Okay, so now I know what the G stands for. it means WOW! Obvious really
Despite not being able to stop smiling, okay its a grin like this:
since I won my 85/1.4 on eBay with 1s to auction close! And the week it has taken for my cash to clear and the lens to arrive: at 7am this morning! A real welcome after rolling home sometiem after 2am this morning, but hey what better excuse for getting out of bed early and hungover
Although i did have to wait until my coffee had sunk in before I opened the box!
So, the 85/1.4. A solid chunk of glass surrounded by a lovely really deep grey metal. And what a lovely view the aperature is when viewed stopped down to f2.
Tomorrow I shall hit the street with this new toy and come back with some examples of life a f1.4/2/2.8-ish. Hey, I may just shoot all day at f1.4 just because I can. Its a fabulous lens to handle. I'm very much looking forward to shooting with it tomorrow.
I now proudly introduce my all-star optic line-up:
- 28/2 .... nippy AF and super sharp
- 85/1.4 .... bought for a song, and replaces the 28-75/2.8 and 50/1.4 and 135/2.8, looks top so far
- 200/2.8 .... quite possibly the sharpest lens I've ever handled, and is my deer stalking optic
- 50/2.8 macro .... arrives Mon/Tue to complete my four lens line up.
Okay, so I'm a snob and will be selling the rather lovely (but slow AFing) Tamron SP 90/2.8 Di - primarly to go all Minolta! Snob, but actually becuase I favour the wider macro lens, and a 75/2.8 macro works better for me than a 135/2.8 macro when converted. I've now moved to studio set-up macros and for me the 50 is the better length.
There was this wild plan to have lots of lenses or just a few. I've now gone for the few and have 8 lenses to sell, 5 zooms and 3 primes. I shall html a new page for my website and link it in here, probably put them on there for sale through August, then move any non-movers to eBay in Sept.
I'm now up at 4600-ish on the frame count since joining KM in Jan-05 .... I can see the 5000th image coming soon, then i can write my 5000 frame user review of the 7D. The best camera I have ever used, and I now have what I think is the best lens line-up I could imagine.
Do I miss Canon (17 years a Canonman), nope
I'll post some 85/1.4 images next week. What a lens