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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.  :)
Carl

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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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