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zhangyue, congratulations on Summilux-R 80! Surely it complements you style I am sure it will server your portraiture well.
Now, you're not making things easy for me with your statements about fast 85mm!
It certainly does. I removed my statement about compare to other fast 85mm, as I feel it is might be too subjective. but it is stay true in my mind, as I mainly use this lens for my 'people/family'. it seems I acquire many Leica R lens at fast rate, but I have specific need and requirement for what I seek from the lens I purchase. and out of three Summilux R, this is the only one I have no desire to improve anything.
I remember there is thread about which Leica Lens people like most over LUF a while back, It was a surprise that I found 75lux got mentioned so many time, even more than 50lux ASPH, now I can understand the hype.
I nearly committed myself to Zeiss 1.4/85 and now I have to revise my take on it.
I don't shot portraits but I like to bridge a gap between my 50mm and 100mm, especially after seeing few recent Scandinavian posters images. Zeiss 1.4/85 may be a better choice for my needs, but Summilux-R 80 (and most of lux-r!) will be out of reach & availability in near future, so it's a tough call. What makes more difficult is the fact that a mint condition lux-r come at hefty price.
Anyhow, I have a feeling I will join you soon in compering...Show more →
Having investment value is cherry on the top, but don't let it make the decision. Zeiss 85 is great lens, still be. For $800 used, it is a bargain. If I want another one in the same focal length, it will be the one. Who knows, once I switch to C side, I will get p85 and Planar 50 again. Doing A/B test is hard to tell the difference, but browse images in my LR catalog, I can still see Zeiss's merit and rendering difference overall and I miss that, I 'd like to have more choice if I can.
By inspect images, I feel 80lux and Planar 85 is about same sharpness at 1.4 if not with edge to Zeiss for detail. But Zeiss doesn't have the 80lux close distance shallow DOF quality I see. the subtle differences are more to my eyes than others. They are for my own enjoyment and satisfaction, and I feel it helps me to achieve the results I want.
Which bring another interesting point: only you will know what you need, but until you try it. if it is not for you , sell it, move on. before this purchase, I thought I might not feel special as it is expensive and just sell it if it is just a hype. Some people said it's hype, some people said WO is soft, some people said is over priced, some even say it is no good compare to Samyang...But, no, it is not. It is climb to my favorite lens within short period of ownership, that is enough.
One of the reasons I still cling to Zeiss is the fear of Zeiss new 'look' Damn, I hate that new 1.4/55 'modern' look! If I want Sigma-like look, I get Sigma, but it seems that new Zeiss just like the other hoard will not have aperture rings for use on SLR gear. Bummer and shame as Zeiss along with Leica were the sexiest looking glass out there.
Looking forward to see more samples from your new toy and perhaps few shots stopped down at mid-infinity distance if you donít mind.
Fully agree with 'new style' of Zeiss. It is good match for NEX as I feel it is gonna lighter, and more bump resistant, but nothing beat cold, hard metal feeling
I will shoot some Landscape type of shot later on, but don't account my results for your decision From MTF, it will be great.
50lux WO from last weekend