Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion
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Taylor Sherman
Registered: Mar 26, 2012
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I'm still not seeing much from / hearing much about the Distagon 2/25. It's a lens that's been on my radar for a while - it's a good FL on APS, especially with the possibility of a SpeedBooster making it also double as a "real 25mm". The specs look great, and it seems to have a really nice up-close rendering. But I've only seen maybe 10 pictures with one so far.

Anyone have any thoughts on it?



Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
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Country: Czech Republic

Well, I only noticed its sharp, has quite a bit of field curvate and distortion. More like "street" lens than for architecture or landscape. Looking at MTF, corners are most likely never sharp (probably due that field curvate). Yea and very heavy vignetting WO.

My personal is that it has quite nice drawing..

http://www.zeissimages.com/showreplies.php?qid=850 (quite ok "review").



shervin2
Registered: Dec 27, 2012
Total Posts: 63
Country: N/A

Zeiss 24-85 N





wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
Total Posts: 2970
Country: Sweden

Taylor Sherman wrote:
I'm still not seeing much from / hearing much about the Distagon 2/25. It's a lens that's been on my radar for a while - it's a good FL on APS, especially with the possibility of a SpeedBooster making it also double as a "real 25mm". The specs look great, and it seems to have a really nice up-close rendering. But I've only seen maybe 10 pictures with one so far.

Anyone have any thoughts on it?


I havent tried it but I guess one reason for it not to become a blockbuster is that it falls in between the 21 and 28. Personally I couldnt justify getting it as I have the those two. But if the line-up lacks those and instead starts at 15/18 and next stop is 35 it would be a different matter :-)



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
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the "festival de cannes" with 85 P -) :





dalegaspi
Registered: Dec 07, 2004
Total Posts: 421
Country: United States

135 APO ZF.2 @ f2.0



DSC_1291_v2 by dalegaspi, on Flickr


DSC_1329_v1 by dalegaspi, on Flickr


phuang3
Registered: Feb 09, 2005
Total Posts: 1214
Country: Taiwan

dalegaspi wrote:
135 APO ZF.2 @ f2.0



These photos showed very high level of optical correction on Zeiss 135 APO. Impressive!



dalegaspi
Registered: Dec 07, 2004
Total Posts: 421
Country: United States

phuang3 wrote:
dalegaspi wrote:
135 APO ZF.2 @ f2.0



These photos showed very high level of optical correction on Zeiss 135 APO. Impressive!


impressive indeed! the lack of bokeh fringing (actually it's still there, but you need to search for it at pixel-peep level) is what makes it truly stand out (thanks to the APO element). there is ZERO veiling wide-open. i can't see myself stopping down this lens often. ;-)

now all i need is the photography skill and i'm all set.



zhangyue
Registered: Jan 28, 2011
Total Posts: 2866
Country: United States

dalegaspi wrote:
phuang3 wrote:
dalegaspi wrote:
135 APO ZF.2 @ f2.0



These photos showed very high level of optical correction on Zeiss 135 APO. Impressive!


impressive indeed! the lack of bokeh fringing (actually it's still there, but you need to search for it at pixel-peep level) is what makes it truly stand out (thanks to the APO element). there is ZERO veiling wide-open. i can't see myself stopping down this lens often. ;-)

now all i need is the photography skill and i'm all set.


The portrait looks true to life. What camera you used for this shot?



Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
Total Posts: 3236
Country: Czech Republic

D600 seems to hit "right" colors quite often.



shervin2
Registered: Dec 27, 2012
Total Posts: 63
Country: N/A

Zeiss 24-85 N





Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
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Country: Sweden

Great shot Z


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



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
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Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Great shot Z


...and great shot R :-)



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
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Thanks Wilhelm



hiepphotog
Registered: Aug 19, 2009
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Very nice shot Ronny. I like the way you processed it, colorful and lively.



dalegaspi
Registered: Dec 07, 2004
Total Posts: 421
Country: United States

zhangyue wrote:
dalegaspi wrote:
phuang3 wrote:
dalegaspi wrote:
135 APO ZF.2 @ f2.0



These photos showed very high level of optical correction on Zeiss 135 APO. Impressive!


impressive indeed! the lack of bokeh fringing (actually it's still there, but you need to search for it at pixel-peep level) is what makes it truly stand out (thanks to the APO element). there is ZERO veiling wide-open. i can't see myself stopping down this lens often. ;-)

now all i need is the photography skill and i'm all set.


The portrait looks true to life. What camera you used for this shot?


D600 + Photo Ninja



dalegaspi
Registered: Dec 07, 2004
Total Posts: 421
Country: United States

Mescalamba wrote:
D600 seems to hit "right" colors quite often.


i agree. however, in my experience the one that hit the right colors almost always is Olympus with Panasonic sensors, notably the EP-2.



nalahm
Registered: Jun 11, 2010
Total Posts: 238
Country: Thailand

The world of 2 pieces of glass

by S-planar 100/4



rico
Registered: Jul 13, 2003
Total Posts: 3877
Country: United States

Mmm, SP100.



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
Total Posts: 2970
Country: Sweden

R.Young wrote:
Lovely photos Wilhelm, were you under an umbrella taking those?


No. In my experience they (CYs) can take light rain (within reason) as long as you cover when not shooting pointing the cam down or so. I use the original hoods to avoid front glass droplets.

R.Young wrote:
Had fun with my tilt adapter and my Hassy lens:


Very nice. FM gets too few TS-shots! I think I need to simulate a few :-)



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