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p.916 #1 · p.916 #1 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


What's the difference?


Dec 06, 2013 at 09:45 PM
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p.916 #2 · p.916 #2 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Erm. The Contax lenses were with Contax mount, made for Contax cameras, and are made by Zeiss, but are not ZE/ZF or ZM lenses. The ZE/ZF and ZM lenses are not Contax lenses, but Zeiss-labelled lenses, and come with native mounts for Canon, Nikon and Leica M, respectively.

This thread is for the latter group of lenses, which are particularly interesting to many, because they behave like native lenses, and are still made and sold new. The Contax lenses are no longer made, and are partly no longer even serviced. People adapt them, or exchange the mounts.

There is another thread, for all Zeiss lenses, including both Contax and ZE/ZF/ZM lenses, as well as anything else Zeiss has made, which I started as a more inclusive thread, out of frustration that I could not post my Contax 80-200/4 shots here, with my ZF.2 shots.

Contax 50/1.4:







Zeiss ZF.2 50/1.4:








Dec 06, 2013 at 10:55 PM
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p.916 #3 · p.916 #3 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Isnt the lens formula identical? Regardless of you trying to attract traffic to "your" thread, what about ZM which is totally different? Is this your thread to police?


Dec 06, 2013 at 11:07 PM
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p.916 #4 · p.916 #4 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


wfrank wrote:
Isnt the lens formula identical?

Formula is close to identical, but many have reported Contax version is better wide open. For me biggest difference is that ZE and ZF have close to round aperture when closed down.

Both of them (Contax and ZE/ZF) would shoot this kind of subject exactly the same way - ZE Planar T* 1.4/50 @ f/5.6, Zeiss T* polarizer



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Dec 06, 2013 at 11:22 PM
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p.916 #5 · p.916 #5 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


wfrank wrote:
Isnt the lens formula identical?


It depends strongly on the lens. The 21 is very similar, but for example, the 100 Makros are completely different. The 50/1.4 is quite similar, but the Contax is a little stronger wide open, although I find the ZF a little smoother.

Regardless of you trying to attract traffic to "your" thread, what about ZM which is totally different? Is this your thread to police?

No, of course not, don't be ridiculous. The other thread is doing fine without anyone trying to attract any traffic to it. You can post or not post in any thread you like, and deal with the consequences yourself, we are all adults here.

However, know the history properly: when I bought my Contax 80-200/4, I asked politely here if people thought it would be okay for me to post my shots made with it here, and the predominant answer was no (some by post, some by PM), this was not a good idea, it was a ZE/ZF/ZM thread. This was why I created the other thread, where people could post any Zeiss shot, not just ZE/ZF/ZM.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/860134/388#9584314



Dec 06, 2013 at 11:37 PM
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p.916 #6 · p.916 #6 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Nothing Fancy, just a test shot with a A7r and Zeiss 50MM Zf.2, Image is cropped


DSC00136 by rodknee_ty2003, on Flickr



Dec 07, 2013 at 05:03 AM
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p.916 #7 · p.916 #7 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


2/135










Dec 07, 2013 at 06:16 AM
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p.916 #8 · p.916 #8 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Lovely set kururu



Dec 07, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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p.916 #9 · p.916 #9 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Really nice rendering Wilhelm


Dec 07, 2013 at 03:33 PM
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p.916 #10 · p.916 #10 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


carstenw wrote:
No, of course not, don't be ridiculous. The other thread is doing fine without anyone trying to attract any traffic to it. You can post or not post in any thread you like, and deal with the consequences yourself, we are all adults here.

However, know the history properly: when I bought my Contax 80-200/4, I asked politely here if people thought it would be okay for me to post my shots made with it here, and the predominant answer was no (some by post, some by PM), this was not a good idea, it was a ZE/ZF/ZM thread. This was
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Whats with them negative waves? Why not stop that policing and focus on posting images related to thread title instead of bringing up a personal story about an exotic zoom with zero connection to content here?

There are plenty of Planar 50/1.4 images on these pages, dont expect we'll ever see a ZE/ZF 80-200.



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p.916 #11 · p.916 #11 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Lovely set kururu


Agreed. Love the colors.

And thanks Ronny for the comment :-)



Dec 07, 2013 at 05:54 PM
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p.916 #12 · p.916 #12 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


wfrank wrote:
Whats with them negative waves? Why not stop that policing and focus on posting images related to thread title instead of bringing up a personal story about an exotic zoom with zero connection to content here?

I don't know what are the rules, my personal posting rules:
- ZE images to this thread
- Contax, Jena, ZA images to Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion
- Leica images to Leica R Series Lenses
- Voigtlander, Pentax, Olympus etc. random stuff to Alternative Image Thread 3

The system that nobody manages this forum kind of works, but I would not mind if somebody would suffle threads around based on how popular they are. For example within current message volume this thread and other Zeiss thread should be combined. This is just because I don't like image threads, which don't have enough traffic. I'm sure there are other opinions as well.

I also don't see point to have two A7 image threads (or three if the rangefinder is counted as one), one would have been enough - and over time these should be thrown away and images to normal image threads. I have never understood camera specific image threads, if they have nothing to do with camera. 75% of A7 image thread content has NOTHING to do about camera, and posts should have been posted to existing image threads - again just my opinion, sure there are lots of other opinions. I plan only post camera (or FE native) related stuff to A7 threads. I can't understand why I would post for example ZE-lens images to A7 thread, if they have nothing camera specific even shoot with A7. If people have brains we should have soon lots more traffic in Alternative Image Thread 3 people posting their Canon FD etc. images, finally possible due to A7. Or if people don't have brains, we have 10 more A7 image threads.




Il-Prajjet 2 - Carl Zeiss APO-Sonnar T* 2/135 @ f/8, 1/60s, ISO 400, CZ T* pol


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Dec 07, 2013 at 06:29 PM
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p.916 #13 · p.916 #13 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


wfrank wrote:
Whats with them negative waves?


Right, *click*, negative waves gone, tadaa.



Dec 07, 2013 at 06:43 PM
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p.916 #14 · p.916 #14 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Samuli Vahonen wrote:
I also don't see point to have two A7 image threads (or three if the rangefinder is counted as one), one would have been enough


Right, I am resolved to post A7 images only in the first, most general A7 image thread, and only when it is not Zeiss non-FE or Leica R lenses, which have their own threads. That would be this thread:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1254260



Dec 07, 2013 at 06:45 PM
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p.916 #15 · p.916 #15 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)



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



Dec 07, 2013 at 11:38 PM
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p.916 #16 · p.916 #16 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)



Nikon D600 + Zeiss 50/1.4 ZF.2



Dec 08, 2013 at 01:19 PM
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p.916 #17 · p.916 #17 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


50MP @ 2





Dec 08, 2013 at 09:00 PM
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5D3, Zeiss 21/2.8 ZE @ f5, 1/30s, ISO 1250.



Dec 09, 2013 at 12:39 AM
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p.916 #19 · p.916 #19 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Wheaty, I'm would've loved to see that in color, is that possible?


Dec 09, 2013 at 08:44 AM
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p.916 #20 · p.916 #20 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)



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



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