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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Zeiss ZF.2 Apo Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 / Milvus official Image Thread


Compared the NIKKOR DC135 with the Zeiss APO and keept both.
The DC due it's rendering and the AF. And the Zeiss due its clean and corrected image quality.

The DK17M helps me to bring the subject into focus with my D810.

Any samples welcome...

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Feb 13, 2017 at 07:06 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Zeiss ZF.2 Apo Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 / Milvus official Image Thread


And one more.

D810, 1/320s, f2.8, ISO64




Feb 13, 2017 at 07:08 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Zeiss ZF.2 Apo Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 / Milvus official Image Thread


Focus is not perfect.

D810, 1/250s, f4, ISO560




Feb 13, 2017 at 07:09 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Zeiss ZF.2 Apo Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 / Milvus official Image Thread


Moving peoples are too difficult for me now. But i'm learning. Slowly, but step by step...

D810, 1/250s, f2, ISO64




Feb 13, 2017 at 07:24 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Zeiss ZF.2 Apo Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 / Milvus official Image Thread


I love our Zeiss 135 f/2 APO ZF.2, and have posted a couple of samples in the past in other threads:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/860134/945#13036428

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/860134/1022#13875812

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/860134/1000#13586085

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1396796/0&year=2015#13280109




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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Zeiss ZF.2 Apo Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 / Milvus official Image Thread


Zeiss 135 APO with D4s.



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  NIKON D4S    135mm    f/2.0    1/160s    1000 ISO    -0.3 EV  




Feb 15, 2017 at 04:25 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Zeiss ZF.2 Apo Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 / Milvus official Image Thread


Continuing with the flower theme...

Nikon Df/Zeiss 135 f/2 ZF.2






Wishing for Spring




Feb 17, 2017 at 01:43 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Zeiss ZF.2 Apo Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 / Milvus official Image Thread


Sorry for the large image. I've tried editing it several times and I just can't seem to figure out how to get it smaller. I guess I'm somewhat technically challenged I'm trying to upload it directly from the iPhoto on my MacBook Pro Retina laptop.

Any suggestions

Many thanks,
Don



Feb 17, 2017 at 01:53 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Zeiss ZF.2 Apo Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 / Milvus official Image Thread


Thought I'd try and experiment with getting the size of the image better. This beautiful stain glass is part of an old historic church not far from where I live. The portrait is called, the Angel of Prayer.

Taken with the Nikon Df and Zeiss 135 APO f2/ZF.2






Angel of Prayer




Feb 17, 2017 at 02:13 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Zeiss ZF.2 Apo Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 / Milvus official Image Thread


one more...

D810, 1/250s, f2, ISO80




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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Zeiss ZF.2 Apo Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 / Milvus official Image Thread


And a close up. Normal i stop down here.

D810, 1/1'000s, f2, ISO64




Feb 19, 2017 at 06:33 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Zeiss ZF.2 Apo Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 / Milvus official Image Thread


The Pacific at Sunset from beautiful Cambria, CA........with the D810....
Ariel (1 of 2).jpg by olivertolliver, on Flickr



Feb 19, 2017 at 11:45 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Zeiss ZF.2 Apo Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 / Milvus official Image Thread


I love my Zeiss 135mm f/2. I'm now curious about the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art.






  NIKON D810    Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 ZF.2 lens    135mm    f/2.8    78s    1250 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D810    Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 ZF.2 lens    135mm    f/2.8    1/250s    64 ISO    -1.7 EV  






  NIKON D810    Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 ZF.2 lens    135mm    f/2.8    1/250s    64 ISO    0.0 EV  




Feb 20, 2017 at 12:36 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Zeiss ZF.2 Apo Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 / Milvus official Image Thread


Nice series here Todd I think it's going to be hard to beat the image quality of the Zeiss APO 135 with it's honest, true colors, outstanding contrast, sharpness, etc... not to mention the build quality. There is nothing to ever go wrong with the Zeiss, no autofocus or VR/OS to break... it's built to last several lifetimes.

The only thing one will gain (?) with the Siggy is the autofocus... but will it always focus accurately? More importantly, will you even need autofocus for the type of shooting that you'll be doing with this focal length?

Don't get me wrong... I'm not a Sigma hater at all. I have the Art 50 and love that lens. To me, it's the best 50 for the money that meets my needs. But I absolutely love my Zeiss APO 135 and can't imagine that it can be bettered. Just my 2cents

Best wishes,
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Feb 20, 2017 at 01:07 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Zeiss ZF.2 Apo Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 / Milvus official Image Thread




No Regrets wrote:
Nice series here Todd I think it's going to be hard to beat the image quality of the Zeiss APO 135 with it's honest, true colors, outstanding contrast, sharpness, etc... not to mention the build quality. There is nothing to ever go wrong with the Zeiss, no autofocus or VR/OS to break... it's built to last several lifetimes.

The only thing one will gain (?) with the Siggy is the autofocus... but will it always focus accurately? More importantly, will you even need autofocus for the type of shooting that you'll be doing with this focal length?

Don't get me
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Thanks! I don't think the Zeiss will be beat either. I primarily use my Zeiss 135 for landscape and portraits (hardly get any portrait work) and astronomy. 135 is a long focal length and I don't use the lens much, when I do use it, the results are sweet! I don't think I would replace my Zeiss with the Sigma, but I still wouldn't mind having one...



Feb 20, 2017 at 03:12 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Zeiss ZF.2 Apo Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 / Milvus official Image Thread


Every once in a while I contemplate selling our Zeiss 135/2 and replacing it with Nikon 105/1.4 for the AF benefits. But then I pick up the Zeiss for some quick snapshots around the house, and I change my mind again!






  NIKON D4    Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 ZF.2 lens    135mm    f/2.0    1/160s    3200 ISO    0.0 EV  




Apr 02, 2017 at 08:09 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Zeiss ZF.2 Apo Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 / Milvus official Image Thread


cambyses wrote:
Every once in a while I contemplate selling our Zeiss 135/2 and replacing it with Nikon 105/1.4 for the AF benefits. But then I pick up the Zeiss for some quick snapshots around the house, and I change my mind again!



How could anyone not be happy with these results. The Zeiss 135/2 is an outstanding lens, one that would be surely missed if ever sold. Great image!



Apr 02, 2017 at 03:12 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Zeiss ZF.2 Apo Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 / Milvus official Image Thread


Even if I were to get the Siggy 135 (and I most likely will), I would keep the Zeiss 135/2 for the same reasons others have stated; it is simply a unique and very, very special work of artistry and is to be used for special occasions.


Apr 02, 2017 at 03:57 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Zeiss ZF.2 Apo Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 / Milvus official Image Thread


From today in Gruyères, Switzerland

D810, 1/800s, f2, ISO64


D810, 1/1'000s, f2, ISO64



Apr 02, 2017 at 04:25 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Zeiss ZF.2 Apo Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 / Milvus official Image Thread


D810, 1/400, f2, ISO 64




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