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03-03-2018, 05:03 PM   #391
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They really need to manage the weight of the lens though. They went all out with the D-FA* and it shows in the IQ and the weight specs. This has to be a lens that the average joe can choose to upgrade to (from the 70-300 lenses), and not a huge burden to carry like the D-FA*.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Dan Rentea Quote
The one from the right was taken with my 35mm lens, the one from the left was taken with my 85mm, on a full frame. Totally different perspective, but I like both of them.
Fascinating comparison, and a clever bit of posing to mask the effect of the changed perspective.

For what it's worth though, I quite strongly prefer the 85mm image on the left - partly because of the natural light coming from the side and the more carefree hair styling, but her facial features and limbs are more flatteringly rendered to my eye. The two side by side look like twin sisters rather than the same girl.

Which one did the model prefer?
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Great images Dan. Maybe not portraity enough for some, portraits enough for me. However I also get Wheatfield's point having been trained in studio portraiture. All you need to do do now is one like my bread and butter while in school. Headshots etc for aspiring actors.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
Fascinating comparison, and a clever bit of posing to mask the effect of the changed perspective.

For what it's worth though, I quite strongly prefer the 85mm image on the left - partly because of the natural light coming from the side and the more carefree hair styling, but her facial features and limbs are more flatteringly rendered to my eye. The two side by side look like twin sisters rather than the same girl.

Which one did the model prefer?
She will have the chance to choose which one she likes. My job was to give her 2 similar images in terms of posing, but with different perspective. She didn't saw the wide angle image yet. In a few days we will celebrate a year since we start our colaboration for the portrait shooting sessions that I organise for photographers who want to have fun without paying a lot of money at workshops and I will give her as a gift 4-6 printed images, the one from the right being among them.

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Great images Dan. Maybe not portraity enough for some, portraits enough for me. However I also get Wheatfield's point having been trained in studio portraiture. All you need to do do now is one like my bread and butter while in school. Headshots etc for aspiring actors.
I understood also his point of view after his las comment and I gave him a like so that he understand that.

As for headshots, those are the ones that I do for corporaits or for aspiring models. I have tons of headshots, but the images were taken under a contract and I'm not allowed to post them online. I don't mind that because I take contracts just to pay the gear I buy, not to promote myself. Photography it's just a passion that is self-financing.

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mmmm, 70-200 f4 is so tempting lol. I'd definitely sell my tamron and get that one, picking up a fast aperture shorter telephoto for portraits. Even though optically I quite like the tamron, carrying it around together with 15-30 and 28-105 is a pain lol. Most of the days I take 15-30, 28-105 and a small fast prime to go with it.
If you're talking about the old Tamron lens, I don't think it will be a match for the upcoming Pentax 70-200mm f4 lens. If it's going to be as good as the Canon 70-200mm f4L IS (and I'm sure that it will be), then it will be an amazing versatile lens once you mount it on K1. Look how sharp is the Canon lens wide open, at 200mm. You better start saving money because even if it's going to be release next year, time flies...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dan Rentea Quote
If you're talking about the old Tamron lens, I don't think it will be a match for the upcoming Pentax 70-200mm f4 lens. If it's going to be as good as the Canon 70-200mm f4L IS (and I'm sure that it will be), then it will be an amazing versatile lens once you mount it on K1. Look how sharp is the Canon lens wide open, at 200mm. You better start saving money because even if it's going to be release next year, time flies...
Considering the route Pentax is taking with lenses, we can bet safely that the 70-200 (if f4) will be as good as the Canon.

Then, the great question will always be "do i need f2.8 or f4 will do ?" Let's buy the two DFA !

I'm very tempted by the DFA*70-200 as i found the Tamron 70-200 a tad too soft up to f4, but, man, the Pentax is so freaking dense and heavy !
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QuoteOriginally posted by aurele Quote

I'm very tempted by the DFA*70-200 as i found the Tamron 70-200 a tad too soft up to f4, but, man, the Pentax is so freaking dense and heavy !
We have to Suffer For Our Art, Aurele!

The high IQ lenses have a lot of glass in them and are expensive, that goes with the territory.

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I'm very tempted by the DFA*70-200 as i found the Tamron 70-200 a tad too soft up to f4, but, man, the Pentax is so freaking dense and heavy !
I hear you ... but it is soooo good optically. A revelation. I love it.

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I hear you ... but it is soooo good optically. A revelation. I love it.
I'm waiting for the big heavy landscape 24 or 20mm. I'll carry one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
We have to Suffer For Our Art, Aurele!

The high IQ lenses have a lot of glass in them and are expensive, that goes with the territory.
QuoteOriginally posted by Paul the Sunman Quote
I hear you ... but it is soooo good optically. A revelation. I love it.
Truth to be told, i'm trying to convince me that i don't need the DFA and that the Tamron is good enough... but let's be honest, i'm gonna get the DFA anyway

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I looked at the price online, and for some reason it cost 2300Ä in France, whereas it's only 1200-1400Ä (1600 USD) everywhere else in the world ! Strange !
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[/COLOR]I looked at the price online, and for some reason it cost 2300€ in France, whereas it's only 1200-1400€ (1600 USD) everywhere else in the world ! Strange !
They must have read in your post that you were now 'in the market' and jacked up the price in the last hour, Aurele!

It will be magnificent, I'm sure.

Saori, its designer, is now finishing off the DFA* 50.

He once did the DA18-135 and DA21, he now clearly believes Bigger is Better.
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I also saw a post (but think it was only speculation) that the lens would be fly-by-wire not on a helicoid.
oh dear god let that just be a falsehood.
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oh dear god let that just be a falsehood.
That would be a way to differentiate between the Tokina and the Pentax, but I donít think itís a likely one...

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From an R&D and tooling expense perspective it would be an expensive way to differentiate. Canon and Nikon lenses do not require by wire focusing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dan Rentea Quote
If you're talking about the old Tamron lens, I don't think it will be a match for the upcoming Pentax 70-200mm f4 lens. If it's going to be as good as the Canon 70-200mm f4L IS (and I'm sure that it will be), then it will be an amazing versatile lens once you mount it on K1. Look how sharp is the Canon lens wide open, at 200mm. You better start saving money because even if it's going to be release next year, time flies...
I'm sure it'll be better, being newer and a slower aperture (tends to be sharper). I use tamron for landscapes, but it is heavy and would happily replace the tamron with the 70-200 f4.
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