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p.856 #1 · p.856 #1 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


And finally after a lot of rain we can see the spring through a 100 macro...













































this is new sigma 35/1,4







May 08, 2013 at 07:22 PM
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p.856 #2 · p.856 #2 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Accidentally double posted and I'm unable to delete this extraneous post. Help?

Edited on May 09, 2013 at 04:12 AM · View previous versions



May 09, 2013 at 04:09 AM
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p.856 #3 · p.856 #3 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Hill Country, TX
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May 09, 2013 at 04:09 AM
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p.856 #4 · p.856 #4 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Thanks guys.
Luka, no it's the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (blue mosque)



May 09, 2013 at 06:30 AM
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p.856 #5 · p.856 #5 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


D300 + 100/2 ZF @ f/2.8:




May 09, 2013 at 07:00 AM
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p.856 #6 · p.856 #6 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)



Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZF by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



May 09, 2013 at 09:45 PM
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p.856 #7 · p.856 #7 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Comparison picture between MP 2/100 and AS 2/135 @f2
I was curious how both perform in a side by side comparison.

The 2/135 is here at MFD.
Handheld picture, slightly cropped and sharpened. No other PP.


Red strawberry blossom / Zeiss Apo-Sonnar 2/135 @f2 by photooe, on Flickr


Red strawberry blossom / Zeiss Makro-Planar 2/100 @f2 by photooe, on Flickr



May 09, 2013 at 11:26 PM
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p.856 #8 · p.856 #8 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


They look very very similar ... or am I missing something


May 10, 2013 at 04:28 PM
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p.856 #9 · p.856 #9 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Ripolini wrote:
They look very very similar ... or am I missing something


Wow! I agree! They look almost identical, but I must admit the 135/2 is cleaner (lack of CA) and seems to have marginally better color, but the 100/2 seems to have smoother bokeh, at least in this particular case. But I must wonder if I can justify adding the 135/2 if I already own 100/2? Other than to marvel at 135's beautiful physique :-) I'll bet the difference could be a lot more dramatic in a more demanding scenario, there have been times where 100/2's CA has driven me nuts. Thanks for the photos photoe!



May 10, 2013 at 05:32 PM
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p.856 #10 · p.856 #10 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Somehow I like this uncropped better. I guess it allows for the full depth effect. Across the board I'm seeing the very beautiful element of color rendition making the 135/2 a terrific lens. This is something you notice more over time, especially in low light and with unusual colors. It's a bit more subtle than putting things in high contrast situations (which I generally don't like to begin with) and then hunting for the green, violet or purple fringes.

I still love my old workhorse 100/2, but then its near macro range gives me something else all together. Some of us pray to Zeiss for a 100/2 APO true 1:1 macro. Would be expensive, no doubt. But if they could engineer it, I'd buy it.

http://danmacdonald.zenfolio.com/zeiss135_for_nikon/slideshow







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p.856 #11 · p.856 #11 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


kiddik wrote:
Wow! I agree! They look almost identical, but I must admit the 135/2 is cleaner (lack of CA) and seems to have marginally better color, but the 100/2 seems to have smoother bokeh, at least in this particular case. But I must wonder if I can justify adding the 135/2 if I already own 100/2? Other than to marvel at 135's beautiful physique :-) I'll bet the difference could be a lot more dramatic in a more demanding scenario, there have been times where 100/2's CA has driven me nuts. Thanks for the photos photoe!


They look very similar, if you don't look too close.

kiddik you are right about smoother bokeh, better color and lack of CA.
If you take a very close look also better resolution.




May 10, 2013 at 10:00 PM
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p.856 #12 · p.856 #12 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Two more with the D2/25:















May 11, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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p.856 #13 · p.856 #13 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


photoe wrote:
They look very similar, if you don't look too close.

OK. This implies they are 'identical' if you look at a 'print'.



May 11, 2013 at 12:36 PM
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p.856 #14 · p.856 #14 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Interesting to see the new 135 being compared to the 100MP.

21ZE:


The fisherman by Jochen-B, on Flickr



May 11, 2013 at 03:21 PM
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p.856 #15 · p.856 #15 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Great shot Jochen and Toothwalker


May 11, 2013 at 08:52 PM
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p.856 #16 · p.856 #16 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Ripolini wrote:
OK. This implies they are 'identical' if you look at a 'print'.


I haven't printed any of my comparison pictures, within the right setup they could be identical.
'Identical' minus nearly all aberrations, adding some distortion.





May 12, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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p.856 #17 · p.856 #17 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


A few recent ones with the 50P.


2013_05_07_0989_upd by dthrog00, on Flickr


2013_05_07_1002_upd by dthrog00, on Flickr


2013_05_11_1050_upd by dthrog00, on Flickr

Thanks for viewing.
Dave



May 12, 2013 at 02:38 AM
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p.856 #18 · p.856 #18 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


100 MP :









May 12, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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p.856 #19 · p.856 #19 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


My son and I spent last week wandering extreme western Virginia, around the almost totally enclosed valley of Burkes Garden, and then the Farm Heritage Trail (4 highways linked) in the eastern edge of West Virginia. We spent some time in coal country near Pineville and Welch, and in New River Gorge, visiting some of the ghost towns there.

My contribution to the trip's photography was done exclusively with a Zeiss lineup, the 21mm, the 35/1.4 and the 135/2. The new 135 turns out to be pretty good at isolating farm buildings and concentrated scenes at several hundred yards, which compliments the 35 and 21 very well. I had no idea I'd be doing landscapes with it.

http://danmacdonald.zenfolio.com/farmandminingroadsvawv

http://danmacdonald.zenfolio.com/farmandminingroadsvawv/slideshow

This spring is one of the wettest on record in this part of the country. I shoot with my Nikons set at Neutral in Picture Control, always, but some of the images look as if they'd been juiced in Vivid or pumped in PP, which is not the case. The grass on some of the farms looked like it was dyed green....

1. Farm Heritage Rd, Monroe Co., WV. D800E, ZF 135/2 @ 5.6, ISO 100







2. Looking down from the bridge to the barn in image 1. D800E, ZF 135/2 @ f 4.5, ISO 100









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OK, I think I've figured out that direct links to sized image options off my Zenfolio site work infinitely better than trying to pull resized image files directly off my computer and posting them here. There is still some quality lost somewhere, but it's better. Please look at my slide show for the best possible view. Those images are done in a very good algorithm straight off the huge D800E jpeg files. I seldom have time to do the best sequence of RAW Adobe to ProPhotoRGB, to 16 TIFFS, then downsizing, etc. I'm old, time is short.

--Dan



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May 12, 2013 at 02:02 PM
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p.856 #20 · p.856 #20 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Wow Love it Z
Great shot Dave



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