Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion
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carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 16163
Country: Germany

I like your building series. Very interesting, and it gives the feeling of New York a bit.



joakim
Registered: Apr 06, 2008
Total Posts: 2152
Country: Sweden

I agree, a very good set! I specially like the first one on this page and the first of the last post.



Samuli Vahonen
Registered: Jul 16, 2003
Total Posts: 1892
Country: Finland

Akul, great cityscapes/buildings with 50mm planar. My favourite is this, thou the ones where reflected light is used are also very good.


Contax Vario-Sonnar T* 4/80-200 @ f/8, HDR(1/80s, 1/200s, 1/500s), ISO 100



Contax Vario-Sonnar T* 4/80-200 @ f/8, HDR(1/40s, 1/100s, 1/250s), ISO 100



Contax Vario-Sonnar T* 4/80-200 @ f/8, HDR(1/40s, 1/100s, 1/250s), ISO 100



Samuli



Picture This!
Registered: Aug 03, 2010
Total Posts: 2186
Country: United States

great series Akul !

Great clarity in your shots as usual Samuli.



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 7213
Country: United States

A solid deal for Canon-shooting lovers of Zeiss... Used ZE 15 at B&H



akul
Registered: May 30, 2010
Total Posts: 2689
Country: United States

Thank you everyone !
Samuli - As always, beautiful shots. 'Being there' ness is quite strong with the first one. I also like the captured light on the secon / third shots.



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5049
Country: Sweden

Great Set Luka



Greggf
Registered: Aug 03, 2011
Total Posts: 3167
Country: United States

Hello everyone. Been a very long time since I've posted or even commented on this thread! Akul, always nice to see your work, as always! I can always identify your pictures!
Samuli...your work with all your Zeiss lenses blows me away!!!
Well, I recently purchased a 50 1.4 mmj lens again, and while it is actually very sharp wide open, it is off at infinity focus....is there way I can adjust myself, or do I need to send it to Zeiss in NY. And it is my understanding that Zeiss will still work on mmj versions, just not the older aeg lenses? Correct?
Thanks again,
Gregg



AhamB
Registered: Jul 11, 2008
Total Posts: 5253
Country: United States

Greggf wrote:
Well, I recently purchased a 50 1.4 mmj lens again, and while it is actually very sharp wide open, it is off at infinity focus....is there way I can adjust myself, or do I need to send it to Zeiss in NY. And it is my understanding that Zeiss will still work on mmj versions, just not the older aeg lenses? Correct?


You can probably do it yourself, but you might want to consider using a different adapter. I got an adapter with EMF chip from ebay seller big_is (well known for adapters) and I have the same lens as you but it didn't reach infinity, so apparently the adapter was too thick. On a cheaper adapter the lens gave me infinity focus and better performance -- somehow the thick adapter seemed to increase field curvature.



lumis beans
Registered: Mar 15, 2007
Total Posts: 224
Country: United States

Is anyone using the ZE/ZM 21mm 2.8 on an NEX with an electronic adapter.

I've seen some commenting it's waste on anything but FF. However, I do plan on buying a FF Canikon some time in the future.



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
Total Posts: 3216
Country: Sweden

Cant you use a simple adapter with the ZF versions, as they have manual aperture? That would work on a possible future Canon FF too (a bit weird ... but still do the job). But if I were you I would look for another lens in a more appropriate size to use with a NEX as the ZE/ZF are enourmous. I think the Oly/Zuiko 21/3.5 is one of those extraordinary lenses. That should BTW, also work on a Canon FF.



lumis beans
Registered: Mar 15, 2007
Total Posts: 224
Country: United States

wfrank wrote:
Cant you use a simple adapter with the ZF versions, as they have manual aperture? That would work on a possible future Canon FF too (a bit weird ... but still do the job). But if I were you I would look for another lens in a more appropriate size to use with a NEX as the ZE/ZF are enourmous. I think the Oly/Zuiko 21/3.5 is one of those extraordinary lenses. That should BTW, also work on a Canon FF.


I meant to type ZF instead of ZM, my mistake. You're right about the size. I have the ZE 35; it's a monolith. I'm leaning toward a future FF Canon due to already owning the ZE 35. I wish my 35 was the Nikon version, though. That would make everything a lot easier since the lucky Nikon users have aperture. I think I'll look into the Oly and the Ultron 21 a bit more being FF is not a priority for me right now. Thanks.



