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p.19 #1 · p.19 #1 · Zeiss Loxia Images Thread


dakel wrote:
A couple wide open from the Loxia 35mm
These were taken in a hospital garden. My wife finds the first one creepy:

I understood that Loxia 35 is based to ZM 2/35. Seeing these I start to doubt this theory; the ZM 2/35 has also crappy boke wide open, but not similar to this. Seems that they have added much more spherical aberration and therefore low contrast to f/2 aperture. The ZM 2/35 wide open has very sharp boke highlight ball edges, but focus plane has more contrast than Loxia 35 wide open. There is similarity that both 35mm lenses change character when closing down to f/2.8-3.5: Loxia gets rid off the spherical aberration, ZM boke gets very smooth (boke highlight light distribution improves and few other improvements) and focus plane contrast get very high. If Loxia 35 would not be that expensive I would like to get it as well, for now ZM 2/35 is sufficient as they are fairly similar "at good apertures" and I feel only gaining EXIF-data by getting Loxia 35.



darbo wrote:
So far I have CV 12mm, Loxia 21mm, and 35mm...wondering if my next lens should be CV 15mm or Loxia 85mm?

Not thinking Loxia 50mm because I have the FE 55mm 1.8, which is adequate I think, but am willing to have my mind changed.

To me having FE55 is not valid reason to not get Loxia 50. In my opinion Zony FE55 can't never produce as much pop/oomph/3D/callitwhateveryoulike than Loxia does. However in your situation I would recommend Loxia 85 (or CV65); 35mm and 50mm are so close in focal length that practically combining them while shooting is hard.

Hopefully these don't change your mind to avoid the 35&50 problem Below few Loxia 50 landscapes, some posted to FE megathread in 2015. Only issue I have with Loxia 50 for landscapes is that there is "midfield dip", and due to this I prefer to close down f/8 instead of shooting f/5.6 (optimal might be somewhere in between, I think Fred has mentioned he thinks f/6.3 is his optimal). Lens takes diffraction well, and in practice f/8 does not look dull due to diffraction. In my opinion Loxia 50 is nice compromise between "modern performance" and having "old Zeiss look" - for sure lens is not rendering as nicely than it's forefathers (C/Y 1.4/50, G 2/45 or ZM 2/50) did, but it still has some magic in it.



Zeiss Loxia 2/50 FE @ f/8.0, 1/125s, A7r @ ISO 100, Hoya HD CIR-PL 52mm



Zeiss Loxia 2/50 FE @ f/8.0, 1/60s, A7r @ ISO 100, Hoya HD CIR-PL 52mm



Zeiss Loxia 2/50 FE @ f/8.0, 1/125s, A7r @ ISO 100, Hoya HD CIR-PL 52mm



Zeiss Loxia 2/50 FE @ f/8.0, 1/20s, A7r @ ISO 100, Hoya HD CIR-PL 52mm


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Sep 12, 2017 at 06:47 AM
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p.19 #2 · p.19 #2 · Zeiss Loxia Images Thread


Loxia 85mm - landscapes.

















Sep 12, 2017 at 07:35 AM
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p.19 #3 · p.19 #3 · Zeiss Loxia Images Thread


Loxia 85mm - shot at f3.5. This is the universal mountain diet in the Himalayas - dhal bhat and organic vege curries, on a generous bed of rice and topped with a boiled egg. Great food.







Sep 12, 2017 at 07:48 AM
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philip_pj wrote:
Loxia 85mm - shot at f3.5. This is the universal mountain diet in the Himalayas - dhal bhat and organic vege curries, on a generous bed of rice and topped with a boiled egg. Great food.

Philip, great colors and smooth transition from main subject to boy at background, and the contrast loss on boke is beautiful as well. Unlike Loxia 50, I think Loxia 85 has preserved it's predecessors' rendering style of C/Y-mount 3.5/100 and G-mount 2.8/90 nicely (I never liked the 2.8/85 despite really hard trying to like it).

Samuli



Sep 12, 2017 at 08:10 AM
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A few from my L21:








Sep 12, 2017 at 08:13 AM
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Took this image while walking around the local neighborhood with my Sony A7R II and Loxia 85 lens. I especially liked the bokeh from this image - who says f2.4 isn't enough? Although I'm sure if i had the 85mm GM, it would be blurrier.

Batter Up by tonyz123456, on Flickr



Sep 13, 2017 at 05:35 AM
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Okay, since two days have passed, here's my next contribution.

Good old Loxia 35, LRCC.

Smoky haze from forest fire in British Columbia contributed to the lighting and color (see the sunlight in the upper left through the gap in the mountain ridge -- looks like part of the sunstar rays, but it's actually bluish-grey in color).




