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Grenache
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p.12 #1 · Zeiss 15mm support group?


Rented this lovely piece of glass for a trip to Yosemite. It breathed new life into my old IR-converted 20D.

Lovely bauble, and sorry to see it go back.

Jim


Starry day by Only_to_be_kind, on Flickr


Whisk by Only_to_be_kind, on Flickr


Two is a crowd by Only_to_be_kind, on Flickr



May 31, 2013 at 06:30 AM
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p.12 #2 · Zeiss 15mm support group?


Beautiful Jim

Here are some from a couple of days ago. One cropped to 4/3rds and the other cropped slightly.





-Tim



May 31, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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Grenache wrote:
Rented this lovely piece of glass for a trip to Yosemite. It breathed new life into my old IR-converted 20D.


So no signs of heavy "hotspot" or are these corrected images? Oddly Voigtländer and Canon lenses are better than Zeiss for IR (except ZF-IR).



May 31, 2013 at 03:24 PM
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tsdevine wrote:

Beautiful Jim

Here are some from a couple of days ago. One cropped to 4/3rds and the other cropped slightly.

http://www.devine.us/img/s9/v91/p1701554331-5.jpg


http://www.devine.us/img/s8/v14/p1836191253-5.jpg


-Tim


Those look very nice. Did you use the combo filter you put together?



Jun 01, 2013 at 12:35 AM
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p.12 #5 · Zeiss 15mm support group?


JaanOs,
No correction here. Zeiss 15 has no hotspot at any aperture, even shooting into sun. Hands down, the cleanest IR images from any lens I have used.

Not much of a hot spot on Zeiss 35/1.4 either. Contax 85/1.4 and Leica 100 APO and 50/2 also clean.

Pretty large hot spot from Contax 50/1.4 and Zeiss 21/2.8 (sadly).

Jim



Jun 01, 2013 at 01:01 AM
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Conditions were changing so much I was switching between a straight circular polarizer and the circular polarizer/ND combo. I honestly am not sure.

rill wrote:
Those look very nice. Did you use the combo filter you put together?



Jun 01, 2013 at 01:36 AM
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Thank you Jim, good to know
You probably talking about older 35/1.4 because 35/1.4 ZE has quite visible hotspot as most other "new" ones I have used.
135/2 was pleasant surprise for IR however, no hotspot, just specific darkening in sides (bit hard to correct with standard vignetting controls). Nice to know 15mm is as well "good and clear" without PP hassle for IR



Jun 01, 2013 at 06:33 AM
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p.12 #8 · Zeiss 15mm support group?


My ZE 35 is clean. There is a small hot spot at around f/8, but easy to manage. Hot spot on my 21ZE is pretty rough though. Coating change? I believe that there was rumor of something like that to reduce fringing and flare. It does flare like crazy in vis light.


Jun 01, 2013 at 03:06 PM
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p.12 #9 · Zeiss 15mm support group?


Visible spectrum from Yosemite + 5D2. Fun lens.
Jim


Lake Effect by Only_to_be_kind, on Flickr


Standing Proud by Only_to_be_kind, on Flickr



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Love that sky Jim!

Shawnee Falls - Ricketts Glen State Park



Shot with a 5D Mark II, cropped slightly...

-Tim



Jun 13, 2013 at 12:15 AM
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p.12 #11 · Zeiss 15mm support group?


Just wanted to follow up...

I got the 15mm back from S.K Grimes and they did a great job removing the petals from the hood. I will need to get some black paint to cover where the petals were machined, but otherwise it's perfect. I called Singh Ray again, but they don't seem interested in making 95mm filters, so I got the Heliopan slim pol filter. It fits pretty far down into the lens, so it's a little fussy getting it off. There should be no problem holding my 100mm Lee and Singh Ray nd and grad nd filters to the front of the lens...

Labor was $50

Shipping with $3000 insurance was about $35-$40 each way

Hopefully, I'll have time to try it out soon...

Highly recommended

Bill



Jun 28, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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p.12 #12 · Zeiss 15mm support group?


Zeiss does offer the same service (although they did not send me pricing details). I got this reply after asking about whether they will sell a verson of the lens without the hood.

"Yes, we offer a modification of the Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZE/ZF.2 to a version without a lens shade. If you´d like to get your lens modified, please contact our representative in the US."

It sounded like they will only perform mods and not sell the base lens without the hood.




Jun 28, 2013 at 05:14 PM
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I had read that they were thinking about offering something, but wasn't aware they had actually decided to do it. Additionally, I had heard the lens would have to be sent to Germany, so I decided to have it done here in the states... Given the lack of activity for this lens on the forums, I don't think very many have been sold. I doubt Zeiss is in any hurry to provide this service for such a small number of users wanting it done...


From what I can tell, S.K.Grimes has a very good reputation, and they did a great job on mine.



Jun 28, 2013 at 05:56 PM
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p.12 #14 · Zeiss 15mm support group?


Zeiss did send me a picture of the lens without the hood. It looks just like you would expect it would without the petals. The ring around the front element is black anodized metal.


Jun 29, 2013 at 05:12 AM
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B Landau wrote:
Zeiss did send me a picture of the lens without the hood. It looks just like you would expect it would without the petals. The ring around the front element is black anodized metal.


Is it possible to show the picture here?



Jun 29, 2013 at 08:34 PM
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yarracity by vvnhy, on Flickr



Jul 01, 2013 at 09:44 AM
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Beautiful images on this page . . . every one of them.

Cross post from other threads but these are with the 15mm ZE





© Bob Israel 2013

  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE lens    15mm    f/6.3    1/160s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  





© Bob Israel 2013

  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE lens    15mm    f/6.3    1/160s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jul 01, 2013 at 10:22 AM
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p.12 #18 · Zeiss 15mm support group?



^^^^^ Beautiful shots!!

Here's one cross posted as well...

Zeiss 15mm ZE - 8s @ f/11 (ISO 100) with a Marumi CP

Acadia National Park


-Tim



Jul 11, 2013 at 04:57 PM
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