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p.142 #1 · p.142 #1 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


Thought I'd share a nice CY setup here. I am a bit stalled in my photography part because I have too many lenses that I like. After 2 years of acquiring lenses that caught my interest I have finally sold off a couple. But still I have these (for a Canon 5D2) and a dozen more. 10+ is too many I think, I dont know what to mount before I leave home. I dont like large bags I only want one mounted and perhaps another in the pocket. How do you guys do? Sell off more?


DSC02366 1280 by Wilhelm Frank - Stockholm, on Flickr



Nov 09, 2012 at 11:29 PM
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p.142 #2 · p.142 #2 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


Good question. I also suffer a bit from "too much good equipment paralysis". I tend to have a few favourites, and not use the others too much, although I try to rotate. My set is: ZF.2 21, 28, 50P, 50MP, 100MP, and I intend to get the 85. There is also a Leica 35/1.4 R in there, and a Leica 180/2 R, as well as a few AF Nikkors. The AF Nikkors are just for practical things, when I need AF. I tend to neglect the 50MP a bit, and the 21 as well, except when I go urbexing. My favourites are 28, 50P, and sometimes 100MP. If I go out with one lens, it is almost always the 50P or Leica 35 Lux.


Nov 09, 2012 at 11:50 PM
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p.142 #3 · p.142 #3 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


Wilhelm -- Ha-ha! you won't find me agreeing that you have too many lenses!

I don't know that I could have too many lenses (or bodies). I've been selling off experiments and whims, consolidating down to what I really like. Without having any tele-primes above 135mm, I've got 20 lenses for my Canon kit, and still a few more on the wish list! Some I don't use often, but they are always there when I want or need them.

This doesn't count the M43, or film for 35mm and medium format. Those actually get short shrift in my approach (film is least used).

Pick a lens or two and have an outing. Next time choose something different if you like. The trick is finding and acquiring great lenses.

Good luck with your dilemma!



Nov 10, 2012 at 02:21 AM
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p.142 #4 · p.142 #4 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


wfrank wrote:
Thought I'd share a nice CY setup here. I am a bit stalled in my photography part because I have too many lenses that I like. After 2 years of acquiring lenses that caught my interest I have finally sold off a couple. But still I have these (for a Canon 5D2) and a dozen more. 10+ is too many I think, I dont know what to mount before I leave home. I dont like large bags I only want one mounted and perhaps another in the pocket. How do you guys do? Sell off more?

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7262/8170553449_c6b1a5c843_o.jpg
DSC02366 1280 by Wilhelm Frank, on Flickr
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wfrank,

Please do not show anymore of these, I am going to have a heart attack. Zeiss\Contax lust is raising my blood presure.



Nov 10, 2012 at 03:11 PM
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carstenw wrote:
Good question. I also suffer a bit from "too much good equipment paralysis". I tend to have a few favourites, and not use the others too much, although I try to rotate. My set is: ZF.2 21, 28, 50P, 50MP, 100MP, and I intend to get the 85. There is also a Leica 35/1.4 R in there, and a Leica 180/2 R, as well as a few AF Nikkors. The AF Nikkors are just for practical things, when I need AF. I tend to neglect the 50MP a bit, and the 21 as well, except when I go urbexing. My
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TMGEP-syndrome it is. I wish I had favorites but like them all for various and different reasons. I am now avoiding the word "love" not to expose myself too much as a gear-head-nut. Not visible in the CY porn shot above there are lenses like ZE21/2.8 and Rokkor 58/1.2 which NEED usage otherwise someone else should own them. So tomorrow when I am free around lunch the forecast shows possible sun in between the grays at noon so then I will take a stroll with the ZE21. The Rokkor still need some grinding to make it work beyond 7-10 meters, perhaps I'll do that tomorrow too. Thanks for your vision C, always helpful.


Gunzorro wrote:
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Good luck with your dilemma!


Thanks Jim, you have the perfect attitude. I will adapt and survive :-)



Nov 10, 2012 at 08:20 PM
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p.142 #6 · p.142 #6 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


bushwacker wrote:
wfrank,

Please do not show anymore of these, I am going to have a heart attack. Zeiss\Contax lust is raising my blood presure.


You know most of these babies are available for less than their ZE/ZF counterparts, and performance is as good or better


Lieutenant Z wrote:
Nice bokeh, W!

85 ZF2 is by far my favorite lens.


Thanks Z. I would have bet the 85 was your fav. You do so well with it, always inspirational!



