Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion
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Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
Total Posts: 3731
Country: Czech Republic



Edit: Replaced with clean and sharpened photo. Someone complained about lack of sharpness.

Usual setup of S5 Pro + C/Y 50 1.4 @ f8.



wiseguy010
Registered: Mar 08, 2009
Total Posts: 845
Country: Netherlands

The new "Otus" is coming very soon:

http://diglloyd.com/blog/2013/20131005_2-Zeiss-Otus-55f1_4.html

http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/10/zeiss-55-f1-4-distagon-availability-coming-in-the-next-24-hours-cr2/

Now run to the shop and get one.

It will be interesting to see what characteristics this lens has and what other lenses are planned.



Chetan Kulkarn
Registered: Mar 12, 2006
Total Posts: 122
Country: Australia

I have a bit of an abstract question. I have recently acquired a Zeiss 50 f/2 Makro Planar ZE. And the color, contrast and sharpness are absolutely stunning. I am thinking of upgrading my wide angle to a Zeiss 21 f/2.8 Distagon ZE.

I was just wondering based on experience if the details and clarity of the 21mm are at par with the 50 MP? I just fear I might be disappointed with anything else after using the 50MP. The only other alternative I have in mind is the Canon 16-35 f/2.8 L II. Which brings the benefit of zoom though it may not be at par in terms of contrast and sharpness.

Any views would be welcome!



Rajan Parrikar
Registered: Sep 09, 2006
Total Posts: 2184
Country: United States

Chetan Kulkarn wrote:
I have a bit of an abstract question. I have recently acquired a Zeiss 50 f/2 Makro Planar ZE. And the color, contrast and sharpness are absolutely stunning. I am thinking of upgrading my wide angle to a Zeiss 21 f/2.8 Distagon ZE.

I was just wondering based on experience if the details and clarity of the 21mm are at par with the 50 MP? I just fear I might be disappointed with anything else after using the 50MP. The only other alternative I have in mind is the Canon 16-35 f/2.8 L II. Which brings the benefit of zoom though it may not be at par in terms of contrast and sharpness.

Any views would be welcome!


In my experience, the comparable wide angle foil to the ZE 50 MP is the Canon TS-E 24 L II.



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

Zeiss TLR - I think it is tri-x film (to lazy to check)







EDIT...this is the view north from Sleeping Bear in Michigan.


Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5069
Country: Sweden

My dear cousin child baptism that I had the honor to shoot
85 P @ f1.4

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



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


Ronny, Excellent isolation from the background, and facial expressions.



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

Ronny: in which church was the ceremony held btw?



JaKo
Registered: Aug 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1868
Country: Canada

I am looking for opinions or comparison reviews on Zeiss ZM lenses and their ZE/ZF equivalents, specifically 21, 25 and 50mm.

I plan to add Sony NEX FF to my camera bag primarily as a compact option to my DSLR setup. The idea is to use physically smaller lenses like Leitaxed Leica-R 28, 35 , 50 and Nikkor AI-s 50 with NEX while DSLR would be used with bigger lenses like Zeiss 35, and MP50, 100. Said that, it looks like even smaller lenses with F to E mount adapter will make this Sony NEX + F mount lenses combo look fairly large and awkward, so I am considering replacing some of my larger Zeiss ZF lenses with smaller ZM equivalents.

So, how 21mm, 25mm Biogons and 50mm Sonar compare to ZF Distagons and Plannar?

Thank you



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

the 50 Sonnar doesn't compare to the Planar at all really. there is a 50mm ZM planar, which is small and good enough. it's very well behaved, you know; good contrast wide open, flat field and low astigmatism. bokeh is "good" which in my world is bad.



JaKo
Registered: Aug 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1868
Country: Canada

^^^ Thanks! I also must consider Voigtlander and Leica-M.
Ron Scheffler, a frequent poster on Leica forum, has interesting reviews and opinions on few Voigtlander and Zeiss ZM lenses that look very promising.

I really like Zeiss ZF performance and build quality, but their size is really gotten out of control.



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5069
Country: Sweden

Krosavcheg wrote:
Ronny: in which church was the ceremony held btw?


"Listerby church" located in a small village in southern Sweden
Thanks Krosavcheg and James



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5069
Country: Sweden


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



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

I like your flower and macro pics Ronny..

And one more flower from me (cross-post from Fujifilm SLR thread.. I kinda suspect nobody visits that one).



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5069
Country: Sweden

Thank's Mescalamba
Really like your last one.. great work


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



roboticspro
Registered: Aug 12, 2010
Total Posts: 1947
Country: United States

I've just reported this user account to Fred...

Edd



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

Me too. It is already locked.



roboticspro
Registered: Aug 12, 2010
Total Posts: 1947
Country: United States

Carsten,

Good afternoon, and how is the fall color there? I was in Karlsruhe and Stuttgart in May, wishing I could come back and visit at this time. Perhaps next year...

Regards,

Edd



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

Around Berlin the fall colours are somewhat muted, with few exceptions. Mid-greens, mid-oranges and mid-browns. If I were to drive out of Berlin there might be more colours, but I guess only central or south Germany get colours approaching the vividness of the north-eastern States and Canada. I miss Canada this time of year.



akul
Registered: May 30, 2010
Total Posts: 2700
Country: United States

Have anyone had problem with lens barrel slipping from focusing mechanism? My 50 1.4 now shows this. I hope I can fix it. I really like this lens, which makes me more upset.

50 1.4 CY ( from the time before the problem occurred )




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