Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion
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rico
Registered: Jul 13, 2003
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crazeazn wrote:
was that a hill?

No. I finally realized there's a swimming pool in the foreground (cleverly cropped out).



Toothwalker
Registered: Jan 24, 2009
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rico wrote:
crazeazn wrote:
was that a hill?

No. I finally realized there's a swimming pool in the foreground (cleverly cropped out).


Actually that is just a bicycle stand, identical to the one further away.

I found this overview picture on the web.



Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
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Not much activity here lately..

Bit different way than I shoot flowers usually, this time ended better than regular shot (due my inability to focus decently and underexposure). Contax 50/1.4 MM isnt exactly great near MFD, but still pretty decent. What isnt decent are Fuji S5 Pro colors. No matter what color profile I try, its always bit off (usually due red cast). That and exposure meter doesnt play nice with this lens (or is S5 set to "heavy underexpose" on default). At least it doesnt have much problems with noise..

Well, enough b*tching, time to get another camera.



briantho
Registered: Oct 07, 2011
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Posting in this thread for a change...

Some orchid shots with Contax 645 Apo-Makro-Planar.


Orchid by briantho, on Flickr


Orchid by briantho, on Flickr


Orchid by briantho, on Flickr


Orchid by briantho, on Flickr



Mescalamba
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Wow.. thats some look from this lens, it looks like MF even on APS-C.



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
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Mescalamba wrote:
Wow.. thats some look from this lens, it looks like MF even on APS-C.


Try shoot flowers with anything beyond 85mm or so.



Foto Dude
Registered: Jan 13, 2013
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i have a zeiss 21mm f/2.8, and i use it for landscape photography.

is it generally a bad idea to put a circular polarizer filter on a 21mm?

at about which focal length does it become a bad idea to put a circular polarizer filter on?



jamgolf
Registered: Nov 30, 2012
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zf.2 21mm:







philip_pj
Registered: Apr 03, 2009
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Foto dude, you really have to experiment, a close look in the VF and instant review are your best friends (almost typed 'fiends', might be a better description).

Anyway, for variable blue skies the Pol will accentuate the effect, it can be artistic, sometimes very off-putting. More often the best use is to quell reflections and glare, if you have the 2 stops to spare. 35mm looks pretty normal as a starting point, but it is all case specific sadly. No golden rules..



Foto Dude
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ur right philip, i do just need to get out there and experiment.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Four uninteresting shots, which do show the rendering of the ZF Planars. In order: 85P@2.0, 50P@2.0, 50P@1.4, 50P@2.8, all on Nikon D800:

























Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
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Hm, rendering is similar to old Planar, but it seems sharper.. Tho I dont have D800 to test it.

Nice test btw. maybe I could get 85P next..



carstenw
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The 85P is sharper wide open than the 50P I think, although these shots don't show how much work I had to do to the 50P wide open shot to make it look sharp



akul
Registered: May 30, 2010
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Carsten - Love planars !! That guard tower looking structre is not from East Germany period right



Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
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carstenw wrote:
The 85P is sharper wide open than the 50P I think, although these shots don't show how much work I had to do to the 50P wide open shot to make it look sharp


If its not that different from my old 50P then I have very good idea how much work it took.



carstenw
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The old Contax 50P is sharper



a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
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Rollei made Zeiss lenses, do they count here? Thanks CarstenW



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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akul wrote:
Carsten - Love planars !! That guard tower looking structre is not from East Germany period right


Actually it does seem to be. I hadn't realised that the wall ran there, but it appears to have:

http://tinyurl.com/cujtx3a

I found an interactive map of the wall, but it doesn't seem to have any way to save a location. I have added a little black square right on the guard tower, near the bottom-right of the cluster of points, close to Oberbaumbruecke:

Guard Tower



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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a.RodriguezPix wrote:
Rollei made Zeiss lenses, do they count here? Thanks CarstenW


Rollei badged Zeiss lenses, but also Schneiders. I think yours are both Zeisses though, so they certainly count here!



a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
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carstenw wrote:
a.RodriguezPix wrote:
Rollei made Zeiss lenses, do they count here? Thanks CarstenW


Rollei badged Zeiss lenses, but also Schneiders. I think yours are both Zeisses though, so they certainly count here!


That is great, I can't wait until they arrive Friday California time! My scanner is on its way as well, however, the custom Scanner_Model: Epson V500
Holder_Quantity: 1 Single Channel VARIABLE MF Holder for Epson Thickness: .5 mm, is backlogged a week, so i guess ill need to use an alternate method to post my film results, wish me luck! http://www.betterscanning.com/scanning/models/v500.html




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