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11-15-2015, 05:27 PM   #1051
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Some from the Danish island of Fanø

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Now at ålesund in Norway.

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Some from around Ulstenvik in Norway:

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4. Around 11am and the sky was full of snow....



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6. Approaching the island yesterday...

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Some more from Norway with the A7RII

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3. On the way over on the boat, there was a public deck. Knowing we were travelling back in the hour before dawn, I was looking forward to going back up on the deck but the ferry they used didn't have a public deck, so this was shot through the windows which were covered in dried salt water which has affected the sharpness



4. Shot through the front window of our coach, I have tried to eliminate the wire, but have found that it difficult to do so without it being obvious it's been done...



5. Through the side window of the coach:

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Two from local to me. Light was ok this evening as twilight started. Not stellar, but ok. With a moderate high tide was able to give the Batis 25 f/2 a reasonable try out. What is very handy is that it helps you find the hyperfocal distance by telling you the distances of the focal plane. I kept most within 1.5m (5 and a bit feet) near and infinity. The moon creeping through the clouds I found really helpful, especially as it was shrouded into the thin clouds...

Sony A7RII Batis 25 f/2

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I'm in Munich at the moment...damp and grey here...

Sony A7RII Zeiss Batis 25 f/2

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Here are two more from Munich from just before I was picked up for the airport...

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My 5 year old white German Shepherd is quite a character. He sees my camera as something that leads to a walk, so will allow me to take pictures up until he gets bored. Since I am often lying on the floor, he will moan, get up and then proceed to lick me and drag at my hands with his paws. I gave him a treat at the end of it and he ran away with it, running straight into the Kitchen island, letting out a yelp. He was unhurt, but GS dogs, especially whites are very vocal, and he never ever stops talking.

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All handheld with IBIS off (forgot to turn back on after yesterday's long exposures)

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Hi itshimitis,

I enjoyed going through all your A7rii photos with the various lenses that you've shot with. I'm in the market for a new camera/lens (still shooting with a K-5 and DA15mm). While I've been waiting patiently for the new Pentax FF, each day I'm leaning more and more towards switching back over to Sony. I've had my eye on the A7rii with a Batis 25 f/2. I really like shooting primes and in the 20-25mm range since I'm so used to a 22.5mm focal length with the DA15mm. My question for you is with the regard to the A7rii if you had to pick only one lens for it and primarily landscape work, which lens would you buy? I've read a lot about the 16-35mm too and would be open to a zoom on the A7rii. I had been waiting patiently for user shots from the RX1rii as that was a top solution as well, but so far I've been underwhelmed by what I've seen and I think the A7rii offers a lot more flexibility. I also like to shoot a lot stitched panoramics, typically 3-8 images. Anyhow, love the shots you post and thanks in advance for any advice. Take care!
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Hi itshimitis,

I enjoyed going through all your A7rii photos with the various lenses that you've shot with. I'm in the market for a new camera/lens (still shooting with a K-5 and DA15mm). While I've been waiting patiently for the new Pentax FF, each day I'm leaning more and more towards switching back over to Sony. I've had my eye on the A7rii with a Batis 25 f/2. I really like shooting primes and in the 20-25mm range since I'm so used to a 22.5mm focal length with the DA15mm. My question for you is with the regard to the A7rii if you had to pick only one lens for it and primarily landscape work, which lens would you buy? I've read a lot about the 16-35mm too and would be open to a zoom on the A7rii. I had been waiting patiently for user shots from the RX1rii as that was a top solution as well, but so far I've been underwhelmed by what I've seen and I think the A7rii offers a lot more flexibility. I also like to shoot a lot stitched panoramics, typically 3-8 images. Anyhow, love the shots you post and thanks in advance for any advice. Take care!
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One lens is a tough one. If it was to be one lens only that would be a zoom, and it's a pity there isn't a fantastic 24 - 70 yet as that is a great walk around lens. I use the Tamron with an adaptor. I haven't really had the opportunity to give the Batis 25 a proper run out yet. Am heading up to the Lake District soon so it will get some use up there, but the weather is forecast to be pretty mean. If you don't mind the fact that it's manual focus, the Loxia 35 f/2 is a beautiful lens. It is well engineered and the markings are engraved, not painted. Have it on f/11 and infinity and on a normal landscape shot, everything will be acceptably sharp. I have used it for panos, most of which due to time constraints have been handheld. It is sharp, not over heavy, easy to use, weather-sealed, and its colours and contrast are good. It is fairly compact also.

The biggest issue for me with the FE lenses is the focus by wire. It's very difficult to get precise manual focus, and that is something that is important for stitching panoramas, as you should aim to be in manual focus for this. This is where the Batis comes into its own. I like the ability to focus with precision and miss not having a distance scale of some sort on the lens. The Loxia 35 and the Tamron also have distance scales. This is how I have taken photos through dirty or wet windows on planes, coaches and boats.

The lens that spends most of its time on my A7RII? The Loxia. I can happily just grab the camera with that on it and know that I will get some shots.

If you have a system in place for the Pentax, I'd be tempted to find out the full specs, though the Sony does have a smaller size. The Sony is a great camera, pretty easy to use, though I do prefer the usability of the menus in my 645Z, the menus are a bit fiddly in the Sony, though I don't really go into them that much.
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