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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #285 on: March 14, 2020, 01:42:49 »
Befitting the focal length of this lens, this thread somehow stopped on page 19. Does it have to?

I have the Samyang 24mm T/S which is a nice lens, but I have been looking out for this lens since it was released. Recently, I was lucky to 'inherit' Erik's copy. Today I finally got a chance to test it and take some architectural test shots. It behaves exactly as expected or better; sharp, contrasty, brilliant colors, very little distortion, very good rendering of highlights. Also extremely nice ergonomics, the knobs feel solid and precise, much more than on the Samyang. The custom tripod collar by Erik adds to the versatility by allowing lens movements with stationary entrance pupil. I strongly recommend to get one if you have this lens and haven't already.

I'm looking forward to using this lens on both natural and architectural subjects in the future.

What have you guys (those that own the lens) been up to? Does anyone have some nice photographs to share?

A few shots from tonight on the Z6. These are simple in-camera conversions, no fancy pp at all.

I already posted this image in another thread, but I'll put it here as an example on a 'natural' subject. I used a forward left swing to get the flowers in focus front-to-back, plus some fall, but I'll

#1 is my favorite.  :)
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #286 on: March 14, 2020, 09:57:11 »
Simone great; so expensive > bucketlist :o

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #287 on: March 14, 2020, 11:48:19 »
Congratulations, Simone. It is a spectacular lens. Nice shots too.
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #288 on: March 16, 2020, 16:18:14 »
Thanks Bill, Fons and Peter for the comments!
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #289 on: March 17, 2020, 14:57:10 »
Nice to see you are happy with the lens and put it to good use!Thank you ;)
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #290 on: March 21, 2020, 19:31:26 »
Nice to see you are happy with the lens and put it to good use!Thank you ;)
Thanks, yes I'm very happy!

I noticed that there is a little play in the tilt dovetails. When mounting the lens with the tripod collar and having the tilt axis horizontally there is a small gap, about 0.5mm. I wonder whether this is normal or perhaps something has to be tightened. I can see the gap leading to a little bit of vertical tilt when it is not desired.
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #291 on: March 22, 2020, 19:39:59 »
The lens is not made for use with a lens collar, so that is most likely why there can be an unforeseen looseness due to gravity from the camera.
Preferably use a small light camera like D850 without grip.
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #292 on: March 24, 2020, 12:01:11 »
Thanks, this makes sense. I will make sure to not put excessive weight and I will also avoid moving the rig by the camera.
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #293 on: May 22, 2020, 20:48:26 »
Using the 19 since february 2017. This time Munich city, again, the maximilianstreet with Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten. Arranged last sunday, hand held, d850+pc-19 f,11 1/60 iso 64. byebye richard

full size here please.
http://malus.exotica.org.uk/~zeg/images/mai/Muemaxistr2020c99.jpg

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #294 on: May 22, 2020, 21:45:57 »
With such a car you are probably allowed to park everywhere?
Hotel looks in same class as Bayerischer Hof?
I have always wanted to stay there for a couple of nights :-)
But at the end I would rather have a new lens.....

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #295 on: May 22, 2020, 22:07:39 »
With such a car you are probably allowed to park everywhere?
Hotel looks in same class as Bayerischer Hof?
I have always wanted to stay there for a couple of nights :-)
But at the end I would rather have a new lens.....
Meper: ah right. the car is labeled with the hotel logo. bye bye,richard

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #296 on: July 10, 2020, 06:47:07 »
Just had only my 19mm and  85mm PC lenses in Arizona this week. Both quite useful for showing the correct perspective deapth and height of cliffs and natural formations. Also quite useful for getting everything in focus  to isolate a single plant or Rock yet keep it all in focus and unblurred even though it has been abnormally windy

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #297 on: July 18, 2020, 16:35:13 »
Just had only my 19mm and  85mm PC lenses in Arizona this week. Both quite useful for showing the correct perspective deapth and height of cliffs and natural formations. Also quite useful for getting everything in focus  to isolate a single plant or Rock yet keep it all in focus and unblurred even though it has been abnormally windy
It would be very interesting to see some samples of your work!
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #298 on: June 17, 2021, 23:41:09 »
Some samples from Paul Klee Zentrum in Bern this evening. Both are shifted up and shot on the Z6 in the native 16:9 mode:

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #299 on: June 18, 2021, 02:53:38 »
Some samples from Paul Klee Zentrum in Bern this evening. Both are shifted up and shot on the Z6 in the native 16:9 mode:

Looks like the light control for the building is quite elaborate.