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Post Options Post Options   Quote H_K_F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 December 2006 at 19:49
No big deal... I have seen PF on all of my lens including all the Gs; providing there are strong contrast, reflective, or back-lit situations.

I have learnt to live with it. May be in future a Foveon or 3CCD sensor would fix some of these issues. : )
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kiklop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2007 at 01:26
Well, i need to apologize for announcing this (and not only this) lens review and not making it.
My current multi-tasking environment is causing severe brain overload but i'm trying . i'm trying :)
Here is first (raw) part of 135 STF review. I have returned the lens, and i'm slowly summarizing my impressions.
Since this is very unique lens i will try to explain it the best i can (some tech data still to upload) but if you have some questions or suggestion please feel free and use this post for it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote omerbey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2007 at 01:39
thanks kiklop.
I'm sure the lens will have at least fifty-fold exposure thanks to your review. Honestly you should have kept it for free.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Cekari Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2007 at 02:51
Great work Mladen and very nice pics from it....

Images https://www.flickr.com/photos/cekari/sets/ ,

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Post Options Post Options   Quote kiklop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2007 at 17:03
One question; this will turn out to be very "heavy" content in terms of bandwidth.
Do you prefer having it still on one page or should i rather split the whole thing in several pages ? (more contents to be uploaded soon)
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there could be no wrong in splitting, then why not?
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote wblc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2007 at 18:21
Good reading, Kiklop, I look forward to the rest. I vote for splitting the content if it's large.

I did some comparison shots with the STF, 135/2.8, 80-800 HS G, and the 85/1.4 original in this post. Original images are here.

Feel free to use the images or content in any way if you think it would contribute to the review.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kiklop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2007 at 18:23
Originally posted by wblc wblc wrote:

I did some comparison shots with the STF, 135/2.8, 80-800 HS G, and the 85/1.4 original in this post. Original images are here.

Feel free to use the images or content in any way if you think it would contribute to the review.

That's great .. sure i will use them.
Thanks !
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ab012 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2007 at 18:29
thanks for your effort Mladen!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kiklop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2007 at 18:32
Bernard, i will use your images too if possible
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Post Options Post Options   Quote CTYankee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2007 at 18:59
Originally posted by Kiklop Kiklop wrote:

I had this lens on my 7D last two days and it keeps amazing me with the performance; not only because of great OOF "drawing" but also because the lens is darn sharp even wide open with excellent color and contrast.





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I just stumbled across this thread. Nice work on the review so far ! The KM STF lens was always one of those "would love to have it if I could find a good deal on it" lenses. Which, of course, isn't going to happen. I was never too serious about it because of its focal length. On full frame, I can see getting more use out of it. On APS-C, it would be a little more challenging to find candids. I'm sure I'd find new ways to shoot nature subjects with shallow DOF instead of classic scenic style. The bad thing is, much like with the 70-200SSM, despite the fact that I don't think I'd personally get enough use out of it to justify it, every time I see good sample images, I just plain want it !

An 85mm version of this lens would be nice - long portrait length on APS-C; short portrait on full frame.

Oh well ... maybe one day :)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ab012 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2007 at 19:11
Mladen - sure feel free to use them :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kiklop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 January 2007 at 15:18
I think we can take it now as a finished (of course, like always, suggestions are very appreciated)
Many thanks to Will, Bernard, Damian and laguire !
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Post Options Post Options   Quote H_K_F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 January 2007 at 15:55
Great job & excellent images.

Sony should let you test this lens longer; for sensors improvements in the next 5-10 years to come... : )

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