A few from the FA 15-30


RobL

Link Posted 06/09/2016 - 22:26
Couldn't resist the discount at SRS and the FA15-30 arrived today, so here are a few test shots. A bit of post processing but no cropping.









It's a bit of a beast and I'm going to need a larger camera bag! Comments welcome.

johnriley

Link Posted 06/09/2016 - 22:36
Very nice indeed. I like them all, but especially the subtlety of the first one.
Best regards, John

Daronl

Link Posted 07/09/2016 - 00:13
Great set, great lens already got the bigger bag (Peak Design 15" Messenger)

Takes the KI, 15-30-, 24-70, 70-200 and one more lens, in my case the Sigma 35mm F1.4 ART DG (FF)
Also takes all bits and pieces and a CF tripod - stunning bag but needs a porter to carry it when loaded as above.

Regards
Daronl
Last Edited by Daronl on 07/09/2016 - 00:14

Hippone

Link Posted 07/09/2016 - 09:11
RobL Congratulations , nice set , how about it's weight quite heavy no ?

Enjoy



Kamel

python118

Link Posted 07/09/2016 - 11:02
I would be pleased with them very nice

Dave

Bertie54

Link Posted 07/09/2016 - 11:55
It is a bit of a beast so I would recommend handling before purchase. However weight wise you might win over carrying several large aperture primes to cover the same range.

For reference this lens will fit in an Billingham Hadley Pro along with a K-1 with a FA*28-70/2.8 lens attached (and I guess the DFA24-70/2.8 also). You can just get the DFA*70-200/2.8 in the remaining location if you remove the tripod mount (and keep in a front pocket) and slacken the flap straps. I prefer to spare the shoulder and leave the DFA*70-200/2.8 at home when using this bag and often take the DA55-300 along instead.
Steve

johnriley

Link Posted 07/09/2016 - 12:36
The Hadley Large is a bit more comfortable for these new FA lenses.
Best regards, John

RobL

Link Posted 07/09/2016 - 13:47
Thanks all for your encouraging comments and suggestions. Hippone, yes, it's heavy and takes up almost as much space as a K-1 and 28-105mm combined. added to that, I am considering the need for grad filters with the way the skies are getting blown out, and the only ones that fit are the Lee 150 size but that is for another day.
My local store is well stocked with bags and they have suggested I take everything in and see what works.

philstaff

Link Posted 07/09/2016 - 14:58
Works well on the K1 nice images happy snapping.
Regards Ian

RobL

Link Posted 11/09/2016 - 18:56
As a follow-up to this thread I just bought a Peak Design Messenger 13 which is the new slightly smaller version of Daronl's bag. Luckily I was able to try some bags at Premier Inks and Photographic with a collection of lenses, and they usually do a good deal. Big plus is the lightness, but the tripod holder doesn't really work (I have a Manfrotto Befree) as it doesn't fit if anything is stored in the pouch next to it and you have to put the head in the bag which takes up space otherwise it becomes unwieldy. Apart from that I can fit the DSLR with a lens attached plus four others, or three plus a flash and all the other stuff as well. Tempting though the extra space in the 15 was, I reckoned I would end up filling it with everything 'just in case' which would render it unmanageable over a reasonable distance.

McGregNi

Link Posted 11/09/2016 - 19:15
You've got some 'up close and personal' angles there! I especially like the one from under the fallen tree branches. You need some better light outdoors to really give it a good run

I wonder, does the K1 come with automatic distortion corrections for this lens (JPEG only I know) ... and are they effective?
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RobL

Link Posted 11/09/2016 - 20:19
McGregNi wrote:


I wonder, does the K1 come with automatic distortion corrections for this lens (JPEG only I know) ... and are they effective?

Dunno, as I only use RAW but click on distortion correction in Lightroom and it recognises the lens and does the necessary.

RobL

Link Posted 11/09/2016 - 20:19
McGregNi wrote:
You've got some 'up close and personal' angles there! I especially like the one from under the fallen tree branches. You need some better light outdoors to really give it a good run

Yeah, like evening light in sunny Kensington!

McGregNi

Link Posted 11/09/2016 - 20:47
Ha! You can send it over to Kensington anytime and I''ll give it a try out
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