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04-20-2015, 07:26 PM - 1 Like   #901
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QuoteOriginally posted by hinman Quote
Love it!!!!

Shots are outstanding and I especially like the #2 shot. The sharpness, color, combined with the exceptional pleasing bokeh is what the money is worth for the lens -- and I can't afford it.

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I am planning in getting my 2nd macro adapter. Right now, I own one from Wayee and one regular from RainbowImaging. Though the regular adapter is better built, I find the Helicoid adapter more useful for the CV lenses.











Both were shot with Voiglander 40mm f/1.4 mounted with Wayee helicoid macro adapter and A7 in Basecamp in South Tahoe. I love both of my CV 40mm f/1.4 and CV 21mm f/1.8. And I am contemplating the 3rd CV lenses in CV 75mm f/1.8 or 15mm f/4.5 vIII. Wish I have a bank vault open 24/7 on my backyard.

@Pinholecam: I also thought about the CV 35mm f/1.4 when I researched the CV but I see some negative reviews on the 35 and hence settling for the 40mm. I think the 35mm is just as outstanding but all users have biased opinions and that includes myself. Sometime, we have to go with what we known. One thing that I don't quite like on the 40mm is on the focusing ring design. I have gotten better but I still wish it had a normal focusing ring.


I like Pinholecam's 12mm pictures a whole lot but I am on the same camp that I don't shoot wide often and I will have issues in shooting too wide. Need to learn to train for the wide end photos and the editing knowledge. I may consider the CV 15 f/4.5 v3 but my budget may not allow as I bought too much too soon again. My alternative consideration is the Samyan/Rokinon 14mm for FE mount which is excellent price for my occasional and enthusiast use.

Question: Anyone with idea or a purchase plan on the FE 28mm f/2.0 along with the wide adapter. Any valuable pointers for useful user reviews will help.

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Hin
Wow the 21/F1.8, I wanted to get it but same as you, i don't have a unlimited supply of cash :P

For Samyang/Rokinon 14mm, think pinholecam could share more. I own it for a short period, i don't like the size.. Prefer the CV15 size..

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Wow the 21/F1.8, I wanted to get it but same as you, i don't have a unlimited supply of cash :P

For Samyang/Rokinon 14mm, think pinholecam could share more. I own it for a short period, i don't like the size.. Prefer the CV15 size..
21mm Ultron is very good on A7.
I have very good impressions of it.
Wrote about it here:
A week with ...... (random ramblings of a lens junkie)


As for the Samyang 14, its still a bit early for me to comment more on it.
Initial impressions are that its certainly good stopped down to the edges and corners (as much as 14mm lenses go anyway... )
Only thing is the distortion which can be corrected for (and no issue nowadays with the correction algos and high mp for cameras)

The link here has compare the Samyang 14mm vs the likes of the Zeiss 15mm and the Nikon 14-24.
Ultrawide Comparison: Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 15 mm f/2.8 vs. Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 vs. Samyang 14mm f/2.8
Its certainly giving them a run for the money imo.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pinholecam Quote
21mm Ultron is very good on A7.
I have very good impressions of it.
Wrote about it here:
A week with ...... (random ramblings of a lens junkie)


As for the Samyang 14, its still a bit early for me to comment more on it.
Initial impressions are that its certainly good stopped down to the edges and corners (as much as 14mm lenses go anyway... )
Only thing is the distortion which can be corrected for (and no issue nowadays with the correction algos and high mp for cameras)

The link here has compare the Samyang 14mm vs the likes of the Zeiss 15mm and the Nikon 14-24.
Ultrawide Comparison: Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 15 mm f/2.8 vs. Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 vs. Samyang 14mm f/2.8
Its certainly giving them a run for the money imo.
Much thanks on all the pointers and big thanks to your work in sharing your impressions with weekly shooting on a specific lens. Love your work.

Cheers,
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QuoteOriginally posted by hinman Quote
Much thanks on all the pointers and big thanks to your work in sharing your impressions with weekly shooting on a specific lens. Love your work.

Cheers,
Hin

Thanks Hin, I go often to your blog, its an inspiration.

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Some more from yesterday and this evening in the Lake District

Sony A7R

1. Britannia Inn, Elterwater - great for food and excellent beer... Sony Zeiss 16 - 35 f/4



2. Walking back to Elterwater along the river Brathay



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4. This evening at Rydal with the Sony/Zeiss 24 - 70 handheld at 1/5 f/8 ISO 500



5. handheld at 1/6



6. On tripod ISO 100 20 secs f/16

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QuoteOriginally posted by itshimitis Quote
Some more from yesterday and this evening in the Lake District

Sony A7R

1. Britannia Inn, Elterwater - great for food and excellent beer... Sony Zeiss 16 - 35 f/4



2. Walking back to Elterwater along the river Brathay



3.



4. This evening at Rydal with the Sony/Zeiss 24 - 70 handheld at 1/5 f/8 ISO 500



5. handheld at 1/6



6. On tripod ISO 100 20 secs f/16



Nice shots of the lake district.
I have heard and seen so many nice Picts of this place.
Just too bad I can't go on a long trip to Europe until the kids grow up.
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Trying out the FE 28-70 kit zoom on aps-c sensor with A6000. The kit seems to perform quite well on aps-c. I seldom use the kit zoom lens on A7 and on skiing trip, I prefer to bring the smaller and lighter camera

















Cheers,
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Oh it was an event for SG 50, there was a competition for the best painted/designed egg for easter celebration and the egg will also showcase at RWS for Singapore 50th birthday.

Sorry that i replied so so late. Been rather busy that i have not really log into Pentaxforum.

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Hi Christine, if you are interested in food, do drop by SabX2 Wanton Noodle

Location : From the main road of Phetchburi Road, turn in to Phetchburi Soi 19 and walk about 2 minutes to locate this shop. Itís just situated in a lane beside Shibuya 19 Shopping Mall / Glow Pratunam Hotel.

They served nice Wanton Noodle and also Braised Pork Rice . google it, and lots of pictures and comments will be there

My picture when i was there last weekend.





Taken with A7 and CV40 1.4 with close focus adapter.
Looks delicious, but I am used to American sized portions. I'd have to eat 2 orders, maybe of each.
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I took an electric powered boat out on to Windermere today - managed to get grounded so had to wait to be rescued by the lake warden. I took this while I was waiting.

Sony A7R 24 - 70

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Looks delicious, but I am used to American sized portions. I'd have to eat 2 orders, maybe of each.
Yeah.. you can order more ^^ but it just to taste the food.. outside of the place also have lots of street food..
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Yeah.. you can order more ^^ but it just to taste the food.. outside of the place also have lots of street food..
Memo to self: pack *loose fitting* track pants.

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I took an electric powered boat out on to Windermere today - managed to get grounded so had to wait to be rescued by the lake warden. I took this while I was waiting.
Love your Lake District pictures.

I always had a childhood dream to visit the Lake District, and we spent a week there in the 90s - time of my life, even though it rained every single day. We stayed in Grasmere, and they gave us the entire attic to stay in so it was like living a fantasy come true. Best roast duck of my life.
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A couple more from on Windermere both with A7R and Sony Zeiss 24 - 70:

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2. Used polarisation in Nik Color Efex and red filter plus Agfa APX Pro 100 film effect in Silver efex, plus some local dodging

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