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p.1 #1 · cz-sony 135 f1.8 on 1ds3


Here are some shots of my new cz-sony 135mm f1.8 lens on my 1ds3 and 5d along with some of my other bokeh friends, the Rokkor 58 1.2 and the 85L mk2.

I posted some wide open shots on the alternative thread.

This lens has incredible sharpness and contrast at f 1.8 and very nice bokeh too.

This lens and the CZ-Sony 85mm f1.4 lens which looks to have better IQ than the ZF version (I think it has two more elements) look to be the jewels of the new Sony lens lineup and they have done a great job.





















Jan 20, 2009 at 07:57 AM
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p.1 #2 · cz-sony 135 f1.8 on 1ds3


any comparison with 135L?


Jan 20, 2009 at 08:18 AM
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p.1 #3 · cz-sony 135 f1.8 on 1ds3


How did you finally adapt it? Aperture?

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Jan 20, 2009 at 08:36 AM
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p.1 #4 · cz-sony 135 f1.8 on 1ds3


Replaced the sony mount plate with a modified fotodiox non-pro Nikon-Eos adapter which I drilled holes in to work with sony mount holes. It was a pain trying to counter-sink the holes on such a thin adapter flange. I didn't do any surgery on the lens and I am only using cardboard pieces to wedge the aperture lever fully open.
I am waiting to hear back from SKGrimes on if they can convert it and how they would control the aperture lever. Mark (16-9) is going to look into coming up with a solution with aperture control as soon as he finishes looking into the Nikon 24 PC-E adapter. See my other thread for pictures of the lens mount. I have infinity focus, just missing an eloquent aperture control.
I don't have a 135L to do any comparison shots, but I think this lens will be sharper than the 135L wide open and will be shaper across the full frame. Also looking at Photozone tests it should vignette less wide open than the 135L. Comparing it to my 85L 1.2 mk2, it seems to be sharper at f1.8 and is sharper in the corners.
I need to do more tests and I know that most people would go with the 135L which is a great lens with AF. But I wanted a 135mm which I thought was the sharpest wide open and had very nice bokeh and also has the Zeiss drawing style which I like better than the Canon. For this lens to become popular with Canon adoptees it will have to have the aperture control combined with a special sony-canon mount adapter which replaces the sony mount. I just wanted to get a head start in trying this lens out and let people here know how it performs.
BTW, the focus ring has a slight ~1mm play it it which still works ok for me as the internal helicoid sp? action is smooth like a Zeiss lens and has enough throw distance to work well. Its like Sony screwed up in designing the connection of the internal focus helicoid with the aperture ring itself causing this slight amount of play before the focusing engages. It would be nice to take this lens apart and see if that play could be fixed.



Jan 20, 2009 at 09:23 AM
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p.1 #5 · cz-sony 135 f1.8 on 1ds3


Cool. This may be the first time I've seen a Sony lens mounted on a Canon. Once you manage to acquire a real adapter, you need to check out that Sony 135mm STF. That lens and the Zeiss 24-70 are probably the other two "jewels" in the Sony line, currently.


Jan 20, 2009 at 06:19 PM
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p.1 #6 · cz-sony 135 f1.8 on 1ds3


I'd like to try out the 135 STF sometime before buying it. It has the drawback of needing alot of light T4.5. It is still too early to see how good the new CZ-Sony 16-35mm lens is.


Jan 21, 2009 at 07:02 AM
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p.1 #7 · cz-sony 135 f1.8 on 1ds3


Here is wide open shot at f1.8 handheld and crop from the upper right.
I missed focus on the front eye of the girl and am more back focused on her back eye and the man's face. Incredible detail in the crop.












Jan 21, 2009 at 08:03 AM
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p.1 #8 · cz-sony 135 f1.8 on 1ds3


That sure looks good!


Jan 21, 2009 at 08:14 AM
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p.1 #9 · cz-sony 135 f1.8 on 1ds3


Here is a bokeh example with lots of tough back lighting which I think it handled well.
The 2nd shot is example of the center sharpness with a center crop.
Both shots were shot wide open hand held.

















Jan 21, 2009 at 08:50 AM
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p.1 #10 · cz-sony 135 f1.8 on 1ds3


These are all shot wide open and handheld also.
The 2nd one was shot in natural low light with shutter speed of 1/40.

















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p.1 #11 · cz-sony 135 f1.8 on 1ds3


Thanks Anden!
The last shot of my dog was made using a flash and unfortunately his coat has a natural sheen which reflects the light in areas. But I love the sharpness and bokeh blur..
Here are crops of his nose and his right eye:












Jan 21, 2009 at 09:12 AM
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p.1 #12 · cz-sony 135 f1.8 on 1ds3


I would like to thank Paul Lindqvist and Andrea Buso of the dpreview Sony SLR forum for providing me excellent sample shots with this lens on their A900's and for providing me user feedback on this lens.
It was this beautiful picture by Paul of his daughter shot wide open which sold me on this lens and confirmed for me the excellent photozone review results
Here is the link to the shot:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1037&message=30536471

Enjoy!



Jan 21, 2009 at 09:50 AM
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p.1 #13 · cz-sony 135 f1.8 on 1ds3


wayne seltzer wrote:
Replaced the sony mount plate with a modified fotodiox non-pro Nikon-Eos adapter which I drilled holes in to work with sony mount holes. It was a pain trying to counter-sink the holes on such a thin adapter flange. I didn't do any surgery on the lens and I am only using cardboard pieces to wedge the aperture lever fully open.
I am waiting to hear back from SKGrimes on if they can convert it and how they would control the aperture lever. Mark (16-9) is going to look into coming up with a solution with aperture control as soon as
...Show more

Infinity?



Jan 21, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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p.1 #14 · cz-sony 135 f1.8 on 1ds3


Andreas ,
yes, I have checked infinity focus at f1.8 with liveview. It focuses slightly before infinity.



Jan 21, 2009 at 03:38 PM
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p.1 #15 · cz-sony 135 f1.8 on 1ds3


Nice. Congrats!

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Jan 21, 2009 at 03:53 PM
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p.1 #16 · cz-sony 135 f1.8 on 1ds3


nice work.
I've seen a 135STF with a canon mount conversion selling on ebay last summer. i wasn't sure how it was possible.



Jan 21, 2009 at 05:11 PM
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p.1 #17 · cz-sony 135 f1.8 on 1ds3


wayne seltzer wrote:
Could you post this graph again in my CZ-Sony 135 f1.8 on 1ds3 thread?


As requested:







Jan 21, 2009 at 09:30 PM
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p.1 #18 · cz-sony 135 f1.8 on 1ds3


Maybe someone is interested in such similar lense - Pentax A 1.8/135
http://www.cameramate.com/product_info.php?cPath=106&products_id=2762



Jan 22, 2009 at 10:40 PM
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p.1 #19 · cz-sony 135 f1.8 on 1ds3


Dim.ka_ wrote:
Maybe someone is interested in such similar lense - Pentax A 1.8/135
http://www.cameramate.com/product_info.php?cPath=106&products_id=2762


The A* 135 is a great lens, but it's usually significantly more expensive than a ZA 135.



Jan 22, 2009 at 11:31 PM





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