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Showcase Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by John D., Jun 11, 2014.

  1. John D.

    John D. TalkEmount Regular

    176
    Oct 7, 2013
    This lens arrived yesterday and here is one of the first test shots.

    Sony A7R
    f/8 (point of focus (manual) was center of first tower)
    1/400 Sec
    ISO 250
    @ 70mm

    As I use this more - I'll add some more images to this thread. As well, this is tripod mounted with OSS "off". I also took some at longer focal lengths (tripod/OSS off) looking for any signs of shutter vibration (1/60-1/250) - but, I'm just not seeing any...?

    Anyway:

    Resized to upload - no sharpening but slight CC
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    Center 1:1
    center.

    Top Right 1:1
    top_right.

    You can download the full size JPG by CLICKING HERE

    - John
     
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  2. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    942
    Jul 3, 2013
    I am really interested in this lens. Cant wait to see more of your images! :)
     
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  3. John D.

    John D. TalkEmount Regular

    176
    Oct 7, 2013
    Here is another... This is tripod mount - OSS Off - BUT:

    1/50 sec and
    @ 200mm

    f/14
    ISO 50.. Again - I'm not see any vibration. As well - the 1:1 views are pretty much OOC - with NO sharpening...

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    Center (1:1):
    center.

    Right (1:1):
    right.

    Left (1:1):
    left.
     
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  4. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    I can't see any sign of shutter shock indeed, but the images aren't pin-sharp. I guess f/14 is already introducing some sharpness degradation by diffraction.
     
  5. Vincepad

    Vincepad TalkEmount Regular

    165
    Dec 29, 2013
    I'm loving mine. I've had it for about a week and a half (maybe two weeks?).

    This is from my first test of it. This is using natural light, shot on an a7, ISO 1250, 1/80 sec, f/4, face detect focus, using eye focus. Shot in RAW.

    Straight out of camera (resized only).
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    Focus area, 100% crop, no noise reduction or sharpening, straight out of camera.
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    Focus area, 100% crop, Lightroom noise reduction at 27 (luminance, all other controls at default), LR auto exposure correction, no sharpening
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    Resized and sharpened for screen (standard), Lightroom NR at 27 (luminance, all other controls at default), LR auto exposure correction, and stock LR lens profile applied.
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    Final image, desaturated, vignetted, dodging and burning, and various other pixel abuse.
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  6. John D.

    John D. TalkEmount Regular

    176
    Oct 7, 2013
    I agree - as well, I should have brought a better tripod, which I didn't.... Really f/8 would have probably been a bit better as shooting 200mm at f/14 and at 1/50th of a sec is torture enough..! ;)

    BUT - I have to say - I'm thrilled with this quick test and the results... I think the first bridge shot is more representative of the capabilities of this lens...

    Best to you!

    - John
     
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  7. John D.

    John D. TalkEmount Regular

    176
    Oct 7, 2013
    Nicely done!!! @ISO 1250.? Excellent, for sure...!

    - John
     
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  8. pv100

    pv100 New to TalkEmount

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    Jun 11, 2014
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  9. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    You're a man of few words, pv100. :D
     
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  10. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I got my first chance to shoot with this lens today. All of these are shot raw with the A7 @ f/4 (wide open), opened in Lightroom and saved with the default processing. No contrast, sharpening, exposure, WB, or any other adjustments (other than the built-in LR lens profile) made.

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    SEL70200G-1.jpg
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr
    70mm

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    SEL70200G-2.jpg
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr
    200mm

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    SEL70200G-3.jpg
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr
    159mm

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    SEL70200G-4.jpg
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr
    177mm

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    SEL70200G-5.jpg
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr
    120mm

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    SEL70200G-6.jpg
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr
    70mm

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    SEL70200G-7.jpg
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr
    70mm

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    SEL70200G-8.jpg
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr
    70mm

    I'm very pleased with the handling, focus speed (especially with the focus limiter engaged), and the optical performance of this lens. The cost is daunting, but I think it'll get years of use.
     
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  11. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    These look great, Woodworks. The bokeh is better than I expected for a zoom like this.
     
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  12. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Love that fountain shot David.
     
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  13. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Thanks Jim. That's the "Lithia Water" fountain in downtown Ashland, left over from the days when people traveled here to "take the waters." These days it serves mainly as a prank the locals play on the tourists. I've never been stupi... er brave enough to try it. But they tell me that it tastes pretty awful.

    Here are a couple more from my wanderings with the A7 and this lens.

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    SEL70200G-2.jpg
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr
    70mm @ f/4

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    SEL70200G-1.jpg
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr
    full frame at 200mm @ f/5.6

    and a 100% crop of the same image:

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  14. Azon

    Azon TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 31, 2013
    Very promising David!
     
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  15. binuocta

    binuocta TalkEmount Rookie

    18
    Apr 9, 2014
    Jakarta
    Binu Octa
    Shot it with a6000 on 200mm f/4

    processed on LR5 with lens profile and color adjusted

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  16. zeolyte

    zeolyte TalkEmount Rookie

    13
    May 18, 2014
    Some portrait shots with this lens and the a6000 :)

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  17. SamSS

    SamSS TalkEmount Regular

    166
    Oct 11, 2014
    Got to love this lens.
    182mm, f4, 1/200, ISO-160 ....the last ray of sunset

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  18. zeolyte

    zeolyte TalkEmount Rookie

    13
    May 18, 2014
    a6000 and 70-200 combo for the Masskara Festival :)

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  19. Rollin

    Rollin TalkEmount Regular

    97
    Jul 2, 2014
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Christmas present to myself was a new lens. Finally got to take it out and shoot Friday:

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    Sony α6000 - 70200/4 G - 1/800 - f/4 - ISO 8,000 - High ISO NR: Low - Cropped SOOC jpg.


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  20. robbie36

    robbie36 TalkEmount Veteran

    486
    Nov 21, 2014
    I think this is an excellent lens once you get over the color and weight.

    This first shot is a standard issue travel shot. But I see nice colors, nice contrast, plenty of sharpness and pleasant bokeh at f4

    15484884992_1c28214230_b. Baguette for breakfast, Siem Reap by Salintara, on Flickr

    Here's another standard travel shot. Not much to see.

    15811614412_8015fcbb28_b. Nuns by Salintara, on Flickr

    But let's zoom in closer....

    15790039356_fb4eefd60d_h. Close up by Salintara, on Flickr

    Look you can see the paint flicking off the brush....
     
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