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Eldar

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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #300 on: July 22, 2014, 12:53:50 PM »
The view from Torghatten, a spectacular mountain on the northern coast of Norway, with a natural hole through it. This is taken from the hole.

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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
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Eldar

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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #301 on: July 22, 2014, 12:57:16 PM »
And here is the mountain, shot from the west.

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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #302 on: July 22, 2014, 12:58:39 PM »
The view from Torghatten, a spectacular mountain on the northern coast of Norway, with a natural hole through it. This is taken from the hole.

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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #303 on: July 22, 2014, 01:21:18 PM »
Eldar, I like your series of photos of Torghatten across the various threads - you should think about submitting your work and a write up of this and/or the Iceland trip to the Zeiss blog.  I think you have and are producing a great series of photos.
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #304 on: July 22, 2014, 06:30:25 PM »
Thanks a lot, much appreciated. I also appreciate your suggestion Macguyver and maybe I should be a bit more ambitious. But I also appreciate having this as a no stress, no obligation, just for fun hobby. And, all things considered, compared to some of the others here on CR, I´m not very good. I´ve been blessed with lots of good opportunity lately and it is close to impossible not to get a good shot now and then.
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #305 on: July 23, 2014, 03:51:18 PM »
I understand and even though I do some paid work, it's completely different than the personal work I do and that seems to work well for me.  If I had to shoot landscape or wildlife for money, I think I would go crazy as they are way too unreliable in terms of consistent results.  It is nice when it's just a hobby and you are doing the work purely for fun, so I can understand that from your perspective.

As for the quality of your work, I think you're underestimating your skills.  Several of the photos from the Ark and Iceland that you've shared in recent times have been excellent!  Remember that the biggest difference between the people we see as pros and others is that these pros only share their best work.  If you take a look at the outtakes or shots of subject matter outside their expertise from many of the best pros, you would be shocked at how many of their shots are just average or even poor.  I'm not saying this in relation to your work, but what I'm getting at is that when you look over all of your work, think about the only best shots you've taken.  If you do that, I think you'll realize that you have a portfolio of work to be proud of - and obviously you are continuing to add to that. 
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #306 on: September 12, 2014, 08:04:15 AM »
Back on page 16 or so there was a debate about onion rings...

Unfortunately, it seems they are back.... in the 85 :(

Take a look at this video: four lenses are tested, and the Otus 85 is the only one showing severe onion rings in the bokeh.

https://vimeo.com/105732432
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« Reply #306 on: September 12, 2014, 08:04:15 AM »