Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion
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wayne seltzer
Registered: Dec 22, 2007
Total Posts: 4160
Country: United States

Hiep, thanks for the lens aperture series.
I would be interested in portrait distance performance and bokeh rendering. I am also interested in the 85/1.2 too.
I look forward to new zeiss 55/1.4 except for the price.



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
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Country: France

85 P :



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
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Great shot Z


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

Carl Zeiss 1.4/85 ZF Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
85 P :



Uhh I like that! A Renault I guess?



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
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wfrank wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:
85 P :



Uhh I like that! A Renault I guess?


Yep, a "Juvaquatre" (1937-1960)



ktan7
Registered: Apr 26, 2013
Total Posts: 65
Country: Canada

Loving the Carl Zeiss Lense! That glass is amazing!!!



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
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Country: Sweden

CY 28/2.8 Canon 5D2


IMG_0697 1280 by Wilhelm Frank - Stockholm, on Flickr



Picture This!
Registered: Aug 03, 2010
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Lovely pics you guys.

Philippe, as usual a shot with a lot of character.
Ronny, no words, just fantastic.
wfrank, great textures captured very well. Top compo.



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
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thank you Manu.
Ronny, nice flowers as usual
Wilhelm ; I really like the rendering of your 28/2.8.



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
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Country: Sweden

Thanks Picture This and Z
Great shot Wihelm



Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
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Country: Czech Republic



Just confirmation for myself, that I really do have Zeiss lens.

Cause with S5, you never know..


Btw. even tho its nice lens that PF is really p*ssing me off.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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You'd better get the 55/1.4 then.



Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
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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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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: 2490
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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Country: Czech Republic

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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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
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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: 3239
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.



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