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p.5 #1 · p.5 #1 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


Z250SA wrote:
mMontag, I can highly recommend the 100mm Sonnar (as well as the 85mm Sonnar).

I always wondered if there's a difference in sharpness, bokeh or general rendering between these two lenses - have you compared them?



May 31, 2010 at 10:46 PM
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p.5 #2 · p.5 #2 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


Thanks for posting your lovely flowers pics, Ulff. They light up a rainy day!


Jun 01, 2010 at 05:40 AM
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p.5 #3 · p.5 #3 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


wow...amazing pics everyone... I have a quick question that I want to pose to everyone here... Im heading out west this summer for a science meeting (virology) and will get a chance to vacation afterwards... me and my wife will hit glacier, yellowstone and grand teton national parks and Im agonizing about lens choices. Im a grad student so right now all I have is my trusty 5D + 28/2.8 distagon and the new 100/2 MP. Unfortunately I don't really have much in the way of money to spend on glass (maybe 300-400 if Im lucky) b/c most of it is going towards the travel costs but Im still feeling a bit limited by my current set up. I don't want to get rid of the 100mm and so I've been thinking... do I replace the 28/2.8 (which is admittedly a great lens) with something more versatile like a 28-85 vario sonnar or if I can pull the money together to I go for a combo like a 35-70mm vario-sonnar and a wide lens like an oly 21mm or maybe something crazy like a sigma 14/3.5. What do you guys think? How big is the difference between the 35-70 and 28-85 on FF? I'm at the point where Im just talking myself in circles and the fact that I've been in the lab and not taking pics doesn't help so any insight would be appreciated (especially from those that have traveled to the above mentioned places). Thanks!
Max



Jun 01, 2010 at 03:57 PM
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p.5 #4 · p.5 #4 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


Max, why don't you simply get a C/Y 50mm f:1.7, and keep you other two lenses? It won't stretch your finances overmuch, and it is a great imagemaker. Just my $0.02


Jun 01, 2010 at 04:21 PM
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p.5 #5 · p.5 #5 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


the thought has crossed my mind but I was wondering how important the flexibility of a zoom is in those parks and if 28mm is really "wide enough"... but yea... the 50/1.7 is a possibility


Jun 01, 2010 at 04:40 PM
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p.5 #6 · p.5 #6 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


The 50/1.7 is going for around $150 ($180 after the adapter, if needed). Definitely not bad for the optics your getting.


Jun 01, 2010 at 04:50 PM
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p.5 #7 · p.5 #7 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


What are you afraid of, Max, that a Teton is going to change places while you change lenses? Not that I want to discourage you from a 35-70, mind you, I just got mine, and it is glued to my camera right now...
But if, as you said, money is tight, you can't get more IQ for your money than 50 f:1.7.



Jun 01, 2010 at 06:37 PM
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p.5 #8 · p.5 #8 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


Max

Keep the 28/2.8 and go for a 35-70 if you can find one - I'm hearing they are closer to $500.00 usd these days. If you decide to sell the 28 - PM me, however I have a few on watch selling within the next week.

The landscape at Yellowstone and Glacier are larger than life and frame well with those focal lengths. Sure - you'll always find a reason to shoot longer and wider - but the majority of the framing will be within those FL's without loosing to much detail.



Jun 01, 2010 at 06:50 PM
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p.5 #9 · p.5 #9 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


C/Y 35-70 - 35mm @ f8 - nice framing that includes detail of the scene. 17-24 is a wonderful FL but sometimes pushes the detail so far back it just gets lost - great for a colorful sky however.







Jun 01, 2010 at 06:54 PM
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p.5 #10 · p.5 #10 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


Finally got my C/Y 50mm 1.7 MM. This is a wonderful lens. Easy to MF, light and brilliant value.

Out for a walk. (Cropped from a portrait oriented image.)








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p.5 #11 · p.5 #11 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


Here's one with the 50/1.7 too



The only PP was a white balance adjust, slight tone curve and sharpening after being resized



Jun 01, 2010 at 09:23 PM
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p.5 #12 · p.5 #12 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


I could buy a 100mm f:2.0, which would complement my lineup nicely. What price should I expect to pay? There is one for sale for 990, or $1250. Is it really worth that much?


Jun 03, 2010 at 06:47 AM
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p.5 #13 · p.5 #13 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


Philippe,
I got my copy from fellow FM'r for ~$950.
From looking at recent B&S forum sales of this lens, they were in the range of $900-$1150.
You can also check Jim C.'s lens database.



Jun 03, 2010 at 08:07 AM
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p.5 #14 · p.5 #14 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


Thanks, Wayne. So this one is priced above market. Do you think I can charge members here for driving up my lens lust?


Jun 03, 2010 at 08:23 AM
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p.5 #15 · p.5 #15 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


philber wrote:
Thanks, Wayne. So this one is priced above market. Do you think I can charge members here for driving up my lens lust?

You might not want to do that as plenty of people here would charge you for all your great shots in the ZE thread helping them to lust over ZE lenses.
I think you will like this lens.



Jun 03, 2010 at 08:47 AM
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p.5 #16 · p.5 #16 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


C/Y 50 1.7 @ 5.6. Shot around midnight.















Jun 03, 2010 at 09:35 AM
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Jun 04, 2010 at 07:40 AM
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p.5 #18 · p.5 #18 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


A couple in high contrast light with the Contax Zeiss 50/1.7 on 5D.














Jun 04, 2010 at 08:52 AM
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p.5 #19 · p.5 #19 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


cy 28/2.8








Jun 07, 2010 at 03:25 AM
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p.5 #20 · p.5 #20 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


C/Y 25/2.8








Jun 07, 2010 at 03:51 AM
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