hold my systems by the lens so unlikely to have issues; it's only 165g heavier than the 14-30, not really that much to matter (quite wide in the front though).

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Re: Joshua trees - progression
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2021, 10:44:36 pm »

The third image is my pick. There's a halo around the cliff edge (could an artifact of jpeg, hard to say).

Likely just the jpeg, they lose a lot of "luster" in conversion. There isn't much postprocessing on this one to start with.
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