Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion
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carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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On topic with the previous post (cross-posted from the FM Berlin II thread):

85P @ f/2.8, f/1.4:













Then two experiments, also 85P @ f/8, f/2.8:













Bifurcator
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
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Me likes!

#2 especially!



joakim
Registered: Apr 06, 2008
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Bob, very nice IR photos.
Luka, I really like the strong graphical look of first photo.
Carsten, #2 is great. The two last is interesting, would they work with a little tone added?



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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The only problem I have with #2 is that it was the first shot of the day, and I knew it would be decent, and after that came very little :/

I haven't experimented much with tone... I am not sure? The colours were really drab. As in, drab redefined.



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
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Luka : # 1 does it for me
Castenw : Love #3. Inspiring.



Toothwalker
Registered: Jan 24, 2009
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R.Young wrote:
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!


I see. Focus chips are not for me.



Toothwalker
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akul wrote:
Ah, and yes, 35 1.4 was WO. I am now restudying its 1.4 beauty.


That shot is interesting. Under these conditions (fairly large object distance, large max. aperture) many lenses would give rise to abundant defocus color fringing in the background. This lens apparently does not - or did you 'correct' it?

Hmm. Maybe there just isn't enough background blur to notice it.



Toothwalker
Registered: Jan 24, 2009
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A few with the good old Y/C 1.4/50 on 5D2:


Mount Roland







Stokes Hill







The Tarkine







Catching a dolphin







Marine Bay Sands









akul
Registered: May 30, 2010
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Carsten - 85P ! Very nice rendering in BW. I am oscillating between #1 #2 #3

Toothwalker - I did not fix any fringing. Inceased contrast probably covered it.
I like your compositions. Last one especially.



R.Young
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Fantastic work Carsten!



joakim
Registered: Apr 06, 2008
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Toothwalker, I like #2 and #3 in your set.

Zeiss Sonnar 85/2.8. A lens I don't use very much mainly because of the 85 Planar I guess, second one is a blend and the third is a 3 photo stitch.



Toothwalker
Registered: Jan 24, 2009
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akul wrote:
Toothwalker - I did not fix any fringing. Inceased contrast probably covered it.
I like your compositions. Last one especially.


Thanks for the info - and for liking the image.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Toothwalker wrote:
Catching a dolphin


What, is the dolphin inside the killer whale?



Thanks Luka, Robert and Philippe! I am glad someone liked #3



Toothwalker
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joakim wrote:
Toothwalker, I like #2 and #3 in your set.


Ah, a landscape man.


Zeiss Sonnar 85/2.8. A lens I don't use very much mainly because of the 85 Planar I guess, second one is a blend and the third is a 3 photo stitch.


The Sonnar is a very good performer in a small package. It used to be a favorite for travel, both in the Contax days and with the 5D, but unfortunately it interferes with the mirror of my 5D2.



Toothwalker
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carstenw wrote:
Toothwalker wrote:
Catching a dolphin


What, is the dolphin inside the killer whale?


A killer whale is a dolphin.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Technically, yes, killer whales belong to the family of oceanic dolphins, but no one would ever say so outside of a biology conference From Wikipedia:

"Six of the larger species in the Delphinidae, the Orca and the Pilot (long-finned and short-finned), Melon-headed, Pygmy Killer and False Killer Whales, are commonly called whales, rather than dolphins; they are also sometimes collectively known as "blackfish"."



Toothwalker
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carstenw wrote:
Technically, yes, killer whales belong to the family of oceanic dolphins, but no one would ever say so outside of a biology conference From Wikipedia:

"Six of the larger species in the Delphinidae, the Orca and the Pilot (long-finned and short-finned), Melon-headed, Pygmy Killer and False Killer Whales, are commonly called whales, rather than dolphins; they are also sometimes collectively known as "blackfish"."


I have never attended a biology conference.

Also from Wikipedia:
"English-speaking scientists most often use the term "killer whale",[12] although the term "orca" is increasingly used. Killer whale advocates point out it has a long heritage. Indeed, the genus name Orcinus means "of the kingdom of the dead",[12] or "belonging to Orcus".[13] Ancient Romans originally applied orca (plural orcae) to these animals, possibly borrowing it from the Greek ὄρυξ, which referred (among other things) to a whale species. Since the 1960s, orca has steadily grown in popularity; both names are now used. The term orca is preferred by some to avoid the negative connotations of "killer",[14] and because, being part of the family Delphinidae, the species is more closely related to other dolphins than to whales.[15]"





carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Right, as your snippet points out, some prefer to say orca rather than killer whale, because they aren't whales, and the connotations of "killer" aren't so nice.

About the conference thing, let me rephrase it: as a native English speaker, it surprises me to hear someone call orcas dolphins. It is the first time in my 46 years I have heard that, and I do like animals quite a bit and actively read and watch documentaries about them



wfrank
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In Norwegian the name is Spekkhogger sounding like a deathmetal band, and in Swedish similar but less metal feel: Späckhuggare. Literally meaning "Flesh-chopper".

What an interesting detour :-)



mortyb
Registered: Feb 15, 2009
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Hahaha, that's hillarious... My next death metal band will for sure be named "Spekkhogger". You will be mentioned in every release, Wilhelm.



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