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- Nov 21, 2014
Finally got my Batis 85mm in but I haven't had chance to really put it through its paces. Did take a few quick snaps with my daughter at the park yesterday. Hoping once my current projects are wrapped up in a week or two I can schedule some portrait sessions. First impressions:
- very, very detailed
- very well constructed and focus-by-wire is actually pretty usable for stills
- bokeh is very nice
- fringing seems better controlled then even on my old Sonnar T* 90mm
- almost too large. So glad I didn't get the G master!
- AF performance seems to drop off faster than my other FE lenses in low(er) light.
first outing at the zoo with the Batis 85 on my A7R2
I had a couple of G lenses with my Pany & just couldn't find anI'm not sure if I'd ditch my trusty, compact Contax G 90 for the Batis but I might give it a try some day. Lovely set, John.
I'm not much of an AF afficionado either and use my G lenses on a manual Metabones adapter (fat black ring version). After a couple thousand shots the focusing is a lot smoother than in the first week. Anyway, I mainly shoot stuff that moves and and at the end of the day I get higher keeper rates from that combo than from using single AF on my mirrorless systems (moving focus points all over the place and all that jazz) - couldn't be much happier.I had a couple of G lenses with my Pany & just couldn't find an
adapter that would focus smoothly....... ;-( This is one of only
two auto-focus lenses that I now own. It worked well with the
kids on the zip line.
Nicely donefirst outing at the zoo with the Batis 85 on my A7R2
Great work! #1-#3 are excellent IMHOfirst outing at the zoo with the Batis 85 on my A7R2