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

You'd better get the 55/1.4 then.



Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
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Country: Czech Republic

carstenw wrote:
You'd better get the 55/1.4 then.


Yep, not a bad idea, tho I think 50/2 MP will be it. Or just cron. As far as I know Leica R lens usually dont have issues with any kind of PF or CA?



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Country: Germany

The 50MP doesn't have much PF at all, but then you'd be losing the wonderful rendering of the Planar for the utilitarian rendering of the MP... Leica also has PF issues, but perhaps less so, in general. They weight their tradeoffs differently. I think though, that tweaking the PF slider in LR would make this a non-issue most of the time.



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5072
Country: Sweden

50MP

Zeiss Makro-Planar T * 50mm f / 2 ZF.2 by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr
85P

Carl Zeiss 1.4/85 ZF by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
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Yea well, problem with LR is that in case you shoot S5 Pro, its useless. Im not using it for anything else than convenient import from card and basic look what I should throw away and keep. Results Im posting (and will post) are impossible to achieve with LR or any conventional RAW developer. At least with S5. For regular cams, LR is okey.



I call it "Color contrast" on my Tumblr. Guess I dont have brain for inventing catchy names.. Probably first time when 1280 limit isnt enough for me.

Hm, anyway nothing prevents me from owning more than 50mm..


Nice flower pics Ronny 85 seems to have nice bokeh even with closeups..



Greggf
Registered: Aug 03, 2011
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Country: United States

Two beautiful shots above, Ronni! Especially love the MP shot!
Gregg



philip_pj
Registered: Apr 03, 2009
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Country: Australia

Preaching to the converted maybe, but an important message for the times nevertheless:

"The best Zeisses all share a common house characteristic that I can best describe with the words "microcolor" and "microcontrast." They discriminate very well between very close shades of color on a minute level, and they have very good large-structure (5 lp/mm or 10 lp/mm) contrast.

They tend to even their sharpness out across the image height (i.e. the whole frame) and tend to be balanced for consistency up and down the aperture range. Add very good flare and veiling glare resistance and a warm bias, and you get an image morphology that goes far beyond simpleminded notions of sharpness.

It's very tempting to say something like "Zeiss looks at every image quality, not just sharpness." But that's over the top and kind of absurd, because of course other lensmakers look at other qualities too.

But I get a bit sick of all the sharpness talk. Sharpness is like crack to photo enthusiasts. They just want more more more without limit and never mind that there are sixty other considerations that go into the integrity of a lens image. And once they're on that crack, in true addict fashion, they let everything else in their photographic lives fall by the wayside."

http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2013/03/day-1-sony-and-zeiss-up-in-a-tree.html



redisburning
Registered: Jul 16, 2011
Total Posts: 1095
Country: United States

I think men have long desired to distill the esoteric into a single number.

Average MTF50 seems to be the current king towards that effort as it pertains to lens quality.



Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
Total Posts: 3731
Country: Czech Republic

philip_pj wrote:
Preaching to the converted maybe, but an important message for the times nevertheless:

"The best Zeisses all share a common house characteristic that I can best describe with the words "microcolor" and "microcontrast." They discriminate very well between very close shades of color on a minute level, and they have very good large-structure (5 lp/mm or 10 lp/mm) contrast.

They tend to even their sharpness out across the image height (i.e. the whole frame) and tend to be balanced for consistency up and down the aperture range. Add very good flare and veiling glare resistance and a warm bias, and you get an image morphology that goes far beyond simpleminded notions of sharpness.

It's very tempting to say something like "Zeiss looks at every image quality, not just sharpness." But that's over the top and kind of absurd, because of course other lensmakers look at other qualities too.

But I get a bit sick of all the sharpness talk. Sharpness is like crack to photo enthusiasts. They just want more more more without limit and never mind that there are sixty other considerations that go into the integrity of a lens image. And once they're on that crack, in true addict fashion, they let everything else in their photographic lives fall by the wayside."

http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2013/03/day-1-sony-and-zeiss-up-in-a-tree.html


I sorta dont get why you posted it.

For me, Zeiss simply allows me to do pics that I couldnt do without it. Simple as that.



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5072
Country: Sweden

Thanks

Like that shot Mescalamba


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



joakim
Registered: Apr 06, 2008
Total Posts: 2157
Country: Sweden

Here are some photos from a landscape workshop at Höga Kusten (The High Coast) in Sweden. I brought 4 lenses, 21 and 28 Distagon and 50 and 85 Planar, but almost all photos was taken with either the 21 or the 28. The 21 for wider landscapes and the 28 for closer photos.

First some with the 21 Distagon:



joakim
Registered: Apr 06, 2008
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and then a set with the 28 Distagon.



Gunzorro
Registered: Aug 28, 2010
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Wilhelm -- Why I think Swedish girls are super-cute: spray paint, leather jacket, and blonde hair.

Great shot.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Country: Germany

Joakim, are these Z lenses, or Contax?



Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
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Country: Czech Republic

carstenw wrote:
Joakim, are these Z lenses, or Contax?


I would say ZE.



joakim
Registered: Apr 06, 2008
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Country: Sweden

Yep, that's right. It is the ZE version, sorry for not mentioning it.



wayne seltzer
Registered: Dec 22, 2007
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Lt. Z excellent B&W image of the old car outside the cafe. Nice comp!

Joakim, I like the first one the best! Nice set of landscapes.



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5072
Country: Sweden

Great shot Joakim



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

great light Ronny
thanks Wayne

Santon from Provence :



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

Thanks for kind words, much appreciated.

Very nice sets Joakim. Though I would actually have expected more highs from the high coast :-)

Ronny you manage to bring some new to the flower table (again). Requires a lot of skill & taste.



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