Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion
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rji2goleez
Registered: Jun 24, 2003
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Country: United States

Grenache wrote:
Looks like you and the 85 are doing fine, Bob. Lots of drama in the sky. Looks like it is on fire.

Meant to tell you - not that I have seen you shoot IR, but that lens has no hot spot when shooting infrared. A rare feature in such a wide aperture lens. Not sure if that is something that Contax worked on deliberately or not, but it is a nice side effect either way.

Happy holidays, all.

Jim


Yes, things are coming together nicely for me with this lens. I need to work on some 3D scenes more but I'm having fun just shooting what's before me. Good to know about the IR. I should slap the lens on my old 20D which was converted for IR only. I need to see if I have a battery that still works!

Happy Holidays!



Toothwalker
Registered: Jan 24, 2009
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Country: Norway

R.Young wrote:
Ah ok. I quite welcome auto aperture right now, photography can be difficult enough without stop down metering, I must be wasting a lot of my shutter life by chimping as much as I have to


What is difficult about stop down metering?

Concerning the shutter lifetime, I doubt that I will ever reach the end of it before buying a new digital camera.



R.Young
Registered: Jul 01, 2011
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I use a focus chip which not only records maximum aperture, but also lets you select the aperture you shoot at so you can log your exif properly. This means shooting in full manual, focusing wide open, stopping down, setting the shutter speed then setting the aperture on camera then taking the photo. Fine for most types of shot. But annoying if I'm rushing for example in the rain or when the midges are out in Scotland. Not to mention trying to get a photo of the girlfriend before she gets impatient. It's a good excuse to shoot wide open though!



rji2goleez
Registered: Jun 24, 2003
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A beautiful Christmas Day to play with my new CY85/1.4 with EOS mount. I'm really liking this lens. Shot this at f/2.



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
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Great shot of the dog Bob



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
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Country: Sweden

Here's a experimentally processed shot. It is likely to be the three-masted Schooner gaff-ridged "Linden" from Swedish speaking Åland in Finland. Here visible at the horizon in the outer south part of the Stockholm archipelago. Shot in an evening by end of summer. Original shot is kind of boring, tried to make it more interesting. CY85.


IMG_4888-copy-2012-1280 by Wilhelm Frank - Stockholm, on Flickr



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Country: Germany

Nice panning; that looks like an extremely fast boat!



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
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Thank you Carsten but the boat was very slow.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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I had guessed that. How did you add the "speed"?



rji2goleez
Registered: Jun 24, 2003
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Definitely an interesting shot. I had to look at it a couple of times which says that it has interest. I like the effect.

Speaking of the CY85, I've been playing with my new lens acquired from Granache a few weeks ago. I've been trying to keep this lens on the camera exclusively and find that this is not a problem!



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
Total Posts: 3217
Country: Sweden

Thanks Bob and nice imagery yourself. I think that's a good way to make use of something recognizable good that one feels dont get enought attention: glue it on the cam for a week or two :-)

Carsten, you just take a vertical stripe and multiply it. Then use a mask to bring back the ship and then play with transparency. Very simple but I was looking for more of a tranquility feel than you made out of it.




carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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I was just joking around It looks neat. I didn't realise you were going for tranquil though.



akul
Registered: May 30, 2010
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Bob - Nice works with 85.
Wilhelm - I like how you treated your photo in more graphic manner. Very nteresting.



nicolab
Registered: Oct 20, 2012
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3d look
100/2





35/2





21/2.8







akul
Registered: May 30, 2010
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ZF2 1.4/35






rji2goleez
Registered: Jun 24, 2003
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Luka, I love the look with the 35/1.4. I assume this is WO?



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
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Country: Sweden

Great shot Luka



rji2goleez
Registered: Jun 24, 2003
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Country: United States

When I recently bought the CY85/1.4 (EOS converted), I was told it's a great lens for IR. I've always loved IR photography and even converted a Canon 20D to iR only via Life Pixels many years ago. Well I decided to charge up the old BP511s and see what the CY85 would do on the 20D.

Now, these are not necessarily stellar images in their own right but there's definitely a sharpness and perhaps a 3D look on one or two that I might experiment with a better composition to really test this out. The shot of the picnic table was taken at f/2.8, the rest at either f/4 or f/5.6. Too early to tell but if this lens is a hit, I might have to look around for a better IR camera!



akul
Registered: May 30, 2010
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Country: United States

Bob - WOW. It looks like a 'hit' to me. Love all of them. Very beautiful. I never thought about IR, but these images give me itch

Ah, and yes, 35 1.4 was WO. I am now restudying its 1.4 beauty.


















rji2goleez
Registered: Jun 24, 2003
Total Posts: 6702
Country: United States

Nice Luka. Now you got me wanting to break out the 35/1.4. Hmmm, maybe I should try it on the 20D IR. Two more snaps with the CY85



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