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p.507 #1 · p.507 #1 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Lars Johnsson wrote:
If you like strange, funky bokeh on your shots the 50/1,4 is really nice
The bokeh is not that bad but wide open or close to wide open and a shorter distance it can look very strange


That's right, close up and near wide open this is this lens' weak spot. Further away or stopped down a bit it can be really awesome. It is a bit special, but so is the 50MP.



Sep 25, 2011 at 06:49 PM
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p.507 #2 · p.507 #2 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Great shot, Martin!!!


Sep 25, 2011 at 06:49 PM
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p.507 #3 · p.507 #3 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Thomas73 wrote:
Nice shots!

By the way, what is the trend for the ZE/ZF/ZF2 50/1.4? I often read it is a good performer but its 'bokeh' is not pretty... I am wondering to get one but am still hesitating.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


Hey, Thomas, thank you very much.

As for the bokeh, Lars gave you an excellent example of what it is people complain about. It's got the right idea on light dispersion in the OOF areas, but it's global contrast is too strong to give it the smooth, watercolor-like performance of a lower contrast lens, like that of the Summilux-R or Nikon AIS, in a medium-to-high contrast lighting scenario with a busy background. In a studio setting with controlled lighting a solid-color or low-contrast painted backdrop, it's very well behaved wide open at close distances. It's not blazing sharp at that aperture, so it will even be kind to your older subjects.

Take it outside or shoot in less-controlled indoor conditions, I'd stop it down or give myself some working room. It's sharper wide open at distances of about 3m or so, and the bokeh isn't anywhere near so distracting (Martin has an excellent example of this). The nice thing about stopping down with the lens is that the shape of your bokeh doesn't deviate much at all from perfectly round, so even stopped down to f/2, the bokeh of the lens is much more comparable to a native f/2 lens shot wide open than that of most 50/1.4s stopped down to f/2.

Just my opinion based on my experience, of course. I hope it helps.

Brad



Sep 25, 2011 at 07:34 PM
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p.507 #4 · p.507 #4 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Makten wrote:
ZF 100/2 @ f/11 on D700...


Wow. That's beautiful, Martin.



Sep 25, 2011 at 07:35 PM
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p.507 #5 · p.507 #5 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Makten,
nice one.Good job in controlling the highlights and shadows.
-Jim

5D 100MP @f2





5D 100MP @ f5






Sep 25, 2011 at 07:57 PM
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p.507 #6 · p.507 #6 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Very nice Jim, especially the first one


Sep 25, 2011 at 08:42 PM
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p.507 #7 · p.507 #7 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


wow, nice red color, Makten.
Very nice DOF and 3D effect in 1st image, Jim.



Sep 25, 2011 at 08:54 PM
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p.507 #8 · p.507 #8 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Thanks! I've tweaked the reds a bit and used the "camera vivid" setting in ACR. For some scenes it does block the shadows, but it works very well for "graphic" things where you want high contrast.


Sep 25, 2011 at 09:19 PM
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p.507 #9 · p.507 #9 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Here's a recent one I took with the 100/2 MP @ f3.5








Sep 25, 2011 at 11:03 PM
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p.507 #10 · p.507 #10 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


He's beautiful, Wheaty. Nice capture.


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p.507 #11 · p.507 #11 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Wheaty,
nice doggy portrait.You picked the right aperture to get more than one eye in focus.
-Jim
A few from a walk around today.

100MP @f2.2





100MP @f2





100MP @f2






Sep 26, 2011 at 12:07 AM
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p.507 #12 · p.507 #12 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Beautiful...!!!


Sep 26, 2011 at 12:32 AM
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p.507 #13 · p.507 #13 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Paul,
Thanks.I think our style of photography is similar.Your stunning Zeiss 3D shots that you have posted on this site have inspired me and i try to get that same look in my shots.That's why i always look forward to your posts.
-Jim



Sep 26, 2011 at 12:57 AM
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p.507 #14 · p.507 #14 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


ZF21




Sep 26, 2011 at 02:24 AM
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p.507 #15 · p.507 #15 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


ZF21





Sep 26, 2011 at 02:34 AM
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p.507 #16 · p.507 #16 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Really nice Jim!
Imagine the 1st one with a little kick of orange sun in the bg
instead of the big grey space. Would be exceptional.



Sep 26, 2011 at 02:56 AM
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p.507 #17 · p.507 #17 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


ZF21






Sep 26, 2011 at 03:01 AM
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p.507 #18 · p.507 #18 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


You have been to some interesting, deserted places, akul! nice shots with the 21.


Sep 26, 2011 at 03:44 AM
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p.507 #19 · p.507 #19 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Took this with the 50/1.4 before I sold it to finance the 50/2. Both are great lenses in their own right.








Sep 26, 2011 at 04:23 AM
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p.507 #20 · p.507 #20 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Excellent shot, Makten..love the texture


Sep 26, 2011 at 05:54 AM
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