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thebratts
Registered: Aug 22, 2011
Total Posts: 89
Country: Sweden

First shots with my new Contax Zeiss 28 2.0.
Liking it so far. however need a new adapter for my 5d MKII, probably leitax, getting tired of my no name adapter screwing with the aperture...

Bokeh at 2.0






Wall at 2.8-4 (not sure)






5.6







akul
Registered: May 30, 2010
Total Posts: 1611
Country: United States

thebratts - congrats on the new acquisition. It looks plenty sharp. If #2 is wide open, that is really good, and I see no vignetting either. ( You might have pp'ed it out. )

Another CY50 fall color from a few weeks ago at Minnewaska State Park.







wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
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Country: Sweden

thebratts wrote:
First shots with my new Contax Zeiss 28 2.0.
Liking it so far. however need a new adapter for my 5d MKII, probably leitax, getting tired of my no name adapter screwing with the aperture...



Looking good!

No mirror or infinity issues? What version do you have (AE/MM)?

An easy fix for the aperture could be to snip of a tiny bit of the aperture lever with pliers. You'll probably see where it touches in the mirror box (if I remember correctly it's close to the contacts). I got the tip from fellow MF:ers and it remedies the same problem on the CY 50/1.4 (MMJ) - while still working just fine on a Contax S2 SLR.



wayne seltzer
Registered: Dec 22, 2007
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Country: United States

D800E and ZF.2 21 at Alcatraz



thebratts
Registered: Aug 22, 2011
Total Posts: 89
Country: Sweden

wfrank wrote:
Looking good!

No mirror or infinity issues? What version do you have (AE/MM)?

An easy fix for the aperture could be to snip of a tiny bit of the aperture lever with pliers. You'll probably see where it touches in the mirror box (if I remember correctly it's close to the contacts). I got the tip from fellow MF:ers and it remedies the same problem on the CY 50/1.4 (MMJ) - while still working just fine on a Contax S2 SLR.


Thanks

No Mirror issues at infinity, only the aperture problem..
It's the AE version

I'll try the fix for sure , thanks

Ohh lets include a picture.. Bokeh test..







wayne seltzer
Registered: Dec 22, 2007
Total Posts: 3968
Country: United States

Luka, nice fall colors and detail. I would crop out the white sky, which would bring mote attention to th e colorful trees in the foreground.
Thebratts, congrats on your new lens!



joakim
Registered: Apr 06, 2008
Total Posts: 1331
Country: Sweden

Luka, again great colors and I agree with Wayne about the sky.
Wayne, looks like you get a lot of resolution from that combo. Interesting photo from a room I am glad I never had to visit while it was being used.
thebratt, congrats to the new lens. 28 mm is a fun focal length to shoot.

Here is a simple on from my favourite Zeiss lens, the ZE 85 Planar



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
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I like that Joakim!



akul
Registered: May 30, 2010
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Country: United States

Wayne, Joakim - Thanks so much for your comments. I see what you mean, but I already posted one that had only leaves, and I wanted to keep the sense of expanse of the scene. Some more work needed, I like those challenges


Wayne - Very cool shot with deep DOF. It has the hyper real feeling to it. Sterile lighting adds that feeling too.

thebratts - Fun shot. Bokeh is certainly on the funkier side, but I like the way how used it for your scene.

Joakim - SImple and yet very beautiful with the PP work. BW works the abstraction very well on that scene.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Country: Germany

Two boring Berlin fall shots, 50P @ f/2 and f/2.8, D800:













akul
Registered: May 30, 2010
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Country: United States

Carsten -Very yummy rendering. f2.8 for the second shot is very effective. The repeating vertical plants on #2 reminds me of contemporary sculpture. Love the color.



akul
Registered: May 30, 2010
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Country: United States

Now of course, I love the first one, but second one caught my eye with something different.



fracas
Registered: Nov 07, 2010
Total Posts: 375
Country: Italy

In your experience is better the Contax G 90/2.8 or the C/Y 85/2.8 Sonnar for a NEX-7? I have the second one, but have the opportunity to switch and need your advice...

In case of switch, what brand produces the best adapters for Contax G to NEX?

tks
francesco



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Country: Germany

Thanks Luka! Yes, I think the rendering makes these shots. The rest is not that interesting, plain composition, normal colours, etc.



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
Total Posts: 2735
Country: Sweden

fracas wrote:
In your experience is better the Contax G 90/2.8 or the C/Y 85/2.8 Sonnar for a NEX-7? I have the second one, but have the opportunity to switch and need your advice...

In case of switch, what brand produces the best adapters for Contax G to NEX?

tks
francesco


For the NEX I would have no doubt getting the Contax G. It's very small and light - and a high performer. Bad part is the focusing ring that is missing, hence done through the adapter. I dont mind that (I have G 21, 28, 45 and 90) but some do.



fracas
Registered: Nov 07, 2010
Total Posts: 375
Country: Italy

thanks wfrank ... can you advice me about the best adapter to buy?



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Country: Germany

Is the Metabones adapter still the one to get?



anthonysemone
Registered: Mar 08, 2008
Total Posts: 4249
Country: United States

Zeiss 35/2 - may have been a professional "shoot," but I got permission from a gentleman who appeared to be serving in a body guard role I know the background is blown out, but, she's pretty for sure...



anthonysemone
Registered: Mar 08, 2008
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Country: United States

Ya gotta love sunglasses



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
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Country: France

Nice Tony!


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