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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2021 at 22:56
The corners are indeed poor. But it is an interesting challenge for an APS-C UWA zoom. Stopping down to F/8 or F/11 obviously would have made the use of a tripod obligatory - to learn whether the corners can improve further.

But it's a great image, nonetheless!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2021 at 23:10
Some interesting pics there Phil.

I must admit I did always appreciate the CZ16-80 for travel. It was one of the first A-mount lenses I bought. I know it never quite had the speed of an f2.8 lens, but that extra reach was so much more useful in most trips. And of course, the size was not too burdensome. It's a shame yours came with a bit of fungus. I got quite sharp images out of mine.

The 11-18 is another interesting lens I tried for a bit. I did try it out on a Dynax 7 film camera and yeah, at about 15mm you got an image that at least, wasn't burdened by the black border/vignette. But yeah...the corners are definitely a problem.

Later for the a77ii I went with the Tokina 11-16 instead though.

I also liked the Pitt-Rivers Museum shot, because it is an Oxford Museum I've been to and spent some happy hours exploring. It has a rather impressive collection. (I miss travel!).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 4paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 November 2021 at 00:03
I like The Road Ahead a lot, too bad the subject is kinda boring ... the technique looks good though, so if you do the same thing with a better subject it will work!

Thanks for testing UWA on FF, I'm surprised more people don't do that!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 November 2021 at 13:52
Thanks for the comments guys.

@Waldo_Posth - the shot would not have been possible with a tripod as there wasn't space to set one up (I had one with me). The obstacle may have moved by the time I revisit, I think it was temporary, but, to be honest, I'm more inclined to take a FF UWA zoom on my next visit than the 11-18.

@Wētāpunga - I'm hoping the 16-80 will clean up, the fungus doesn't look too bad - it may not, but that's the gamble that got me it cheap. The Sigma 12-24 HSM is my UWA of with the 10-18 if I feel the need for wider on APS-C, but the 12-24 is FF and hence is wider overall when used on my FF bodies (A99ii & A900).

When they announced a refurbishment of the Pitt-Rivers my heart sank, would they bring it up to date and ruin it? This was my first visit since and I was so pleased to see the familiar chaos of cases jammed in with too little space to move around.

@4Paul - the technique on The Road Ahead is about as simple as it gets - try to hold a camera steady for far too long. Add the vibration in a car that has the least smooth ride I have experienced for many years and you get what I got. I'm not sure what subject would be more interesting and amenable to this 'technique' Perhaps a drive through Picadilly Circus (or Time Square)?

UWA on FF - there are FF UWAs that get tested often enough, I looked at the Min 17-35 D recently, which is almost as wide a 11-18 on APS-C. As I look at more APS-C lenses I shall stick them on the A99ii and see how they perform FF, but I don't anticipate many doing as well(?) as the 11-18. Shame, I'd quite like an 18-250 walkarund for FF.
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Week 47 - Theme 2 - Landscape.

Sunrise in the park,


Sony A99ii + Sony Carl Zeiss 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM Vario-Sonnar T* @ 45mm: ISO 200 f5.6 1/250s
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