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p.4 #1 · p.4 #1 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


Well, my opinion is opposite In fact, I think the ZF.2 50/1.4 is like a *really* good Scotch, good from the first sip, with lots of depth for future tastings as well.

But seriously, I think that both are great lenses, and neither is deserving of being cast as secondary to the other. All these comparisons which raise one up and put the other down are beside the point: this is personal.



Nov 07, 2012 at 08:29 PM
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p.4 #2 · p.4 #2 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


wayne seltzer wrote:
Sorry but I don 't think this is a fair comparison as the 50P is at 1.4 while the MP is at f2.
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+100

I wasn't going to say anything because I have neither lens and didn't want to get involved but comparing lenses at different apertures, even if it is WO, makes no sense to me.

And yes, focus must be identical.

If the P has focus shift then this must be accounted for in testing/comparison too. You can't just focus once, wide open, and then keep comparing the same point in the image at different apertures as different parts of the image will in fact be in focus. Maybe that's why some people find poor close range performance, or maybe it's just weak at close range, maybe both.



Nov 07, 2012 at 09:22 PM
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carstenw wrote:
Well, my opinion is opposite In fact, I think the ZF.2 50/1.4 is like a *really* good Scotch, good from the first sip, with lots of depth for future tastings as well.

But seriously, I think that both are great lenses, and neither is deserving of being cast as secondary to the other. All these comparisons which raise one up and put the other down are beside the point: this is personal.


+1

Here's another example at medium distance:


Smoking break, part II by Jochen-B, on Flickr

Shot from a few meters away, cropped afterwards, F2.
I like the look it gives me. Loved my 50MP, but it wasn't able to give me this character (which I like for these kinds of shots).



Nov 07, 2012 at 09:33 PM
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p.4 #4 · p.4 #4 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


Jochenb wrote:
+1

Here's another example at medium distance:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7255/8165011872_98939c1a04_o.jpg
Smoking break, part II by Jochen-B, on Flickr

Shot from a few meters away, cropped afterwards, F2.
I like the look it gives me. Loved my 50MP, but it wasn't able to give me this character (which I like for these kinds of shots).


I like this one... so here's my question why does the 50MP got more DOF than 50P?






Nov 08, 2012 at 01:03 AM
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p.4 #5 · p.4 #5 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


Toothwalker wrote:
You asked for f/2.8 and got f/1.4.



yeah even better bro...atleast I have an idea what's 50P's resolving power at f/1.4



Nov 08, 2012 at 01:10 AM
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p.4 #6 · p.4 #6 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


bushwacker wrote:
I like this one... so here's my question why does the 50MP got more DOF than 50P?



Lens design affects how quickly the focus transitions to OOF.
I remember theSuede confirming this.
My Contax 35/1.4 is the same way and why it readers a subject with more 3-d



Nov 08, 2012 at 03:32 AM
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p.4 #7 · p.4 #7 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


Great example Jochen!
Notice how the subject pops3-d and the people in the background and their shapes are not obliterated by the bokeh. This is due to undercorrected SA and this bokeh behavior of retaining OOF shapes is the same in the ZE 35/1.4. Just read the Zeiss white paper on Bokeh which describes this and has examples.



Nov 08, 2012 at 04:27 AM
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wayne seltzer wrote:
Great example Jochen!
Notice how the subject pops3-d and the people in the background and their shapes are not obliterated by the bokeh. This is due to undercorrected SA and this bokeh behavior of retaining OOF shapes is the same in the ZE 35/1.4. Just read the Zeiss white paper on Bokeh which describes this and has examples.



That's what I want, I don't like those bokehs with no details, I meant I want the blurry figures are still recognizable just like when you watch a movie were the background is reconizable but not too fuzzy.



Nov 08, 2012 at 05:00 AM
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wayne seltzer wrote:
Just read the Zeiss white paper on Bokeh which describes this and has examples.



are you talking about this?

http://www.zeiss.com/C12567A8003B8B6F/EmbedTitelIntern/CLN_35_Bokeh_EN/$File/CLN35_Bokeh_en.pdf



Nov 08, 2012 at 05:04 AM
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p.4 #10 · p.4 #10 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?



This little 50/1.4 is the alt forums (current) favourite ugly pet dog, hipster heaven. Elitism in reverse. All aboard....



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p.4 #11 · p.4 #11 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


David R. wrote:
This little 50/1.4 is the alt forums (current) favourite ugly pet dog, hipster heaven. Elitism in reverse. All aboard....


Yeah, it's just impossible that people actually owning the lens could like it, because any testchart wanker can see that the MP is sharper, so it must be better. All these people are fooled and they only like it because they want to be cool.



Nov 08, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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p.4 #12 · p.4 #12 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


not just an ugly little dog but a snarly one too


Nov 08, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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p.4 #13 · p.4 #13 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


Don't waste your time on a troll Makten.


Nov 08, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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p.4 #14 · p.4 #14 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


I visit the Alt forum everyday, I learn heaps, visiting its foibles does not make me a troll. When posters resort to "troll" says more about their lack of argument than any pertinent point about me.


Nov 08, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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p.4 #15 · p.4 #15 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


David R. wrote:
I visit the Alt forum everyday, I learn heaps, visiting its foibles does not make me a troll. When posters resort to "troll" says more about their lack of argument than any pertinent point about me.


Like your excellent "arguments" you posted above?



Nov 08, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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p.4 #16 · p.4 #16 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


about why I am a troll


Nov 08, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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p.4 #17 · p.4 #17 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


David R. wrote:
I visit the Alt forum everyday, I learn heaps, visiting its foibles does not make me a troll. When posters resort to "troll" says more about their lack of argument than any pertinent point about me.


Visiting is fine, but vomiting your worthless opinion makes you a troll. Contribute or f*ck off.



Nov 08, 2012 at 01:34 PM
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p.4 #18 · p.4 #18 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


bushwacker wrote:
are you talking about this?

http://www.zeiss.com/C12567A8003B8B6F/EmbedTitelIntern/CLN_35_Bokeh_EN/$File/CLN35_Bokeh_en.pdf



Yes, that is it and pages -40 is where they describe uncorrected SA effects on bokeh.
You would like the new 35/1.4 then too as distant OOF shapes are retained.




Nov 08, 2012 at 08:42 PM
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p.4 #19 · p.4 #19 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


Makten you wally get a grip.


Nov 09, 2012 at 08:19 AM
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p.4 #20 · p.4 #20 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar?


David, to phrase what Martin was saying differently, you won't find many people here who will respect your opinion until you stick your neck out and start posting some photos. Like they say, opinions are like a$$holes, everyone has one. Alternatively you could contribute knowledge, like theSuede and Toothwalker.


Nov 09, 2012 at 09:10 AM
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