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I love it! It is a chunky lens for sure, but it is easier to focus than my Leica, as I was hoping it would be. Leica lenses have incredibly beautiful (if somewhat abstract) rendering, but they can be sons of female dogs to focus. Both the 35 Lux-R and 50 Lux-R E60 are like that, and probably many others. The Zeiss is a cinch, even with the D800. I still miss focus sometimes, but I now often get it right on the first try. I will keep the Leica for now, as it is a very different lens than...Show more →
I am surprised to hear you feel ZF is easier focus than Leica. I feel 35 Zeiss is one of most difficult focus manual lens I have 'FOR PORTRAIT' at portrait distance. It has nice bokeh but at the same time DOF transition seems very quick. so it is very untolerent focus error.
Especially, you also mention 50lux E60. I have 50R lux E48, and past several days I am cleaning up my past shots (do family calender, ordered by wife ) and notice out of all 50 1.4ish lens, this Leica is the only one I can say almost no haze. The first time I open this 50lux R file, I have to check if my lens is fully open at 1.4 or not, I feel it almost like a shot from f2 lens. DOF seems deeper and in focus area is well defined. I'd assume E60 will be even nicer.
Luka, the bridge shot is great. you get the distance and perspective right to create a much dramatic shot than 50 focal length suggested.