Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion
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Grenache
Registered: Dec 18, 2008
Total Posts: 2184
Country: United States

Just acquired a CZJ Biotar 2/58. From images of the lens, I fully expected it to be large and heavy, like the Rokkor. Instead, it is tiny and as light as a feather. It is similar in weight to the plastic Sigma 35mm for NEX.

How fun.



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5059
Country: Sweden


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



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 16163
Country: Germany

He looks like he just ate a lemon



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4801
Country: United States

Ronny...aka...the snail whisperer...Great image!

Ronny _Olsson wrote:

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



nalahm
Registered: Jun 11, 2010
Total Posts: 247
Country: Thailand

contax N70-200 and 6D easy to bring 3D effect



akul
Registered: May 30, 2010
Total Posts: 2696
Country: United States

Hauxon - Wow
Carsten - Love that shot. Color of light reflecting on whiite wall, the bokeh, beautiful
Ronny - Great moment of snail !
nalham - Whether 3D or not 3D, I like the shot..



nalahm
Registered: Jun 11, 2010
Total Posts: 247
Country: Thailand

thanks akul

one more
6D+N70-200



Krosavcheg
Registered: Apr 10, 2006
Total Posts: 2779
Country: Japan

Ronny, one more shot like that and I will fall in love with snails..
erm...now it looks a bit 18+ to me....

ok, I'd better stop now....



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5059
Country: Sweden

Thanks guys



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



Jorge Torralba
Registered: May 16, 2007
Total Posts: 2927
Country: United States

25mm f2







Grenache
Registered: Dec 18, 2008
Total Posts: 2184
Country: United States

Great colors, Jorge.



Sirfishalot
Registered: Dec 23, 2004
Total Posts: 3654
Country: United States

Planar 100/2 on the 5D Classic:







JayT


carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 16163
Country: Germany

Stunning!



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5059
Country: Sweden

carstenw wrote:
Stunning!

+1



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



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 16163
Country: Germany

Very cool, and especially great colours!



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5059
Country: Sweden

Thank's Carstenw



Sirfishalot
Registered: Dec 23, 2004
Total Posts: 3654
Country: United States

Carsten and Ronny,
Thanks guys. I recently won second place with that shot in a juried art exhibit I've been showing in the last few years.

JayT



ChrisMak
Registered: Sep 11, 2013
Total Posts: 6
Country: Netherlands

Hello all, I just registered to this forum, but have been following this thread for a while. I use four Zeiss ZK lenses on a Pentax K5IIs, and have consequently sold all my other lenses. You could say I love the look and the handling of these modern Zeiss primes. My last buy was the distagon 28/2, and recently I got to use it a lot on a trip abroad. In preparing some 24 inch prints, I noticed for the first time that the right side of the image shows less detail than the left side. Shooting at 5,6/6,3 at infinity, the detail just isn't there any more on the far right side.
Now, of course this is at 100% viewing, and it is not something I can not live with, having the option to further stop down, but the lens just isn't up there with the other Zeiss lenses, e.g. my distagon 35/2. Moreover, I plan to upgrade to FF when Pentax releases it, and it should be more severe on FF.
I sent an email to Zeiss, and they very kindly attached a repair form in the reply, suggesting I send it in. Still, I am uncertain if I should have it serviced, as decentering (which I assume this is), is generally not serviceable, am I right?
Zeiss no longer makes the ZK lenses, so I can not have it replaced.
Has anyone experience with a similar situation?
I dread the idea of the lens away, and taken apart, and having it returned only to see no improvement.
Anny suggestions?
I will post some examples/ crops this evening.
Thanks in advance
Chris



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 16163
Country: Germany

Decentering is of course in general possible to fix. You simply replace the parts which aren't right, such as the glass, the housing, etc. I think what you might be referring to is that manufacturers sometimes get a lens in, "fix" something, and it returns still not right. I don't recall having heard Zeiss doing something like that. I would try it out.



photoe
Registered: Oct 22, 2010
Total Posts: 47
Country: Germany

I had once a decentered Planar 1.4/85 and sent it to Zeiss. I bought it used and had no invoice to claim warranty service.
After some emails with explenations and test shots, they fixed most of the decentering and set a precise infinity stop to compensate slight field curvature. I got even test shots from the engineer before and after the adjustments.

I wouldn't hesitate to send the lens to them.



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