Greggf
Registered: Aug 03, 2011
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Country: United States

Along with the infinity focus issue on my new to me 50 1.4mmj, I would also like input as to what lens hood fits the lens, too!!
Thanks,
Gregg



rji2goleez
Registered: Jun 24, 2003
Total Posts: 6690
Country: United States

Been away from here for far too long. Just back from a visit to Jamaica where I got to give my camera some zeiss love. These are with the CZ85/1.4 (EOS converted by J. Buchanan)



AhamB
Registered: Jul 11, 2008
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Country: United States

Greggf wrote:
Along with the infinity focus issue on my new to me 50 1.4mmj, I would also like input as to what lens hood fits the lens, too!!


I got this one, on recommendation of others on this forum: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Metal-Standard-55mm-Screw-in-Lens-Hood-Cap-/200905559659

If you use your lens on a 1Dmk4 you could probably use a slightly longer hood though.



Greggf
Registered: Aug 03, 2011
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Country: United States

Thank you AhamB. I just purchased that exact one. I think it'll be fine on the 1D4. All the other hoods I use are standard, so it will be fine! Thank you for the link!!

Going back to my infinity focus issue. I'm using a standard Fotodiox C/Y to EOS adapter for the 50 1.4mmj. It just won't go to infinity. How to adjust myself, without having to send it to zeiss NY? Or are there other adapters that are(someone mentioned thinner) that would work. This copy is the sharpest WO mmj that I've had(2 1.4 mmj's, and a 1.7), and is practically brand new!!
Is it the lens that won't go to infinity? Or is it the adapter? While I mainly shoot WO-f2.8, I love the older Zeiss colors, and was trying to shoot stopped down for some landscape work, and the furthest it would focus, was about 50 yards out.
Thanks for anyone's help!!
Gregg



AhamB
Registered: Jul 11, 2008
Total Posts: 5253
Country: United States

Greggf wrote:
Is it the lens that won't go to infinity? Or is it the adapter?


It could be the adapter. Like I said, with one of my adapters my 50/1.4 couldn't reach infinity, but only with that adapter and not the other ones that I have. When you buy an adapter there is always a chance that the thickness deviates from what it should be -- supposedly more expensive adapters are made to tighter tolerances, but often trying another cheap adapter can be the solution.

If you want to adjust infinity you need to unscrew the front part of the lens of which the filter ring and lens name plate is part. I can't describe the process exactly because I haven't done it with this lens, but I think you only need to unscrew 3 screws and can then adjust the infinity position. The last two pictures in this post are relevant for this: http://forum.mflenses.com/overhaul-of-contax-planar-1-4-50mm-t-mmj-t39807.html

In the picture before last, you see a thin ring with 6 holes -- that goes inside the focus ring and the 3 screws fix it to the silver part of the lens seen on the left. Before you can get to those 3 screws, you need to remove that front part of the lens shown in the last picture. A rubber/latex glove should give you enough grip on it to unscrew it (counterclockwise) by hand.



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
Total Posts: 3216
Country: Sweden

There is a adapter article at pebbleplace starting here: http://www.pebbleplace.com/Personal/Contax_db_Adapters.html

The brand information is more or less outdated, but thickness info applies. The adapters I have come from manufacturers all guaranteeing infinity, but in practice it varies. Some of my CY's is very much on the limit depending on which adapter I use. Also - as noted - the lenses can vary nowadays as some can have adjusted infinity themselves - or a Zeiss workshop for that matter.



Greggf
Registered: Aug 03, 2011
Total Posts: 3167
Country: United States

Thank AhamB and Wfrank...looking to get infinity to work, so I will try adjusting. I might even have another adapter to try too!!
Here are a few from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk the other day while Mason is on spring break!!
1D4 and C/Y 50 1.4 MMJ
Thanks Gregg



Greggf
Registered: Aug 03, 2011
Total Posts: 3167
Country: United States

@AhamB...
Ended up getting another adapter from Amazon(another Fotodiox pro), and while not 100% certain yet, I believe it has fixed my infinity focus problem. I actually took the lens apart, thinking to delve into that realm, and quickly realized that I wasn't sure exactly how to adjust the lens for infinity focus once apart!!??
The new adapter was a much easier experience!!!
Did a small family shoot with the C/Y 50 planar and am amazed at how good this lens really is!
Once I process some, I will post a few.
Gregg



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