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| p.190 #9 · Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion |
Hello all, I just registered to this forum, but have been following this thread for a while. I use four Zeiss ZK lenses on a Pentax K5IIs, and have consequently sold all my other lenses. You could say I love the look and the handling of these modern Zeiss primes. My last buy was the distagon 28/2, and recently I got to use it a lot on a trip abroad. In preparing some 24 inch prints, I noticed for the first time that the right side of the image shows less detail than the left side. Shooting at 5,6/6,3 at infinity, the detail just isn't there any more on the far right side.
Now, of course this is at 100% viewing, and it is not something I can not live with, having the option to further stop down, but the lens just isn't up there with the other Zeiss lenses, e.g. my distagon 35/2. Moreover, I plan to upgrade to FF when Pentax releases it, and it should be more severe on FF.
I sent an email to Zeiss, and they very kindly attached a repair form in the reply, suggesting I send it in. Still, I am uncertain if I should have it serviced, as decentering (which I assume this is), is generally not serviceable, am I right?
Zeiss no longer makes the ZK lenses, so I can not have it replaced.
Has anyone experience with a similar situation?
I dread the idea of the lens away, and taken apart, and having it returned only to see no improvement.
I will post some examples/ crops this evening.
Thanks in advance