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by artaphot
Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Diffraction defeated by pixel count - 17mm, f22
Replies: 12
Views: 2508

Re: Diffraction defeated by pixel count - 17mm, f22

... It does appear to have very aggressive vignetting reduction in-camera - sensor shading - and this seems to be focal length sensitive, as the 70-300mm SSM vignettes more than the 17-35mm D! Any "hard" information on this? You knowof course that the beercan-generation 70-210 and 75-300 ...
by artaphot
Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Carl-Zeiss Prime: 135, F/1.8 or 85, F/1.4
Replies: 24
Views: 4631

Re: Carl-Zeiss Prime: 135, F/1.8 or 85, F/1.4

The choice depends largely on you. 85mm on a900 is a pefect lens for portraits. 135mm on a700/a100 is something completely different. Still great for people photography (the three main shots on my http://www.artaphot.ch" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; hompage were done with a100 plus ...
by artaphot
Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sony 28mm f2.8 on A200 and A900
Replies: 10
Views: 2745

Re: Sony 28mm f2.8 on A200 and A900

The 2.8/28mm will be quite OK on the a200, but not very good on the a900: http://artaphot.ch/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=55" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I have been testing about 30 Minolta/Sony/Zeiss lenses on the a900 now, inclunding all first ...
by artaphot
Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Minolta 28-85mm original metal version
Replies: 17
Views: 3498

Re: Minolta 28-85mm original metal version

I have tried it, since I own all of the 1st genration zooms. The lens is not particularly impressive, especially since the 28-135mm is so good: http://artaphot.ch/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=66&Itemid=43" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://artaphot.ch/inde...
by artaphot
Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Minolta 100mm f/2.0
Replies: 17
Views: 3641

Re: Minolta 100mm f/2.0

On my a700 i used to prefer the MinAF 1.4/85mm over the MinAF 2.0/100mm. The latter could not been focused to infinity, as many other of my old Minolta AF lenses. And there was backfocus. When the A900 arrived I had the same problems. First I removed the thinnest shim between lens bayonet and lens b...

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