A picture is worth ... quite a bit, it seems
Yes, Don's camera with a new passenger ...
so... yes, Virginia, you can add this one to the gear list ... :rolleyes:
Got a two-year, anti-drop on it, too. It weighs more than you think, believe me (35 ounces! That's more than the Tokina 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6).
Respectability is pricey
These two images straight from the A700, with resize and sRGB convert.
You can probably tell the DOF on this a little too shallow (man, what a problem, huh?) I was focused on his wingside .. and his face was just far enough out of the focal plane to look a tad bit fuzzy. I actually need to close it down to 2.5 or 2.8 (chuckle) ... How many lenses can you say that about?
, from Central Africa
I think I have Nick-prime-itus! My, my ... won't CW be surprised? Gotta start sometime, I guess. I suspect this is going to be pretty "hot glass" in the coming year. 85mm's look kind of teeny on Full Frames.
Telling ain't the word...
Man, that is one thin slice!
Originally Posted by DonSchap
Some other ideas and issues
A little more about the lens. It doesn't do well with a 2x T/C slapped on it. Admittedly, it is a tamron T/C ... but, the IQ is hideously soft. Well, it's a good thing to know before you try shooting shots with it, only to get home and find them ... all a mess.
Just gotta go naked, I guess. I still need to try serious polarized-stuff, but initial test shots ...
Here's a misadjusted or no CP shot:
Then, the correct use of a CP shot:
Those nasty old distracting glare and reflections, in the truck's paint, just seem to vanish ... even the dog seems to know it.