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p.858 #1 · p.858 #1 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Frogfish wrote:
I'd forgotten how simply superb the work in this thread is !

Hoping not to drag it down too much. All Zeiss 21/2.8 on a D800.

Birding and bird pic processing has gone to the back-burner during this week's rain, so a chance to process some of the outstanding 2,000 shots or more from NZ that remain after 'The Cull'



I really like the first rain shot!

Boris



May 18, 2013 at 07:22 AM
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p.858 #2 · p.858 #2 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Nice Z
Great shot Frogfish


Carl Zeiss 1.4/85 ZF by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Carl zeiss distagon T* 2/35 ZF by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr




May 18, 2013 at 07:52 AM
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p.858 #3 · p.858 #3 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Thanks Ronny!

Love both of them ^ but #2 is fantastic!



May 18, 2013 at 08:22 AM
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p.858 #4 · p.858 #4 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


A couple more with the 2/35 ZF2















May 18, 2013 at 09:44 AM
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p.858 #5 · p.858 #5 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


What a collection of awesome images guys! Well done everybody!

And here is La Bella with 100MP and B&W conversion in VSCO Film.







Cheers,
Martynas



May 18, 2013 at 10:22 AM
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p.858 #6 · p.858 #6 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


dthrog00 wrote:
rpiotr01,

Others here may be able to help you better than I can. I tried the 2/35 last summer on the Canon 60D and greatly enjoyed it. I never used it on a full frame camera. I picked up the Zeiss 1.4/50 this past December and the full frame 6D in March. Both lenses are great although the 50 has become much more fun to use on full frame.

The 50 is harder to use because of focus shift. If you are shooting at at f/2 to f/4 from close range you need to double check focus with the lens stopped
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Thanks Dave! I'm dead set on the 35/2, was just thinking about the 50/1.4 in addition to it. The Sigma has smooooooth blur wide open and smooth bokeh, and pretty sharp in the center. Basically a lens made to address most consumer complaints about fast 50mm lenses. Focus is garbage and unreliable so I use it exclusively as a MF lens, but the focus throw is so short it's very difficult to nail critical focus, more luck than anything. So I figure while I'm using MF anyway might as well go for one of the better MF 50mm lenses out there.

Just trying to see if others use both, or if they find it redundant. I think 35 to 50mm is a bigger jump than it seems so I'd probably use both.

Thanks for the sample shots, BTW - that's very helpful.



May 18, 2013 at 04:20 PM
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p.858 #7 · p.858 #7 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


rpiotr01 wrote:
Thanks Dave! I'm dead set on the 35/2, was just thinking about the 50/1.4 in addition to it. The Sigma has smooooooth blur wide open and smooth bokeh, and pretty sharp in the center. Basically a lens made to address most consumer complaints about fast 50mm lenses. Focus is garbage and unreliable so I use it exclusively as a MF lens, but the focus throw is so short it's very difficult to nail critical focus, more luck than anything. So I figure while I'm using MF anyway might as well go for one of the better MF 50mm lenses out
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If you use the Sigma exclusively as manual focus then the 50 Planar or 50 Makro Planar may be a great fit for you. The MP would have the added benefit of being able to do 1:2 macro. Personally, I like the drawing style of the Planar and use it most of the time for "normal" work.

Dave



May 18, 2013 at 09:18 PM
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p.858 #8 · p.858 #8 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Lieutenant Z wrote:
100 MP :



Amazing shot Z!



May 18, 2013 at 09:56 PM
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p.858 #9 · p.858 #9 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)



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



May 18, 2013 at 10:46 PM
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p.858 #10 · p.858 #10 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Wow, I've been a way too long . . . Finally put my Zeiss ZEs to good use in Yosemite earlier this week. My first time there.



Bob Israel 2013

  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/35 ZE lens    35mm    f/16.0    100 ISO  





Bob Israel 2013

  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE lens    15mm    f/13.0    1/2s    100 ISO    +1.3 EV  





Bob Israel 2013

  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/35 ZE lens    35mm    f/8.0    1/60s    100 ISO    +1.0 EV  





Bob Israel 2013

  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE lens    15mm    f/16.0    1/125s    500 ISO    0.0 EV  





Bob Israel 2013

  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZE lens    100mm    f/22.0    2s    100 ISO    +0.7 EV  




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p.858 #11 · p.858 #11 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Fantastic shots above, Bob! You stated you wished you'd used the RX1, more while there, but I think your ZE shots are outstanding!! (As are you RX1 shots, too)
Gregg



May 19, 2013 at 05:15 PM
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p.858 #12 · p.858 #12 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Thanks Gregg! I ended up using the RX1 as more of a point and shoot whereas the Canon/ZEs were mostly all tripod shot. I need to put that RX1 through the same regimen and see what it can do as well.


May 19, 2013 at 05:28 PM
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p.858 #13 · p.858 #13 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


ZM 35 2.8 on a NEX-5n.






















May 19, 2013 at 06:22 PM
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p.858 #14 · p.858 #14 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Some even better than normal stuff lately, so much indeed I can't mention it all, but I must say what flawless photos by rji2goleez!!

50P



May 19, 2013 at 10:35 PM
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p.858 #15 · p.858 #15 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


and

28D



May 19, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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p.858 #16 · p.858 #16 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Some really fine work with the 35/2 posted here lately....

We have a biscuit festival here in Knoxville. Yes....biscuits. I would have rather had one of my regular street lenses (200/2VR, 70-200VRII) to shoot this, but the overcast skies were a surprise and I took what I had set up, which was the D800E coupled with the ZF 135/2. I lost some of those fraction of a second chances at good images, but when the 135/2 nails the shot, it really does. Should have had the 35/2 on another body to get the street, but there just wasn't time. These shots appear really diffuse here, sorry. For the real clarity of the images, please visit my slideshow.

http://danmacdonald.zenfolio.com/portraitsbiscuitfestivalmay013/slideshow




















May 20, 2013 at 04:01 AM
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p.858 #17 · p.858 #17 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Bobu wrote:
I really like the first rain shot!

Boris


Thanks Boris !



May 20, 2013 at 05:04 AM
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p.858 #18 · p.858 #18 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Ronny _Olsson wrote
Great shot Frogfish


Thank you Ronny. Love that 2nd shot especially !



May 20, 2013 at 05:07 AM
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p.858 #19 · p.858 #19 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Sweet shots Lt Z, DubaiPhil (esp the 1st), Martynas (awesome portrait), Ronny (flower) & Bob (esp #1 & 5).



May 20, 2013 at 05:09 AM
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p.858 #20 · p.858 #20 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Bob -- Very nice Yosemite shots! Got any more?


May 20, 2013 at 05:50 AM
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