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  1. chrysoberyl

    R Exposure Compensation

    I am considering buying a R for close-ups, macro, landscape and astro. I see the exposure compensation is +/- 3 EV while for the 5DIV it is +/- 5 EV. Why?
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    Lens recommendation for birding

    I have dabbled in birding with my 70-200 + 1.4X TC and now I want more reach. It appears no 400mm or 500mm, f/5 or f/5.6 primes will be available any time soon, so I am considering these: EF 500mm f/4L IS EF 500mm f/4L IS II EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II EF 400mm f/2.8L IS I am not considering the EF...
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    Samyang 35mm 1.2

    I like this lens. It doesn't have focus shift and is quite sharp. Focusing is a pleasure. John
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    Spherical Aberration

    Several sharp lenses - Samyang 14mm XP, Samyang 50mm XP, Sigma 28mm Art and Sigma 40mm Art – have noticeable spherical aberration. I have the Samyang 14mm XP and Samyang 50mm XP, and I want the Samyang 35mm XP, but I hesitate because I suspect it will have this characteristic also. These are...
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    How to restore an old photograph?

    I expect there is a thread on this, but I could not locate it.
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    Tilt-shift lenses on mirrorless

    Do tilt-shift lenses work well with mirrorless + an adapter? Can the wider tilt-shift lenses be better designed for mirrorless?
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    LensTip review of Sigma 60-600

    Interesting. Since it appears that no lens manufacturer is inclined to offer an affordable 300, 400 or 500mm tele prime, I may get one of these.
  8. chrysoberyl

    Sigma 70 Art

    I find the AF on this lens quite good.
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    Samyang 50mm 1.2

    Turk's Cap Lily.
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    This from B&H: Samyang XP 85mm f/1.2 Lens for Canon EF You Pay: $899.00 Rokinon SP 85mm f/1.2 Lens for Canon EF Price: $999.00 Instant Savings: -$350.00 You Pay: $649.00 $250 just to rebrand the lens? Or has Samyang upgraded this lens? Would any owner/renter of this lens care to comment on...
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    MTF Charts

    Should MTF charts supplied by different lens manufacturers be compared? I don't see why not, but I defer to more experienced photographers. Specifically, I want to buy a 50mm lens and when I compare the Samyang 1.2 to the Sigma Art, the Samyang looks very close.
  12. chrysoberyl

    Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS I USM

    Are there any issues with this lens? Like getting parts for repair? Is the II version sharper?
  13. chrysoberyl

    Lens Repair in Atlanta, GA, USA

    Any recommendations - good and bad? I note that there is a KEH, but I have no experience with KEH.
  14. chrysoberyl

    Hejnar Macro Rails

    I am becoming more interested in real macro and have realized the importance of having a macro rail. I am open to all recommendations, but the Hejnar rails look well made. But which is best for me? My likely subjects will mostly be insects, gastropods and mineral crystals. Thanks.
  15. chrysoberyl

    Is the Canon MT-26EX-RT right for me?

    I want to use it with my Sigma 35, Milvus 100, 100L and Sigma 180. And potentially with the Laowa 60mm macro. I understand that step down rings will be required. What I don’t know is how bad the vignetting will be with the Sigmas. I intend to use both of my cameras. Thanks in advance!
  16. chrysoberyl

    Deal: Sigma 20mm ART on sale at B&H

    $100 off. I'm intrigued. Owners - do you recommend this lens?
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    Do you recommend KEH?

    I rarely buy used, but KEH has an item I want and at a good price. Would you buy from KEH?
  18. chrysoberyl

    Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens

    Any real-world experience with this lens? I'm looking for more than 1X magnification in a reasonably light lens.
  19. chrysoberyl

    EF-S 35mm F2.8 Macro IS

    LensTip editor's choice! What are your real-world experiences with this lens?
  20. chrysoberyl

    Sony Service

    For those of you who also use Sony bodies and lenses (gasp!), how is the service?