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Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:

Originally posted by wetapunga wetapunga wrote:



The Landscape Lenses
Zeiss Loxia 21mm f2.8 (used). This is a superb wide angle.
Tamron 35mm f2.8 (new). Optically it is extremely good and some reviewers (philipreeve) rank it better than the Sony 35mm f2.8.
Zeiss Loxia 50mm f2.0 (new).
Zeiss Loxia 85mm f2.4 (new).


The fact that there is a loxia 35mm f2 and not having it instead of the tamron would be killing me because of OCD


Agree completely. I found a nice second-hand copy of the Loxia 35mm f2 and added it to the lineup. Part of the appeal of the 'all loxia' approach is the consistent filter size right from 21mm to 85mm now.

Edited by wetapunga - 15 November 2020 at 03:18
a77ii- and some Sony/Minolta A-mount lenses.
a7riii- Zeiss Loxia 21mm, Loxia 35mm Loxia 50mm, Loxia 85mm, Voightlander 110mm Macro, Sony 24-105mm, Sigma 100-400mm.
 



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Part of the appeal of the 'all loxia' approach is the consistent filter size right from 21mm to 85mm now.
Makes sense, getting a €1000/$1100 lens to save €/$60,- on a B+W polarisation filter

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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Originally posted by wetapunga wetapunga wrote:

Part of the appeal of the 'all loxia' approach is the consistent filter size right from 21mm to 85mm now.
Makes sense, getting a €1000/$1100 lens to save €/$60,- on a B+W polarisation filter

Enjoy it!


Except of course, as a good landscape photographer I couldn't have just one premium (CPL) filter


My current setup also has a premium 3-stop, 6-stop and 16-stop ND filter as well. All conveniently carried in a special stacking protective case. Having 4 duplicate 67mm filters rather than none is less attractive financially.

a77ii- and some Sony/Minolta A-mount lenses.
a7riii- Zeiss Loxia 21mm, Loxia 35mm Loxia 50mm, Loxia 85mm, Voightlander 110mm Macro, Sony 24-105mm, Sigma 100-400mm.
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have the same filter thread without step rings and such is really attractive. To be honest I am generally sick of step rings, too fiddly on the field and annoying at best.
And don't get me started on square filters

I have recently ordered (well backed a kickstarter) revoring in the hopes of replacing all my filters with one to rule them all!

though yet to be seen how good it is. could have well wasted £150 on a bad paper weight!
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Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:


I have recently ordered (well backed a kickstarter) revoring in the hopes of replacing all my filters with one to rule them all!

though yet to be seen how good it is. could have well wasted £150 on a bad paper weight!


Have you ordered the variable ND variable size or just the variable step ring? Either way I look forward to your opinion on it. Anyone who produces a good (ie really neutral in terms of sharpness, colour and bokeh) ND filter will get my trade. However, I'll need some convincing before I spend £150 on one.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 November 2020 at 16:56
Does not look that useful to me. If you do not like step-up rings or filter systems, what makes you think this is the solution?
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Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:


Have you ordered the variable ND variable size or just the variable step ring? Either way I look forward to your opinion on it. Anyone who produces a good (ie really neutral in terms of sharpness, colour and bokeh) ND filter will get my trade. However, I'll need some convincing before I spend £150 on one.


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Looking at the youtube reviews and talking to the creators it seems for UWA lenses you can easily get 5-6 stops of ND without suffering any colour casts and the dreaded "X" pattern.

I got the variable step ring only for my 10 stopper.

I am taking bit of a leap of faith on this one... but if there is an idea I like I don't mind being an early adopter to support the efforts. I bought into A7 as soon as I could, same with A7C, and few lenses.

Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Does not look that useful to me. If you do not like step-up rings or filter systems, what makes you think this is the solution?


Looks incredibly useful to me. If you look at my list of lenses on page one you will see I change lenses as often as my clothes
This means I shouldn't need to worry about filters no more.

This is the solution because it attaches to my all lenses without any fiddling. there is only one attachment.
I normally carry a CPL, 3 stops and 10 stops. Now I just need to carry two filters. Plus no need for the 77mm-67mm step down ring which annoys me to no end so much as that I don't bother using filters.

I am also considering a mount clip-in filter but that seems possibly more fiddly than this solution. I have also read reviews that they ruin the focussing. So I am not sure yet... but we'll see.
But I don't have nice filter solution for the 12-24mm f/4 lens. hmmm... still working on this... lol

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One more lens ordered...the Voigtländer 15mm f4.5
Wanted to be able to go wider than 21mm, deliberated, and have now paid for it.

Line up is now:
Autofocus Zooms- Sony 24-105mm, Sigma 100-400mm
Manual focus Primes- Voigtländer 15mm f4.5, Zeiss Loxi 21mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm
Manual focus Macro- Voigtländer 110mm APO-Lanthar

I manual focus a lot...
a77ii- and some Sony/Minolta A-mount lenses.
a7riii- Zeiss Loxia 21mm, Loxia 35mm Loxia 50mm, Loxia 85mm, Voightlander 110mm Macro, Sony 24-105mm, Sigma 100-400mm.
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Nice line up of MF lenses. Any specific bag you use to carry these gems?
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As much as loved my CV15, I am intrigued by the new laowa 14mm f4. You don't get EXIF though if you care about that (I like having electronic contacts)

Same with CV110 macro vs. laowa 100mm macro but you can get laowa in EF mount with a cheap smart adapter to get full electronic control with e-mount.
But hoping to try the CV110 macro one day. I am really disappointed by the small focus throw on the laowa especially for a macro that goes to 2:1 magnification. Makes manual focusing a little hard.
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Originally posted by onsplekkie onsplekkie wrote:

Nice line up of MF lenses. Any specific bag you use to carry these gems?


Usually a Kata 3in1 bag. The smallest version so it is very easy to manage in field. The bottom compartment has dividers for up to 6 compact lenses. The design of the bag means I can configure it as sling bag or backpack. Usually I carry 2-3 lenses though as I have some scenes planned ahead and know what combination I’ll need.
a77ii- and some Sony/Minolta A-mount lenses.
a7riii- Zeiss Loxia 21mm, Loxia 35mm Loxia 50mm, Loxia 85mm, Voightlander 110mm Macro, Sony 24-105mm, Sigma 100-400mm.
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Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:

As much as loved my CV15, I am intrigued by the new laowa 14mm f4. You don't get EXIF though if you care about that (I like having electronic contacts)


The Laowa was a bit too new to appear on my radar, and I'd already opted against the 15mm Zero-D for filter size issues. (I also like having the electronic contacts). Be good to see some more reviews of the new 14 however.

Voightlander also has the advantage of being a brand I put a lot of trust in.
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Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:

Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:


Have you ordered the variable ND variable size or just the variable step ring? Either way I look forward to your opinion on it. Anyone who produces a good (ie really neutral in terms of sharpness, colour and bokeh) ND filter will get my trade. However, I'll need some convincing before I spend £150 on one.


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Looking at the youtube reviews and talking to the creators it seems for UWA lenses you can easily get 5-6 stops of ND without suffering any colour casts and the dreaded "X" pattern.

I got the variable step ring only for my 10 stopper.

I am taking bit of a leap of faith on this one... but if there is an idea I like I don't mind being an early adopter to support the efforts. I bought into A7 as soon as I could, same with A7C, and few lenses.


I look forward to hearing how they work out for you.
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