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In a moment of weakness today, I almost bought a new 85 f/1.2L at the camera shop. It was just staring at me (I went looking for a 135 f/2, but they didn't have any).
You should buy it.

Anyways, got the 24-70mm today. It was made July 2010 and actually focuses way better than the one at B&H. Nails focus perfectly. (The lens at B&H shifted when focusing closer)

And a Zeiss Ikon Contessa. My grandfather got this back when he was stationed in Korea and gave it to me two months ago as a graduation gift.

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You should buy it.

Anyways, got the 24-70mm today. It was made July 2010 and actually focuses way better than the one at B&H. Nails focus perfectly. (The lens at B&H shifted when focusing closer)

And a Zeiss Ikon Contessa. My grandfather got this back when he was stationed in Korea and gave it to me two months ago as a graduation gift.
Couldn't splurge, they wanted $2050 for it (plus 6% tax). Often I will buy gear at higher markups (i.e. B&M and not online) because we have a really good local store that I support. But seeing as how I could save potentially $200 or more online, I passed. I would have bought the 135 if they had it, since it's much cheaper.

Really cool, the Zeiss. Would love to see shots from it!

The 24-70 is a great lens (Dec. '09, newer than mine!). Maybe not as sharp as the L primes, but still sharp and the contrast and colors are off the charts. And I think the AF issues with the 24-70 are hyped. Supposedly the focus can miss at 24mm and at the MFD, but honestly I've never had a shot ruined by it which I couldn't attribute to user error.
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 8/17/10 at 4:17pm
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Yeah, the issue probably is exaggerated. Just like how POTN members think the microcontrast on Zeiss lenses is godlike.

I'm surprised about the weight of this lens. It's actually heavier than my 70-200mm f/4L IS (950g compared to 760g). Not a bad thing though since the lens feels really solid. Excellent build and nicely damped rings for an AF zoom lens.

And once I finish off the roll in the Zeiss I'll upload some scans.
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What scanner do you use Marin?
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What scanner do you use Marin?
Epson V700. Works nicely for Medium and Large format scans, but it's a pain in the butt for 35mm scans (it either batch scans them cropped or I have to individually scan them in order to obtain the whole photo).

Might have to give the SilverFast software a try...
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oooh yeahhhh i got my NEX5 on the weekend. best cam iv'e had by far, ill post some pics when i get home.
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interested in some feedback for the nex5. been hankering to pick one up with the 16mm pancake but havent gotten around to it. do you shoot a dslr? if so which and how does it compare?
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I almost bought a new 85 f/1.2L at the camera shop.
Wierd that Canon doesn't make an 85 f/1.4. I got a recent lecture from someone on the Nikon cafe' regarding the virtues of f/1.2 vs f/1.4 and the guy was probably right. f/1.2 really isn't all that compared to f/1.4, but if f/1.4 isn't offerred then I guess you have no choice. I like the 85mm fl though.

After shooting medium to long fl for so long, I'm really trying to wrap my hands around this new 14-24 f/2.8. The IQ is stunning, but you really need to re-think how you compose shots. I'll post something when I fugure out what I'm doing. On FF 14mm is really wide.
    
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Wierd that Canon doesn't make an 85 f/1.4. I got a recent lecture from someone on the Nikon cafe' regarding the virtues of f/1.2 vs f/1.4 and the guy was probably right. f/1.2 really isn't all that compared to f/1.4, but if f/1.4 isn't offerred then I guess you have no choice. I like the 85mm fl though.

After shooting medium to long fl for so long, I'm really trying to wrap my hands around this new 14-24 f/2.8. The IQ is stunning, but you really need to re-think how you compose shots. I'll post something when I fugure out what I'm doing. On FF 14mm is really wide.
Hell yeah 14mm is REALLY wide. I've got a 28mm and I was like, 'wow, this is pretty wide'. And 14mm is 'twice' as wide. I can't imagine what a 6mm would be like...
Edited by theCanadian - 8/18/10 at 8:10am
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What's amazing about the 14-24 is the fact that there is little if any barrel distortion which is one of the reasons I decided on this lens over the 16-35 VR, (although I'll probably wind up with the 16-35 as well). What little there is, it's virtually gone by 18mm. Incredible. I may post some computer room pics later tonight just to show you what I'm talking about.
    
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