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p.2 #1 · Zeiss 100/2 Makro-Planar For Landscapes?


John, you can rent the 100/2 from Lensrentals. 4 days for $65 plus shipping

Reagan



Dec 18, 2012 at 10:13 PM
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Reagan wrote:
John, you can rent the 100/2 from Lensrentals. 4 days for $65 plus shipping

Reagan


Oh man Reagan you are such an enabler! I might just do that. I just got my GH-2 + 12-35/2.8 and need to play with that for a while first . . .



Dec 19, 2012 at 12:13 AM
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p.2 #3 · Zeiss 100/2 Makro-Planar For Landscapes?


I have rented from them several times and they are great to work with
If you have questions even the people that answer the phone are very knowledgeable

Reagan



Dec 19, 2012 at 12:45 AM
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p.2 #4 · Zeiss 100/2 Makro-Planar For Landscapes?


eSchwab wrote:
I had one for awhile, I found that for most things it was exceptionally sharp but it was not good at infinity.


You either had a bad copy or were not focusing optimally at infinity. The 100/2 is excellent at all distances, but the MTF's actually show it to perform best at infinity.



Dec 19, 2012 at 05:36 PM
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p.2 #5 · Zeiss 100/2 Makro-Planar For Landscapes?


Picked up a 100/2 yesterday and really enjoying it so far. The only glass I've tried that picks up greater detail is my 200/2, and that's simply in another price stratosphere.

I'm also having a very easy time hitting focus wide open, without resorting to live view, compared to MF'ing any of my other glass. The buttery focus action and extreme long throw no doubt, but perhaps something about the glass itself?



May 08, 2013 at 04:50 PM
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p.2 #6 · Zeiss 100/2 Makro-Planar For Landscapes?


I own and really like the Zeiss 100 f2.0 but when I want a lighter lens I also use the 105 2.5 and the Voigtlander 90mm 3.5, an amazingly good and compact lens.

Guy



May 08, 2013 at 05:59 PM
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p.2 #7 · Zeiss 100/2 Makro-Planar For Landscapes?


I bought my 85mm f1.4 zf.2 strictly for landscapes/panoramics and it performs amazingly well... I highly recommend it.


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p.2 #8 · Zeiss 100/2 Makro-Planar For Landscapes?


The Zeiss 100 MP is an excellent lens for intimate landscapes with the ghosting/flare limitations mentioned above. I also have the nikkor 105/2.5 and while a very nice lens, it isnt in the same league as the zeiss 100.

Here's one from Death Valley with the 100MP






May 09, 2013 at 03:08 PM
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p.2 #9 · Zeiss 100/2 Makro-Planar For Landscapes?


I ended up renting a 100/2 ZF2 from lens rentals (excellent service BTW) and was very very impressed with the sharpness wide open across the frame at infinity - I would not hesitate to use it wide open. Stopped down it's phenomenal.

For cost and weight reasons I decided to try the 90/3.5 CV and found it too to be excellent at f/3.5 across the frame and decided to go that route.

I'm sitting on the sidelines waiting for a good deal on a 100/2 and expect the used prices to decrease somewhat when the 135/2 Zeis, 135/1.8 Sigma, and 135/1.8 Nikon are all available . . . . .



May 09, 2013 at 03:13 PM
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p.2 #10 · Zeiss 100/2 Makro-Planar For Landscapes?


Generally, you don't shoot landscapes wide open, but if you decide to, the 100 MP performs admirably (as it does stopped down):


Nikon D3s & Zeiss 100/2 MP

Rio di San Polo by Donald G. Jean, on Flickr

Edited on May 09, 2013 at 03:19 PM · View previous versions



May 09, 2013 at 03:16 PM
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p.2 #11 · Zeiss 100/2 Makro-Planar For Landscapes?


After looking at your lens line-up, I guess duplicating focal length isn't an issue, so...

I use the Zeiss often with my D4; however, it wasn't my fav with the D800E. The reason was my aging eyesight when shooting in poor light. I use live view when shooting the Z with the D4 and it's great. Live view on the D800E was less than good. Nikon may have improved it in later iterations of the D800s. For me, I preferred AF lenses with the D800E.



May 09, 2013 at 03:16 PM
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p.2 #12 · Zeiss 100/2 Makro-Planar For Landscapes?


Have you considered the Voigtländer Nokton 58mm SLII?

Basically no distortion and no CA, as sharp as it gets from f/4 and costs 1/4 of the Zeiss.

I'll receive mine next week, if you want I'll let you know



May 09, 2013 at 09:09 PM
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p.2 #13 · Zeiss 100/2 Makro-Planar For Landscapes?


another nice thing about my new copy of the 100/2 - infinity focus stop is dead on - so there's a nice plus for landscape too


May 11, 2013 at 03:05 PM
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