Comments for Admiring Light http://admiringlight.com/blog Photography Reviews, Photos, News and Musings Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:00:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Comment on Review: Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS by Jordan Steele http://admiringlight.com/blog/review-sony-fe-90mm-f2-8-macro-g-oss/#comment-235184 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:00:37 +0000 http://admiringlight.com/blog/?p=5255#comment-235184 I agree with you. I note the same behavior in this review. The lens can really struggle to find focus in lower light. I didn’t have this lens and the A7R II at the same time, but I wonder if it would be better on that body. I found the A7R II to focus much more surely in lower light with my other lenses.

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Comment on Review: Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS by Diego http://admiringlight.com/blog/review-sony-fe-90mm-f2-8-macro-g-oss/#comment-235180 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:09:59 +0000 http://admiringlight.com/blog/?p=5255#comment-235180 Jordan Hello , I have this lens a month ago and I’ve used both the A6000 and the A7II .
I am very pleased with the quality, extraordinary detail and color representation .
However I am not satisfied with the approach in situations of low light or backlight can not focus and also the absolute size of the lens cap light assistance approach.
I do not regret buying , but I think it is a lens that can not be used at social events or weddings and other similar situations.

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Comment on Fuji 56mm f/1.2 vs. Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 vs. Contax G 90mm f/2.8 by Alex http://admiringlight.com/blog/fuji-56mm-f1-2-vs-zeiss-batis-85mm-f1-8-vs-contax-g-90mm-f2-8/#comment-235171 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:33:14 +0000 http://admiringlight.com/blog/?p=5532#comment-235171 Thank you very much for your very interesting comparison! Would you be able to put the Panasonic Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2 in this battle?

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Comment on Review: Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS by Sony Tidbits… | sonyalpharumors http://admiringlight.com/blog/review-sony-fe-90mm-f2-8-macro-g-oss/#comment-235158 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 03:00:13 +0000 http://admiringlight.com/blog/?p=5255#comment-235158 […] 28mm f/2 — Extended Review W/ Tons of Image Samples (SonyAlphaForum). 90mm macro FE review by Admiringlight. Sony Action Cam FDR-X1000V: análisis (Quesabesde). Lightroom Dashboard – Free Tool […]

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Comment on Review: Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar T* by Jordan Steele http://admiringlight.com/blog/review-zeiss-batis-85mm-f1-8-sonnar-t/#comment-235147 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:50:31 +0000 http://admiringlight.com/blog/?p=5484#comment-235147 I agree that those lenses will deliver very good performance. I owned the Olympus 45/1.8, and it was a stellar lens. It’s not to the level of the Batis with regards to sharpness (nor shallow depth of field ability, but that’s a format thing more than anything) but it is very good. The Olympus 75/1.8 does produce images of similar sharpness to the Batis, but doesn’t control CA nearly as well. It’s also not the same FOV. The Batis isn’t a perfect lens. It’s got it’s quirks, and it is expensive, as most Zeiss lenses are. However, it is also a top tier optic, and as such, you usually will pay top tier price. I do hope Sony releases a less expensive 85/2.8 that’s nice and compact. Perhaps they can use the outstanding C/Y 85/2.8 Sonnar design for it.

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Comment on Review: Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar T* by ulfie http://admiringlight.com/blog/review-zeiss-batis-85mm-f1-8-sonnar-t/#comment-235145 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:55:01 +0000 http://admiringlight.com/blog/?p=5484#comment-235145 Nikon’s 85mm f/1.8 AF-S Nikkor and in m4/3’s format the Olympus 45mm f1.8 will probably deliver, as I wrote, “similar” IQ. Not everyone needs or even wants the penultimate, super-duper performance. Thus I qualified my reply as “similar IQ.” By similar I’m implying very, very good to excellent IQ can be had with any of these.

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Comment on Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R by Fuji 56mm f/1.2 vs. Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 vs. Contax G 90mm f/2.8 - Admiring Light http://admiringlight.com/blog/review-fujifilm-fujinon-xf-56mm-f1-2-r/#comment-235143 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:09:53 +0000 http://admiringlight.com/blog/?p=3188#comment-235143 […] 56mm f/1.2 vs. Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 vs. Zeiss Contax G 90mm f/2.8.  The Fuji 56mm f/1.2 (read my full review here) is considered one of the premier lenses of the Fujifilm lens lineup.  The 56mm focal length gives […]

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Comment on Review: Olympus M.Zuiko 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO by John Gaylord http://admiringlight.com/blog/review-olympus-m-zuiko-7-14mm-f2-8-pro/#comment-235138 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:23:31 +0000 http://admiringlight.com/blog/?p=5391#comment-235138 I own both Olympus 7-14 and 9-18 lenses and for my needs, I wouldn’t want to be without either lens. For any long trek, especially for street shooting, I much prefer the 9-18 for its lightness, compactness, and screw-in filter capability. It’s my favorite WA lens. Rarely do I need 7mm wide angle, but I often use the longer focal lengths of the 9-18 lens, which is plenty sharp and software correction takes care of distortion and CA. The 7-14 is essential for architecture & interiors and yes it delivers superior IQ.

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Comment on Review: Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar T* by Jordan Steele http://admiringlight.com/blog/review-zeiss-batis-85mm-f1-8-sonnar-t/#comment-235137 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:08:53 +0000 http://admiringlight.com/blog/?p=5484#comment-235137 I’m curious as to which lenses you feel qualify? I’ve used a LOT of fast lenses with this field of view, and the Batis is right up at or near the top. You can get close for a lot less, and you can get darn near as good stopped down for a lot less, and you can get outstanding from f/2.8 and beyond that matches for a lot less (with other things). However, I can’t think of a lens f/1.8 or faster that can match this lens in wide open image quality that is significantly cheaper. The PanaLeica 42.5/1.2 Nocticron is pretty close, but it’s more expensive. The Canon 85L II might be close at f/1.8 and beyond, but based on my experience, I think the Batis would beat it in most ways at the same aperture (though it’s slower). The Zeiss 85/2.8 Sonnar and G 90/2.8 Sonnar are pretty close or equal at the same apertures, but both are over a stop slower.

Even if you find a lens optically similar for a lot less (which I think will be hard), it’s the only fast 85mm that can AF with any real speed on Sony bodies, and it has OIS to boot. It’s not going to be for everyone, but it’s a stellar optic. The Batis crushes the Canon 85/1.8 and while the Nikon 85/1.8 is supposedly very good (I haven’t used it), looking at tests, my guess is the Batis outclasses that as well.

Like it is many ways in photography, that last 5% of performance costs 100% more. I will likely add a Batis 85 to my personal kit sometime in the next year, though for the time being, I’m waiting, and will use my very good Canon FD 85mm f/1.8. That lens is excellent stopped down and even very good wide open, but has nowhere near the bite and sharpness wide open, nor the CA control that the Batis has.

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Comment on Review: Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar T* by ulfie http://admiringlight.com/blog/review-zeiss-batis-85mm-f1-8-sonnar-t/#comment-235136 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:44:34 +0000 http://admiringlight.com/blog/?p=5484#comment-235136 Similar IQ can be gotten with much less expensive lenses.

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