Nov 10, 2012 at 08:23 PM
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p.142 #7 · p.142 #7 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


First attempt with my new Zeiss ZM 50 f1.5 Sonnar. Just a random cat shot - next week I'll have some time to go out and get to know it better.








Nov 10, 2012 at 08:59 PM
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wfrank wrote:
TMGEP-syndrome it is. I wish I had favorites but like them all for various and different reasons. I am now avoiding the word "love" not to expose myself too much as a gear-head-nut. Not visible in the CY porn shot above there are lenses like ZE21/2.8 and Rokkor 58/1.2 which NEED usage otherwise someone else should own them. So tomorrow when I am free around lunch the forecast shows possible sun in between the grays at noon so then I will take a stroll with the ZE21. The Rokkor still need some grinding to make it work beyond 7-10 meters,
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It didn't really feel helpful when I wrote it, more like an echo, but you are welcome

But yeah, I struggle with this, especially when I am thinking of buying more. There are practical limits to how much equipment someone can own and use regularly and still put out great work, I think.



Nov 10, 2012 at 09:16 PM
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p.142 #9 · p.142 #9 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


Anyone know of a good lens hood I can use for my 50/1.4 Planar? It seems like the original Contax hoods are overly expensive and are very scarce.


Nov 11, 2012 at 11:39 PM
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bluetsunami wrote:
Anyone know of a good lens hood I can use for my 50/1.4 Planar? It seems like the original Contax hoods are overly expensive and are very scarce.


I'd like to know that too,


ZF.2 1.4/35







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p.142 #11 · p.142 #11 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


Nice shot akul!

About hoods. Theres a cheapo step-up ring 55-86 replacing the ridiculously expensive contax variants for 6.99 here

Then it's a two-stage thing if you havent noticed. You'll need the front part as well and they turn up at almost reasonable price every now and then (when step-up part is missing). Good thing is that just about any lens ends up with 86mm so you can use both the hood-thingy and step-ups for several lenses. I have originals except for the 67-86 step-up wich I bought from the same source as above.

Then theres the much cheaper rubber hoods as well, there should be plenty of options besides the contax versions found on ebay. But I like metal :-)



Nov 13, 2012 at 08:48 PM
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p.142 #12 · p.142 #12 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


Heavystar on eBay has a series of nice metal hoods for various lens sizes, but you will have to figure out which one to get by asking others or trial and error. I have two of them, and they are very nice (but of course not original).


Nov 13, 2012 at 11:41 PM
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p.142 #13 · p.142 #13 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


Luka, I like your angle of view in that photo. There is a thread going on about the 50 Planar so I got inspired to take mine for a walk today, these are all from the construction site that is my next door neighbor currently. So as mentioned all with the ZE 50 Planar.
























Nov 17, 2012 at 06:14 PM
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p.142 #14 · p.142 #14 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


bluetsunami wrote:
Anyone know of a good lens hood I can use for my 50/1.4 Planar? It seems like the original Contax hoods are overly expensive and are very scarce.


I'd also recommend the Heavystar metal hoods that Carsten mentioned. I use one for my P50/1.4. They come with a decent cap that fits on the front of the hood (52mm, so the original 55mm Contax cap won't fit).
I bought this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Metal-Standard-55mm-Screw-in-Lens-Hood-Cap-/360475091702
They're not perfect (the threads aren't that smooth, probably better to apply a small amount of grease), but I guess it's the best you can buy new.



Nov 17, 2012 at 06:59 PM
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p.142 #15 · p.142 #15 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


fefo.1979 wrote:
...dedicated to my first daughter Giulia, born on 14/10 /2011, im so happy!
contax planar 100/2

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/3198/group10mg5956mg59594imam.jpg


Stefano, I am just reading some old posts, and I realised that I never saw this. I am very sorry, and congratulations to you and your family!



Nov 18, 2012 at 02:37 PM
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p.142 #16 · p.142 #16 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


A Fujifilm S5 Pro shot with the ZF.2 28/2:








Nov 18, 2012 at 08:54 PM
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p.142 #17 · p.142 #17 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


Great pictures of the whole page !!


Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZF by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Zeiss Makro-Planar T * 50mm f / 2 ZF.2 by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Zeiss Makro-Planar T * 50mm f / 2 ZF.2 by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Nov 18, 2012 at 10:25 PM
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p.142 #18 · p.142 #18 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


C/Y Zeiss 1.4/85 @2.0 on a GH2






Peace




Nov 18, 2012 at 10:31 PM
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Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Great pictures of the whole page !!



Beautiful work Ronny... I see a makro in my future.



Nov 18, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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Ronny, that last shot is stunning!


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