1.4/35 ZE vs. 2/35 ZF vs 1.4/35 C/Y
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Ajay C
Registered: Apr 30, 2007
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Country: United States

Wayne S. and I went out on a mini photo walk around my neighborhood to try Wayne's C/Y 1.4/35, 2/35 ZF and my new 1.4/35 ZE. No brickwall shooting here, we both just tried to shoot identically composed scenes and see how these three 35mm's rendered. Wayne was also kind enough to let me try his Contax N 1.4/85 - a marvelous optic, and he also got some birding done

No PP on any of my images except for adjusting black levels, and/or contrast in a few cases. I sharpened these images for web size (1024 px long edge).

PS: Zenfolio only allows me to share 800 px images on the long edge. Go here for the original 1024px resized pix (http://ajayc.zenfolio.com/)

Here are the images from the 1.4/35 ZE.



















































cuonghuutran
Registered: Mar 24, 2005
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Photo links do not work. They say "Content Protected by Owner"



Ajay C
Registered: Apr 30, 2007
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^ Fixed now. Thanks.



wayne seltzer
Registered: Dec 22, 2007
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Ajay,
Color saturation and smooth bokeh look very nice with your new 35/1.4.

Ajay was kind enough to let me use his new 35/1.4.
Ajay took all his shots both at f1.4 and f2 so that we could compare to my C/Y 35/1.4 and my ZF 35/2.
The ZE 35/1.4 was not hard for me to focus and has a nice longer throw.
Colors are more saturated and it renders tougher high contrast edges like backlit tree branches very well.Size and weight wise, the lens was balanced on my 1ds3.
This lens is a smooth operator.
I will try to post my shots soon.



auriga
Registered: Apr 08, 2011
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it say that in Italy will be released in mid-May, the wait is unnerving...i've or ... posted 1.4 more shots at different distances, you are great thanks



auriga
Registered: Apr 08, 2011
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i've order one of this ze 35 1.4...it's a fantastic lens i think



antifire
Registered: Sep 14, 2010
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that last shot is cool. i only see the 1.4 shots, where are the f2's?



abhijeeth
Registered: Aug 09, 2009
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Beautiful shots as usual Ajay! Will be looking at this thread with interest!



wayne seltzer
Registered: Dec 22, 2007
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Here are my shots with C/Y 35/1.4 at f1.4 and ZF 35/2 at f2 on 1ds3 with no PP:



wayne seltzer
Registered: Dec 22, 2007
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Here are more with only C/Y 35/1.4 at f1.4:



wayne seltzer
Registered: Dec 22, 2007
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Here is one at the end with Contax N 85/1.4 wide open.
Its smooth bokeh blur reminds me of the new ZE 35/1.4.



denoir
Registered: Feb 11, 2010
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Nice shots guys, but did you actually shoot the new and old 35/1.4 side by side as implied by the thread title?



wayne seltzer
Registered: Dec 22, 2007
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yes, the shots I posted above are either my 35/1.4 at f1.4 or my ZF 35/2 at f2 except for the last shot which was from my Contax N 85.
We tried to do the same framing but it was not exact since we were shooting without a tripod.
One difference is I was shooting with my 1ds3 and Ajay was using his 5d2.



plasticmotif
Registered: Sep 23, 2010
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label them, i can't figure out which is which.



denoir
Registered: Feb 11, 2010
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wayne seltzer wrote:
yes, the shots I posted above are either my 35/1.4 at f1.4 or my ZF 35/2 at f2 except for the last shot which was from my Contax N 85.
We tried to do the same framing but it was not exact since we were shooting without a tripod.
One difference is I was shooting with my 1ds3 and Ajay was using his 5d2.


Yes, but I meant CY 35/1.4 vs ZE 35/1.4, not the ZE 35/2...



Jochenb
Registered: May 25, 2010
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Thanks guys, but some remarks:

It would be nicer if all shots were processed the same way and were posted at the same size.
(This would maybe be easier if one of you edits all shots.)

Now it's a bit difficult to compare.



auriga
Registered: Apr 08, 2011
Total Posts: 30
Country: Italy

even make some crops of c/y and ze...crops at 1.4 to compare sharpness and haze



oldvolk
Registered: Mar 21, 2011
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And bring me a beer, Saison Dupont, and whatever my friends are having.

We appreciate your time, so make your VS thread worthwhile. Organize it.



keira007
Registered: Mar 14, 2011
Total Posts: 71
Country: Vietnam

denoir wrote:
Nice shots guys, but did you actually shoot the new and old 35/1.4 side by side as implied by the thread title?


I think all the posts have some pretty comparable posts from those two. They are not the exact framing but still give some impressions.



you2
Registered: Nov 06, 2005
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Country: United States

Is it my imagination or do both the ze have noticeably better bokeh than the old c/y ?



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