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p.27 #1 · Zeiss ZE/ZF.2 35mm f/1.4 (according to Roger Cicala/lens rentals.com)


i had the old distagon and it suffers haze too...i try several times to correct by micro regolation on mark 2 but unsuccesfully...the 3d was so beautiful, so great but although i continued to use it...i retry to reach the focus everytime again! the old contax hit the mirror at infinity.i hate to focus with liveview, a photographer can't shoot in live mode in my opinion. My trouble with the new lens is this, reach focus with the help of love view...1500 lens in 2011 must be perfect not haze!!! i fear canon 35 1.4 can't reach zeiss in bokeh, but is sharp. what would you do if you were me? do you use live view? thanks so much.


Apr 10, 2011 at 06:01 PM
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p.27 #2 · Zeiss ZE/ZF.2 35mm f/1.4 (according to Roger Cicala/lens rentals.com)


Don't buy a lens, they are all not perfect

I would buy the ZF.2. Haze wide open is lovely, and anyway, it is not always there.



Apr 10, 2011 at 07:21 PM
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p.27 #3 · Zeiss ZE/ZF.2 35mm f/1.4 (according to Roger Cicala/lens rentals.com)


Odd note about some optical irregularities / discrepancies with the Nikon-mount lens on Lloyd's blog today.


Apr 11, 2011 at 03:27 PM
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p.27 #4 · Zeiss ZE/ZF.2 35mm f/1.4 (according to Roger Cicala/lens rentals.com)


Ajay C wrote:
Some folks had requests for images in this thread. Posting a link to the other 35/1.4 thread.

Some more images by Distagon 1.4/35 ZE.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/839374/51#9483080


Thanks Ajay, great pics !



Apr 11, 2011 at 07:02 PM
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p.27 #5 · Zeiss ZE/ZF.2 35mm f/1.4 (according to Roger Cicala/lens rentals.com)


AhamB wrote:
I don't totally agree with that. Saturated colors in high contrast scenes can reduce the gap between Zeiss and others as well, and in scenes with relatively flat lighting the higher microcontrast/local contrast of Zeiss can be more apparent (in comparison to other manufacturer's lenses).


AhamB,
valid point on saturated colors.

However, In my limited experience (7 months with different CY/ZE glass), I have had difficulty seeing the differences in flat light though. They are there, but very hard for me to see them compared to situations in contrasty light.







Apr 11, 2011 at 07:12 PM
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p.27 #6 · Zeiss ZE/ZF.2 35mm f/1.4 (according to Roger Cicala/lens rentals.com)


carstenw you were right about the canon, it can't compare with Zeiss. today i try the canon it can't compare with zeiss...bokeh is orrible...so flat not a real 3D...i'll wait for zeiss came out in italy



Apr 12, 2011 at 05:45 PM
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p.27 #7 · Zeiss ZE/ZF.2 35mm f/1.4 (according to Roger Cicala/lens rentals.com)


some owner of zeiss 35 1.4 post some other sample at 1.4 and crops please


Apr 12, 2011 at 05:51 PM
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p.27 #8 · Zeiss ZE/ZF.2 35mm f/1.4 (according to Roger Cicala/lens rentals.com)


auriga wrote:
some owner of zeiss 35 1.4 post some other sample at 1.4 and crops please


Center crops from 21mp, default capture sharpening in LR, no export sharpening.











Edited on Apr 12, 2011 at 08:38 PM · View previous versions



Apr 12, 2011 at 08:32 PM
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p.27 #9 · Zeiss ZE/ZF.2 35mm f/1.4 (according to Roger Cicala/lens rentals.com)


Congratulations on your new lens, Mirek!


Apr 12, 2011 at 08:34 PM
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p.27 #10 · Zeiss ZE/ZF.2 35mm f/1.4 (according to Roger Cicala/lens rentals.com)


Thanks Philber. Unfortunately, I did not have time to make anything interesting with it yet.

First impressions:
* It is not as difficult to focus it as I expected based on LC's review
* Heavy and big
* It seems pretty sharp at f/1.4, but the blue channel has some glow that lowers the overall contrast and causes this purple coloring. I did not see any flaws at "landscape" f-stops so far.
* Overall better than EF35/1.4



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p.27 #11 · Zeiss ZE/ZF.2 35mm f/1.4 (according to Roger Cicala/lens rentals.com)


great, thanks so much. post something more...we need to see 3D


Apr 12, 2011 at 09:26 PM
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p.27 #12 · Zeiss ZE/ZF.2 35mm f/1.4 (according to Roger Cicala/lens rentals.com)


it's difficult to focus at 1.4?do you reach focus at first shoot?


Apr 13, 2011 at 06:31 PM
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p.27 #13 · Zeiss ZE/ZF.2 35mm f/1.4 (according to Roger Cicala/lens rentals.com)


I find the focus easier than 100MP, both in the viewfinder and in LV.


Apr 13, 2011 at 11:35 PM
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p.27 #14 · Zeiss ZE/ZF.2 35mm f/1.4 (according to Roger Cicala/lens rentals.com)


what's 100MP? can you post sime new pics?


Apr 14, 2011 at 05:45 AM
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p.27 #15 · Zeiss ZE/ZF.2 35mm f/1.4 (according to Roger Cicala/lens rentals.com)


auriga wrote:
what's 100MP? can you post sime new pics?


100 MP -> Makro Planar 2/100

here you go..


Rays of Hope by ajay.c, on Flickr


Fall by ajay.c, on Flickr


bottle brush by ajay.c, on Flickr



Apr 14, 2011 at 06:04 AM
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p.27 #16 · Zeiss ZE/ZF.2 35mm f/1.4 (according to Roger Cicala/lens rentals.com)


well, now i know...Ajay C you're a very good shooter, rays of hope is a masterpiece
...i wish i could see some other of your pics shot with 35 1.4...
I ordered one yesterday and i cannot wait!



Apr 14, 2011 at 06:37 AM
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p.27 #17 · Zeiss ZE/ZF.2 35mm f/1.4 (according to Roger Cicala/lens rentals.com)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbruni/5618069479/in/photostream



Apr 14, 2011 at 07:04 AM
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p.27 #18 · Zeiss ZE/ZF.2 35mm f/1.4 (according to Roger Cicala/lens rentals.com)


Mirek Elsner wrote:
Center crops from 21mp, default capture sharpening in LR, no export sharpening.
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That's pretty sharp @1,4, more than L.C samples I think.



Apr 14, 2011 at 08:55 AM
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p.27 #19 · Zeiss ZE/ZF.2 35mm f/1.4 (according to Roger Cicala/lens rentals.com)


Here are a couple of quick test shots from this lens - just received it from B & H yesterday:

@ f/1.4:



And this is @ f/1.6:



It looks a bit soft wide open, but quickly sharpens up at f/1.6 and beyond.

Your thoughts?



Apr 14, 2011 at 04:07 PM
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p.27 #20 · Zeiss ZE/ZF.2 35mm f/1.4 (according to Roger Cicala/lens rentals.com)


Welcome to FM, and congratulations on your new lens, PP!
Regarding your shots, I am not sure whether your first shot is soft or slightly OOF...



Apr 14, 2011 at 04:19 PM
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