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  1. OK! Thanks for the information. I just completed the update without a hitch.
  2. Has anyone found the upgrade to be worthwhile. What specific improvements does it make to the a7rii?
  3. The Voigtlander 50/1.2 is an excellent lens, but manual focus and definitely not cheap. But for colors, contrast, and sharpness it can't be beat. The Voigt 40/1.2 is comparable.
  4. Because my need for autofocus is not so critical I just bought a really nice used rx100 iii for around town and non photography-centric vacations. The little camera is an absolute jewel. The 42 mp in my a7rii seem plenty for me. I can't justify the expense of a new a7riv. But for those who need its capabilities it sounds like a great camera.
  5. The new Voigtlanders are hot right now. They're made by Cosina and IQ is similar to the Zeiss ZE/ZF lines. There is a lot of information and samples over on Fred Miranda's site. The brand new Voigtlander 21/1.4 seems to have a lot of potential. I have the 40/1.2 and am very happy with it.
  6. Do you often use insect repellent? Certain types can cause damage to rubber and plastics.
  7. Sharp and versatile. On my last trip overseas I only brought the 24-105 without regrets.
  8. When the 24-105 first came out I criticized a guy who gave a review saying the 24-105 was sharp at all focal lengths at all apertures. I told him no zoom is sharp at all focal lengths at all apertures. Well, it turns out I was wrong. My 24-105 is just amazing.
  9. If you can put up with manual focus the new Voigtlander 40/1.2 is sharp, colorful, has great bokeh, and is actually usable at f1.2.
  10. The 24-105 is a very sharp and versatile zoom. It is well worth owning. I would go with your plan B. Keep the faster 55 and supplement it with the zoom as finances allow.
  11. Check out for yourself using this comparison tool: https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=1176&Camera=1175&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=1105&CameraComp=1106&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=2
  12. I know that the 24-105 initially had problems with focus shift due to assembly problems that were quickly corrected, but I have heard nothing about decentering issues. I have a 24-105 and it is a very, very sharp lens throughout its range. Can you elaborate?
  13. As reported on FM and DPR all samples with sn 180xxxx have been ok, but about 50% of samples with sn 181xxxx have been bad. When using AF-S, the camera focuses wide open and the stops down to shooting aperture and the resulting photo is very much out of focus if a aperture outside of f4 is used. Using AF-C the camera focuses at shooting aperture and the problem will not manifest itself.
  14. The 28/2.8 (AIs only) is one of Nikon's best.
  15. There is a lot of discussions on other forums concerning aperture dependent focus shift on a considerable percentage of the new lens. If your test shots were made at any aperture outside of f4 this might explain your problem.
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