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02-22-2016, 01:44 AM   #16
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i am thinking about getting one too. at the moment i am using the 110 hasseelblad lens and i am really happy with it. do you focus with the viewfinder or with lifeview ? how does the rendering compare to the 110f2 ?
Very different rendering. I love the 110 as well. The 80 bokeh is much more circular. So far I like the 80 more, but the 110 isn't going anywhere. The 110 does the best sun flare ever

If you can wait a fortnight or so I'm doing a wedding in new zealand in 10 days and will be using both heaps there and will post a stack of samples.

I use the viewfinder. It seems to be a easier to manual focus than the 110

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thats awesome. looking forward to it,
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wow Gavin - great photos!
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I imagine using an 80/2 is similar to using the 105/2.4 on a 67 because of the crop factor. That would mean it's pretty much perfect for a wedding IMO. The 58/1.4G that I use on my Nikon is like that. Just slightly pulled forward from normal to eliminate facial distortion. It's a good balance between a 50 and an 85. Of course I'm aware of the good work done with Contax 645s by guys like Jose Villa etc, I'd LOVE to shoot with that lens on the 645z. Maybe if I decide to go forward with getting a Z I'll pick one up.

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I imagine using an 80/2 is similar to using the 105/2.4 on a 67 because of the crop factor. That would mean it's pretty much perfect for a wedding IMO. The 58/1.4G that I use on my Nikon is like that. Just slightly pulled forward from normal to eliminate facial distortion. It's a good balance between a 50 and an 85. Of course I'm aware of the good work done with Contax 645s by guys like Jose Villa etc, I'd LOVE to shoot with that lens on the 645z. Maybe if I decide to go forward with getting a Z I'll pick one up.
I've had some cracking shots with it at last 3 weddings. I'll post a bunch when i edit this week.
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Can you provide the name of the person who does the mod?
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Thanks. The web address is The Bokeh Factory

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really looking forward to see your shots Gavin (Y)
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Awesome. Need to finish up my roll and get some pics on here.
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hey guys

just a update on this

this lens is HARD to use.

The hassy 110/2 I use with manual focus tons at weddings. It's easy to use, my in focus percentage would be easy 8-9/10. Because of this I assumed that the 80mm would be no problem.

Wrong!

I'm assuming that it's because with the 80 you get a bit closer to the subject and so end up with less dof, but for whatever reason my in focus percentage is low to the point where I hesitate to get it out of the bag. Which is a pity as it is a absolutely stunning piece of glass with a beautiful unique look.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gavincato Quote
hey guys

just a update on this

this lens is HARD to use.

The hassy 110/2 I use with manual focus tons at weddings. It's easy to use, my in focus percentage would be easy 8-9/10. Because of this I assumed that the 80mm would be no problem.

Wrong!

I'm assuming that it's because with the 80 you get a bit closer to the subject and so end up with less dof, but for whatever reason my in focus percentage is low to the point where I hesitate to get it out of the bag. Which is a pity as it is a absolutely stunning piece of glass with a beautiful unique look.
i love seeing your work and know you are the guy to master it!
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That thing was hard to focus on the Contax! You could try a better focusing screen from Bill Maxwell, that should give you a clearer idea of your true DoF. Also Sam Hurd might advise you to embrace live view as he does with wide open lenses up close. Fast Planars always have a very thin line of focus, and a veil around that area. The 50/1.4 Planar is almost impossible to focus without an EVF at 1.4.
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hey guys

just an update on this lens after a few months with it.

it's still absurdly hard to use but I've gotten a lot better with it.

this is the sort of stuff I'm getting at most weddings now. The lens only really works well with light backgrounds, ideally with some highlights in the background. And then, it sings.

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