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11-03-2014, 08:28 AM   #6076
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QuoteOriginally posted by susanb Quote
Ditto!

Do you find the zoom lenses to be heavy? Any particular restrictions on f stop with them?

I've seen so few images with the zooms and they are so convenient for a bigger variety of circumstances. Love you choice of the 35mm for the tree, awesome capture.

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Susan, thank you! The 35mm is my most used lens.


The 45-85 is an awesome lens and very sharp up to f/14, then it starts to fall off around f/16 due to diffraction. The 80-160 is the other zoom I own, it's also very good, but not quite as sharp as the 45-85, but that may just be my copy of it. They aren't terribly heavy, with the 45-85 pretty reasonable and 80-160 a bit heavier. Both lenses are sharpest at their widest focal length and fall of slightly towards the high focal lengths, more so my copy of the 80-160 than the 45-85.


The new 28-45 is a BEAST, which is one of the reasons I've not jumped at getting it. I'd have preferred the 28-45 sacrifice IS for savings in size and weight, but I'm sure the wedding and event photographers think it's worth it...they don't have to hike as far as I do!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Thomasbrowphoto Quote
Beautiful as always Ryan, love the Tree Farm Pano, and that first shot of the lace leaf maple. Killing it mate! :-)

Thank you, Thomas!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ryan Tischer Quote
Susan, thank you! The 35mm is my most used lens.


The 45-85 is an awesome lens and very sharp up to f/14, then it starts to fall off around f/16 due to diffraction. The 80-160 is the other zoom I own, it's also very good, but not quite as sharp as the 45-85, but that may just be my copy of it. They aren't terribly heavy, with the 45-85 pretty reasonable and 80-160 a bit heavier. Both lenses are sharpest at their widest focal length and fall of slightly towards the high focal lengths, more so my copy of the 80-160 than the 45-85.


The new 28-85 is a BEAST, which is one of the reasons I've not jumped at getting it. I'd have preferred the 28-45 sacrifice IS for savings in size and weight, but I'm sure the wedding and event photographers think it's worth it...they don't have to hike as far as I do!

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Thank you, Thomas!
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Yes, you are absolutely right that the 28-45 is a BEAST! I have been toting it around and I have to admit it is heavy. BUT, this lens creates files that are killers.
With the camera back pack weighing in at 40# it makes hiking a little slower for a guy my age (69). On the plus side it has caused me to work out a bit more to keep in shape to use it. Did I mention this lens is heavy?

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11-03-2014, 09:59 AM   #6078
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QuoteOriginally posted by Thomasbrowphoto Quote
A picture looking from the top of Ebor Falls,NSW Australia.
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wow! your images look much much more better viewing from your website - must be crappy compression degrade the image posted here?...

would be great if you provide a direct link to your website next time you post?
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Love the lake, you did a good job using the reflections to show depth in the photo, thanks for sharing!!

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Some from a wet day in Whitstable:

Pentax 645Z DA 28 - 45 + Lee Little Stopper and 0.9 GND



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Like the B&W best, a nice photo, really draws the eye into it!!
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been too busy to get out there, but I made it Pier 7, San Francisco last evening

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A little gorge I discovered a while back and decided to re-shoot it with the new Pentax gear.
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A few from this morning with the 645z and the 'kit' SMC Pentax-D FA 645 55mm F2.8 AL [IF] SDM AW. The first two on a tripod and the third hand held.





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Really nice work, thanks for sharing!!
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And one other taken with the 645z and the HD Pentax-DA 645 28-45mm F4.5 ED AW SR. Sorry for the repetitive subject matter but the light was changing every second and producing different outcomes.

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One of my first 645Z anb 25mm pictures

the same day I received the lens, I was lucky to have that perfect combination of cloudy enough to get nice colors. The dynamic range of this camera is nothing but amazing

4 seconds exposure and shadows recovery in Lightroom.

https://500px.com/photo/88619639/

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Two weeks with the 645z. Is this heaven?







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QuoteOriginally posted by cosmonaut Quote
Two weeks with the 645z. Is this heaven?







Nice

So not what you think of Medium format for and so good at it. Wish I could afford one
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Two weeks with the 645z. Is this heaven?







It may be close, but I'm convinced an autofocus, digital true 6x7 format camera is what waits in heaven
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