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| p.923 #20 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!) |
Mataz426 - I only had Contax Planar 50 1.4, so I understand it is slightly different. ( It is a pst tense as it broke, and I will probably buy ZF version now. ) My experience with planar has been that short distance, such as 17" away, can be relatively 'weak' in its rendition, it has a bit of haze in wo especially with bright light. Close down to 4 - 5.6 makes it far better. However, bokeh of further bright lit detailed background when focused close distance, can become a bit busy, and some people do not quite like that. I actually like it very much. Also the extremely shallow DOF in short distance can make focusing rather tricky as well. From mid distance on, say 10' + it focus area increases, and image seems to improve. Other thing is that, WO in bright light, also tends to bring issues, overcast is less problematic. There is a distinctive shift at aound f5.6, when planar gets very sharp with beautiful color rendition, very yummy color. I am quite biased for this lens, as I like its strength as well as it 'weakenesss.
By the way, the last shot is quite stunning. Great light. I hate to use this word, and it is very rare I use such expression, but it is very 3D for me.