Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion
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Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
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Country: Czech Republic

carstenw wrote:
Nice shot. Are you going to take it outside one day?


Heh, well its snowing, so not today. I took a few shots outside already, but nothing interesting. 50mm on APS-C is bit too long for me I think. Or sometimes not enough.

And S5 was a bit disappointing.



Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
Total Posts: 3118
Country: Czech Republic

"Old and new"



Tho its matter of perspective, as 6 mpix APS-C its not disappointing and not many cams can pull this off (or at least not in one shot). Original shot is way flatter, so some DR sacrifice was needed in order to get some contrast.

Contax 50/1.4 MM Planar *T
Fuji S5 Pro @ ISO 400



Dergiman
Registered: Mar 12, 2005
Total Posts: 813
Country: Austria

From Barcelona (taken with Vario-Sonnar 10-37):



philip_pj
Registered: Apr 03, 2009
Total Posts: 3103
Country: Australia

Panjim Goa in India, Contax 100mm f3.5.



akul
Registered: May 30, 2010
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Country: United States

Philip_pj - I really like the #2. Great finding.



Cadaver
Registered: Dec 03, 2008
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Phillip, I love that last photo!



philip_pj
Registered: Apr 03, 2009
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Country: Australia

I put it down to the lens and camera, and pretty fair light conditions. It can be a bokeh monster for slow 100mm, carsten was asking for some images from it a few weeks back. It's a pretty useful lens as a walk around option, and has a very flat field with Sonnar character. I also wanted to show the how the sensor works with other lenses than the RX1. Akul, I see very little CA in it, perhaps you do however ;-)



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

Nice one (#1)

philip_pj wrote:
Akul, I see very little CA in it, perhaps you do however ;-)


I am no CA detector. No I do not see any offending CA in those. bokeh on #2 seems a bit on the hard side but not offensive either.



rico
Registered: Jul 13, 2003
Total Posts: 3860
Country: United States

akul wrote:
... bokeh on #2 seems a bit on the hard side but not offensive either.

Agree. The S100 has its "good" bokeh on the near side (CZ SOP), but that shot looks to be at MFD. In most case, this lens has awesome defocus blur. One of my favs optically, and for handling. Glad to see it action, Philip. BTW, what camera?



AhamB
Registered: Jul 11, 2008
Total Posts: 4998
Country: Germany

rico wrote:
BTW, what camera?


Sony A99 according to the EXIF.

The Sonnar 100/3.5 does look like a great lens and nice job on finding those shots Philip.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15601
Country: Germany

Very sharp and great colours, but the boke is really special. I guess this is very much a lens to be learned.



Samuli Vahonen
Registered: Jul 16, 2003
Total Posts: 1583
Country: Finland

Haven't shot many photos with Sonnar T* 3.5/100 C/Y, considering how much I like the rendering. I guess it's because having Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZE almost always with me. However checked Aperture Library for some Sonnar photos.

Lens has really great bokeh, even wide open. Also all other aspects are very good already wide open, however I tend often prefer f/4 which helps with vignetting (and specially issues vignetting causes to bokeh) and causes small improvement to contrast. Worst in lens is magenta/green color errors in bokeh.

For limited time there will be also 2048px version available of photos below:
http://www.vahonen.com/2013/temp/Sonnar_100_2048px/


f/3.5






f/4






f/4






f/4






f/8






f/3.5






f/8






f/4






f/4






f/4






f/4






f/3.5






f/8






f/5.6






f/5.6






f/5.6





Samuli


carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15601
Country: Germany

The f/4 and f/3.5 shots of trees are exactly the kind of stuff I love from you, and this lens does do it really well. Interesting lens.



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
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Country: Sweden

Agree, I may be a sucker for old cars including Volvo 142's but that 3.5 rendering is very attractive and 3D:ish in that first image. But I would doubt using it having a CY 100/2.



Toothwalker
Registered: Jan 24, 2009
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Zeiss goes square:




















rico
Registered: Jul 13, 2003
Total Posts: 3860
Country: United States

Toothwalker wrote:






Very clever, Walrus. I'm not at all a fan of tilted pics, but this one had my scratching my head for at least two minutes. It works so well with the extra headroom to accentuate the "vertical" corrugation, and the complete lack of other cues - not even a plumb-line. Love the square, too.


Rodluvan
Registered: Sep 01, 2010
Total Posts: 672
Country: Sweden

Toothwalker wrote:
Zeiss goes square:







That one's neat, would have loved to come across the location. I do believe it would have an even stronger visual impact if you ran it through, say, PS distortion correction. There's both perceptive distortion and some barrel distortion that is easily correctable.


philip_pj
Registered: Apr 03, 2009
Total Posts: 3103
Country: Australia

Some 21mm Distagon bokeh:



Toothwalker
Registered: Jan 24, 2009
Total Posts: 1305
Country: Norway

rico wrote:
Very clever, Walrus. I'm not at all a fan of tilted pics, but this one had my scratching my head for at least two minutes. It works so well with the extra headroom to accentuate the "vertical" corrugation, and the complete lack of other cues - not even a plumb-line. Love the square, too.


Thanks rico. I am always happy to confuse you and suppose two minutes of viewing time is long for images posted in this forum.

Rodluvan wrote:
That one's neat, would have loved to come across the location. I do believe it would have an even stronger visual impact if you ran it through, say, PS distortion correction. There's both perceptive distortion and some barrel distortion that is easily correctable.


You are right. I am annoyed with myself for not getting it right on location and for being too lazy to apply the corrections before presenting the image to an audience.

I have just replaced the image by an improved version.



crazeazn
Registered: Jul 16, 2005
Total Posts: 1722
Country: United States

was that a hill?



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