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| p.932 #14 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!) |
I wonder if someone can help me out here. I just posted this outside this thread but then thought it might be better off here. I will delete the other one once this one is posted;
A few years ago I owned the 100MP and was never really satisfied with the results. I also at that time had a 35 F2 and a 50MP (all EF for Canon) and just felt that both of the other two lenses gave me more consistant and sharper images. I knew this was contrary to popular opinion but I did end up selling the 100 when I got my 5D MKIII due to difficulty focusing with its screen.
Fast forward a few years and I now own a 6D body along with the 21, 35F2, 50MP, and once again the 100MP. and use the EG-S screen for focusing. While I feel the other lenses are superb, especially the 21, I am once again frustrated with the 100. It's not that it's UNsharp and due to the fact that this is now the second sample I have tried, I doubt there is anything wrong with the lens. However, I am just not impressed at all by it. I think all 3 of the other lenses are noticeably sharper and exhibit more of the Zeiss look and qualities in general. For that matter, I was more impressed with the Canon 100 macro II that I just sold in order to get this lens.
So, can someone give me some pointers on this lens? I have shot everything from macro, to mid range (about 8 or 10 feet way from subject matter) to landscape type shots and nothing is impressing me about it. Not that it's bad, just not in any way shape or form as impressive as everyone makes it out to be nor as impressive as the 3 other Zeiss lenses which I own.
BTW I AM very discriminating when it comes to lenses, shot for years with a Nikkor 105mm F2.5 which I loved (not by today's standards), can pick out the Zeiss 50 F1.4 most everytime in this forum (I think it's a pretty bad lens), and think the Zeiss 21 is about as good a lens as I have ever shot with. I am not impressed by much of what I see from the 100MP in this forum, so maybe I am just looking at its images differently than everyone else is, or expecting too much from it? I don't know. I think eugend's macro shot (a couple of images above this post) of the watch with his 35 looks better than most of what I have ever seen shot macro with the 100.
Help? Can anyone give me some pointers on how to make the most of it so I can really find out whether or not it's for me?