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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


jabog6 wrote:
Very nice - I like the OOF areas.

OT: Not many hours of daylight in Sweden these days, I take it?


I was just about to say the same thing before I noticed your post.

It's not often that I see a candle lit breakfast


Keep the shots coming, I'm too busy to shoot anything for the next few weeks (moving house) so I've been living nefariously through others' shots



Nov 28, 2009 at 01:52 PM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Thanks guys.

No it is pretty much dusk and dawn all day... Grey and a lot of rain.

As for candles, we always eat breakfast with candles. It is cosy and and a nice way to start the day.

A



Nov 28, 2009 at 02:47 PM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Congrats on aquiring this fine lens and finding a way to use a cheapo adapter (although I'd be inclined to paint the rear of the adapter black).

Comparing to the 35L, you reached the same conclusion as me: better sharpness, less vignetting, excedllent flare control, nice bokeh, and colors.

. Anden wrote:
The flare control is excellent so far.
Sharpness at f/1.4 is great and vignetting is quite low.
The 35L has AF. The Zeiss has the rest.

A




Nov 28, 2009 at 03:36 PM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


The 35L is probably the more convenient lens but due to the massive price difference the choice was easy for me.




Nov 29, 2009 at 06:05 PM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Anden, cool lens. I really like some of these older and rare distinctive lenses. Great find, enjoy! Oh, and let's see some more shots


Nov 30, 2009 at 04:01 PM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Perfect !


Nov 30, 2009 at 08:32 PM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Great shot Andreas!
Could this be considered 3-d?



Dec 01, 2009 at 01:58 AM
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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Thanks Guys! It does have pop in my book...

A




Dec 01, 2009 at 05:25 AM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


If 35L and Contax 35 f:1.4 were "suspiciously similar" ([email protected]), then it seems, based on early pics, that the ZE35 f:2.0 is "suspiciously different" from its Contax forefather. I will know more when I eventually get mine


Dec 01, 2009 at 06:20 AM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


HFT = Rebranded Zeiss T* coating


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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


The 35L:s I have owned have had good af even at f/1.4 but I do not shoot events like weddings so my needs might be other than Mr B's.

A



Dec 01, 2009 at 12:52 PM
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p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Hi,
sorry for the question but I'm considering the Contax version of this lens from some time, are there any particular differences between the Contax and Rollei mount?

THANKS!



Dec 01, 2009 at 02:40 PM
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p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


The 3 aperture blades are different from the 8 in the Contax. I have not used the Contax so I can not comment on it.

A



Dec 01, 2009 at 02:46 PM
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p.2 #14 · p.2 #14 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Anden wrote:
f/1.4


I like the turtle shot Anden - and with such models, who needs AF anyway

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Regarding AF performance of Canon 35/1.4, I was quite happy with how accurately my copy focused at f/1.4 on my camera at the time (5D Classic). Accurate and consistent.

I've owned and/or used all Canon's f/1.2 and f/1.4 primes from 24 to 85 mm and the one bright prime I recall as being the snappiest and most accurately focusing is the 35/1.4 L.



Dec 01, 2009 at 03:07 PM
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p.2 #15 · p.2 #15 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Thanks Johan. It is actually a tortoise. Not a turtle.

I have also had all the canon primes in that range except for the 24. I agree that the 35 is the fastest.

Andreas



Dec 01, 2009 at 03:41 PM
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p.2 #16 · p.2 #16 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Anden wrote:
Thanks Johan. It is actually a tortoise. Not a turtle.Andreas


I stand corrected, reptiles are not my area of expertise



Dec 01, 2009 at 03:54 PM
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p.2 #17 · p.2 #17 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Great shots, Andreas. I really admire your ability to pull them seemingly out of nowhere. Congrats!


Dec 03, 2009 at 06:12 AM
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p.2 #18 · p.2 #18 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Thanks! I try to bring the camera with me as much as possible. Right now this lens is pretty much glued to my 5DII...

A



Dec 03, 2009 at 08:39 AM
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p.2 #19 · p.2 #19 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


brainiac wrote:
Yes - well, the 35L and Contax 35 f1.4 even have very similar looking length, girth, and size/curavature of front and rear elements, which is why I use the word suspicious.


No need to speculate... here are block diagrams:
Canon

Zeiss (PDF)

The Canon is an 11/9 design and the Zeiss is a 9/8 design. Both have a single aspherical surface. The length and girth similarity is due to the fact that the lens is very fast and it takes some space to fit enough elements to make such a lens sharp. Other than the fact that they're both reverse-telephoto lenses (like pretty much all SLR wide-angle lenses) they seem pretty different.

The newer 35/2 is a 9/7 design and again pretty different from both f/1.4 lenses.

Anyway, all three are amazing. I'm glad we have so many options at this focal length since it's one of my favorites. Between these three and the flektogon and EF 35/2 anyone could find the lens for their needs (AF, close focusing, bokeh, "look", weight, etc.)

Edit: I just noticed the 35/2 is only 50g lighter than the 35L. Ouch.



Dec 03, 2009 at 08:50 PM
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p.2 #20 · p.2 #20 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Nice one Andreas!
Was that hand held?



Dec 04, 2009 at 11:27 PM
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