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Mast3rChi3f
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p.73 #1 · p.73 #1 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Great photos everyone.

21mm
















Should i sell the sigmalux and buy the 50/1.4 ZE? What do you think?



Jun 06, 2010 at 03:41 PM
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p.73 #2 · p.73 #2 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Wohoo, Just bought the 21.
Does this really need a CP or does the hood work okay for reducing glare?
Now if I can make the 35-70 work on the 5D, I'll be in business for my travel kit.



Jun 06, 2010 at 04:51 PM
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p.73 #3 · p.73 #3 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Masterchief, ZE 50 f:1.4 and sigmalux are very different. The Sigma is optimized for wide open, close up portraits, with maximum background blur. If that is what you want, the Zeiss will disapoint. But for cityscape, landscape, anything, including portraits, further than 10' and somewhat closed down, the Zeiss offers superlative rendition.


Jun 06, 2010 at 04:58 PM
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p.73 #4 · p.73 #4 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


swolfcg wrote:
Wohoo, Just bought the 21.
Does this really need a CP or does the hood work okay for reducing glare?
Now if I can make the 35-70 work on the 5D, I'll be in business for my travel kit.


Congrats

The 21 is amazing when it comes to glare (veiling flare) - basically you could shoot directly into the sun without losing any contrast. Example:







Crop from the above:






A filter on the other hand will make it worse. I have Hoya, BW and Heliopan filters and all of them lead to significant reduction in flare control.


Hugo: Great captures! I especially like #2. One suggestion though: I think you are over-sharpening your images a bit.



Jun 06, 2010 at 05:26 PM
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p.73 #5 · p.73 #5 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Denoir, Thanks for the head up. After trying a few Zeiss lenses, I've noticed that CPs are really not necessary if you stop down a bit. I've actually lost a few shots around water with CPs when it wasn't perfectly angled 90 degrees. I know you can rotate the filter to make it work, but what a pain & sometimes that doesn't work.

Steph



Jun 06, 2010 at 05:35 PM
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p.73 #6 · p.73 #6 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Thanks for the heads up Makten
Thanks denoir!
Mast3rChi3f: If sigma 50/1.4 works well with no AF issues, I would keep the lens. As philber suggested, the lenses are very different. I had two sigma 50/1.4's, both with similar issues, so I returned the lenses to the supplier.

Edited on Jun 06, 2010 at 10:57 PM · View previous versions



Jun 06, 2010 at 08:48 PM
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p.73 #7 · p.73 #7 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Thanks philber and charles.K. I just use the sigma for portrait, and mostly wide open.




Jun 06, 2010 at 09:01 PM
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p.73 #8 · p.73 #8 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


50/1.4 Planar wide open...








And f/2.8...








I'm in love with the rendering of this lens! As someone said, it's "elegant". Not to mention the 3D and the fantastic colors.



Jun 06, 2010 at 10:24 PM
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p.73 #9 · p.73 #9 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Yes, that second shot demonstrates the 3D effect quite nicely. I think that at those distances the 50/1.4 has an advantage over the 50/2 in terms of graceful DOF falloff.

50 MP:




















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Jun 06, 2010 at 11:01 PM
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p.73 #10 · p.73 #10 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Makten: I'm really liking the dream like quality of your shots with the 50/1.4.

This is the reason, at times I will use the 50/1.4 and 85/1.4, as it has a totally different feel, to the shots. There are a lot of sharp lenses, including great P&S cameras, that are sharp in good lighting, but do not have the "rendering" or feel that differentiate the shot from other snap shots.

Makten: I appreciate that you taking the time to show what the 50/1.4 can do

Denoir: Thanks for the comparison Both are great lenses.



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p.73 #11 · p.73 #11 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


More, again, from the ZF 50/2 MP. The first wide open, the second is around f5.6 (IIRC):












Jun 07, 2010 at 02:15 AM
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p.73 #12 · p.73 #12 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


denoir: Like number 3.


Jun 07, 2010 at 02:40 AM
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p.73 #13 · p.73 #13 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


zf 28mm







Jun 07, 2010 at 04:31 AM
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p.73 #14 · p.73 #14 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Makten wrote:
50/1.4 Planar wide open...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Makten/Planar%2050/DSC_1290.jpg

And f/2.8...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Makten/Planar%2050/DSC_1294.jpg

I'm in love with the rendering of this lens! As someone said, it's "elegant". Not to mention the 3D and the fantastic colors.


Great images, very nice rendering.



Jun 07, 2010 at 06:31 AM
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p.73 #15 · p.73 #15 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Makten, thanks for sharing these-just the look and feel I like,especially #1


Jun 07, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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p.73 #16 · p.73 #16 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Most often the 3-D effect seems to be recognized/enforced when there are objects in the oof areas, to which the subject in focus can relate. Although of course there is a room behind the subject in the following picture there are no nearby objects to enforce the pop.
I found that amongst my ZF lenses especially the ZF85 delivers that special plasticity.

D3, ZF85, f/2:






Kind regards,
Bernd



Jun 07, 2010 at 12:31 PM
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p.73 #17 · p.73 #17 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


I will soon be joining the ZE army
The UK distributor of Zeiss and Voigtlander called me today about the CV 20/3.5 that I sent in due to softness on the right hand side.

The problem was acknowledged and the lens was going to be exchanged under warranty (bought it in January), then I said I was interersted in trading up to the ZE21, so they have offered to take the new price of the CV20 of the distagon.

Couldn't refuse, should be here in on Wednesday



Jun 07, 2010 at 01:46 PM
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p.73 #18 · p.73 #18 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Congrats on your new lens, Johnahill!


Jun 07, 2010 at 02:01 PM
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p.73 #19 · p.73 #19 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


My next zeiss will be probably the 35/1.4.

21mm

pano with 6 vertical photos.












Jun 07, 2010 at 07:05 PM
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p.73 #20 · p.73 #20 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


28mm







Jun 07, 2010 at 07:29 PM
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