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p.119 #1 · p.119 #1 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


The really good C/Y Zeiss glass is very contrasty (especially micro) right away, it doesn't take much to make it overdone. Sometimes just moving the white and black points a little and adding some selective sharpening is all it takes. I find they take well to the clarity slider in Lightroom, or similar PS techniques.


Apr 12, 2015 at 03:38 PM
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p.119 #2 · p.119 #2 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Thanks Theophilus!


Apr 13, 2015 at 05:13 AM
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p.119 #3 · p.119 #3 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


theophilus wrote:
I find they take well to the clarity slider in Lightroom, or similar PS techniques.


gotta disagree here, i find adding clarity to quickly destroy the look of the lens.

a few more shots with my modded version:






























Apr 13, 2015 at 04:27 PM
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p.119 #4 · p.119 #4 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


I find (for mostly all fast lenses) that adding clarity to wide open, close range shots typically makes the background blur/bokeh less attractive to my eye.


Apr 13, 2015 at 04:53 PM
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p.119 #5 · p.119 #5 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Inspired by the amazing car shots by Wfrank and R.young, here's a 2 shot pano wide open of a Bedford bus.



Did a couple of short DOF pano-attempts of flowering trees, but both Photoshop CS6 and PTGui have bij problems stitching correctly :-( Perhaps it will help to bring my tripod and pano head?



Apr 14, 2015 at 05:22 PM
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p.119 #6 · p.119 #6 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


To be more specific I find clarity a good addition to wide sweeping landscape shots shot stopped down. Those are more my style. I agree with not using it as much in close range especially wide open.


Apr 14, 2015 at 07:22 PM
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p.119 #7 · p.119 #7 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


So what's the consensus on the FE 35/1.4 vs the old CY Distagon 1.4? The CY 35/1.4 has been my dream lens for forever.

They seem roughly the same weight, can probably pick up the CY for $500 less.



Apr 14, 2015 at 07:53 PM
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p.119 #8 · p.119 #8 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


theophilus wrote:
So what's the consensus on the FE 35/1.4 vs the old CY Distagon 1.4? The CY 35/1.4 has been my dream lens for forever.

They seem roughly the same weight, can probably pick up the CY for $500 less.


i think the c/y is a little smaller too even with the adapter. probably not as good a landscape lens though (not a bad one either).




















Apr 15, 2015 at 04:58 AM
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p.119 #9 · p.119 #9 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


sebboh wrote:
i think the c/y is a little smaller too even with the adapter. probably not as good a landscape lens though (not a bad one either).


So the FE 1.4 is looking good corner to corner stopped down?



Apr 15, 2015 at 04:21 PM
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p.119 #10 · p.119 #10 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread



Sony A7 + C/Y Contax Distagon 35/1.4 +Contax Extension Tube 13mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Sony A7 + C/Y Contax Distagon 35/1.4 +Contax Extension Tube 13mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Sony A7 + C/Y Contax Distagon 35/1.4 +Contax Extension Tube 13mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr


Sony A7 + C/Y Contax Distagon 35/1.4 +Contax Extension Tube 13mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



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p.119 #11 · p.119 #11 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


theophilus wrote:
So the FE 1.4 is looking good corner to corner stopped down?


it looks to have a smaller midzone dip, but i haven't seen a direct comparison yet.




Apr 15, 2015 at 08:45 PM
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p.119 #12 · p.119 #12 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


So, I had my Rollei (the old version of the distagon) serviced a few years ago by someone recommended for contax repair on this forum, or another, I can't remember. I haven't used it much since, but the lens barrel has come loose and I can hear a screw rolling around in there. I don't really want to send it back to the guy who originally fixed it. Are there any suggestions out there as where to send it, I don't really know where to send it. I am thinking I might just send it to Keh (I'm in Atlanta anyways). Any thoughts?


Apr 22, 2015 at 12:41 AM
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p.119 #13 · p.119 #13 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Ronny _Olsson wrote:
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7633/16485884644_6c4a1b8549_o.jpg
Sony A7 + C/Y Contax Distagon 35/1.4 +Contax Extension Tube 13mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7617/16491218974_3bb6846e3b_o.jpg
Sony A7 + C/Y Contax Distagon 35/1.4 +Contax Extension Tube 13mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7715/16487091934_2d33a3dd29_h.jpg
Sony A7 + C/Y Contax Distagon 35/1.4 +Contax Extension Tube 13mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7671/16930949158_d5bb17c423_o.jpg
Sony A7 + C/Y Contax Distagon 35/1.4 +Contax Extension Tube 13mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr


Those are gorgeous Ronny, like watercolours.



Apr 22, 2015 at 01:43 AM
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p.119 #14 · p.119 #14 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Camera Solutions in Portland, OR did a great job doing a CLA on my Rollei 35/1.4 Distagon:

http://www.camerasolutionsinc.com/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=9


ewadler wrote:
So, I had my Rollei (the old version of the distagon) serviced a few years ago by someone recommended for contax repair on this forum, or another, I can't remember. I haven't used it much since, but the lens barrel has come loose and I can hear a screw rolling around in there. I don't really want to send it back to the guy who originally fixed it. Are there any suggestions out there as where to send it, I don't really know where to send it. I am thinking I might just send it to Keh (I'm in Atlanta
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Apr 22, 2015 at 02:03 AM
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p.119 #15 · p.119 #15 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Awesome, I'll give them a try, thanks!

pdmphoto wrote:
Camera Solutions in Portland, OR did a great job doing a CLA on my Rollei 35/1.4 Distagon:

http://www.camerasolutionsinc.com/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=9






Apr 23, 2015 at 11:57 AM
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p.119 #16 · p.119 #16 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


I am starting to appreciate the CY 35 1.4 AEG more and more. Very versatile, performs at all apertures and scenes. The only things I dislike are that the focussing goes the wrong way, the huge lens hood and the fact it tempts me to make WOFBK (Wide Open Flower Bokeh Kitsch). Ah well...... Hence all @1.4, minimum focus and no editing (except for what smugmug does) because I prefer the subtle tones over contrast.
















Apr 27, 2015 at 03:58 PM
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p.119 #17 · p.119 #17 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


some family pics on portra 160 with the contax aria:



















May 17, 2015 at 07:14 PM
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p.119 #18 · p.119 #18 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Time to revive this thread!

I have just received a mint Rollei CZ Distagon 35/1.4, and I have the usual infinity focus issue. I'm using a Fotodiox Rollei->NEX adapter. I would like to adjust infinity on the lens, as I read a few times it was just a matter of a few screws to loosen.

My lens (the most recent Rollei version, that looks like a Contax lens) has only four screws on the focusing ring, and loosening them quite a bit does not let me move it past infinity. And there are no screws under the rubber band of the focusing ring.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!



Aug 15, 2015 at 09:14 AM
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p.119 #19 · p.119 #19 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


A7s + C/Y 35/1.4 wide open:








Dec 12, 2015 at 04:53 PM
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p.119 #20 · p.119 #20 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


shot on velvia:





























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