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p.3 #1 · p.3 #1 · Zeiss 55/1.4 Video


I wonder who the first will be to speedboost it?


Feb 16, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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p.3 #2 · p.3 #2 · Zeiss 55/1.4 Video


I would love to own this lens. But I don't think I can afford it.


Feb 16, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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p.3 #3 · p.3 #3 · Zeiss 55/1.4 Video


Lee Saxon wrote:
I dunno, I'm all for optical "character" but I don't think you can put focus shift issues into that category.


Thankfully the 50/1.4 has other characteristics than just focus shift.



Feb 16, 2013 at 11:11 AM
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p.3 #4 · p.3 #4 · Zeiss 55/1.4 Video


Lars Johnsson wrote:
I would love to own this lens. But I don't think I can afford it.


I looked at your equipment list. You can afford it.





Feb 16, 2013 at 11:19 AM
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p.3 #5 · p.3 #5 · Zeiss 55/1.4 Video


The closest competition to this lens would be the M-Summilux at almost double the price and half the size. But I doubt the Leica would be even close optically.


Feb 16, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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p.3 #6 · p.3 #6 · Zeiss 55/1.4 Video


Jman13 wrote:
I don't think I could force myself to lug around a 1.2 kg normal lens, no matter how good.


Is this 1.2 kg a confirmed quantity of matter, or an internet rumor?



Feb 16, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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p.3 #7 · p.3 #7 · Zeiss 55/1.4 Video


wow if its really 1.2kg that is bloody heavy


Feb 16, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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p.3 #8 · p.3 #8 · Zeiss 55/1.4 Video


rirakuma wrote:
wow if its really 1.2kg that is bloody heavy


I own a 1050g (lens caps included) 50 mm lens. It is a bit faster than this Distagon, but not so much if you account for vignetting and pixel vignetting.



Feb 16, 2013 at 12:11 PM
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p.3 #9 · p.3 #9 · Zeiss 55/1.4 Video


Toothwalker wrote:
I looked at your equipment list. You can afford it.



Because of that list I can't afford it



Feb 16, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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p.3 #10 · p.3 #10 · Zeiss 55/1.4 Video


Lars Johnsson wrote:
Because of that list I can't afford it


Just make that list a bit shorter.

I just sold most of my Contax stuff, three cameras and seven lenses. The revenue is not even enough for a D1.4/55.



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p.3 #11 · p.3 #11 · Zeiss 55/1.4 Video


carstenw wrote:
Thankfully the 50/1.4 has other characteristics than just focus shift.


Carsten, would you post a photo showing aberrations you love, please?



Feb 17, 2013 at 02:12 AM
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p.3 #12 · p.3 #12 · Zeiss 55/1.4 Video


edwardkaraa wrote:
The closest competition to this lens would be the M-Summilux at almost double the price and half the size. But I doubt the Leica would be even close optically.


The Summilux is about the same price. I also don't think it will be close to the 55/1.4 wide open. It's the 50/2 AA that's double the price and should be the closest competitor, though obviously not f/1.4.



Feb 17, 2013 at 02:22 AM
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p.3 #13 · p.3 #13 · Zeiss 55/1.4 Video


While I appreciate the 'optical performance at all costs' approach, I personally don't have the back to carry heavy equipment in my day-to-day kit. Perhaps if I were a studio photographer I could leave it there.


Feb 17, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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p.3 #14 · p.3 #14 · Zeiss 55/1.4 Video


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Carsten, would you post a photo showing aberrations you love, please?


Argh, you caught me I wrote that wrong. It isn't the aberrations I love, of course. What I wanted to write was that I love the look so much, in spite of the aberrations, I wouldn't want to trade for a lens with less aberrations, if it took away even a single iota of the look.



Feb 17, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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p.3 #15 · p.3 #15 · Zeiss 55/1.4 Video


rscheffler wrote:
The Summilux is about the same price. I also don't think it will be close to the 55/1.4 wide open. It's the 50/2 AA that's double the price and should be the closest competitor, though obviously not f/1.4.



Yes of course, I stand corrected




Feb 17, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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p.3 #16 · p.3 #16 · Zeiss 55/1.4 Video


carstenw wrote:
Argh, you caught me I wrote that wrong. It isn't the aberrations I love, of course. What I wanted to write was that I love the look so much, in spite of the aberrations, I wouldn't want to trade for a lens with less aberrations, if it took away even a single iota of the look.


So you love the look, because of the aberrations (not in spite of).



Feb 17, 2013 at 12:55 PM
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p.3 #17 · p.3 #17 · Zeiss 55/1.4 Video


Erm, I did write "in spite of"...


Feb 17, 2013 at 03:13 PM
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p.3 #18 · p.3 #18 · Zeiss 55/1.4 Video


thrice wrote:
While I appreciate the 'optical performance at all costs' approach, I personally don't have the back to carry heavy equipment in my day-to-day kit. Perhaps if I were a studio photographer I could leave it there.


with this lens you could probably just leave the tripod behind and shoot at a really high shutter speed. should make up for some of the weight.



Feb 17, 2013 at 03:46 PM
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p.3 #19 · p.3 #19 · Zeiss 55/1.4 Video


Toothwalker wrote:
So you love the look, because of the aberrations (not in spite of).


carstenw wrote:
Erm, I did write "in spite of"...


I don't think Toothwalker means that your love is because of the aberrations, but that the look is because of them. You cannot take away the spherical aberrations and maintain the look of the Planar 50.



Feb 17, 2013 at 04:20 PM
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p.3 #20 · p.3 #20 · Zeiss 55/1.4 Video


Looks great, but pretty expensive. Luckily I don't need the worlds best 50mm manual focus lens.


Feb 17, 2013 at 05:25 PM
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