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Samuli Vahonen
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p.161 #1 · p.161 #1 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


Haven't shot many photos with Sonnar T* 3.5/100 C/Y, considering how much I like the rendering. I guess it's because having Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZE almost always with me. However checked Aperture Library for some Sonnar photos.

Lens has really great bokeh, even wide open. Also all other aspects are very good already wide open, however I tend often prefer f/4 which helps with vignetting (and specially issues vignetting causes to bokeh) and causes small improvement to contrast. Worst in lens is magenta/green color errors in bokeh.

For limited time there will be also 2048px version available of photos below:
http://www.vahonen.com/2013/temp/Sonnar_100_2048px/


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Mar 09, 2013 at 07:20 PM
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p.161 #2 · p.161 #2 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


The f/4 and f/3.5 shots of trees are exactly the kind of stuff I love from you, and this lens does do it really well. Interesting lens.

Edited on Mar 09, 2013 at 11:07 PM · View previous versions



Mar 09, 2013 at 08:53 PM
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p.161 #3 · p.161 #3 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


Agree, I may be a sucker for old cars including Volvo 142's but that 3.5 rendering is very attractive and 3D:ish in that first image. But I would doubt using it having a CY 100/2.


Mar 09, 2013 at 09:35 PM
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p.161 #4 · p.161 #4 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


Zeiss goes square:





















Mar 10, 2013 at 05:20 PM
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p.161 #5 · p.161 #5 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


Toothwalker wrote:
http://toothwalker.org/temp/fm/vw07118.jpg

Very clever, Walrus. I'm not at all a fan of tilted pics, but this one had my scratching my head for at least two minutes. It works so well with the extra headroom to accentuate the "vertical" corrugation, and the complete lack of other cues - not even a plumb-line. Love the square, too.



Mar 11, 2013 at 03:57 AM
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Toothwalker wrote:
Zeiss goes square:
http://toothwalker.org/temp/fm/vw07118.jpg


That one's neat, would have loved to come across the location. I do believe it would have an even stronger visual impact if you ran it through, say, PS distortion correction. There's both perceptive distortion and some barrel distortion that is easily correctable.



Mar 11, 2013 at 08:00 AM
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p.161 #7 · p.161 #7 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


Some 21mm Distagon bokeh:







Mar 11, 2013 at 09:12 AM
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rico wrote:
Very clever, Walrus. I'm not at all a fan of tilted pics, but this one had my scratching my head for at least two minutes. It works so well with the extra headroom to accentuate the "vertical" corrugation, and the complete lack of other cues - not even a plumb-line. Love the square, too.


Thanks rico. I am always happy to confuse you and suppose two minutes of viewing time is long for images posted in this forum.

Rodluvan wrote:
That one's neat, would have loved to come across the location. I do believe it would have an even stronger visual impact if you ran it through, say, PS distortion correction. There's both perceptive distortion and some barrel distortion that is easily correctable.


You are right. I am annoyed with myself for not getting it right on location and for being too lazy to apply the corrections before presenting the image to an audience.

I have just replaced the image by an improved version.




Mar 11, 2013 at 07:24 PM
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p.161 #9 · p.161 #9 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


was that a hill?


Mar 12, 2013 at 07:13 AM
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p.161 #10 · p.161 #10 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


crazeazn wrote:
was that a hill?

No. I finally realized there's a swimming pool in the foreground (cleverly cropped out).



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p.161 #11 · p.161 #11 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


rico wrote:
No. I finally realized there's a swimming pool in the foreground (cleverly cropped out).


Actually that is just a bicycle stand, identical to the one further away.

I found this overview picture on the web.



Mar 12, 2013 at 05:30 PM
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p.161 #12 · p.161 #12 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion




Not much activity here lately..

Bit different way than I shoot flowers usually, this time ended better than regular shot (due my inability to focus decently and underexposure). Contax 50/1.4 MM isnt exactly great near MFD, but still pretty decent. What isnt decent are Fuji S5 Pro colors. No matter what color profile I try, its always bit off (usually due red cast). That and exposure meter doesnt play nice with this lens (or is S5 set to "heavy underexpose" on default). At least it doesnt have much problems with noise..

Well, enough b*tching, time to get another camera.




Mar 17, 2013 at 01:27 AM
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p.161 #13 · p.161 #13 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


Posting in this thread for a change...

Some orchid shots with Contax 645 Apo-Makro-Planar.


Orchid by briantho, on Flickr


Orchid by briantho, on Flickr


Orchid by briantho, on Flickr


Orchid by briantho, on Flickr



Mar 17, 2013 at 04:49 PM
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p.161 #14 · p.161 #14 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


Wow.. thats some look from this lens, it looks like MF even on APS-C.


Mar 17, 2013 at 06:12 PM
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p.161 #15 · p.161 #15 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


Mescalamba wrote:
Wow.. thats some look from this lens, it looks like MF even on APS-C.


Try shoot flowers with anything beyond 85mm or so.



Mar 18, 2013 at 06:47 AM
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p.161 #16 · p.161 #16 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


i have a zeiss 21mm f/2.8, and i use it for landscape photography.

is it generally a bad idea to put a circular polarizer filter on a 21mm?

at about which focal length does it become a bad idea to put a circular polarizer filter on?



Mar 18, 2013 at 08:10 AM
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p.161 #17 · p.161 #17 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


zf.2 21mm:







Edited on Sep 17, 2013 at 03:26 PM · View previous versions



Mar 18, 2013 at 06:34 PM
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p.161 #18 · p.161 #18 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


Foto dude, you really have to experiment, a close look in the VF and instant review are your best friends (almost typed 'fiends', might be a better description).

Anyway, for variable blue skies the Pol will accentuate the effect, it can be artistic, sometimes very off-putting. More often the best use is to quell reflections and glare, if you have the 2 stops to spare. 35mm looks pretty normal as a starting point, but it is all case specific sadly. No golden rules..



Mar 18, 2013 at 11:13 PM
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p.161 #19 · p.161 #19 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


ur right philip, i do just need to get out there and experiment.


Mar 19, 2013 at 01:45 AM
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p.161 #20 · p.161 #20 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion


Four uninteresting shots, which do show the rendering of the ZF Planars. In order: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], all on Nikon D800:


























Mar 21, 2013 at 09:29 PM
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