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p.1 #1 · zeiss 25mm F2.8, any good for landscape?


Any love for this lens? thoughts about it, or another recomendation around that focal lenght, 28mm?
please also show any shots if you have one.

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here the lens i am talking about http://www.ffordes.co.uk/product/11021108263381

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Dec 11, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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p.1 #2 · zeiss 25mm F2.8, any good for landscape?


Perhaps you missed these threads:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1065088/0

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1063986




Dec 11, 2011 at 01:19 PM
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p.1 #3 · zeiss 25mm F2.8, any good for landscape?


thank Tariq, will have a look.
i admit i didnt search, but trawled through the big zeiss thread and after 30 pages on really found the 50, 35 100 got most exposure.

thank,
simon



Dec 11, 2011 at 01:26 PM
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p.1 #4 · zeiss 25mm F2.8, any good for landscape?


The 25/2.8 works pretty well for landscapes, it does have some field curvature at close focusing distances wide open but from f5.6 to f8 its sharp corner to corner when focused to infinity.


Dec 11, 2011 at 01:27 PM
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p.1 #5 · zeiss 25mm F2.8, any good for landscape?


parsons wrote:
thank Tariq, will have a look.
i admit i didnt search, but trawled through the big zeiss thread and after 30 pages on really found the 50, 35 100 got most exposure.

thank,
simon


Actually, my bad as those threads are more about the 25 2 though the 25 2.8 is mentioned as likely better for landscape use.



Dec 11, 2011 at 02:02 PM
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p.1 #6 · zeiss 25mm F2.8, any good for landscape?


A very good lens (on FF and crop).Best around infinity and for close ups.Decent at mid range distances - at least f 5.6 is recommended then to get nice,sharp and crisp results.

Here are some examples with Sony NEX to give you a flavour of what this lens is capable of in different scenes:


























































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p.1 #7 · zeiss 25mm F2.8, any good for landscape?


thanks, some great shots there

not sur eif anyone has looked at the lens in my first post, its designated ZS and with the raqual adapter. would that casue any problems on my 1dsmk2?

simon



Dec 11, 2011 at 03:51 PM
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p.1 #8 · zeiss 25mm F2.8, any good for landscape?


I've been using a zf version on a Rayqual adapter and I've been very impressed with it's performanance.

I've found best sharpness corner to corner for landscape type shots is when I've focussed right up to the infinity stop, maybe that's just a thing to look for when using adapters with wide lenses, but I'd expect similar results with a Rayqual m42-eos adapter similar to the one included in the ffordes lens.



Dec 11, 2011 at 03:57 PM
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p.1 #9 · zeiss 25mm F2.8, any good for landscape?


parsons wrote:
thanks, some great shots there

not sur eif anyone has looked at the lens in my first post, its designated ZS and with the raqual adapter. would that casue any problems on my 1dsmk2?


ZS lenses should work fine on any Canon body (with an M42 adapter), as far as I know.

I've tried the ZF25/2.8 myself and although it's a very good lens, I liked the slightly less wide angle of my Contax 28/2.8 better, so I sold the 25. Landscape is perhaps the main strength of the 25/2.8, although many people like to use it for close-ups too.



Dec 11, 2011 at 04:15 PM
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p.1 #10 · zeiss 25mm F2.8, any good for landscape?


parsons wrote:
thanks, some great shots there

not sur eif anyone has looked at the lens in my first post, its designated ZS and with the raqual adapter. would that casue any problems on my 1dsmk2?

simon



Thank you.ZS 25/2.8 is the most universal mount of all (this is old good M42 screw mount in fact).Through readily available,cheap adapters (ebay) you can mount such lens on Canon/Nikon/Sony ect.Optically it's identical with other 25/2.8 Z series lenses.Canon 1Ds series cameras are usually free from mirror hanging/other adapter related issues,so I would't expect any problem.



Dec 11, 2011 at 07:16 PM
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p.1 #11 · zeiss 25mm F2.8, any good for landscape?


That's a very good price from a recognised outlet, one I can recommend from personal experience. At less than half the expected street price of the superseding 25/2 lens, such a versatile lens in E++ is in the frame. ZS is one reason why, Canon and Nikon users would prefer lenses with native mount.

6.7 inches at close focus, and wonderful at infinity too, typical Zeiss wide angle distortion (no bad thing IMO). I don't think you can go wrong, with a decent adapter.



Dec 11, 2011 at 10:21 PM
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p.1 #12 · zeiss 25mm F2.8, any good for landscape?


Once in a while when I donīt feel for carrying my 21ZE around, I take the 25/2.8. It has never let me down. In fact, and despite the rather good close up ability of the 21, Iīve found myself wanting the 25 for itīs close up when I had the 21. The 25/2.8 is much better than itīs reputation.


Dec 12, 2011 at 06:59 PM





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