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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · C/y 35-70 thread


All of these have been posted in various places on FM before, but I am happy
to post them again. Whether on full frame or on crop, this lens delivers.

on a 30D:















on a 5D:














cropped some








Feb 03, 2010 at 02:21 AM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · C/y 35-70 thread


trumpet_guy wrote:
All of these have been posted in various places on FM before, but I am happy
to post them again. Whether on full frame or on crop, this lens delivers.

on a 30D:


Could you post more pics taken on your 30D? Also any chance for a full res image?



Feb 03, 2010 at 03:26 AM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · C/y 35-70 thread


Paul Yi wrote:
+10.....
just wonderful.....


Thank you very much brainiac and Paul!
The 3.4/35-70mm is a very nice lens, much better than for example the 24-70L. But it is also clearly not as good as the 21mm Distagon or the 100mm MP (especially the sharpness wide open and the bokeh). That's the reason for me to change to the 50MP.

Boris



Feb 03, 2010 at 06:03 AM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · C/y 35-70 thread


A couple of mine both on a 5D Mk II






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Feb 03, 2010 at 11:45 PM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · C/y 35-70 thread


That first image is surreal....


Feb 03, 2010 at 11:54 PM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · C/y 35-70 thread


Holy crap. I think I may have to give this one another try...


Feb 04, 2010 at 02:28 AM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · C/y 35-70 thread


This lens at f/5.6 rivals most prime lenses.....someone said.


Feb 04, 2010 at 02:43 AM
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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · C/y 35-70 thread


It certainly has amazing optics, but I never could get used to using it... for some reason. The handling just wasn't there for me. Perhaps when I'm made of more money, I'll think about getting it (again).


Feb 04, 2010 at 02:46 AM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · C/y 35-70 thread


Well, it was about time this little gem got some attention. Great photos! I have always considered 35-70 zooms to be boring. I have lately been shooting a lot of landscapes and a 35-70 on FF is a great FL IMO. Paired with a UWA you are good to go.

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Feb 04, 2010 at 05:15 AM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · C/y 35-70 thread


Great shots, Craig! You should post more!


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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · C/y 35-70 thread


jotdeh wrote:
Could you post more pics taken on your 30D? Also any chance for a full res image?


Full-size image sent by E-mail.

Here is a bit more from this lens on the 30D. This is, of course, stopped down, which
required to make the lens really sing:











Feb 04, 2010 at 07:41 AM
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p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · C/y 35-70 thread


One more with this setup.








Feb 04, 2010 at 07:45 AM
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p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · C/y 35-70 thread


trumpet_guy wrote:
Full-size image sent by E-mail.


The performance is really, REALLY incredible. Getting mine tomorrow



Feb 04, 2010 at 08:20 AM
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p.2 #14 · p.2 #14 · C/y 35-70 thread


Another one in the CF mode...






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Feb 04, 2010 at 01:57 PM
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p.2 #15 · p.2 #15 · C/y 35-70 thread


Ok, got my copy with a cheap adapter. Even though the mechanism / distance scale on the barrel indicates that it is a parfocal lens, I have actually found that I can focus to infinity at 70mm, but not at 35.

Anyway, it was a little bit dark when I went out to take "proper" photos, so all I can share now is a test shot.

Stopped down to F8.0

Original
No sharpening applied, no CA correction.
Center at 100%

Corners at 100%


Note this is on a 40D, handheld, shutter at 1/400. I think I may get slightly better results if I could go further to infinity (this was at the very stop) so I think I'll get a better (thinner) adapter.



Feb 06, 2010 at 06:54 PM
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p.2 #16 · p.2 #16 · C/y 35-70 thread


somebody mentioned about ZE comparison with this lens. I think ZE Planar has little more contrast than this zoom, however zoom is pretty good and versatile. Not meant to be a scientific test though-

35-70 at50mm f3.4







ZE50 at f3.5








35-70 at50mm f5.6









ZE50 at f5.6









Feb 08, 2010 at 09:53 AM
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p.2 #17 · p.2 #17 · C/y 35-70 thread


While you may be correct about slightly more contrast, the zoom photos are slightly underexposed. If you equilibrate the exposure on the table top in PP, they look much more similar, and if you add just a touch of contrast with an S curve in lightness channel, they look nearly identical. The same is true on the other thread looking at the MP 50 f/2 with the wood siding. With just a minimal maneuver in PP, the 35-70 looks better than the 50. Would demonstrate it, but I guess that's a no no on the forum.


Feb 08, 2010 at 05:36 PM
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p.2 #18 · p.2 #18 · C/y 35-70 thread


richard,
i agree. the whole point is images straight out of the camera, i guess.



Feb 08, 2010 at 07:51 PM
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p.2 #19 · p.2 #19 · C/y 35-70 thread


I understand, but the zoom had a shutter of 1.3 seconds, while the 50 had a shutter speed of 1.6 seconds and is noticeably brighter on my screen, so apples and oranges out of the camera. Same is true for the second set, where they actually had the same aperture setting. The 50 got 4 seconds of shutter, while the zoom had 3.2 seconds. That's a significant difference. That said, I think on the margin you are probably somewhat correct, meaning that 50 is probably slightly more contrasty out of the camera.

One separate thing to keep in mind is that higher contrast is not always better, and not simply because of taste. I believe it's easier to go from moderate contrast to harder contrast in Raw or jpg than it is to go from hard contrast to moderate contrast. That's my intuition on this.

And what we are discussing is really the macro contrast, not the unique Zeiss microcontrast, I believe, in the shots above. Microcontrast in Zeiss and Leica is simply not something we can conjure up in PP, in my experience.



Feb 08, 2010 at 08:35 PM
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p.2 #20 · p.2 #20 · C/y 35-70 thread


My 5dii mirror hangs. I have the happypage hk adapter which worked with the 28/2.8, 50/1.7, 60/2.8, 85/1.4/2.8 + 135/2.8. Can I do non destructive mod to make it work?


Feb 16, 2010 at 02:20 AM
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