  ILCE-7R    E 35mm F0 lens    35mm    f/11.0    1/160s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Sep 14, 2017 at 07:30 PM
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Gunzorro wrote:
Okay, since two days have passed, here's my next contribution.

Good old Loxia 35, LRCC.

Smoky haze from forest fire in British Columbia contributed to the lighting and color (see the sunlight in the upper left through the gap in the mountain ridge -- looks like part of the sunstar rays, but it's actually bluish-grey in color).


People cringe on these sun flares and i just love them myself. Just gives a image a bright look to it. Nice



Sep 14, 2017 at 07:42 PM
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Thanks Guy!

I can see it both ways. But when available, why not put a little sparkle into the picture? It's sure to brighten someone's day.



Sep 14, 2017 at 07:49 PM
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p.19 #10 · p.19 #10 · Zeiss Loxia Images Thread


Loxia 21mm (two frame stitched pano):


Shaefer Heard by David Arbogast, on Flickr



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p.19 #11 · p.19 #11 · Zeiss Loxia Images Thread


Repeat from the big Sony FE thread...

Yesterday at West Beach, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Wooden stairs along the Dune Succession Trail. Infrared (850nm): A7R; Loxia 50mm.

west beach stairs IR 1417 by Danny Burk, on Flickr



Sep 18, 2017 at 05:13 AM
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Ronny Olsson wrote:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4210/35311060160_f5d0fdf0c7_h.jpg
Sony A7R II + Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr


One thing I love about this is that the night sky still looks like night.
So many Astro images maximize the number stars at the expense of capturing the feeling of it being night time..



Sep 19, 2017 at 02:16 AM
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p.19 #13 · p.19 #13 · Zeiss Loxia Images Thread


Two from my Loxia 50mm. The first was taken in Gantry State Park in NYC and the second was taken in Tuscany. Both were taken at dawn.












Sep 27, 2017 at 12:17 PM
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p.19 #14 · p.19 #14 · Zeiss Loxia Images Thread


Cross-posted from the big Sony thread. I just returned from 4 days at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in N. Michigan. Dunes, old farms, pine trees and more. There are many historic preserved farms within the park. Here's one at sunset. I used the four Loxia lenses for most of my color work; this is from the 85mm + A7RII.

sleeping bear barn sunset 8823 by Danny Burk, on Flickr



Oct 08, 2017 at 12:23 AM
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p.19 #15 · p.19 #15 · Zeiss Loxia Images Thread


A series of shots from Amicalola Falls in Georgia with the Loxia 21mm:






















Oct 08, 2017 at 03:13 AM
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p.19 #16 · p.19 #16 · Zeiss Loxia Images Thread


LOXIA 21MM @ Downtown Perth, Australia
Perth Downtown-23 by Tri Tran, on Flickr

Perth Downtown-20 by Tri Tran, on Flickr

Perth Downtown-17 by Tri Tran, on Flickr




Oct 08, 2017 at 04:26 PM
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Sony A7R II + Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr




Sony A7R II + Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Oct 08, 2017 at 07:51 PM
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p.19 #18 · p.19 #18 · Zeiss Loxia Images Thread


inglis wrote:
Can someone comment on what they like about the Loxia in relation to either the FE 35 2.8 or FE 55 1.8? I am debating which way to go, have read lots of reviews, but am still undecided. These images help. The 3d is incredible.
John


I can't really speak to the FE 35/2.8, having never owned or used it (tried the 55/1.8 once).

I own the Loxia 35, and otherwise for AF purposes use my Canon EF 35/2 IS. I choose the Canon over the Sony 35/2.8.

For any casual shots needing AF prime lens, especially in low light, I use the Sony 28/2 or the above mentioned Canon (also the Canon 24/2.8 IS).

For anything "serious" , I choose the Loxia for its rendering, color and results in LR. I also like the control and precision of MF for anything that I want to "nail".

Obviously, if 35mm is a favorite focal length for you, over time you can accumulate a number of options, or cycle through candidates after testing. If you do a lot of AF, you should probably start with the FE 35/2.8 right now, as it is much less expensive (I'd buy used from someone FM). Then later you can add the MF Loxia.

But for my most common uses, the Loxia is the top dog.



Oct 09, 2017 at 01:50 PM
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p.19 #19 · p.19 #19 · Zeiss Loxia Images Thread


Ronny Olsson wrote:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4513/37395556851_1a0ff34d64_h.jpg
Sony A7R II + Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4378/23545306238_a62e6be249_h.jpg
Sony A7R II + Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr


Awesome shots Ronny!



Oct 16, 2017 at 06:20 PM
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Thanks Fred


Sony A7R II + Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr


Sony A7R II + Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

HDR

Sony A7R II + Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Windy day at Gjain

Sony A7R II + Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



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