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p.13 #1 · p.13 #1 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


What design! I love the biplane in the second shot.


Dec 29, 2012 at 08:03 PM
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p.13 #2 · p.13 #2 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


Heh, now I remember; "Me and Mr Linhof", wasn't it? You gotta admire the work also if there is no carbon fibre involved.


Dec 29, 2012 at 08:47 PM
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p.13 #3 · p.13 #3 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


Looks cool, kinda retro-ish. Like old american cars.


Dec 29, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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p.13 #4 · p.13 #4 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


I've not said much here yet, but I love my 50P

Here's a few from me :-)




  Canon EOS 5D    50mm    f/2.0    1/1000s    100 ISO    -0.3 EV  






  Canon EOS 5D Mark II    50mm    f/8.0    1/2s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS 5D Mark II    50mm    f/8.0    1/30s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS 5D    50mm    f/5.6    1/320s    50 ISO    -0.3 EV  




Jan 06, 2013 at 11:16 PM
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p.13 #5 · p.13 #5 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


cross-post but the 50/1.4 Planar (CY) is awesome on the X-Pro1 as well


























Jan 16, 2013 at 04:48 AM
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p.13 #6 · p.13 #6 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


teh_rebel wrote:
cross-post but the 50/1.4 Planar (CY) is awesome on the X-Pro1 as well

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8360/8385991734_f29f601f32_b.jpg




this looks 3D to me.



Feb 09, 2013 at 04:05 PM
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p.13 #7 · p.13 #7 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


johnahill wrote:
I've not said much here yet, but I love my 50P

Here's a few from me :-)





Is there a FACEBOOK page dedicated to Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar only were we can post pics made by this lens?




Feb 09, 2013 at 04:08 PM
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p.13 #8 · p.13 #8 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


bushwacker wrote:
Is there a FACEBOOK page dedicated to Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar only were we can post pics made by this lens?




Why do we need a Facebook page for this when we have this forum? If you like you can post to Zeiss' Facebook page.




Feb 10, 2013 at 03:09 PM
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p.13 #9 · p.13 #9 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


bushwacker wrote:
Is there a FACEBOOK page dedicated to Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar only were we can post pics made by this lens?



Flickr:
50 planar group



Feb 10, 2013 at 03:12 PM
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p.13 #10 · p.13 #10 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


Those Flickr photographs are great advertisements for FM images ;-)

'this looks 3D to me.'
Good for you.
50P bokeh can look a little, well, strident, to me at times.



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p.13 #11 · p.13 #11 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


Makten wrote:
On topic, two photos with this overstated, "fashion", worthless lens that only weak people uses because they don't understand how much better other lenses are.



I agree with you, from now on let's call 50P - Weak people's lens. Just to satisfy some people here.



Apr 07, 2013 at 03:26 PM
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p.13 #12 · p.13 #12 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


wayne seltzer wrote:
Try. -8 feet to subject, f5.6, and at least 15 feet to background which is not high contrast.
ie. no backlit tree leaves.


f/5.6? i might lose the bokeh here. anyway I am going out & test it myself. thank you very much.




Apr 20, 2013 at 02:00 PM
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p.13 #13 · p.13 #13 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


I like the 50 Planar's bokeh in most all situations I've used it in so far. It has lots of character. Some object to it near wide open though.

Dave



Apr 20, 2013 at 02:15 PM
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p.13 #14 · p.13 #14 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


philip_pj wrote:
50P bokeh can look a little, well, strident, to me at times.


Sure. Which fast 35 or 50 doesn't have this, and still has interesting rendering? One of the only ones which comes close is the RX1 lens, but it still isn't perfect.



Apr 20, 2013 at 04:44 PM
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p.13 #15 · p.13 #15 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


carstenw wrote:
Sure. Which fast 35 or 50 doesn't have this, and still has interesting rendering? One of the only ones which comes close is the RX1 lens, but it still isn't perfect.


the 50P has exceptionally funky bokeh (even for a fast 50) ) wide open at near distance.



Apr 20, 2013 at 04:46 PM
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p.13 #16 · p.13 #16 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


sebboh wrote:
the 50P has exceptionally funky bokeh (even for a fast 50) ) wide open at near distance.


If the background is also close, yes. If the background is a bit more distant it can be pretty smooth:
(5D+Contax 50/1.4 wide open)







Apr 20, 2013 at 05:05 PM
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p.13 #17 · p.13 #17 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


AhamB wrote:
If the background is also close, yes. If the background is a bit more distant it can be pretty smooth:
(5D+Contax 50/1.4 wide open)
http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Vtr8HhgMANA/UXLLRX2wLqI/AAAAAAAAAy8/RbQxdmG0Vvw/s950/Gladiool2.jpg


yes, in fact it can be quite beautiful because it is still not as smooth as most, but has lost most of the harshness.



Apr 20, 2013 at 05:27 PM
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p.13 #18 · p.13 #18 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


sebboh wrote:
the 50P has exceptionally funky bokeh (even for a fast 50) ) wide open at near distance.


Only very near the near limit. It also has some of the most beautiful boke of any lens in the mid-range, and when stopped down, it is razor-sharp and practically flawless. Some samples:

































































































All should have EXIF.



Apr 20, 2013 at 06:33 PM
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p.13 #19 · p.13 #19 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


Great shots everyone......

I can't understand why this lens gets so many negative reviews on the web. I'm having a great time with mine.




















Apr 20, 2013 at 07:59 PM
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p.13 #20 · p.13 #20 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


the planar is a nice, small lens.

I got a HFT-version, removed the strange assymmetric thing and use it on speed booster and NEX-6.


-L.








Apr 21, 2013 at 08:14 PM
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