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03-01-2019, 10:49 PM   #16
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LOL. I didn't trot him out as anything. I just said do what he is doing with a MF and see how many keepers you get from a single pass. I realize that if you have a sit there and shoot enough images over multiple passes you will get a good shot eventually.

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Shoot some BiF like this manual focus. He is shooting birds in flight with the 400mm GM around the 9 minute mark. If you had enough time and enough passes you could get some shots, but when you only get one chance to get the shot, I'll take AF every time.
And I'll take the chance of getting the shot every now and then and saving a lot of money, unless I'm getting paid for the image. After all, the enjoyment of nature or sport or whatever is why I'm out there. Getting great images is secondary. I'm happy if I get them, i don't fret much if i don't. And in any case, as noted in another post, no camera guarantees you get every shot. They just increase your odds. You can have every AF advantage ever made, and still miss shots. It's all about what's needed for the subject at hand. SO who do you think might be happier. Someone with a relatively cheap MF lens who missed all their shots, or someone with the most expensive AF lens out there that missed all their shots? I suspect having the best kit and missing would be a lot more disappointing. And in the case where no one gets a good image, faster AF isn't better. IN the situation where everyone gets good images faster AF isn't better. IN the case where only the AF on your camera gets images and others don't, one of the three scenarios proposed, then faster AF is better. I know some of us live in that little window, but most of us don't.
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And I'll take the chance of getting the shot every now and then and saving a lot of money, unless I'm getting paid for the image. After all, the enjoyment of nature or sport or whatever is why I'm out there. Getting great images is secondary. I'm happy if I get them, i don't fret much if i don't. And in any case, as noted in another post, no camera guarantees you get every shot. They just increase your odds. You can have every AF advantage ever made, and still miss shots. It's all about what's needed for the subject at hand. SO who do you think might be happier. Someone with a relatively cheap MF lens who missed all their shots, or someone with the most expensive AF lens out there that missed all their shots? I suspect having the best kit and missing would be a lot more disappointing. And in the case where no one gets a good image, faster AF isn't better. IN the situation where everyone gets good images faster AF isn't better. IN the case where only the AF on your camera gets images and others don't, one of the three scenarios proposed, then faster AF is better. I know some of us live in that little window, but most of us don't.
All GM series lenses are designed for people who are getting paid. It's pretty obvious that this is not a lens for those casual enthusiasts who don't NEED to get the shot the first time every time.
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It would then be a good thing if there was a separate forum for professionals.

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the Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO Sonar lens
I work with this lens myself, I can vouch for it superb optical qualities. One thing to keep in mind with AF lens Vs a manual focus lens, the dedicated MF lens will always have a better feel to its focus mechanism. Manual focusing with AF lenses is nearly always a compromise, especially regarding tactile responsiveness if by-wire mechanisms are involved.
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These results are insanely good. At 100 lp/mm the Sony 135mm f/1.8 GM has a higher MTF than most excellent primes do at 50 lp / mm. If you don’t speak MTF, basically that means this lens can resolve fine details that would be a blur on excellent lenses. This is the sharpest lens we’ve tested. Period.
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Pre-ordered it. One of the sharpest lenses ever tested.
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Pre-ordered it. One of the sharpest lenses ever tested.
Yes. I ordered a day or two after they opened up pre-orders. I hope Sony follows with a 100mm F/1.4. AF speed is amazing for a lens this size and its basically free of CA.
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Yes. I ordered a day or two after they opened up pre-orders. I hope Sony follows with a 100mm F/1.4. AF speed is amazing for a lens this size and its basically free of CA.
What Sony system do you shoot with?
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What Sony system do you shoot with?
I have 2 Sony A9 bodies.
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