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wfrank wrote:
Thank you. It looks like you have a Contax 35/1.4 far left in your 2nd image (in the previous batch).

I am particarly intersted in the Contax N 24-85. Has anyone used it on a 5D2 or even a Sony A7?



Yeah, that's a Contax 35mm f1.4 converted to N mount which I bought from a guy in Korea.
I would also like to know how they perform on modern bodies. As much as I love them I highly doubt they will outperform modern Zeiss lenses, maybe except the 17-35 and 85.
I hope to get an A7R in the future and test them out.



Mar 23, 2014 at 07:40 PM
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p.7 #2 · p.7 #2 · Gear- and Lensporn


Oh, you'd be surprised how good that Contax 35/1.4 is. It is a legend reborn on cameras such as the Canon 5D2.


Mar 23, 2014 at 07:46 PM
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p.7 #3 · p.7 #3 · Gear- and Lensporn


And if you want more sharpness and contrast, and are willing to sacrifice a little in the look and feel department, the ZF/ZE versions are also very good, but even larger.


Mar 23, 2014 at 10:06 PM
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Got the new Olympus 25mm 1.8. This photo makes the lens look much larger than it really is, however.



Mar 23, 2014 at 10:08 PM
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wfrank wrote:
Are there any gems among the Contax N's? The general word I hear is they supposedly are not up to the standard of the "original" Contax's but I have no idea if that is true.


From what I've learnt here over the years:

N 17-35/2.8: Very good but I believe it had a bit of a wavy focus field or something like that.
N 24-85/3.5-4.5: Some have reported very good performance, but it seems that there are less well performing copies out there that have left some people unimpressed.
N 50/1.4 Planar: In a comparison posted here practically indistinguishable from the C/Y version.
N 85/1.4 Planar: Supposed to be really great. Significantly better than the C/Y version.
N 100/2.8 Makro-Sonnar: Similar to the C/Y Makro-Planar 100/2.8 in performance, which means excellent (although a bit behind the modern MP100/2). Edward Karaa has used both so he can tell you more.
N 70-200/3.5-4.5 Vario-Sonnar: Very good. Better than the C/Y 80-200/4, closer to the C/Y 100-300/4.5-5.6.
N 400/4 APO-Sonnar: Superb.

Not sure about the 28-80 and 70-300, but you can check out the MTF charts and compare them to other lenses.



Mar 23, 2014 at 11:28 PM
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The 85/1.4 & 50/1.4 "N"s + C/Y 35/1.4 are one of the only reasons I may stay with Canon - the 24-85 is very close to the 35-70/3.4 - sometimes indistinguishable depending on FL & aperture compared.





The Quartet.....




Mar 24, 2014 at 12:04 AM
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^^ looks awesome!


Mar 24, 2014 at 06:13 PM
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My Olympus Zuiko collection, all of which are for sale in the classifieds now.







Mar 24, 2014 at 06:40 PM
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p.7 #9 · p.7 #9 · Gear- and Lensporn


converted g45 on the a7:














Mar 30, 2014 at 02:44 PM
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AhamB wrote:
N 100/2.8 Makro-Sonnar: Similar to the C/Y Makro-Planar 100/2.8 in performance, which means excellent (although a bit behind the modern MP100/2). Edward Karaa has used both so he can tell you more.


You get native 1:1 on both the Contax lenses, though. I haven't used the N, but if it's like the C/Y, it has, in my opinion, nicer focus transitions for macro work than the Z* MP.



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baabbott wrote:
What strap is that on the X-t1?


It's a shoulder pad strap from Artisan & Artist.



Mar 31, 2014 at 08:21 AM
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p.7 #12 · p.7 #12 · Gear- and Lensporn


My sexy zeiss taken by another Zeiss .




Mar 31, 2014 at 09:23 AM
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p.7 #13 · p.7 #13 · Gear- and Lensporn


my two zeiss 35mm lenses side by side:





one is decidedly more portable than the other...




Mar 31, 2014 at 07:09 PM
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Apr 18, 2014 at 02:22 PM
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sebboh wrote:
my two zeiss 35mm lenses side by side:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3804/13482260864_cdf7c19c91_o.jpg
one is decidedly more portable than the other...



That's cheating, there is an adapter on the Contax!



Apr 18, 2014 at 02:39 PM
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p.7 #16 · p.7 #16 · Gear- and Lensporn


carstenw wrote:
That's cheating, there is an adapter on the Contax!


yeah, but i can't use it on digital without the adapter and putting a contax camera on the lens would make the size difference even crazier.





i think the adapter makes it about the size of the new ZE version.




Apr 18, 2014 at 03:14 PM
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p.7 #17 · p.7 #17 · Gear- and Lensporn


oh, and my g28 to match the g45:









Apr 18, 2014 at 03:16 PM
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p.7 #18 · p.7 #18 · Gear- and Lensporn


This is my lenses

Nikkor 28 f2.8 ai-s von Ronny Olsson ( Thank's for over 3 000 000 views ) auf Flickr

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 ZF 2 von Ronny Olsson ( Thank's for over 3 000 000 views ) auf Flickr

Nikkor 28 f2.8 ai-s von Ronny Olsson ( Thank's for over 3 000 000 views ) auf Flickr

Nikon 105mm f/2.5 AI von Ronny Olsson ( Thank's for over 3 000 000 views ) auf Flickr

Nikon 105 f2.5 Ai von Ronny Olsson ( Thank's for over 3 000 000 views ) auf Flickr



Apr 18, 2014 at 10:07 PM
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p.7 #19 · p.7 #19 · Gear- and Lensporn


Newest Edition - It's a G thing - FE 70-200mm f4 OSS -


Lens Porn by xposhore, on Flickr

*Tripod for demonstration purposes only, usually shooting with it handheld.

Edited on Apr 19, 2014 at 01:24 PM · View previous versions



Apr 19, 2014 at 12:03 AM
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DSC00169 by unoh7, on Flickr


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image by unoh7, on Flickr



DSC05960 by unoh7, on Flickr


crony by unoh7, on Flickr


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Apr 19, 2014 at 02:36 AM
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