Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion
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zhangyue
Registered: Jan 28, 2011
Total Posts: 2929
Country: United States

incredible! luka



joakim
Registered: Apr 06, 2008
Total Posts: 1534
Country: Sweden

Luka, very nice.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15962
Country: Germany

This is a bit of a postcard shot, not so interesting, so I will fill in with a bit of background. The place is the Schiffshebewerk Niederfinow, and is in the middle nowhere, outside of Berlin. It is situated on a river with quite a bit of traffic, and exists due to the fairly steep rise (36m) in elevation here. Schiff means ship, and Hebewerk means lifting machine, more or less, i.e. it is an elevator for ships. It is quite old (1906), and will soon be replaced by a much more modern one which is currently being built on the other side of it. ZF21 on D800.

I am not sure why there appears to be a cyan cast on the left, my lens is normally balanced. Perhaps there was a bit of weather over there, I don't quite recall any more.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schiffshebewerk_Niederfinow







carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15962
Country: Germany

A fall shot from a couple of weeks ago. ZF28/2@2.8 on D800:







carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15962
Country: Germany

A slightly brutal photoshop treatment of another shot from the same day, ZF50/1.4@2.8 on D800:







It looks like I messed up the edges inside the frame a bit. Downsizing images with multiple layers doesn't seem to work for me. I am learning Photoshop... has anyone watched these two videos:

http://www.petapixel.com/2012/09/03/great-two-hour-lectures-on-how-to-use-photoshop-and-lightroom/


mortyb
Registered: Feb 15, 2009
Total Posts: 1366
Country: Norway

Nice shots, Carsten. As to framing, I just make a new "image" in PS which is xx pixels taller and wider than the photo, fill with black, and copy-paste my photo on to it.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15962
Country: Germany

I use the Cmd+Opt+C box, which adds a frame of X pixels to the width and Y pixels to the height, evenly all around, but even before the frame, there was a thin light area all around, I just didn't spot it before I added the frame. This shot is not that important to me, but I am wondering why having layers causes this to happen on downsizing. I noticed it about halfway through my downsizing, cropped it out, and continued until I was done. I just didn't think to check it again until I saw it here.



mortyb
Registered: Feb 15, 2009
Total Posts: 1366
Country: Norway

Ah, that's the canvas size shortcut, I suppose. (I'm on pc). That works just as good.



Grenache
Registered: Dec 18, 2008
Total Posts: 1934
Country: United States

I use a Contax 55 to 86 step ring as a hood for my 55 Planar, the one Wilhelm mentioned. You don't actually need the rest of the attachments. That ring is sufficient to shield it.

It looks a little awkward with a short lens and a wide "hood", but it works well. Tamron makes an 86mm snap lens cap that fits on the front. Then every one thinks you have a tiny Tamron lens and leaves you alone. :-)

Jim



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
Total Posts: 2971
Country: Sweden

OMG, you have the 55/1.2? Feel free to post an image or two :-)



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2543
Country: Sweden

Thanks :-)

Really good pictures Luka :-)
Very nice details in those pictures carstenw..particularly in the first :-)


Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZF by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZF by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZF by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



phuang3
Registered: Feb 09, 2005
Total Posts: 1225
Country: Taiwan

Few shots on Japanese teppanyaki that I had in Ginza, Tokyo. Mostly by ZF50/2 Makro on 5D2.

Sea Urchin @ ISO1600






This is by Leica 100 APO @ ISO3200






Foie Gras @ ISO1600






Fried Rice @ ISO1600






Steak @ ISO1600







Grenache
Registered: Dec 18, 2008
Total Posts: 1934
Country: United States

wfrank wrote:
OMG, you have the 55/1.2? Feel free to post an image or two :-)



Sorry. Typo from my stupid phone. I wish.



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

Carsten - Great series. All three are very different of each other. Bridge shot for the pristine clean detail as opposed to the lush fall color to the sort of metalic fern leaves. #2 is my current favorite.



akul
Registered: May 30, 2010
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Country: United States

Ronny - Superb series. This bug's life eh Amazing,

Pluang - Nice UNI !!



joakim
Registered: Apr 06, 2008
Total Posts: 1534
Country: Sweden

Carsten, very nice fall photo.
Ronny, great set. I like the middle one the most



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15962
Country: Germany

Thanks, guys!



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

ZF.2 100MP











Grenache
Registered: Dec 18, 2008
Total Posts: 1934
Country: United States

A few parting photos from my recently departed and greatly loved Contax 85/1.4.
Jim


To the Sky by Only_to_be_kind, on Flickr


Holding the Sky by Only_to_be_kind, on Flickr


Holding the Sky - BW by Only_to_be_kind, on Flickr



anthonysemone
Registered: Mar 08, 2008
Total Posts: 4617
Country: United States

I remain grateful for what you all are showing me about Zeiss lens capabilities. Wow!! I thought I'd add this picture, taken with a Nikkon F4, set on P mode, and using my ZF.2 50/2MP. It's a shard of a major tree knocked down and broken up by hurricane Sandy as it came through the Philadelphia area. Film is Portra 400 as I recall, developed and Lo-Rez scanned by Philadelphia Photographics (excellent service from these folks). I uploaded the SOOC jpg to Aperture and did minimal PP'g.

Forgive the "pooch" photo, but Emma, a registered Therapy Dog, is an ever-present and willing subject. This is SOOC w/o PP'g, simply uploaded to aperture from the Photographics CD



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