...Another very nice shot. Well done Dylan.
A few weeks ago I did buy my 1Dx. Only 2 days afterwards I had the opportunity to test this body with the 70-200 2.8 ii and the 300 2.8 ii during a teambuilding activity of my wife her department. All girls, except 1 guy is working there, and 1 referee is trying to keep the fairplay. It was special activity. They did play mud-football. The dimension of the playfield was only a quarter of a standard football field, and of course no grass but all mud. So please enjoy, and I might hope as much as all these players did:
The only thing worse than getting hooked on L glass is getting hooked on Z glass...
Thanks for the review Dustin. I had the 135L/2 and I was very happy with it. But unfortunately I dropped it and it was beyond repair (well actually CPS estimated the repair cost to equal a new lens). My plan was to buy a new L, but I decided to try the Zeiss and was blown away by the IQ. Everything you state in your review confirms my own findings.
A new 135/2L is about $1.800 here in Norway and I found a 3 month old, flawless and practically unused Zeiss copy for $1.850, so I got that instead. No regrets.
I have 4 Zeiss lenses at the moment. 15/2.8, 21/2.8, 55/1.4 and 135/2. I also have lots of L-glass, but my experience is that I am using the Zeiss glass more and more.
Yes, they are manual focus, but with some practice I find that I can nail focus very well with them and my keeper rates are high. This may have to do with the fact that I live in Norway and our summers are very bright. When winter comes and the days are getting shorter, the situation may change.
Looking forward to your Sigma 50 Art review. I am curious to see how you find the AF performance (I know you´ll like the optical performance). I am about to sell my 35 and 50 Art due to AF inconsistency.
This is my first post, it's not the higher image quality, but the subject is quite impressive.
White tail pygargue, Norway (Lofoten). Eos 70D Tamron 70 300 VC at 119mm (Cropped)
Especially considering that the 645z is a medium format camera you can feel comfortable taking out in the dirty, dusty, damp world and not worry about it.
Saw this beauty parked next to my car in our staff car park - had to get a shot.
It was really dark and was worried someone might run me over as i was almost horizontal on the tarmac.
85mm, 1/160, f1.2, ISO2000.
Cool shot and car, but the license plate is hilarious - intentionally or not, I'm not sure, but in the U.S. My Little Pony was a animated TV show for little girls:
Ha,ha,ha...so the owner could be female - it does not always have to be the boy with his toy