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p.53 #1 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


Bought a 5D from another FMer, coming from a APSC format, shooting with a full frame camera is refreshingly different, plus all the lenses in my collection have new characteristics.

This was one of my first shots on the new-to-me camera, testing the body with my 50/1.4 MMJ wide open. have a few CY lenses already, I wonder if it is worthwhile to go down the ZE/ZF route for other focal lengths or stay with CY glass.



Jun 05, 2012 at 02:44 AM
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p.53 #2 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


Bench shots are alway my favorites.....


Few with C/Y 35-70 on 5D MK III






















Jun 05, 2012 at 04:08 AM
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p.53 #3 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


If you need the semi-automatic features (electronic aperture & exif data) then you may want to go with the ZE's or the fully automatic Contax "N"s - if you're comfortable using manual aperture along with manual focus then many of the C/Y Contax lenses are a great choice. Unfortunately the prices on those have gone way up in recent years.

Does your 5D have a matte EE-s focus screen? - if not you may want install one - makes manual focus a lot easier.

http://www.adorama.com/ICASEES.html



Jun 05, 2012 at 04:15 AM
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p.53 #4 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


100 f2 AEG







Jun 06, 2012 at 09:35 AM
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p.53 #5 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


R.Young - great Zeiss rendering in that shot.

Paul - always good to see you posting some Contax shots.
-Jim



Jun 06, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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p.53 #6 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


Jabberwockt wrote:
have a few CY lenses already, I wonder if it is worthwhile to go down the ZE/ZF route for other focal lengths or stay with CY glass.


Congrats with your 5D -- it's the most affordable camera that does justice to Contax lenses. About Z* lenses: a couple of them overlap with the Contax line and with them there still are some small opticall differences. Perhaps the differences are the smallest in the 21/2.8 and that's probably why the C/Y version of that lens on the used market is as expensive or even more expensive than the ZE/ZF version. Overall there are more affordable models in the C/Y line (28/2.8, 35/2.8, 50/1.7, 50/1.4, 85/2.8, 100/3.5, 100/2.8, 35-70/3.4, 28-85/3.3-5.6, 80-200/4 I have all seen for good prices). The Z* line has mostly consists of the premium models, the 50/1.4 and 25/2.8 being the only exceptions and the 35/2 and 28/2 being in between perhaps.

FWIW, I find the ergonomics of C/Y lenses nicer than ZF (smoother and easier to use aperture ring, more pleasant focus ring that turns in the right direction).



Jun 06, 2012 at 01:06 PM
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p.53 #7 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


Thanks Jim, here is a CY 35 1.4 shot which goes well with that one








Jun 06, 2012 at 03:24 PM
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p.53 #8 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


Great shots Robert, #2 is my fav - it gives a great feel of depth.


Jun 06, 2012 at 08:27 PM
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p.53 #9 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


Here's a 28-85 shot - then three from the 100/2, last one from today.


IMG_9275 1280 by Wilhelm Frank - Stockholm, on Flickr


IMG_9374 1280 by Wilhelm Frank - Stockholm, on Flickr


IMG_9388 1280 by Wilhelm Frank - Stockholm, on Flickr


IMG_9600 1280 by Wilhelm Frank - Stockholm, on Flickr




Jun 06, 2012 at 08:29 PM
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p.53 #10 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


Love 2 and 4. 1 needs some CA reduction, I wish 4 didn't have the clutter around the edges though. Great detail and tones!


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p.53 #11 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


Thanks Robert!

But have to say that the clutter was intentional to make it more interesting than any old regular king pointing at Russia :-)



Jun 06, 2012 at 08:43 PM
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p.53 #12 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


Love the shots on this thread.

1 week old 5D with my MMJ 50/1.4 that has also only recently been purchased.

We had a work photo 'scavenge' last Saturday, with 15 subjects to attempt to shoot. Lots of fun, even though it was about 8 deg C and wet to start with (winter has just started here of course).

I also used a multi-step resize and sharpen script, as used by Phillip Reeve and posted elsewhere in this forum - love the difference in the final product!







aperture probably somewhere in the range 1.7 - 2.4







B&W version




Jun 07, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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p.53 #13 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


Lenticular: b&w is still stronger!


Jun 07, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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p.53 #14 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


^^ yes love the bw

My kitty girl on her rug. 50/1.4



Along the road back from Paradise in Mt Rainier National Park. 18/4



Christine Falls. 50/1.4




Jun 08, 2012 at 04:48 AM
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p.53 #15 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


Three more from the last two weekends, all T* 50/1.4 on 5D Mk III

I have to learn sharpening better. Using Phillip Reeve's script but often that over-sharpens what I want. When I reduce the sharpening I get some aliasing...






Goulburn, New South Wales







Saturday 9 June, Canberra







Monday 11 June, an old but working garage, Gunning, NSW




Jun 11, 2012 at 09:32 AM
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p.53 #16 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


great shots everyone

last night down at gasworks park in seattle. zeiss 50, f16, 1 sec, camera sitting on railing




Jun 11, 2012 at 08:11 PM
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p.53 #17 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


lenticular11 wrote:
Three more from the last two weekends, all T* 50/1.4 on 5D Mk III

I have to learn sharpening better. Using Phillip Reeve's script but often that over-sharpens what I want. When I reduce the sharpening I get some aliasing...


Nice shots, like #1. Really like that lens rendering.

I've played with a couple of step size reduction scripts (/actions). I think it's really difficult to find the balance, and probably fall over the edge plenty. One good trick (if you dont already) is to add a duplicate layer before the last 1-2 sharpening/downsizing commands. Then you can either use transparency to let the lesser sharpened lower layer weigh more - or simply delete the top layer and use transparency on the lower ones.



Jun 11, 2012 at 09:34 PM
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p.53 #18 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


Wilhelm, thanks for that tip re an extra layer - I'll try that, although I have not done so yet.

I think Phillip's script works well for him (it shows in the glowing comments his pictures receive) but where there are inclined straight edges, as in all 3 of mine, it is problematic.

Mike Reid - good work with a 1s exposure there!





protea leaves. Contax N 70-300, 215mm, f5.6, 1/250, ISO100







12 year old Labradors. Contax N 70-300, 71mm, f8, 1/250, ISO100




Jun 12, 2012 at 06:48 AM
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p.53 #19 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


Gorgeous shots^^

A few from driving around Washington this weekend. Mostly zeiss 28 and 50

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Thanks for looking and for any comments



Jun 18, 2012 at 04:45 PM
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p.53 #20 · C/Y Zeiss Image Post


@lenticular11: There is a dedicated Contax N thread where you can post your shots. This thread is dedicated to Contax/Yashica (manual) lenses -- i.e. a different system.

Regarding the treatment of oversharpening artifacts in PS: you can also use the history brush for that.



Jun 18, 2012 at 06:50 PM
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