« on: September 23, 2014, 11:30:07 AM »
One of the best things that I saw in this video was the microcontrast on that page of text. If you have watched his video on the Zeiss Otus 85, you will find that this text compares very nicely to the what the Otus did in similar situations, where he contrasted it with the 85L II. That microcontrast could mean some serious pop in shots taken for, say, wedding photography (that, to me, is one of the potentially most exciting applications for this lens).
Really? I actively avoid rectilinear ultrawides for people photography because of the egg-head phenomenon you get at the edges of the frame. That's why I like the fisheye for that - keeps people's heads round. In fact, when I have shot rectilinear, I've often added a massive amount of barrel distortion in post just for this reason.
Right, but if you have a lot of extra space on the sides you have room to deal with the distortion.
Oh, I'm most thinking for dramatic interior shots and also for shooting large groups when space is tight. I frequently use the 24mm end of the 24-70 VC for that purpose.
Yeah, I frequently use the 24 end of my 24-105 for that. Any wider than that (rectilinear), and you have a group of people surrounded by aliens.