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p.5 #1 · p.5 #1 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


brainiac wrote:
Great shots Anden.

In 2005 I switched from Nikon to Canon when I discovered I could put this lens on a 5D. The love affair continues.


You made me get one. Thank you!



Jan 04, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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p.5 #2 · p.5 #2 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Anden,


Great shots. I used to have a CY 35/1.4 which amazes at close distance but sucks at infinity. I was not sure and am still not sure if it was due to the adapter ring which did not reach infinity and still hit the mirror box. Do you have any (big-size prefered) infinity landscape shots from this Rollei Distagon? Thanks.


WYAN


One example shot and its 100% crop, without any adjustment.






Jan 04, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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p.5 #3 · p.5 #3 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


It's a pity to see people posting guesses about HFT as fact. It is not rebranded T* and it is not the same technology - it is Rollei's own proprietary multicoating technology applied at the Rollei factory. That explains why there are some Schneider lenses (to fit Rollei 6000) with HFT.

http://www.dantestella.com/zeiss/coatings.html
http://www.sl66.com/pg/HFT_coating.shtml






Jan 04, 2010 at 12:21 PM
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p.5 #4 · p.5 #4 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Wyan. No problems so far. Have not done a propper test at infinity but will do.

Graham: Thanks for sharing the info on the coating.

A




Jan 04, 2010 at 09:25 PM
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p.5 #5 · p.5 #5 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Andreas, what a PR action for such great lens, i could not resist and have ordered one for myself








Jan 05, 2010 at 09:44 AM
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p.5 #6 · p.5 #6 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Anden wrote:
Wyan. No problems so far. Have not done a propper test at infinity but will do.

Graham: Thanks for sharing the info on the coating.

A



THX. Looking forward to.



Jan 06, 2010 at 03:24 PM
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p.5 #7 · p.5 #7 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Dim.ka_ wrote:
Andreas, what a PR action for such great lens, i could not resist and have ordered one for myself

http://album.foto.ru/gen_photo_preview.php?ns_type=1&photo_id=898719.jpg


Glad to hear from you Dmitry! I have not got hold of a 35 T/S for you to convert... I have this instead. Love it. Hope you will too!.

A



Jan 06, 2010 at 04:24 PM
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p.5 #8 · p.5 #8 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


wyan wrote:
THX. Looking forward to.


If all goes as planned with the weather I will shoot on friday.

A



Jan 06, 2010 at 04:24 PM
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p.5 #9 · p.5 #9 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Two portraits from today.
Both at f/1.4.

1. Grandpa
2. Brother
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Jan 06, 2010 at 08:26 PM
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p.5 #10 · p.5 #10 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


I like the 2nd one better as it has more 3-d than the first one and grandpa's face is a little too dark for my tastes and thus my eyes get drawn towards his lighter shirt.Love the look from this lens.


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p.5 #11 · p.5 #11 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


So this particular Zeiss is the Rollei HFT? (are there any other types)? Reason I ask is because I've seen the Rollei Zeiss HFT 1.4/35 go for $400 on ebay (which seems like a steal for the quality of lens ones getting). Is there a Contax version and how do they compare?


Jan 06, 2010 at 11:47 PM
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p.5 #12 · p.5 #12 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


One of the first hings I noticed when I got the contax version of this lens was the way it renders warm tones, particularly reds. Those last two shots demonstrate exactly what I'm talking about!

The colour is just so rich, it reminds me of medium format chromes.
Actually, the only other time I've seen that sort of pure, vibrant colour was in a brochure for the pentax 645 AF

I'm thinking about buying a rollei version and using the front element to replace my super-scratched contax one (those scratches are noticeably decreasing contrast in the centre )



Jan 07, 2010 at 05:33 AM
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p.5 #13 · p.5 #13 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Then again, I wonder if it could be possible to put the aperture out of the contax into a rolei and get the best of both worlds!


Jan 07, 2010 at 05:35 AM
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p.5 #14 · p.5 #14 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Those reds may have more to do with the Canon 5DII, and the lighting, than the Zeiss HFT 35/1.4. Concerning the triangle aperture, it doesn't matter wide open.


Jan 07, 2010 at 08:26 AM
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p.5 #15 · p.5 #15 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Anden wrote:
The optics are more or less the same as I understand it. The Rollei has 3 aperture blades...


After some research (interesting thread ), seems that Rollei started in the '70s to make lenses under Zeiss license in Germany, then in Singapore as well. Besides the obvious aperture difference, Rollei used their own coating formula. For proof, coating reflections are quite different (reddish for Rollei). I have no idea which one is better. Another trivia: HFT stands for High Fidelity Transfer.

Now looking to get one before you guys make the price of this beauty go insane ...



Jan 07, 2010 at 09:06 AM
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p.5 #16 · p.5 #16 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


wayne seltzer wrote:
I like the 2nd one better as it has more 3-d than the first one and grandpa's face is a little too dark for my tastes and thus my eyes get drawn towards his lighter shirt.Love the look from this lens.


Thank you for your comment Wayne. I agree that the shot of my grandpa is a bit dark. It was a shot from the hip. I like his expression.

A




Jan 07, 2010 at 09:49 AM
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p.5 #17 · p.5 #17 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


bluetsunami wrote:
So this particular Zeiss is the Rollei HFT? (are there any other types)? Reason I ask is because I've seen the Rollei Zeiss HFT 1.4/35 go for $400 on ebay (which seems like a steal for the quality of lens ones getting). Is there a Contax version and how do they compare?


This is the older version of the Rollei Zeiss HFT 35/1.4. Metal grip.

A



Jan 07, 2010 at 09:53 AM
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p.5 #18 · p.5 #18 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


I love the expression and atmosphere in the first one.


Jan 07, 2010 at 11:58 AM
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p.5 #19 · p.5 #19 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


Anden wrote:
Two portraits from today.
Both at f/1.4.

1. Grandpa
2. Brother


Really like your grandpa pic. It makes want to get...



...Canon EF 35/1.4 L again. Not that grandpa pictures necessarily needs autofocus but for my small constantly moving kids it certainly helps me getting more keepers. Miss 35 mm @f/1.4



Jan 07, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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p.5 #20 · p.5 #20 · The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread


I do think the reds are more of the camera than the lens. But the rendering of colors generally is superb. Punchy but not oversaturated.


Jan 07, 2010 at 02:52 PM
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