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Lens Talk / Re: MTF of new announced 600/6.3 PF Z-lens
« Last post by Frank Fremerey on May 17, 2024, 23:11:55 »
Tempting, much more than the 400 f/4.5S for me. Current price in Germany is 4.719€ ... gosh ...
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Lens Talk / Re: MTF of new announced 600/6.3 PF Z-lens
« Last post by Birna Rørslett on May 17, 2024, 23:09:56 »
MTF is an indicators for image quality, but not necessarily the only one to pay attention to. The lens should deliver images with high contrast  -- and sharpness of detail --  but are they pleasant to the eye as well? MTF cannot tell that.

By the way, long lenses tend to have "better" MTF curves than their shorter siblings. and given the lens is f/6.3 wide open, one likely will expect MTF figures in this ballpark anyway for a modern design.
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Themes, Portfolio Series, PaW, or PaM / Re: [Theme] The Organ Thread
« Last post by Airy on May 17, 2024, 22:35:57 »
Paris, Saint Séverin. The ancient organ case is elegant, but not even a match for the sheer seduction that this particular organ is capable of. It was rebuilt in 1963 when the interest in recovering that "baroque sound" was peaking, and was well served by the local organists, esp. the late Michel Chapuis, André Isoir, and Jean Boyer. Bloody hell, all my idols from my teenage years are dead. Where am I heading to?

The front pipes are quite old, and blackened by gaslighting emanations in ancient times. Organ builders then preferred to leave the pipes alone, because reverting the chemical reactions on the surface of the pipes may have ruined them.

Zf, Voigtländer 50/1.0 at f/4, 1/15s with stabilizer, 1400 ISO, no de-noising.
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Lens Talk / Re: Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR
« Last post by MEPER on May 17, 2024, 22:15:45 »
I guess it is easier to design a wide angle lens for mirrorless cameras?
I have observed that AFS 12-24/4 are often sold at very low prices. Around 200 USD or less for a near mint one?
I am in doubt what I should do with my sample. Will probably decided after I have compared it with the 12-28.
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Lens Talk / MTF of new announced 600/6.3 PF Z-lens
« Last post by MEPER on May 17, 2024, 22:09:24 »
Such MTF's looks promissing?
I know you can't judge image quality by looking at MFT.

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Nature, Flora, Fauna & Landscapes / Re: another hibiscus
« Last post by bobfriedman on May 17, 2024, 21:46:50 »
FujiFilm GFX100S ,Mejiro Genossen FL0530 110mm f/4.0
1/20s f/4 iso100 93-stack
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Your Weekly Blog / Re: May 2024
« Last post by Birna Rørslett on May 17, 2024, 20:48:53 »
Formally, today is Norway's Constitution Day -- however we look through that and call it National Day. Which is duly celebrated from sea level to the highest mountain tops -- and beyond (by parachuters and divers).

Nearly half a million people amassed in Oslo, the capital with 600.000 inhabitants, to watch the gigantic traditional children's parade with more than 40.000 children on the main street towards the Royal castle. Sun blazing from a cloudfree sky from early morning to near midnight meant scores of people got heat strokes, and new temperture records for May  were established over large parts of the country.

I resorted to this dish, quite patriotic, and cooling as well.
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Lens Talk / Re: Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR
« Last post by Gerhard2006 on May 17, 2024, 17:25:37 »
One more test image at 12mm.
From the D2X time I have the AFS 12-24/4 DX lens which is physical much larger than the Z 12-28.
Could be interesting to compare them one day.
They did a video on Gray’s Westminster but compared this 12 to 28 to the 12 to 24 F4 a while back and they also included the 10 to 24 DX lens and the 12 to 28 was the best of the bunch. With the 12 to 24 F4 being last. So the New Z lenses seem to reign supreme. Looks like a fun lens to use and would work well with video as well. Thanks for sharing. Regards, Gerry.
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Your Weekly Blog / Re: May 2024
« Last post by Frank Fremerey on May 17, 2024, 17:16:00 »
soft air force
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Your Weekly Blog / Re: May 2024
« Last post by John Geerts on May 17, 2024, 14:23:07 »
Forest Farm

D850  58G
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